Saturday, April 13, 2013 (8)

Apr 13, 2013
March 28, 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)

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
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.

  • Created by: FIAF
April 9, 2013
  • 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

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
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

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
April 13, 2013
  • Living with Two Languages

  • Apr 13, 2013 from 5:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: New York
  • Description:

    This conference will discuss and explore, via multiple fields and perspectives, the concept of “vivre bilingue” (being bilingual). It will share French and North American perspectives from experts in bilingualism, psychology, psychiatry, linguistics, nutrition, multiculturalism and education on the advantages of living with two languages.

  • Created by: New York in French
  • Hervé Tullet at MoMA Design Store

  • Apr 13, 2013 from 7:00am to 8:00am
  • Location: MoMA Design Store
  • Description:

    Celebrated author, Hervé Tullet, will make rare New York appearance with a presentation of his most beloved titles at the MoMA Design Store Children’s Author Events. On Saturday, April 13th Tullet will present favorites including I Am Blop, Game of Shadows, and more. Known as “The Prince of Pre-School Books,” his innovative books take the concept of reading to a new level, teaching young minds to think imaginatively, independently, and creatively.


    This event is free and appropriate for adults and children, recommended ages four to eight. 

  • Created by: Catherine Walsifer
  • Bernard Stiegler: "Social Networking and Neuropower"

  • Apr 13, 2013 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • Description:

    Saturday, April 13, 4:00 p.m. 

    Location: Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, 1 Washington Place

    Bernard Stiegler is leading philosopher of technology and culture. He is the founding director of the Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation at the Pompidou Center in Paris, and a founding member of the collective Ars Industrialis: An International Association for an Industrial Politics of Technologies of the Spirit. His publications include the several volumes of La Technique et le temps, published in English as Technics and TimeDisbelief and Discredit 1, 2, and 3; as well as Acting Out, Taking Care of Youth and the Generations, and Towards a New Critique of Political Economy.


    Social Networking and Neuropower

    Followed by a discussion moderated by BEN KAFKA (Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, NYU).


    Co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature; the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication; the Humanities Initiative; Information F

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU