Sunday, March 24, 2013 (10)

Mar 24, 2013
February 24, 2013
  • Theatre play in French with English surtitles

  • Feb 24, 2013 to Mar 25, 2013
  • Location: New York State
  • Description:

    To whom it may concern,

    Our brilliant theatre production, GODOT ACTE 3 just closed at the Glicker-Milstein Theatre, Barnard College in New York, on February 16th. As its title suggests, it is a thought-provoking continuation of Samuel Beckett's masterwork /Waiting for Godot/, written by contemporary Swiss playwright and scholar Sylviane Dupuis. It is directed by Noemie NDiaye (PhD candidate in theatre at Columbia University), and translated and produced by Pascale Crépon (Lecturer in the Department of French at Columbia University).

    This production was a critical success, and, since the show is ready and fully produced, we are now looking for cultural institutions and venues that would be interested in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the creation of /En attendant Godot/ (1953-2013) by inviting us to perform our homage. We are a non-profit group, which means that we would perform for free, as long as we don't have to pay for the rental of theatre. The performance runs in French (with

  • Created by: Pascale Crepon
March 1, 2013
  • Zarafa

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 6:00am to Mar 24, 2013 at 2:30pm
  • Location: FIAF, DGA Theater
  • Description:

    Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously hand-animated and stirring adventure set among sweeping vistas of parched desert, windswept mountains and open skies. Under the cover of night a small boy, Maki, loosens the shackles that bind him and escapes into the desert night. Pursued by slavers across the moon-lit savannah, Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe – and an orphan, just like him - and he vows to protect the giraffe. Wandering alone in the desert, the two are taken under the protection of the Bedouin prince Hassan. Hassan brings them to Alexandria for an audience with the Pasha of Egypt, who promptly orders them to deliver the exotic animal as a gift to King Charles of France. 

    And so Maki, Zarafa and Hassan take off with the aerialist Malaterre in a hot-air balloon across the Mediterranean – an unbelievably beautiful ride through the pink-skied, honey-hued expanses of Northern Africa, the bustling port of Marseilles, and over the sn

  • Created by: Abigail Parsons
  • The Painting

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 6:00am to Mar 24, 2013 at 2:30pm
  • Location: FIAF
  • Description:

    Jean-François Laguionie’s inventive and breathlessly beautiful tale has received unanimous critical praise since it made its US premiere at NYICFF 2012 (under the French title, Le Tableau) and we are thrilled to present the first-ever screening of the new English language version. 

    In this wry parable, a kingdom is divided into the three castes: the impeccably painted Alldunns who reside in a majestic palace; the Halfies who the Painter has left incomplete; and the untouchable Sketchies, simple charcoal outlines who are banished to the cursed forest. Chastised for her forbidden love for an Alldunn and shamed by her unadorned face, Halfie Claire runs away into the forest. Her beloved Ramo and best friend Lola journey after her, passing between the forbidden Death Flowers that guard the boundaries of the forest (in one of the film’s most radiantly gorgeous scenes), and arriving finally at the very edge of the painting – where they tumble through

  • Created by: Abigail Parsons
  • Kirikou and the Men and the Women

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 6:00am to Mar 24, 2013 at 2:30pm
  • Location: IFC Center, DGA Theater
  • Description:

    NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE - The pint-sized child hero Kirikou returns in the new feature from world-renowned animator/director/storyteller Michel Ocelot, who NYICFF audiences should be well familiar with fromKirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar, and Tales of the Night

    This third film in the Kirikou trilogy weaves together a collection of short-form fables, mixing traditional storytelling and mythology with bits of humor and wit, backed by an upbeat musical score from Malian, Togolese and French artists. Ocelot’s vibrant use of color is everywhere on display – a black panther creeps into the village at night against impossibly deep blue skies, firelight sets off shadows against thatched huts, a Bedouin boy wrapped from head to toe in azure robes blazes like a sapphire against the tawny desert sand – while a village elder introducing each story lends an Arabian Nights quality to the film. Throughout, Kirikou is called upon to save his village from perils both supernatural and human,

  • Created by: Abigail Parsons
  • Ernest & Celestine

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 6:00am to Mar 24, 2013 at 2:30pm
  • Location: DGA Theater
  • Description:

    US PREMIERE - NYICFF is thrilled to kick off our 2013 festival with the extraordinary new film from the producers of Kirikou and the Sorceress, Triplets of Belleville and The Secret of Kells. Fresh from standing ovations at Toronto and Cannes, Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Rarely has so much charm, warmth, intelligence, and wit been packed into a film that audiences of all ages can enjoy. Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets and tucked away amongst winding tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for grumpy troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond and are soon living together as outcasts, creating la vie boheme in a winter cottage. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-f

  • Created by: Abigail Parsons
  • The Day of the Crows

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 6:00am to Mar 24, 2013 at 2:30pm
  • Location: SVA, FIAF
  • Description:

    EAST COAST PREMIERE - Deep in the woods, among towering trees and dense meadows, lives Pumpkin, a burly, ogre-like man, who towers like a giant over the tiny boy who is his only child. Raised like an animal since birth and knowing only he ways of the wild, the boy has been forbidden to venture beyond the edge of the forest to the place his father calls “The World Beyond.” So the nameless boy spends his days in isolation, honing his slingshot skills, eating small creatures, and confiding in his only friends: the half-human, half-animal spirits that occupy the strange forest that is his home. 

    One day his father is injured, and the boy has no choice but to leave the woods in search of help. Entering a neighboring village, he befriends a young girl, Manon, and for the first time in his life begins to experience the wonders that human contact and civilization have to offer. Yet village life is not as harmonious as it first appears – and after discovering the truth about his family’s past,

  • Created by: Abigail Parsons
  • Approved for Adoption

  • Mar 1, 2013 at 6:00am to Mar 24, 2013 at 2:30pm
  • Location: FIAF
  • Description:

    NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE - NYICFF proudly presents the North American premiere of this fascinating and remarkable animated autobiography that traces the unconventional upbringing of filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted into Europe after the end of the Korean War. 

    A series of gorgeously animated, sepia-toned vignettes – some humorous and some poetic – track Jung from the day of his adoption as he meets his new (blond) siblings, through elementary school, and into his teenage years, when his emerging sense of identity begins to create fissures at home and to inflame the latent biases of his adoptive parents. Throughout this all, Jung finds release in drawing – and the film we see is really the ultimate expression of what started as the doodles of a boy stranded between two cultures. The filmmaker tells his story using his own animation intercut with snippets of super-8 family footage, archival film, and new footage documenting his first trip to Korea. The re

  • Created by: Abigail Parsons
March 20, 2013
  • InhabitBlue Yoga Teacher Training in Santorini Greece

  • Mar 20, 2013 at 10:00am to Apr 10, 2013 at 10:00am
  • Location: Santorini, Greece
  • Description:

    To certify to teach TriYoga, one enrolls in the internship program. Enrollment is by level and includes the teaching manual for that level. To attain the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary to present the teachings with integrity, attending classes, workshops, and teacher training intensives is required. Guidance is provided so that progress is systematic.

    To accommodate different learning styles and scheduling needs, various options for study are available. For example, one may participate in all or any part of the intensives or programs at the centers for short-term or ongoing study. Attending daily classes, including Natural Alignment, is advised.

  • Created by: meyers alexandra
March 24, 2013
  • COOKING CLASS | The French Boulangerie

  • Mar 24, 2013 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Location: Bowery Culinary Center, Whole Foods Market
  • Description:

    The French Boulangerie

    Hands-On & Demonstration, $50

    Deliciously handcrafted breads and simple artisanal sweets are hallmarks of the time-honored French bakery. Step into any boulangerie and you’ll experience a tradition of baking that has been handed down for centuries. In this class, you’ll learn how to make a selection of classic French breads and cakes that will surely be the pièce de résistance to any meal.

    On the Menu: Classic French Baguettes; Provençal Pan Bagnat; Savory Ham & Olive Cakes; Chocolate & Orange Eclairs.

    Instructors: Wai Chu, Culinary Center Educator

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Floanne @ Joe's Pub: Edith Piaf Alive

  • Mar 24, 2013 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: Joe's Pub
  • Description:
    Written and performed by Floanne
    in collaboration with director Alice Jankell
    Musical Direction by Ian James
    Sunday, March 24 at 7:30PM (door opens 6PM)
    Joe’s Pub
    425 Lafayette Street @Astor Place, NYC 10003
    Tickets $20.00, $12 food/drink minimum
    (212) 539-8778,
    French actress and singer Flo Ankah recounts the Piaf story. This authentic ‘chanteuse’ and farm girl opens
    the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary ‘Little Sparrow’ —with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940’ and 50’s. The performance is a culturally rich and moving presentation that will make you smile, with tunes transporting you to other times and places.
    Yes, both Floanne and Edith Piaf will be attending the rendez-vous in a medley of vintage tunes from their native France… with a modern twist. She will embody the legend, interpreting the melodies from her point of view as a child, imagining Piaf’s characters coming to life. Down to earth, sensual and bohemian as
  • Created by: Flo Ankah