Thursday, November 29, 2012 (12)

Nov 29, 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 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:
  • 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 28, 2012
  • ema

  • Nov 28, 2012 to Dec 14, 2012
  • Location: MIST Harlem Cinemas
  • Description:

    Multi-award winning film ELZA premieres @ MIST Harlem Cinemas November 29th!  Beautiful & inspiring. Based on a true story.

    New York Limited Run at MIST Harlem Cinemas November 30 - December 14.
    if you can't make the Premiere, please join us during these dates.

    Watch the trailer

    In the lush Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, Elza desperately
    searches for a distant childhood memory of a father she barely remembers.  Elza embarks on a journey to find herself but uncovers some stark realities along the way that brings her to terms with her own identity. Based on the director's true story of searching for her biological father, the film captures the passion and contradictions of a family in transition.

  • Created by: mariette monpierre
  • Gala Gallery Opening

  • Nov 28, 2012 at 1:00pm to Dec 20, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Soho
  • Description:

    The Gala Opening of the 32 Fine Arts French Gallery featuring Antonio Nunziante will be wednesday night November 28th (from 6 to 9pm) at 480 Broome Street.

    5% of all the proceeds will go to the Police Athletic League of NY and will be used to operate educationnal and recreationnal services for unpriviliged children. A red carpet evening with a lot of VIP coming to support!

    Join us and enjoy art, food, wine and opera in a same night ! Don't hesitate to contact our PR Claire for further information. People must RSVP to attend.

  • Created by: CLAIRE OBRY
November 29, 2012
  • In French with English Subtitles Film Festival

  • Nov 29, 2012 to Dec 2, 2012
  • Location: Florence Gould Hall
  • Description:

    Permettre au public américain de mieux connaître et d'apprécier les films en langue française dans leur version originale est la mission que s'est donnée l'équipe de In French With English Subtitles, presque exclusivement composée de femmes. Depuis quatre ans, neufs films français sous-titrés en anglais sont présentés lors du IFWES festival. Nombre d’entre eux,  ayant remporté un vif succès auprès du public hexagonal, sont présentés en première internationale et raviront les cinéphiles de tous âges. Des acteurs, réalisateurs, ainsi que d'autres professionnels du cinéma sont invités à débattre avec le public à l'issue des projections.

    In French with English Subtitles, Inc. is formed for the establishment and the continuation of programs for the benefit of the local, national and international movie-going public, by improving and promoting the appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of the motion picture industry and movies images realized in French language with English subtitles, to b

  • Created by: Roxane Revon