- 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 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
- Feb 5, 2013 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm EST
- Location: La Maison Française of NYU
Tuesday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.
Florence Gould Event
Philosopher; critic; radio producer, France Culture; professor, Université de Paris VIII; visiting professor, NYU; author of Le Toucher des philosophes; Les Airs de famille: une philosophie des affinités
Mensonge et philosophie: une approche psychologique du discours philosophique
La condamnation morale du mensonge empêche d'en observer la richesse. Le plus intéressant des mensonges est sans doute celui qu'on se fait à soi-même, d'autant plus difficile à détecter qu'il prend l'apparence de la bonne foi. L'indice permettant de le suivre est l'insistance paradoxale à vouloir dire la vérité. À ce jeu-là nombre de philosophes figurent parmi les plus suspects, tant la recherche de la vérité leur est consubstantielle. Mais leur mensonge tient moins au contenu des thèses qu'à l'usage du langage spéculatif. La fonction du discours théorique pourrait être d'affirmer le contraire de ce que l'on vit. Quelques exemples de Rousseau
- Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
- Feb 5, 2013 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm EST
- Location: No Fun Bar - 161 Ludlow st. (bet. E. Houston & Stanton st.)
UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday Feb. 5th, 2013 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.)
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 Feb. 5th, 2013 lineup):
Rockstar Jess Wood!
Miggity Mike O’Rourke!
Star of Hipster Vice Ian Ghent!
Harmon “Parmesan” Leon!
From Another Country Dali Stankovic!
A Few Sagacious Words From William T. Johnson!
Hosted by Todd Montesi! Feat
- Created by: Todd M.