Friday, April 12, 2013 (10)

Apr 12, 2013

  • Mar 28, 2013 to May 10, 2013
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema
  • Description:

    Gilles Bourdos's exquisite new film RENOIR, chronicles the celebrated artist's twilight years, his relationship with his son - the future director Jean Renoir - and the two men's relationship with Andrée, the painter's final muse and future wife of Jean.

    Selected in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard and Lincoln Center’s Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, RENOIR is scheduled to open in New York (Lincoln Plaza Cinema) and Los Angeles on Friday, March 29 followed by a national release.

    Set on the French Riviera in in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos’ lushly atmospheric drama RENOIR tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. The elder Renoir is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy when a young girl miraculously enters his world. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée  (César-nominated newcomer Christa Théret)

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March 31, 2013
  • Spring 2013 French Classes at FIAF Are Now Open for Registration!

  • Mar 31, 2013 to Jun 15, 2013
  • Location: FIAF
  • Description:

    Spring 2013 
    April 1–June 15
    Register Now!

    This spring, French is in the air!

    Take a class at our flagship on 60th Street in Manhattan, in Montclair, NJ, or at our Brooklyn location.

    French classes for Toddlers, Kids, Teens, and Adults start April 1.

    11-Week Session Session Dates

    April 1–June 15 
    Once or twice a week 
    1½, 2, or 3 hours per week

    5½-Week Sessions 
    April 1–May 7 
    May 8–June 13
    Twice a week 
    6 hours per week

    2-Week Immersion 
    May 20–May 30 
    June 3–June 14 

    mornings or evenings 
    15 hours per week


    No classes Monday, May 27 
    Make-up Friday, June 14 (except Immersion Sessions)

    By choosing to learn French at FIAF, you join a large and diverse network of students—over 6,000 per year. FIAF has been offering the highest-quality French instruction for over 100 years and remains the only language school in New York dedicated to teaching French.

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April 9, 2013
  • Season of Cambodia Festival: Creation and Postmemory

  • Apr 9, 2013 to Apr 12, 2013
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall at Columbia University
  • Description:

    Times TBA

    Limited seating: RSVP required; Information coming soon

    Conference opens on April 10th at 3 p.m. with keynote by Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer

    In connection with this conference, there will be an art exhibition April 10-May 4: Cambodia, The Memory Workshop: Artworks by Vann Nath, Séra, and Emerging Cambodian Artists

    The aftermath of mass murders is felt not only by the victims and their families but also by their descendants, who find themselves in the paradoxical situation of suffering the psychological effects of events they did not experience themselves.

    It is this transmission of trauma that the notion of postmemory – developed in 1997 by Marianne Hirsch in her book Family Frames: Photography Narra­tive and Postmemory – attempts to describe. Hirsch demonstrates how an indirect form of memory may develop in individuals who did not experience a traumatic event personally but feel its active presence within their family.

    Since postmemory is unable to draw on precise recollection

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
  • Season of Cambodia Festival: Cambodia, The Memory Workshop: Artworks by Vann Nath, Séra, and Emerging Cambodian Artists

  • Apr 9, 2013 to May 4, 2013
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall at Columbia University
  • Description:

    In connection with this exhibit, will be a conference at the Maison Francaise, April 10-12 on Creation and Postmemory

    Two Locations of exhibit:

    Columbia Maison Francaise, East Gallery, Buell Hall

    Campus entrance at Broadway and 116th st.

    Works by Vann Nath and Séra

    **Exhibit opening April 10, 6-8 p.m. Performance by Séra at 6:30 p.m. RSVP required for opening, information coming soon.

    The Maison Francaise will be used for the related conference April 10-12 (RSVP required). Exhibit open for public viewing April 13-May 4. Generally open Mondays-Fridays, 12-5:30 p.m., plus first and last Saturdays (April 13 and May 4, 12-5:30 p.m.). Please check back here for any exceptions or changes to this schedule.

    The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies

    1161 Amsterdam Avenue (south of 118th Street)

    Drawings by Séra and works by 12 young Cambodian Artists: Bor Hak, Both Sonrin, Chea Serey Roth, Chin Borey, Kong Channa, Long Reaksmey, Nov Cheanick, Pen Robit, Sok Chanlina, Tieth

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April 12, 2013
  • LIVESTREAMED CONFERENCE: Living with Two Languages: The Advantages of Being Bilingual

  • Apr 12, 2013 to Apr 13, 2013
  • Location: Lycée Français de New York
  • Description:

    9:00     Check in (pre-registration required) and Coffee
    9:30    Introduction by Joelle Reilly, Sean Lynch, Head of School, Lycee Francais de New York and Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of France

    9:40-11:15   Panel 1: Language, Emotions, and the Bilingual Brain

        Ellen Bialystok, Department of Psychology, York University
        Regina Sullivan, Emotional Brain Institute, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, NYU
        Sean Lynch, Head of School, Lycée Français de New York
        Elisabeth Cros, Speech Therapist, Ecole Internationale de New York

    Moderator: Sylvie Ozon, Science Teacher, Lycée Français de New York

    11:15-11:30    Coffee Break

    11:30-1:00   Panel 2: Regards Croisés: Crossing Perspectives on Bilingualism

        Nancy Rhodes, Director, Foreign Language Education at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
        Jane Ross, President, the French Heritage Language Program
        Ofelia García, Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
        Marie Bouteillon, C

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  • French-American Foundation Luncheon with Tom Reiss

  • Apr 12, 2013 from 8:30am to 10:00am
  • Location: Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Description:

    Bestselling author Tom Reiss will join the French-American Foundation to discuss The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, his recently released portrayal of General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, the mix-raced son of a French nobleman and Haitian slave whose status of military hero during the French Revolutionary Wars was immortalized in the legendary works of his son, Alexandre Dumas.

    Space is limited for this discussion, and a reservation is required. 

    Copies of The Black Count will be available for $22 at the discussion.

  • Created by: Patrick Lattin
  • Edwy Plenel: "Révolution numérique, revolutions démocratiques"

  • Apr 12, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU
  • Description:

    Friday, April 12, 6:00 p.m.

    Location: Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU, 20 Cooper Square, 5th floor

    Journalist; co-founder and CEO, Mediapart; former editor-in-chief, Le Monde; author of Le Droit de savoir

    Révolution numérique, revolutions démocratiques
    Digital Revolution, Democratic Revolutions

    Comme les deux précédentes révolutions industrielles, la révolution numérique modifie radicalement l'espace public: il est devenu sans frontières et il s'est ouvert aux individus. Ce bouleversement technologique offre d'immenses opportunités démocratiques qui affrontent les pouvoirs étatiques et les puissances économiques. A partir de l'expérience française de Mediapart, journal numérique, indépendant et participatif, une réflexion sur les enjeux politiques d'Internet.

    Like the previous two industrial revolutions, the digital revolution has radically changed public space: it has become borderless and

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