Tuesday, November 27, 2012 (8)

Nov 27, 2012
October 25, 2012

  • Oct 25, 2012 to Nov 30, 2012
  • Location: The Sunshine Cinema + Clearview Cinemas
  • Description:

    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
November 6, 2012
  • Here and Elsewhere: The Films of Jean Rouch Part I & II

  • 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
November 15, 2012
  • Garden of Delights by Arrabal at the Theater for the New City

  • Nov 15, 2012 at 3:00pm to Dec 2, 2012 at 10:00am
  • Location: Theater for the New City - Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater
  • Description:

    The New Stage Theatre Company updates Arrabal's tale of Lais' dazzling and bizarre journey in this mesmeric production directed by Ildiko Nemeth, with video projection designers Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger. Through a carefully crafted imaginary, the play depict some of the ways that today's culture - celebrity-obsessed to an unprecedented degree - and the preponderance of certain primal behaviors within that culture, may inform the audience's interpretation of Arrabal's premise.

    Garden of Delights showcases the vivid and surrealist imagination of controversial Spanish playwright Fernando Arrabal, whose work explores complicated themes of sexuality, violence, good, and evil. Lais, a celebrated but troubled actress, fields calls from a live studio audience while ensconced in her palatial home. The lines between reality, dream and memory are blurred as Lais interacts with figures from her past and with Zenon, an ape-like beast that she keeps in a cage but cannot quite control.


  • Created by: Isabelle Duverger
November 22, 2012
  • Special 40th Anniversary Screening: "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie" by Luis Bunuel

  • Nov 22, 2012 to Nov 29, 2012
  • Description:

    LUIS BUÑUEL, 1972

    Special 40th Anniversary Screening!

    Rafael Acosta, Ambassador of the South American Republic of Miranda, arrives with M. and Mme. Thevenot and the latter's younger sister Florence to dine at the home of M. and Mme Sénéchal (the three men enjoy a profitable association, smuggling heroin in the diplomatic pouch). Learning from Mme. Sénéchal that her husband is out and that they have arrived a day early, the party repair to a nearby restaurant, but are deterred from eating the meal they have ordered by the corpse of the proprietor, laid out in the next room.  Accepting a subsequent  invitation from the Sénéchals (who have now acquired a worker-bishop as gardener), they deduce from the absence of their hosts (who have actually just slipped out to make love on the grounds) that a police raid is imminent and speedily depart.

    Their further attempts to eat together are equally abortive. The tearoom where t

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF)

  • Nov 22, 2012 to Dec 11, 2012
  • Location: Various. More info here: http://nyadiff.org/adiff-2012-venues/
  • Description:



    WHAT: 20th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival


    WHEN: November 23 to December 11


    WHERE: Manhattan and Queens


    TICKETS: From $10 to $20



    US Premiere


    Tue, Nov. 27 @ 7:00PM - Cowin - Teachers C.

    Also on Fri, Nov. 30 @ 6PM - NYIT Auditorium on Broadway

    In Moussa Touré’s powerful epic fiction film, a group of 30 men and a woman sail to Europe in a pirogue, facing the sea -- and the possibility of never reaching their destination -- in exchange for the myth of a better life in Europe.

    Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2012. Directed by Moussa Touré, 2012, 87 min, France/Senegal, Drama, English/Wolof/French with English subtitles. Q&A after the screenings.




    NY Premiere


    Sat, Dec. 1 @ 5PM - Cowin - Teachers C.

    Also Sun, Dec. 2 @ 4:30PM - Black Spectrum

    Toussaint L’Ouverture is the long-awaited, two-part action-packed epic film, depicting the life of the H

  • Created by: Diarah N'Daw-Spech
November 27, 2012
  • Art and State: Arts Policies and Practices in the United States and France.

  • Nov 27, 2012 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Location: Altschul Auditorium, 417 School of International and Public Affairs
  • Description:

    A conversation with Rocco Landesman, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts and Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor, French Embassy in the U.S.

    Moderated by Shanny Peer, Director, Maison Française 

    Limited seating, RSVP required. Registration open to CUID holders only. RSVP information will be available at www.worldleaders.columbia.edu. Event organized by the Columbia Maison Française. Co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, World Leaders Forum and School of the Arts

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
  • UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 4.0 (Tuesday Nov. 27th, 2012 @ No Fun Bar)

  • Nov 27, 2012 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: No Fun Bar - 161 Ludlow st. (bet. E. Houston & Stanton st.)
  • Description:

    UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday Nov. 27th, 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 Nov. 27th, 2012 lineup):


    Mista Mista Max May!

    Hot New Buddy Cop Duo Calvin ’Flash’ Cato & Justin ‘Bones’ Murray!

    Dat N$$$a Dan Shaki!

    The Bushwick Brawler Josh Alba!

    Our Token White Boy Tyler Gildin!

    Macho Man Randy Humphrey!

    And Lets Not Forget Daral

  • Created by: Todd M.