Thursday, April 18, 2013 (12)

Apr 18, 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 18, 2013

  • Apr 18, 2013 to May 31, 2013
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Sunshine Cinema
  • Description:

    Writer-director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, Under the Sand, , 8 Women, Potiche)’s deliciously twisted new film, IN THE HOUSE (Dans la Maison) starring  Fabrice Luchini, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner and newcomer Ernst Umhauer is scheduled to open in the US on April 19 in New York (at Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Sunshine Cinema) and Los Angeles followed by a national release.

    Francois Ozon's new film is the story of Claude (César nominee Ernst Umhauer,) a 16-year old boy who gradually insinuates himself into the house of a fellow high-school student, Rapha (Bastien Ughetto,) and writes about his schoolmate's family in essays that perversely blur the lines between reality and fiction, for his jaded literature teacher, Germain (Fabrice Luchini). Increasingly intrigued by this gifted and unusual student, Germain rediscovers his taste for teaching, but the boy’s intrusion sparks a series of uncontrollable events. Kristin Scott-Thomas plays Germain’s wife, Jeanne, a contemporary a

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
  • Casting French Canadian Actors

  • Apr 18, 2013 to Apr 19, 2013
  • Location: Creative Media Design
  • Description:

    Creative Media Design, a small boutique voice-over recording studio in Manhattan, is currently casting a new project in French Canadian, and are searching for new actors.

    Please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail to discuss!

    All the best,



  • Created by: Kim Souza
  • Open House Thursday, April 18th at Lyceum Kennedy (Manhattan campus)

  • Apr 18, 2013 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
  • Location: Lyceum Kennedy
  • Description:

    Dear families,

    We are very happy to announce that on Thursday, April 18th, Bonjour NY Summer Day Camp will hold an Open House at Lyceum Kennedy in Manhattan

    Here are the particulars:

    DATE:   Thursday, April 18th
    TIME:   4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
    PLACE:  Lyceum Kennedy
    ADDRESS:  225 E 43rd Street, NY 10017

    Our open house is free, fun (children are welcome), and incredibly helpful.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    The Bonjour NY Team
  • Created by: Houaria
  • African Filmmaking in the Digital Era: Bringing New Audiences to African Cinema

  • Apr 18, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall at Columbia University
  • Description:

    A roundtable discussion with Sean Jacobs, Aminata Diop, Lonesome Solo,  Marie Lora-Mungai, Melissa Adeyemo, Kisha Cameron - Dingle, Ngozi Odita,  Nikyatu Jusu, and Jane Maduegbuna (all invited, TBC).

    This panel examines how the next generation of African media makers are using new technological tools in exciting and evolving ways to amplify their voices and find new audiences. These media makers’ use of Skype, cell phones, and portable cameras is leading to an explosion of voices across the digital landscape, from blogs, to new forms of guerilla filmmaking, to new networks of distribution. These media makers are pooling their resources, creating new opportunities for filmmakers who in previous generations lacked the necessary tools to make films. The panel features filmmakers, new media distributors, critics, and academics. Film clips will also be shown.

    Event organized by the African Film Festival and co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, Institute of African Studies and School

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
  • Réda Bensmaïa: "Figures de l’événement"

  • Apr 18, 2013 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

    Réda Bensmaïa is Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown University. He has written widely on the readership of theoretical production to cinema, philosophy, colonial and postcolonial history, aesthetics as well as on francophone Maghrebi literature. He is the author of The Barthes Effect: the Essay as a Reflective TextThe Year of PassagesAlger ou la maladie de la mémoire; and the editor of Gilles Deleuze (in Lendemains, 1988 and in Discourse, 1998). His last book, entitled Experimental Nations or the Invention of the Maghreb, analyzes the way different North African francophone writers dealt with national identity, language and cultural constructions after the independence of their countries.

    Figures de l’événement

    « Par l’événement seul nous devenons nous-mêmes », affirmait avec force Martin Heidegger dans l’un des textes fondateurs du concept d’événement dans ses Holzweg. Repris par les phénoménologues, le concept

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Jamel Debbouze live in NY!

  • Apr 18, 2013 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Location: Town Hall
  • Description:

    Jamel Debbouze débarque aux States!

    For the first time ever, Jamel is bringing his live show to the US, performing 4/18 at Town Hall entirely in French.

  • Created by: Live Nation Comedy
  • French Comedian/Actor Jamel Debbouze in NY April 18th at Town Hall + US Tour

  • Apr 18, 2013 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: Town Hall
  • Description:



    Jamel was born on June 18th 1975 in Paris, the oldest of 5 brothers & sisters. As a youth he participated in several improv contests such as the World Amateur Improvisation Championship in Quebec. 


    In 1997, at only 17 years old, he got his first role in the cinema. This marked the beginning of a long series of movies such as Amélie, a film by Jean Pierre Jeunet, and Asterix & Obelix Meet Cleopatra, for which he was nominated for a César Award for best actor in a supporting role. 


    He got his first leading role in 2005 in Luc Besson’s Angel-A, and in 2006 he was part of the award-winning cast of Rachid Bouchareb’s Indigenous, which won Best Male Interpretation at Cannes that year.


    He continued on his cinematographic path by starring in Asterix at the Olympic Games, Outside the Law, The Marsupilami and executive producing Spike Lee’s She Hate Me.

    Jamel continued to perform live on tour including some of the most beautiful Parisian venues such as the mythic Olympia.

    In July 2006, Jamel cre

  • Concert - Sonia Wieder Atherton

  • Apr 18, 2013 at 4:00pm to Apr 20, 2013 at 4:00pm
  • Location: The Kitchen
  • Description:

    U.S. Premiere
    Sonia Wieder-Atherton
    Odyssey for Cello

    and Imaginary Choir

    Thursday–Saturday, April 18–20, 2013


    Co-presented with The Kitchen

    Following acclaimed performances at Le Poisson Rouge, award-winning French-American cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton returns to New York to present a new creation inspired by music from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. A moving dreamscape constructed from sounds that transcend cultures and genres.

    “Watching Sonia Wieder-Atherton play is like watching Rudolf Nureyev dance.”Time Out New York

    Presented in conjunction with an exhibition at The Kitchen by Sonia Wieder-Atherton’s close collaborator, Chantal Akerman. For info, click here.


    The Kitchen
    212 West 19th Street
    New York, NY 10011

  • Created by: FIAF