- 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 25, 2012 to Nov 30, 2012
- Location: The Sunshine Cinema + Clearview Cinemas
Writer-director Lorraine Lévy’s THE OTHER SON, is a moving and provocative tale – filmed in Israel and the West Bank - of two young men – one Israeli, the other Palestinian, who discover they were accidentally switched at birth, and the complex repercussions on themselves and their respective families.
Joseph (Jules Sitruk), an 18-year-old musician preparing to join the Israeli army for his mandatory military service, lives at home in a comfortable suburb of Tel Aviv with his parents, France-born physician Orith (Emmanuelle Devos) and Israel-born army commander Alon Silbers (Pascal Elbé). A blood test for Joseph’s military service reveals that he is not their biological son; during the Gulf War Joseph was evacuated from a clinic along with another baby; both were given back to the wrong families. While the Palestinian Joseph went to Tel Aviv with the Silbers, their actual Jewish son, Yacine (Medhi Dehbi) was brought to the West Bank by the Arab couple, Said (Khalifa Natour) and Leila (
- Created by: Aimee Morris
- Oct 29, 2012 at 3:00pm EDT to Nov 26, 2012 at 2:00pm EST
- Location: The Metropolitan Room
- Description: A new «little sparrow» has landed. Ankah infuses her daringly dramatic evocation of Piaf’s art with a contemporary energy and rhythm.—Broadway WorldFloanne is the French Madonna—Timeout NYUndeniably effective renditions—Cabaret ScenesHer training is evident. Her voice has marvelous range.—Times Square ChroniclesTrip to France: $2,000. Hotel with a view of the Eiffel tower: $600 a night. Bottle of champagne: $100. Night in Paris in the city of New York being mesmerized and serenaded by Floanne: priceless. Treat yourself to a night in Paris without even leaving home. The French Chanteuse envelopes you with style and originality that eases you into a relaxed mood and leaves at the end of the night full of romance and forgetting where you are and where you came from… like in a Woody Allen movie.In her new show «Love is French», Floanne explores, rather academically… love. In a jazz cabaret show of French chanson with a a comedic flavor, a lot of personality and romantic overtones , Flo
- Created by: Flo Ankah
- Nov 2, 2012 at 7:00am EDT to Nov 21, 2012 at 1:00pm EST
- Location: Agora Gallery
NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of French artist, Veronique Forest in Altered States of Reality. The exhibition is scheduled to run from November 1 through November 21, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, November 8, 2012 from 6-8 pm
About the Artist
With fresh angles and edges, abstracted yet eloquently tangible, French artist Veronique Forest photographs spaces and subjects with a zealous enthusiasm for movement and emotion. Trained as a dancer, Forest takes inspiration from the multitudes of gestures and motions that exist within the space of a dancer’s stage. Passionate in her tenacious search for novel and original moments to capture on photographic film, the artist has steadfastly trained her eye and technique through practice behind the camera. Sharp lines form abstracted, graceful gesticulations, while a metallic palette imbues a sparkling brilliance in these works. “As a dancer and photographer, I look through my pho
- Created by: Amanda Michaels - Agora Gallery
- Nov 6, 2012 to Nov 27, 2012
- Location: FIAF & Anthology Film Archives
- Description: Anthropologist Jean Rouch’s filmography includes over a hundred titles-from ethnographic studies of divine possession to a collective improvisation about itinerant chicken vendors-and although its central place in cinema history is recognized, the majority of it remains more talked about than seen.
This retrospective is supported by L’Institut Francais, Comité du Film Ethnographique, Archives françaises du film du CNC and by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
- Created by: Nathalie Charles
- Nov 6, 2012 from 10:30am to 2:00pm EST
- Location: Vertical Campus VC room 14-270 (14th floor)
Department of Modern Languages
and the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the AATF
(American Association of Teachers of French)
invite you to a Globus Seminar
with / avec
"Imaginaire et réalité : retracer la frontière"
Tuesday, November 6
mardi 6 novembre
(avant la fermeture des urnes !)
In two parts / En deux parties
I : 3:30 to 4:40 p.m. | de 15h30 à 16h40
II : 5:35 to 7:00 p.m. | de 17h35 à 19h00
Independent scholar, journalist and writer, Gary Victor is the most widely read Haitian author of our time. He is pleased to come to Baruch to present a seminar on his works as a reflection of Haitian society.
Short video and audio clips will accompany the author in conversation with CUNY professors Alessandra Benedicty and Thomas C. Spear, moderated by Dr. Debra Popkin. A break between the two parts of the discussion (light refreshments will be provided) will provide an additional moment to speak with the author.
Full bibliography, detailed info,
- Created by: Thomas C. Spear
- Nov 6, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm EST
- Location: Tribeca Cinema - 54 Varick Street - Subway 1 @ Canal Street
- Description: «8 PM. A death row somewhere. William Lamers is sentenced to death by lethal injection. The Law does not specify the length of a last statement, so he will take advantage of this loophole to escape his sentence. This execution which should have been a formality will then become the most incredible political issue, engulfed in a media franzy.»The French speaking Belgium film industry have found a new voice in a Dead Man Talking. In the 1990s, trail blazer movies such as Man Bites Dog (dir. Benoît Poelvoorde, Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel) took-off from the tarmac flying high the Belgium banner in the international movie stardom. Many others followed, gaining recognitions that once for all put Belgium in a favorable and respected spot.With Dead Man Talking, Patrick Ridremont and his excellent team offer another cinematographic breakthrough to an already richly creative industry.For his first full-length film, the Belgian director, co-writer, and actor experiments, with audacious bravery, th
- Created by: Stephanie Calla
- Nov 6, 2012 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm EST
- Location: No Fun Bar - 161 Ludlow st. (bet. E. Houston & Stanton st.)
UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday Nov. 6th, 2012 ed.
Screw Sandy, We’re BACK! At FULL POWER in the LES- Come down and show support to the funnest Free comedy show in the city- Party & hang out with us on Election Night! It’ll be awesome- You know you wanna- Let’s UG IT
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 Nov. 6th, 2012 li
- Created by: Todd M.