Tuesday, October 2, 2012 (13)

Oct 2, 2012
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 20, 2012
  • 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
October 2, 2012

  • Oct 2, 2012 to Oct 14, 2012
  • Location: Film Society of Lincoln Center
  • Description:

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    André S. Labarthe in person for select screenings on 10/3 and 10/4!

    In 1964, film critic and filmmaker André S. Labarthe, together with Janine Bazin, widow of influential film theorist André Bazin, approached the French television channel ORTF about starting a program that would resemble the long, in-depth interviews with film directors that magazines such as Cahiers du cinéma and Positif regularly published. ORTF gave the green light, and Cinéastes de notre temps (Filmmakers of Our Time) was born. Many of the programs were dedicated to older directors, then in retirement or in the final stages of their careers. Instead of TV journalists, Labarthe and Bazin would often ask well-known film directors to make these programs: thus, Jacques Rivette on Jean Renoir, or Jacques Rozier on Jean Vigo.

    Cinéastes de notre temps lasted until 1971, when ORTF, for various clear and unclear reasons, decided to terminate production. Over the follo

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Francine leClercq: "Narcissus"

  • Oct 2, 2012 at 8:00am to Oct 27, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Location: SOHO20 CHELSEA Gallery
  • Description:

    The painted Narcissus, attributed to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio ca 1599, will be the focal image of french artist Francine LeClercq's installation, whereas the erring gaze of Narcissus, the visual echo reverberating between the illusionistic picture plane and the actual gallery setting, the existential reciprocity between the subject and object, form and content, …, are parallel notions and traits that LeClercq uses to investigate the modern context and premise within which a work may be produced, placed and perceived. 


    Narcissus, la nouvelle exposition de l'artiste française Francine LeClercq est à découvrir du 4 au 27 Octobre à la gallerie Soho20 à Chelsea. Cette installation tourne autour de l'oeuvre "Narcissus" attribuée à Caravaggio.

    For preview and images, please visit: http://francineleclercq.blogspot.com/

    For further information, please contact Jenn Dierdorf at info@soho20gallery.com


  • Created by: Francine LeClercq
  • NYFF50 || "Camille Rewinds" (Camille redouble) by Noémie Lvovsky

  • Oct 2, 2012 from 8:30am to 10:30am
  • Location: Film Society of Lincoln Center (to be determined)
  • Description:

    Camille Rewinds

    Camille redouble | Noémie Lvovsky , 2012
    France | French with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 110 minutes

    Noémie Lvovsky’s ebullient twist on the comedy of remarriage transposes Frances Ford Coppola’s Peggy Sue Got Married to present day France, which means that when the titular Camille—who’s in the throes of  divorcing her husband of 25 years—passes out drunk, she wakes up as a high school senior in the mid-1980s (leg warmers, “Walking on Sunshine” on the turntable, and no cell phones in sight.) Lvovsky is hilarious and touchingly vulnerable as Camille. Hard as she tries to avoid the classmate (Samir Guesmi) who she knows will become her first love, her husband, and the father of her daughter, and who will ditch her after she turns 40, she nevertheless winds up in his arms. Her double take, just before their lips meet for a first kiss the second time around, is indescribably delicious. In the tiny role of a watchmaker who may have set Camille’s time travel in motio

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • NYFF50 || "You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet" (Vous n'avez encore rien vu) by Alain Resnais

  • Oct 2, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: Film Society of Lincoln Center (to be determined)
  • Description:

    You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

    Vous n'avez encore rien vu | Alain Resnais, 2012
    France | French with English Subtitles | 115 minutes

    From its impish title to its vibrant formal experimentation, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet proves that, at age 90, master French filmmaker Alain Resnais (Hiroshima Mon Amour,Wild Grass) is indeed still full of surprises. Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, the film opens with a who’s-who of French acting royalty (including Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli and frequent Resnais muse Sabine Azéma) being summoned to the reading of a late playwright’s last will and testament. Upon their arrival, the playwright (Denis Podalydès) appears on a TV screen from beyond the grave and asks his erstwhile collaborators to evaluate a recording of an experimental theater company performing his Eurydice—a play they themselves all appeared in over the years. But as the video unspools, something curious happens: instead of watching passively, these seasoned thespians

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Lecture by Christian Biet

  • Oct 2, 2012 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: La Maison Française
  • Description:

     Le Désordre dans les théâtres: une habitude, une histoire (XVIe-XXIe siècles), une manière d'être spectateur3439525057?profile=original


    Professeur d’Études Théâtrales, Université de Paris X; visiting professor, NYU; co-author, Qu’est-ce que le Théâtre?

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
  • UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 4.0 (Tuesday Oct. 2nd, 2012 @ No Fun Bar)

  • Oct 2, 2012 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: No Fun Bar - 161 Ludlow st. (bet. E. Houston & Stanton st.)
  • Description:

    UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday Oct. 2nd, 2012 ed.

    Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials (Half priced select drinks till 9PM)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!!


    UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 4.0 (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.



    This week's guests (Tuesday Oct. 2nd, 2012 lineup):


    Hard-Boiled Funny Lady Jessie Richardson!

    Producer of Skinja Dan Goodman!

    Joe Budden’s Favorite Comedian Kyle Bostic!

    Bean Town’s Finest Pat O’Shea!

    He’s A Skinny Guy Randy Humphrey!

    Formerly Known As Cassius Clay Mumoh Pujeh!


  • Created by: Todd M.
  • Francis Jocky Concert @ Opia

  • Oct 2, 2012 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location: Opia
  • Description:

    "Francis Jocky Live"

    'You're a Star" - Bono

    "Amazing, you sound like Otis Redding" - Stevie Wonder.

    Francis Jocky (Piano - Guitars - Vocals)
    David Silliman (Drums)
    Itaiguara Brandao (Bass)


    Multitalented singer, songwriter & producerFrancis Jocky is something of an enigma, an artist with universal appeal and blessed with a unique voice. Raised in Paris, France and now living in New York City, Francis Jockyhas developed a sound that transcends borders.

    He’s rapidly becoming an international personality, sharing the microphone with the likes of Bono of U2 and Stevie Wonder, just to name a few.
    From an early age he learned to express himself through music and by the age of twelve had begun playing piano and writing his own songs. 
    Francis Jocky has a wonderful duality as an artist, which probably has its roots in his combined educational and musical training. He is the recipient of a Ph.D. in International Relations from the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris, France, combined with being
  • Created by: Greta
  • Keep Calm and Carry on

  • Oct 2, 2012 at 5:30pm to Oct 3, 2012 at 5:30pm
  • Location: jimmy's no. 43
  • Description:

    cuts from Hamlet. A 45 minute event for friends to gather at a wonderful venue, drink beer, and watch a few Shakespeare scenes.

    Adapted and Directed by Knud Adams. Produced by Brian Miskell.

    Version moderne de Shakespeare présentée dans un café théâtre. Adaptation et mise en scène Knud Adams. Production : Brian Miskell. 

  • Created by: Roxane Revon
  • Keep Calm and Carry on

  • Oct 2, 2012 at 5:30pm to Oct 3, 2012 at 5:30pm
  • Location: jimmy's no. 43
  • Description:

    cuts from Hamlet. A 45 minute event for friends to gather at a wonderful venue, drink beer, and watch a few Shakespeare scenes.

    Adapted and Directed by Knud Adams. Produced by Brian Miskell.

    Version moderne de Shakespeare présentée dans un café théâtre. Adaptation et mise en scène Knud Adams. Production : Brian Miskell. 

  • Created by: Roxane Revon