Friday, November 30, 2012 (12)

Nov 30, 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
  • 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
November 30, 2012
  • Best Practices in French as a Foreign Language Class

  • Nov 30, 2012 from 4:00am to 11:00am
  • Location: FIAF
  • Description:

    FIAF offers workshops presented by specialists of language-learning for current and future French teachers to improve their instruction to primary and secondary students and adults. These affordable workshops give teachers the opportunity to learn practical strategies, share experiences, and develop specific pedagogical skills.

  • Created by: FIAF
  • FFL Teaching Class Best Practices

  • Nov 30, 2012 from 4:00am to 11:00am
  • Location: FIAF
  • Description:

    FFL Teaching Class Best Practices

    Friday, November, 30th                9am to 4pm (6h)               Skyroom (8th  floor)                        

    Presenter: Christophe Mouraux              

    Coordinateur pédagogique à l’Alliance Française de NewYork                                                                                   

    Cet atelier proposera de décortiquer une fiche pédagogique et de travailler sur différents éléments qui la composent. Nous aurons ainsi l’occasion de nous interroger sur l’élaboration d’objectifs, sur la structure d’une séquence d’apprentissage ainsi que sur les  modes d’évaluation.

    L’objectif de cet atelier, qui se voudra essentiellement participatif en ce qui vous concerne, sera également de faire le point sur certaines de vos techniques de classe dans des domaines variés et, le cas échéant, de se donner les moyens de les modifier.

    A travers des travaux de groupe, vous aurez l’occasion de mettre en pratique les notions abordées et de partager vos connaissances et

  • Created by: Christophe Mouraux
  • Margaret Mead Film Festival: Screening "Tiens moi droite" (Keep Me Upright) by

  • Nov 30, 2012 from 1:30pm to 3:15pm
  • Location: The Leonhardt People Center
  • Description:

    Keep Me Upright (Tiens moi droite)

    Zoé Chantre
    2011 l 64 mins l France

    Zoé Chantre offers an intimate and wry self-portrait that celebrates the healing qualities of art and the power of defining one’s own story. Diagnosed as a child with scoliosis and a large angioma of the left brain, conditions that prevented her from carrying anything heavy and caused ophthalmic migraines, Chantre found solace in creative expression—first in drawing, and eventually in filmmaking. The product of five years of collecting, recording, and editing images, this autobiographical film incorporates collage and animation to showcase a wholly unique voice and fresh visual style. Addressing her delicate, poignant, and very personal subject matter with humor and spirit, Chantre has produced a beautifully realized and original debut that marks her as an extraordinary emerging talent.


    Co-presented by Inclusion in the Arts and Rooftop Fil

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • French Zouk Sensation STONY from Paris LIVE @ Pranna Lounge Nov 30 2012

  • Nov 30, 2012 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Location: PRANNA LOUNGE
  • Description:

    First time performing in the US, French Zouk sensation STONY will be @ Pranna Lounge Friday November 30, 2012.

    Event will start @ 11:00pm with a FREE class and demo of Kizomba hosted by David Campos and Guida Rei. Come learn and enjoy the hottest and sexiest dance of the moment.

    After Stony's concert, party will continue until 4:00am with DJ Inno from Montreal et DJ Joel from New York with the best Zouk, Kizomba, Kompa, Hip Hop, Salsa,...

    For bottle and table resa, contact 646-670-7338 or; tickets pre-sale available @ eventbrite,com. $20 in advance and more at the door.

    Come enjoy a great time with your Zouk and Kizomba friends!

    Zoukement Votre, Kizombly Yours,

    ZouktimeNYC & Frenchies USA

  • Created by: Dom'nik