Tuesday, September 25, 2012 (12)

Sep 25, 2012
May 17, 2012
  • 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
August 23, 2012

  • Aug 23, 2012 to Sep 28, 2012
  • Location: Angelika Film Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinema
  • Description:

    LITTLE WHITE LIES, the generational ensemble dramatic comedy by Guillaume Canet, the writer-director of Tell No One, stars Academy Award® winners Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, The Dark Knight Rises) and Jean Dujardin (The Artist) along with François Cluzet (Tell No One, The Intouchables) and Gilles Lellouche (Point Blank, Mesrine), LITTLE WHITE LIES follows a close-knit group of friends whose bonds are tested and strengthened over a summer holiday.

    Bringing together some of the top names from France’s current generation of actors, Mr. Canet weaves a joyous and heartfelt ensemble film out of the dilemmas of eight thirty and forty-something close friends as they vacation together in the summer beach house of uptight restaurateur Max (Mr. Cluzet). Starting out light and carefree, tensions begin to fill the air when Ludo is clinging to life following a motorcycle accident, and Max is grappling with unwanted affections from Vincent (The Piano Teacher's Benoit Magimel), whose married l

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
September 6, 2012
  • ThinkFrench

  • Sep 6, 2012 at 2:00pm to Oct 29, 2012 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Think Coffee meeting room
  • Description:

    Whether you are looking to start learning French, brush up on your skills, or take an advanced conversation class, ThinkFrench might be just what you need. The teachers at ThinkFrench are both university professors and native speakers, with over ten years of practice teaching French as a second language. Our classes offer a truly unique learning experience - each 8 week session gives you access to a private blog that has been specifically designed to help you master contemporary French, the kind of French that is being spoken on the streets of Paris today. The first 8 week sessions for levels 1, 2 and 3 are starting in early September. A few spots remain open at the moment. 
    Please visit our blog for more details : 


    We look forward to hearing from you. À très bientôt.

    The ThinkFrench team. 

  • Created by: ThinkFrench
September 13, 2012
  • “So You Think You Can Dabkeh” Festival Celebrating the Folk Dance of the Levant

  • Sep 13, 2012 to Oct 13, 2012
  • Location: Alwan for the Arts
  • Description:

    Alwan for the Arts, New York’s leader in promoting the diverse culture and arts of the Middle East, presents So You Think You Can Dabkeh, a series exploring the traditional and popular line dances of the Levant region of the Middle East. Through participatory and performance events in Manhattan and Brooklyn from September 8 - October 13, 2012, Alwan will celebrate one of the most publicly performed and beloved traditional dances of Arab Americans. The events are open to the public and funded in part by NYSCA.

  • Created by: Alwan for the Arts
September 15, 2012
  • Sylvie Vermandel: Studies on the Beauty and Spirituality of Nature

  • Sep 15, 2012 at 7:00pm to Oct 5, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:


    Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of French artist, Sylvie Vermandel The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, September 20, 2012 from 6-8 pm

    About the Artist

    The oil paintings of French artist Sylvie Vermandel, which the artist refers to as ‘jewel paintings,’ are simultaneously representational and symbolic, reflective of the beautiful natural world that surrounds us as well as the spirituality and light that underscores everything we experience. Rather than using a palette, Vermandel mixes her colors directly on the canvas in thin layers, creating varying contrasts so that the observer is able to attain new perspectives on the painting. She adds an entirely new dimension of light and texture by incorporating such elements as crystals, gold leaf and silver sequins into each piece. What results is a harmony of color, tone and light that celebrates the artist’s great love for Mother Earth and is designed to bring out the positive side of life through sy

  • Created by: Amanda Michaels - Agora Gallery
September 18, 2012
  • LE TASTE OF FRANCE TOUR 2012 - September 19-30, 2012 - Presented by Le Taste of France

  • Sep 18, 2012 to Sep 30, 2012
  • Location: United States
  • Description:


    French is Everywhere!





    Le Taste of France Tour is a 10-day celebration of French cuisine and culture that will be taking place throughout the United States from September 19th, leading up to Le Taste of France Show in New York ending on Sunday, September 30th. This national French Lifestyle campaign is in honor of “La Fête de la Gastronomie” in France.


    Le Taste of France Tour will feature events ranging from all aspects of French culture: Restaurants; Drinks; Picnics; Desserts; Fashion; Beauty; Kids; Sports and Arts. Everyone across the United States is invited to participate and celebrate French Lifestyle and products.


    In New York City, we are offering a French Passport, available at select locations throughout the city, which will act as a guidebook to all Le Taste of France Tour sanctioned events and participants. Passport holders will be encouraged to visit our select partners’ locations and ha

  • Created by: Enrique Gonzalez
September 20, 2012

  • Sep 20, 2012 to Sep 30, 2012
  • Location: Anthology Film Archives
  • Description:

    This second half of the retrospective features Epstein’s sound films, a varied collection of works comprising the astounding films he made on the islands of Brittany (including MOR’ VRAN, CHANSON D’ARMOR, and L’OR DES MERS), a variety of short films commissioned by entities such as the National Federation of Construction and the United Nations, several rarely-screened narrative features, and the exquisite LE TEMPESTAIRE, which marked Epstein’s return to Brittany.

    Organized in collaboration with the Cinémathèque Française and Sarah Keller (Colby College), and with support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. 

    Unless otherwise noted, all films are in French with projected English subtitles.

    Upcoming Screenings

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • 17 GIRLS

  • Sep 20, 2012 to Oct 26, 2012
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema
  • Description:

    17 GIRLS (Cannes Film Festival International’s Critics Week selection), is Delphine and Muriel Coulin’s provocative debut feature focusing on a group of bored teenage girls who all make an irrevocable pact, a story inspired by a true headline-grabbing case which took place in Massachusetts.

    When Camille (Louise Grinberg, The Class) accidentally becomes pregnant, she encourages her friends and fellow high-school classmates to follow suit, so they can raise their children collectively, an act at once unexpected and incomprehensible.  It’s only a matter of time, before seventeen girls in the high school are pregnant and the town is thrown into a world of chaos.  Set in the writer-directors’ small, seaside hometown of Lorient in Brittany, 17 GIRLS is a reflection on adolescence, body image, friendship and the perplexing realities of growing up.

    Prior to 17 GIRLS, Delphine (also a novelist) and Muriel Coulin (a documentary director) directed five award-winning short films together. Louise Gr

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
  • Cyrano De Bergerac @ the American Airline Theatre: 38% off

  • Sep 20, 2012 to Sep 25, 2012
  • Location: American Airline Theatre
  • Description:

    "C'est un roc ! C'est un pic ! C'est un cap ! – Que dis-je, c'est un cap ! C'est une péninsule !"

    L’acteur Douglas Hodge (vainqueur du Tony Award ® dans La Cage aux Folles) éblouit le public de Broadway à nouveau dans cette production de l'intemporel classique Cyrano de Bergerac, mis en scène par Jamie Lloyd, qualifiée d’étoile montante par le Telegraph et célèbre pour la mise en scene de  "The Pride".  

    La Francaise Clémence Poésy (qui a joué dans Harry Potter et les Reliques de la Mort) et Patrick Page (A Man for All Seasons) completent le trio.

    Promotion sur BunchOP.com, le site des Francophiles a New York : les tickets sont à $79 pour l’Orchestre et Mezzanine-avant au lieu de $127 et à $59 au lieu de $92 pour la Mezzanine-arrière.

    Le code est valide jusqu’au 25 septembre pour toutes les performances du 18 Septembre au 10 Octobre à l’American Airlines Théâtre (227 West 42nd Street). 

  • Created by: Christel Morin
September 25, 2012
  • Gaumont Presents: Georges Lautner’s The Great Spy Chase @ MoMA

  • Sep 25, 2012 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: MoMA
  • Description:

    Gaumont Presents: Georges Lautner’s The Great Spy Chase


    Each year at MoMA, Gaumont presents a restoration project from its archives in France. This year, Nicolas Seydoux introduces a digitally restored print of The Great Spy Chase that could easily have appeared in our summer retrospective of Gaumont thrillers.

    Organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, Department of Film.

    Les barbouzes (The Great Spy Chase)

    1964. France. Directed by Georges Lautner. Screenplay by Michel Audiard, Albert Simonim. With Lino Ventura, Mireille Darc, Bernard Blier, Francis Blanche. Literally translated as “the beards,” this burlesque features the cousin, the foster brother, the shrink, and the father confessor—all impostors—of a deceased arms dealer. Representing France, Germany, Russia, and Switzerland(!) and fortified with American dollars, these spies, each one a nincompoop, are all on the trail of a secret formula—possibly for the atom bomb—hidden in the chateau of the weapons merchant’s ex-stri

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 5 Year UG-IVERSARY SHOW- Tuesday Sept. 25th, 2012 ed. NOW @ No Fun Bar

  • Sep 25, 2012 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location: No Fun Bar - 161 Ludlow st. (bet. E. Houston & Stanton st.)
  • Description:

    We’re gonna be welcoming the 5th year of UG! COMEDY SHOW!! in style! Huge ass comedy show/party all night long! Open stage for comics- everyone will do 3-5 min to do whatevs they want! HUGE surprise guests! Let’s celebrate the art of comedy and getting fucked up on the cheap the right way and UG IT!- spread da word to da herd!

    UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ No Fun Bar)
    Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby
    TUESDAYS @ No Fun Bar:
    161 Ludlow St. (bet. Houston & Stanton st.)
    showtime: 8:00PM No Cover, One Drink Min.
    (Half priced select drinks till 9PM)
    For info/reservations: 212-477-1616
    Via subway: F train to 2nd ave



  • Created by: Todd M.