- Sep 6, 2012 at 2:00pm to Oct 29, 2012 at 5:00pm EDT
- Location: Think Coffee meeting room
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
- Sep 13, 2012 to Oct 13, 2012
- Location: Alwan for the Arts
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
- Sep 20, 2012 to Oct 26, 2012
- Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema
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
- Oct 2, 2012 to Oct 14, 2012
- Location: Film Society of Lincoln Center
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
- Oct 2, 2012 at 8:00am to Oct 27, 2012 at 2:00pm EDT
- Location: SOHO20 CHELSEA Gallery
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Created by: Francine LeClercq
- Oct 11, 2012 to Nov 16, 2012
- Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema and IFC Center
MPI Pictures is proud to announce the release of THE BIG PICTURE, Eric Lartigau’s French thriller adapted from Douglas Kennedy’s American novel, starring Romain Duris (The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Heartbreaker,) Marina Foïs, Neils Arestrup and Catherine Deneuve. THE BIG PICTURE is scheduled to open in New York at Lincoln Plaza Cinema and IFC Center on Friday, October 12.
Paul Exben (Romain Duris in an intense perfomance) is a handsome and successful thirty-something Parisian corporate lawyer with a beautiful wife, two children, and a glimmering future as a partner in the firm he co-owns with his mentor, Anne (Catherine Deneuve.) But behind this deceptively perfect bourgeois façade lies a desire for creative fulfillment, a restless spirit who despises his conformist life and envies the freedom of his neighbor Greg (Eric Ruf,) an uncompromising photojournalist.
Greg’s unexpected death throws Paul’s life into chaos, and he makes a startling decision that pushes him into unknown territor
- Created by: Aimee Morris
- Oct 13, 2012 from 8:00am to 10:00am EDT
- Location: Film Society of Lincoln Center (to be determined)
Araf - Somewhere In Between
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 2012
Turkey/France/Germany | Turkish with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 124 minutes
The title refers as much to the film’s main location—a tiny Turkish town comprised of no more than a few houses and a large motorway rest stop where the locals work impossibly long hours—as it does to adolescence, the way station where the child transforms into an adult. What seems at first like a piece of low-key realism comes into dramatic focus when an adolescent girl begins an obsessive sexual relationship with a middle-aged trucker, fueling the fury of the teen-aged boy who hoped to marry her. Yeşim Ustaoğlu, whose debut feature Journey to the Sun (ND/NF 2000) is one of the treasures of the New Turkish Cinema, is not only a visual poet of her country’s harshly beautiful landscapes; she also depicts with great empathy and uncompromising honesty the heart’s desires and the body’s needs.
Series: NYFF50: Main Slate
Venue: Alice Tully Hall, Elinor Bunin
- Created by: Nathalie Charles
- Oct 13, 2012 from 11:30am to 12:30pm EDT
- Location: Brooklyn Public Library- Central Library
Come read and play with us in French and Spanish.
The BEANSTALK STORY HOUR is back at the
Brooklyn Library !
Story Time is a great way to meet other children, see our language
immersion philosophy and read and play with us.
Saturday October 13th 2012 at 3:30pm at the Brooklyn Public Library
–Central Library- Grand Army Plaza
It is Free! Age 12 months to 8 years old.
For more info about us, go to www.brooklynbeanstalk.com
- Created by: Brooklyn Beanstalk-Sophie Amieva