- Jan 16, 2013 to Feb 17, 2013
- Location: Eurocinema, Vudu, iTunes, myfrenchfilmfestival.com
“My French Film Festival” offers ten feature films and ten shorts -- a mix of comedies, dramas and documentaries -- screening in their original version, subtitled in English.
In the United States and Canada, in addition to its own platform, “My French Film Festival” will be available on Eurocinema, an on-demand television channel available in 30 million homes through major cable operators such as Comcast, Cablevision, Charter, Verizon and DirecTV. On the web, the festival will also be available on Vudu, one of the leading video-streaming services in the US. Of note, iTunes, for the first time in its history, has signed on as a worldwide partner.
Feature Films in Competition
- Early One Morning by Jean Marc Moutout
- The Disintegration by Philippe Faucon
- Donoma by Djinn Carrénard
- Louise Wimmerby Cyril Mennegun
- Radiostars by Romain Levy
- On Air by Pierre Pinaud
- Of Horses and Women by Patricia Mazuy
- Leader-Sheep by Christian Rouaud
- A Bottle in the Gaza Sea by Thierry Binisti
Shorts in Com
- Created by: Nathalie Charles
- Jan 16, 2013 at 6:00am to Feb 5, 2013 at 1:00pm EST
- Location: Agora Gallery
Chelsea’s Agora Gallerywill feature the creations of French artist, Isabelle Gardellein Portals of Perception. The exhibition is scheduled to run from January 16, 2013 through February 5, 2013. The opening reception will take place on Thursday evening, January 17, 2013. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend and add art to the start of their new year.
Exhibition Dates: January 16, 2013 – February 5, 2013
Reception: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6-8 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Created by: Amanda Aaron
- Jan 18, 2013 at 2:00pm to Feb 3, 2013 at 6:30pm EST
- Location: The Theatre at Saint Clement's
Stendhal's classic Le Rouge et le Noir is now an off-Broadway drama -- for a limited engagement.
The story of seduction and power in post-revlolution France is briliantly performed at the iconic Theatre at Saint Clement's. It is written and directed by Deloss Brown and produced by Capolavori Productions.
French groups of 4 or more receive a 10% discount. Contact email@example.com for this offer.
Go to www.theredandtheblacktheplay.com for tickets and information.
- Created by: Claudia Palmira
- Jan 22, 2013 at 7:00am to Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00pm EST
- Location: Film Forum
Not really a French event but more in parallel with the French New Wave and if anyone want to see NYC when it was gritty and had artistic individuality, catch the New Yawk New Wave series at Film Forum:
"...highlights the artistic originality of independent filmmakers in New York in the fifties through the seventies. Its insightful selections offer a thesis: the epochal efflorescence of cinematic invention of the French New Wave that burst onto the scene in the late fifties and early sixties was matched—and, in some ways, foreshadowed by, and even influenced by—the burst of movie creativity from New York’s independent filmmakers of the era..."
Now through Thursday, January 31
- Created by: eric e. (esquared)
- Jan 28, 2013 to Feb 5, 2013
- Location: The Film Forum
THE PIROGUE, DIRECTED BY MOUSSA TOURÉ
Senegal, a West African nation on the Atlantic Ocean, was home to Africa’s greatest movie-maker, Ousmane Sembene. Today, Moussa Touré follows in the master’s footsteps with this drama of 30 men (and one woman, a stowaway) who set out on an illegal 7-day voyage to Spain – making the perilous trip in a pirogue – a boat resembling a vastly oversized dinghy. While sharing a common desire to build a better future, these men hail from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. The story grows from a finely delineated mosaic of personalities – reactions to the journey’s mounting danger – that span the emotional panoply of human experience. Touré’s compelling tale says as much about the universal nature of courage and perfidy as it does about the economic realities faced by so many of the world’s people. THE PIROGUE was featured in Cannes 2012, in the Un Certain Regard section.
SENEGAL / FRANCE • 2012 • 87 MINS.
IN FRENCH, WOLOF, AND AL PELAAR WITH ENGLISH
- Created by: ArtMattan Productions
- Jan 30, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm EST
- Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall at Columbia University
A Panel Discussion with Rebecca Scott and Jean Hébrard
Historians Rebecca Scott (University of Michigan) and Jean Hébrard (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris) discuss their new book, Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard University Press, 2012) in conversation with professors Christopher L. Brown (History, Columbia), Madeleine Dobie (French and Comparative Literature, Columbia), Eric Foner (History, Columbia) and Pierre Force (French and History, Columbia). Moderated by Emmanuelle Saada (French and History, Columbia).
A historical tour de force combining micro-history and global history, Freedom Papers opens with the enslavement of Rosalie, a woman from Senegambia, and then traces her family’s quest, across five generations and two continents, for lives of dignity and equality. The story of Rosalie and her descendants unfolds against the background of three great antiracist struggles: the Haitian Revolution, the French Revolution of
- Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise