Thursday, May 9, 2013 (10)

May 9, 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 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 28, 2013

  • Apr 28, 2013 to Aug 31, 2013
  • Location: NY
  • Description:

    je suis Francophone, je vis à New York, j'ai fondé une une non-profit organisation communautaire à Brooklyn, je suis à la recherche de certains cadres bilingues Francophones pouvant completer le staff de direction plutot detenant d'une maitrise ou d'un doctorat. 

    je suis tres ouvert et flexible au dialogue constructif.

    Faites nous part de vos appréhentions professionelles dans notre requete de la recherche de fonds en vue de nous stabiliser graduellement.



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April 30, 2013
  • PICTURE THIS! - Conversations with Illustrators from Paris & NY

  • Apr 30, 2013 to May 13, 2013
  • Location: Multiple locations - see website for more details
  • Description:

    This spring, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy brings together like-minded authors of children’s books and comics to talk about their craft. The series will run from April 8 – May 13 with events taking place in some of the most important houses of illustration around New York City.

    Join some of your favorite local authors as they ‘talk shop’ with the French counterparts they have often dreamed of meeting…

    Image:  Jeu des yeux © Hervé Tullet

    A calendar of remaining events listed online. See link below...

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May 8, 2013
  • HCX | Haiti Film Fest

  • May 8, 2013 to May 12, 2013
  • Location: St Francis College
  • Description:

    Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX)
    ,a New York-based non-profit organization that develops, presents and promotes the cultural expressions of the Haitian people, will host its second international Haiti Film Fest from May 9-12, 2013 in New York City. Dedicated to supporting films about Haiti’s Diaspora, as well as films from the beginning of Haiti’s presence on-screen, the HCX Haiti Film Fest 2013 will be held at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York.

    Opening Night, Thursday, May 9 at East Village venue, DROM, will celebrate Haitian film, music and culture with a special performance by singer Emeline Michel.

    The weekend festival will present an emerging filmmakers workshop on May 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at FiveMyles Gallery and two days of multiple film screenings offered free of charge on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    This year, the HCX Film Fest will feature provocative and innovative storytelling via narrative films, documentaries, feature-length

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May 9, 2013
  • THE PAINTING (Le Tableau) opens 5/10 at the VILLAGE EAST CINEMA

  • May 9, 2013 to Jun 30, 2013
  • Location: Village East Cinema
  • Description:

    Animation, Jean-Francois Laguionie, France, 2012, 78 mins
    In English or in French with English subtitles

    In this wryly inventive 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 the canvas and into the Painter’s studio. The abandoned workspace is strewn with paintings, each containing its own animated world – and in a feast

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  • 2nd Annual HCX| Haiti Film Fest May 9-12

  • May 9, 2013 at 2:00pm to May 12, 2013 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Drom
  • Description:

    Haiti Cultural Exchange | Haiti Film Fest 2013; May 9-12, will include the opening night celebration, an emerging filmmakers event and two full days of free films from contemporary Haitian filmmakers, films about Haiti’s Diaspora, as well as films from the beginning of Haiti’s presence on-screen. Ranging from seasoned directors to emerging student filmmakers, this film festival will present the diverse points of view that encompass the Haitian identity.

    Thursday, May 9th: HCX| Haiti Film Fest Opening Night @DROM, 85 Avenue A, East Village, NY Join us Thursday, May 9th for the kick off of the 2nd international HCX | Haiti Film Fest!

    Support Haitian Cinema, and rub shoulders with award-winning filmmakers and actors. Enjoy screenings of the festival’s best short films and a live performance by the legendary Emeline Michel. Purchase tickets at

    Friday, May 10th: Emerging Filmmakers Panel @FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY

    FREE screening o

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  • Cosmopolitan Chanteuse, Yanna Avis, Makes Café Carlyle Debut, May

  • May 9, 2013 from 6:45pm to 7:45pm
  • Location: Cafe Carlyle
  • Description:

    Glamorous chanteuse, Yanna Avis, makes her Café Carlyle debut in May with a new show, titled “IN LOVE WITH LOVE.” Ms. Avis will feature the unique brand of sophisticated European cabaret for which she has been critically lauded in The New York Times, The New York Observer, The New Yorker, The New York Post, Time Out New York, Backstage and a dozen other newspapers and magazines around the globe.  The program will be multi-lingual from a variety of influences: Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Friedrich Hollander and other sophisticates and heartbreakers. 

    Ms. Avis was the first cabaret performer ever to be invited by Maestro Gian-Carlo Menotti to perform at Italy’s Spoleto Music Festival. On the New York nightclub scene, Ms. Avis has been presented at Feinstein’s at the Regency, the Metropolitan Room, The Supper Club’s former “King Kong Room,” Maxim’s, The Firebird, The Russian Tea Room, “Doubles” at the Sherry-Netherland and soon, the venerable and uber-fabulous Café Carlyle.



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