Saturday, April 27, 2013 (10)

Apr 27, 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)

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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: 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 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

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April 20, 2013
  • French Photographers Exhibit in Agora Gallery

  • Apr 20, 2013 at 7:00am to May 9, 2013 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:

    The original work of four gifted French artists Dominique Braud, Jean Francois Mercier, Josyane Martinez and Laurent Paillier will be on display at Agora Gallery, NYC. The exhibition is scheduled to run from April 19, 2013 through May 9, 2013.  The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, April 25, 2013 from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free and all art lovers are encouraged to attend, enjoy and meet some of the artists whose works make up this delightful show.

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April 23, 2013
  • BE FILM The Underground Film Festival

  • Apr 23, 2013 at 2:00pm to Apr 27, 2013 at 3:00pm
  • Location: the Disney Park Avenue Screening Room, the Dolby Screening Room, and the Crosby Screening Room.
  • Description:

    Focusing on the belief that “Shorter is Better” BEFILM THE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL has become one of the most followed short film festivals on the East coast. Be Film prides itself for always promoting as well as discovering talented filmmakers. Films premiering at Be Film are consistently nominated for Oscars in both the live action, and animation categories, and go on to festivals such as Venice, Berlin, Torronto etc.

    Constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries, in 2009 the festival introduced a 3D stereoscopic category. BEFILM is the first established film festival in the world to have recognized and included the 3D stereoscopic medium with its own category.

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April 27, 2013
  • Open House Saturday, April 27th at PS 84

  • Apr 27, 2013 from 6:00am to 8:00am
  • Location: PS 84
  • Description:

    Dear families,

    We are very happy to announce that on Saturday, April 27th, Bonjour NY Summer Day Camp will hold an Open House at PS 84, on the Upper West Side.

    Here are the particulars:

    DATE:   Saturday, April 27th
    TIME:   10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
    PLACE:  PS 84
    ADDRESS:  32 West 92nd Street (btw. Central Park West & Columbus Ave)

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

    We look forward to seeing you!

    The Bonjour NY Team
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  • FIAF Family Saturdays - April 27

  • Apr 27, 2013 from 7:00am to 12:30pm
  • Location: FIAF
  • Description:

    Bring the famille to FIAF this April for a fun-filled celebration en français in honor of Earth Day!


    Afternoon of a Foehn

    Presented as part of Ricochet, Arts for All Ages!


    It isn’t often that one thinks of the life of a plastic bag. But in this mesmerizing performance, coming to New York directly from France, you are invited to do just that.

    Brought to life by a “foehn,” or dry wind, plastic bag “characters” dance to the lyrical music of Claude Debussy, transporting viewers sitting on the stage to a world where the laws of gravity no longer exist and boundless adventures await. A beautiful journey that ignites the imagination!


    Cinékids : Film & Activity

    Ages 5 & up


    L’automne de Pougne

    A curse has fallen on Balthasar, depriving the entire kingdom of stories. Can Pougne uncover the secret and restore the tales? A touching film from the award-winning team behind L’été de Boniface, shown at FIAF in April 2012.


    Ma petite planète chérie

    In honor of Earth Day, FIAF is thrilled to bring back this p

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  • Apr 27, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: Summit High School
  • Description:


    Summit High School Library

    125 Kent Place Blvd

    Summit, NJ 07901-4799



    6 hours Professional Development


    (Breakfast & lunch included)


    SECONDE IDENTITÉ : Françoise Moreau (Kent Place School)


    Comment bien connaître bon nombre de pays francophones et proposer aux élèves d’assumer une identité différente et de parler du point de vue d’une personne francophone de ce pays tout en s’amusant, voilà ce que propose Mme Moreau dans cette présentation.


    FESTIVAL DE LA FRANCOPHONIE : Barbara Broomall (River Dell School district)


    Ms. Broomall will share the Festival de la francophonie project she has created to her middle school French classes. Created to celebrate National French Week in November, these activities can be adapted to different levels. They are guaranteed to increase student interest and participation!



    LE ROI SOLEIL : Jonathan Shee (St. Luke's School in New Canaan, CT)


    "Le Roi Soleil" le spectacle: une unité extraordinaire

     Kamel Ouali's mega-spe

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