Sunday, September 30, 2012 (10)

Sep 30, 2012
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. 

  • Created by: ThinkFrench
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

  • Created by: Enrique Gonzalez
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

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
September 29, 2012
Saturday
  • Le Taste of France in New York - September 29 & 30, 2012 - Pier 54

  • Sep 29, 2012 at 7:00am to Sep 30, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Location: PIER 54
  • Description:

    LE TASTE OF FRANCE SHOW - New York 2012

     

    September 29-30, 2012 - PIER 54 (Meatpacking District)

     

    Welcome to France... in NEW YORK - Free tickets are available! (limited quantity)

     

    Le Taste of France Show makes its New York premiere September 29-30, 2012 at Pier 54. This will be the City's first ever two-day exhibition dedicated to French cuisine and the French way of life in New York City. In celebration of the "Fête de la Gastronomie," Le Taste of France Show aims to promote France by highlighting its regions through their different culinary specialties and lifestyle.



     

    WHAT:





    The most renowned French food personalities and skilled Chefs from New York's top restaurants will join forces and prepare a comprehensive guide to the diverse offerings of French cuisine: from the Crepes and Ciders of Brittany to the Pastis and Bouillabaisse of Provence. Guests will have a choice to either sample dishes with a "Tasting" plate or indulge in a "Degustation" plate. All food and drink will be availa

  • Created by: Enrique Gonzalez
September 30, 2012
Sunday
  • Preview Screening & Discussion | "Sister" (L'Enfant d'en haut) by Ursula Meier

  • Sep 30, 2012 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
  • Location: MoMI
  • Description:

    PREVIEW SCREENING & DISCUSSION
    Sister (L’enfant d’en haut)

    With director Ursula Meier and stars Kacey Mottet Klein and Léa Seydous in person

    Dir. Ursula Meier. 2012, 100 mins. Digital projection. With Kacey Mottet Klein, Léa Seydoux, Martin Compston, Gillian Anderson. Living with his older sister (Seydoux) in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort, twelve-year-old Simon (Klein) provides for both of them by stealing equipment from rich tourists and reselling it to the local kids in the valley. When Simon partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, he finds himself in dangerous territory that begins to dramatically affect his relationship with his sister.

    Beautifully shot by visionary cinematographer Agnes Godard (Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum),Sister features a leading role for young actor Mottet Klein, heralded by Dennis Lim in The New York Times as one of five "breakout performances" of the fall season, and a "delicate, fully inhabited performance." Her second feature

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles