Thursday, September 27, 2012 (12)

Sep 27, 2012
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
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August 23, 2012
Thursday
  • LITTLE WHITE LIES

  • 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
Thursday
  • 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 : 

    http://www.thinkfrenchnyc.blogspot.com/

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

    The ThinkFrench team. 

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September 13, 2012
Thursday
  • “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
Saturday
  • 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
Tuesday
  • 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:

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    French is Everywhere!

    EVENTS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

    CELEBRATING “LA FETE DE LA GASTRONOMIE”

    AND FRENCH LIFESTYLE

     

    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

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September 20, 2012
Thursday
  • Retrospective: JEAN EPSTEIN, PART 2: THE SOUND FILMS

  • 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

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September 27, 2012
Thursday
  • Inequality in America: The 1% in International and Historical Perspective

  • Sep 27, 2012 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
  • Description:

    Lecture by Thomas Piketty

    Please note: Registration required at: https://calendar.columbia.edu/sundial/webapi/register.php?eventID=60610

    Moderated by Bernard Salanié, Professor Economics, Columbia

    Inequality in the U.S. is now larger than ever before in American history. With 50% of national incomve going to top 10% income earners and 75% of national wealth going to top 10% wealth holders, it is approaching the record levels observed in Europe from 1900-1910. Does inequality in America have a distinctive meritocratic character (American exceptionalism), or is the New World simply becoming like Old Europe?

    Thomas Piketty is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics. His distinctions include Le Monde's prize for Best Young Economist. Research by Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez on the growing income inequality in the U.S. helped trigger public American debates about the 1%, and has won mention in White House budget documents and the New York Times, and drawn criticism from the

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
 
  • Screening "Something in the Air" by Olivier Assayas

  • Sep 27, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: BAMcinematek
  • Description:
     
    Part of BAMcinématek series IFC Sneaks

    Directed by Olivier Assayas

    With Clement Metayer, Lola Créton, Dolores Chaplin, Victoria Ley

    Released in 2012

    A panoramic view of what it was like to come of age in 1970s Europe, Assayas’ latest period epic follows Gilles, a high school student in Paris torn between the revolutionary spirit of the time and his dream of being a painter and filmmaker. Surrounded by friends consumed by their own political passions, Gilles is forced to come to terms with a world in which the artist’s world has become uncertain. Vividly recreating the atmosphere of the era with a meticulous attention to period detail, Assayas’ semi-autobiographical--which premiered in competition at this year’s Venice Film Festival—follows its young hero from Italy to England in search of a life of his own.

    In French with English subtitles

     
    LOCATION: BAM Rose Cinemas
    RUN TIME: 122min
    FORMAT: DCP
    GENERAL ADMISSION: $12
    BAM CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $7
    STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (Students
  • Created by: Nathalie Charles