Saturday, June 23, 2012 (17)

Jun 23, 2012
April 12, 2012
Thursday
  • MONSIEUR LAZHAR

  • Apr 12, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
  • Location: Elinor Bunin Muroe Film Center and Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    After learning of the death of an elementary school teacher, Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher.  Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself thrown into an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. The film features exquisite performances by Fellag and the child actors playing Monsieur Lazhar’s young students coping with grief and learning to heal.

    Award-winning writer-director Philippe Falardeau’s previous works - including Congorama and It’s Not Me I Swear! - have been screened at festivals around the world including Cannes, Toronto, New Directors/New Films, Berlin and Locarno. MONSIEUR LAZHAR, his fourth feature, is an adaptation of the play “Bashir Lazhar” by Montreal playwright Evelyne de la Cheneliere.

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
April 27, 2012
Friday
  • Françoise Pétrovitch: Inklings

  • Apr 27, 2012 at 7:00am to Jun 23, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:

    The FIAF Gallery is pleased to present the New York debut exhibition of Françoise Pétrovitch, a widely admired French artist. Her work is featured in the public collections of several French museums and has been exhibited internationally. Her recent, large-scale installation at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature generated significant acclaim and interest in her work.

    In Inklings, Pétrovitch pairs her whimsical yet unsettling ink wash drawings with a video installation of over 200 designs. Ethereal and haunting, the raw animal drawings are simultaneously infused with a sense of intimacy and fragility. A sculptor with extensive experience, including at the historic Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Pétrovitch brings a powerful sense of substance and form to her two dimensional drawings.

    Tour this engaging exhibition and explore Françoise Pétrovitch’s imaginative world.

    Free and open to the public.

    Gallery Hours
    Tue–Fri: 11am–6pm
    Sat: 11am–5pm

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May 9, 2012
Wednesday
  • "Africa" by Dominique Zinkpè at Friedman & Vallois Gallery

  • May 9, 2012 at 12:00pm to Jun 30, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Friedman & Vallois
  • Description:

    On the occasion of Tribal Art Week in New York, Friedman & Vallois will present the exhibition “Africa” from May 9 to June 30, 2012, in partnership with fine art studio Gallery - Sandra Agbessi from Brussels and Bernard Dulon Gallery from Paris.

    This exhibition will introduce in exclusivity for the first time in the United States the works of protean artist from Benin, Africa, Dominique Zinkpè. Will be exhibited 20 works in various media including sculpture and works on paper, all produced in 2010. concurrently, renown African and Tribal Art dealer Bernard Dulon will present a series of exclusive objects. 

    This event will present a perspective of contemporary and classical African Art.

    Friedman & Vallois
    May 9 - June 30, 2012
    Opening 9 May from 4 pm

    27 east 67th street
    New York, NY 10065
    t.: +1 212 517 382

    fvdeco@aol.com

    Fine Art Studio - Sandra Agbessi
    www.fineartstudio.be

    Galerie Bernard Dulon
    www.dulonbernard.fr

  • Created by: Laurence Fayard
May 17, 2012
Thursday
  • French Apéritif Thursdays in Greenpoint

  • May 17, 2012 at 1:00pm to Sep 27, 2012 at 8:00am
  • Location: Le Gamin Greenpoint
  • Description:

    French Aperitif Thursday parties at our Greenpoint location launches this coming thursday May 17th and then every Thursday for the all summer..

    Event : http://www.facebook.com/legamingreenpoint
    Where : Le Gamin Greenpoint, 108 Franklin Street, bet Oak & Noble St. in Greenpoint/Brooklyn
    « BEFORE & AFTER HOURS » will be offering unique house cocktails, wine, beers coming along with charcuterie, cheeses, vegetable dips, traditional French bites, as well as small tasting sample plates from LE GAMIN GREENPOINT new summer dinner menu.

    The concept is based on traditionnal French Aperitif, it offers moment of simple, multiple and spontaneous dégustation which brings a variety of local products on the table such as bread, cheese, cured meats, garden products, cocktails and wines.

    Please let me know if it is something you would like to cover?  We would love to have you at The restaurant on May 17th to share a glass of wine and a plate of cheese.

    I can obviously send you more info about the event, ou
  • Created by: le gamin
June 5, 2012
Tuesday
  • WALLANDER: THE REVENGE

  • Jun 5, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
  • Location: Cinema Village
  • Description:

    Music Box Films is proud to announce the theatrical release of WALLANDER: THE REVENGE on Friday, June 1st in New York (Cinema Village) and Los Angeles.  Directed by French/Swedish director Charlotte Brandstrom, THE REVENGE is the first episode of the original Swedish WALLANDER series.   Music Box Films will release 13 WALLANDER films on VOD iTunes, Amazon and Vudu on May 25 and DVD on May 29.
     
    Before Stieg Larsson  (Millennium Trilogy) and Jo Nesbø  (Headhunters, Harry Hole novels) there was Henning Mankell. Based on an original story from immensely popular Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, WALLANDER: THE REVENGE follows the titular chief inspector Kurt Wallander (Krister Henriksson) as he investigates crimes and solves mysteries in the deceptively dark underbelly of picturesque modern Sweden.  
     
    The global sensation was also adapted into a BBC series starring Kenneth Branagh as the eponymous police inspector and has won numerous BAFTA TV Awards including Best Actor for Mr. Brana

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
June 7, 2012
Thursday
  • L'Atelier francophone

  • Jun 7, 2012 at 3:00pm to Jul 5, 2012 at 5:00pm
  • Location: ART- NEW YORK
  • Description:

    L'Atelier Francophone est un cours de théâtre en Français

    Nous étudions diverses scènes écrites par des auteurs contemporains francophones. 

    L'atelier Francophone est un cours de théâtre proposant des exercices sur l'imagination, le corps et la voix afin d’élaborerun jeu créatif et "réel".

    Le cours intègre des méthodes diverses d'apprentissage du jeu (Meisner, Stanislavski, Chekhov, etc.) pour que l'acteur puisse découvrir les outils les plus utiles à son répertoire.

    Aucune expérience théatrale n'est nécessaire.

    Les élèves peuvent s'inscrire au début de chaque mois. C'est un cours circulaire ayant lieu le jeudi. Le meilleur travail sera selectionné par la directrice pour des représentations au public quatre fois par an.

    Pour plus d'informations: Lea.parke@gmail.com

  • Created by: Lea Parke
June 14, 2012
Thursday
  • AMERICANO

  • Jun 14, 2012 to Jul 27, 2012
  • Location: The Sunshine Cinema
  • Description:

    The death of his mother draws a young Frenchman (Demy) back to his childhood home in Los Angeles as he prepares to wrap up his mother’s estate. Things become complicated when he discovers that she was very fond of a woman named Lola (Hayek), who appears in her will. Martin combs Los Angeles for his mother’s mysterious friend and companion, finding no trace of her.  Traumatized at the sight of his mother’s body in the morgue, he drives to Tijuana in search of Lola, thinking she should inherit his mother’s apartment. But is Lola, his childhood playmate, truly the woman who brightened his mother’s life in Los Angeles — or is she a darker femme fatale, echoing the titular screen character from one of Jacques Demy’s key works?


    AMERICANO is a deeply moving drama about inheritance and legacy that deftly mines the past of a true-life filmmaking family, while at the same time weaving a mesmerizing fictional narrative about coming to terms with unattended grief and uncomfortable pasts. The film f

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
June 18, 2012
Monday
  • ACT AMERICAN

  • Jun 18, 2012 at 10:00am to Jun 27, 2012 at 12:00pm
  • Location: ART - NEW YORK
  • Description:

    This acting workshop incorporates voice work, physical improvisation and scene study.

     In keeping with our mission to promote international theatre by living artists, we will draw on texts by contemporary playwrights from around the world. Students will have the choice to work on  American texts or translate their scene or monologue into English from a native language.  The class will include regular visits to international theatre events followed by discussion.

      The course will culminate in a performance for theater professionals and friends.  We seek to create a diverse class that includes many different countries and languages.

    Our ideal student has a deep curiosity about cutting-edge international theater, a love of play, a passion for understanding the human experience and an ensemble spirit.

     June 18-27, Mon-Wed, 2-4pm

    Contact us: lea.parke@gmail.com 

  • Created by: Lea Parke
 
  • Act French language classes

  • Jun 18, 2012 at 2:30pm to Jun 27, 2012 at 5:30pm
  • Location: ART- NEW YORK
  • Description:

    Act French I Absolute Beginner: Two week intensive: June 18-27, Mon-Wed, 6:30-8:00, last class 8-9:30

    Act French II Accelerated beginner: Two week intensive: June 18-27, Mon-Wed, 6:30-8:00, last class 8-9:30

     

    Intermediate: Two week intensive: June 18-27, Mon-Wed, 8-9:30

    Our beginner and intermediate French classes are designed for French culture and theatre lovers. The first half of the class will focus on grammar with an emphasis on verbs. Students will also perform simple improvisation exercises to build a personal relationship to the language and increase confidence speaking. In the second half of class, students will read and rehearse scenes and monologues from plays to improve pronunciation skills, build vocabulary and develop reading comprehension and listening skills. At the end of the class, students who have attended all classes and completed the minimum homework required will be able to pronounce written French, have a basic conversation, conjugate 100 essential verbs in the pre

  • Created by: Lea Parke
June 21, 2012
Thursday
  • Screening "We Won't Grow Old Together" by Maurice Pialat

  • Jun 21, 2012 to Jun 28, 2012
  • Location: HOWARD GILMAN THEATER
  • Description:

    WE WON’T GROW OLD TOGETHER
    NOUS NE VIEILLIRONS PAS ENSEMBLE | MAURICE PIALAT, 1972
    FRANCE | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | FORMAT: 35MM | 110 MINUTES

    Opens June 22 for one week only! New 35mm print!

    This autobiographical film from French master Maurice Pialat (A nos amours) is the harrowing account of a relationship in breakdown starring Jean Yanne (who won the best actor award at Cannes for this role). Official Selection: New York Film Festival, 1972.

    "This austerely devastating 1972 drama about a long-running but ultimately unhappy love affair has been hard to see for some time, so don’t pass up this chance to catch it on the big screen. Be warned, though: It’s deeply upsetting, featuring the kind of emotional brutality we just don’t see in movies anymore." —New York Magazine

    "An opportunity for a new audience to discover one of the great lions of international cinema." —The Village Voice

    "A uniquely brilliant filmmaker." —Film Comment

    "Pialat’s highly economical, surprisingly form-m

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
June 23, 2012
Saturday
  • Rock'n Pétanque

  • Jun 23, 2012 to Jun 24, 2012
  • Location: 74th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, New York Manhattan
  • Description:

    Le Consulat général de France à New York et Accueil New York présentent la journée « Rock’n Pétanque », dimanche 24 juin 2012, avec la participation exceptionnelle de Louis Bertignac.

     

    De midi à 17h00, la 74ème rue sera fermée à la circulation entre Fifth Avenue et Madison Avenue pour accueillir un tournoi de pétanque dans la pure tradition marseillaise. Le vainqueur emportera avec lui le plus grand livre édité au monde : « The Foxyladyproject » une collection de photographies des guitares légendaires du 20ème siècle, grandeur nature.

    Sur fond musical rock, stands provençaux et animations seront proposés au public avec deux billets d’avion Air France à gagner au cours d’une loterie.

    Dans la soirée, Louis Bertignac donnera un concert exceptionnel au Consulat général de France (sur invitation), un lieu qu’il connaît bien, puisqu’il s’y était déjà produit l’an dernier dans le cadre de sa tournée Grizzly.

  • Created by: ThomasP
 
  • Akhenaton

  • Jun 23, 2012 from 2:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Location: Highline Ballroom
  • Description:

    Saturday, June 23, 2012 - Showtime @ 8:00 PM / Doors open @ 6:30 PM

    Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show

  • Created by: HL Intern
 
  • FILMS ON THE GREEN FESTIVAL: "The Axe" (Le Couperet) by Costa-Gavras

  • Jun 23, 2012 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Location: Tompkins Square Park
  • Description:

    DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY RAIN, THE FILM IS POSTPONED AND WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY JUNE 23 @ 8:30PM!

     

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    THE AXE

    LE COUPERET
    Directed by Costa-Gavras (2005) 


    in French and Dutch with English Subtitles
    Not Rated | Drama-Thriller | 122 min

    Starring José Garcia, Karin Viard, Olivier Gourmet, Yolande Moreau

    Based on the novel The Ax by Donald Edwin Westlake.

    Bruno Davert, a business executive in a paper company, is fired when his company downsizes. Still jobless two years later, he is willing to do anything to get a job - even if it means killing his more qualified rivals…

    “A jet-black social comedy marbled with delectably handled close calls, "The Ax" puts the merciless world of downsizing, outsourcing and other capitalist trends on the chopping block.” –Variety 




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    Films on the Green, a Free French film Festival in NYC Parks, is organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy an

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles