Wednesday, January 30, 2013 (6)

Jan 30, 2013
January 16, 2013
  • MyFrenchFilmFestival | A Worldwide, Multi-Platform – TV & Online – Film Festival

  • Jan 16, 2013 to Feb 17, 2013
  • Location: Eurocinema, Vudu, iTunes,
  • Description:

    “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

    1. Early One Morning by Jean Marc Moutout
    2. The Disintegration by Philippe Faucon
    3. Donoma by Djinn Carrénard
    4. Louise Wimmerby Cyril Mennegun
    5. Radiostars by Romain Levy
    6. On Air by Pierre Pinaud
    7. Of Horses and Women by Patricia Mazuy
    8. Leader-Sheep by Christian Rouaud
    9. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea by Thierry Binisti


    Shorts in Com

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
January 18, 2013
January 22, 2013
  • New Yawk New Wave

  • Jan 22, 2013 at 7:00am to Jan 30, 2013 at 7:00pm
  • Location: Film Forum
  • Description:

    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..."
    --New Yorker


    Now through Thursday, January 31

    [Photo: from The Climate of New York (Rudy Burckhardt)]
  • Created by: eric e. (esquared)
January 28, 2013
  • The Pirogue by Moussa Toure (Senegal/France) Theatrical Release at Film Forum NYC

  • Jan 28, 2013 to Feb 5, 2013
  • Location: The Film Forum
  • Description:


    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.

  • Created by: ArtMattan Productions
January 30, 2013
  • Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation

  • Jan 30, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall at Columbia University
  • Description:

    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