Thursday, April 3, 2014 (10)

Apr 3, 2014
January 8, 2014
Wednesday
  • Jeux Droles -"Jeux D'roles" theater workshops for kids. French, confidence & fun.

  • Jan 8, 2014 at 10:30am to Jun 25, 2014 at 12:30pm
  • Location: CoucouBrooklyn
  • Description:

    About

    "Jeux Droles" is the first acting workshop for children to learn and have fun in French - Starting in January @ CoucouBrooklyn
    Mission
    Teach a language through acting, boost self-confidence and have fun.
    Description

    Have fun with acting

    “Jeux D’roles” means roleplay and funny games. Our approach is based on words and pronunciation, sense memory, repetition, improvisation and immersion, invented scenes or scenes from existing plays.

    Learn a language
    Our workshops are bilingual but mostly taught in French. Our objective is to teach children how to learn to communicate and have fun in another language. Speaking a language is not only about saying words. It is also about finding your “persona” in another language. This includes thoughts, sensations, emotions and experiences in another language that can be discovered and explored through acting. Our classes offer a trusted and safe environment that enables children to develop imagination and focus, and to build self-confidence.

    A class for

  • Created by: Aurelie Harp
January 30, 2014
Thursday
  • The Little Prince: A New York Story at The Morgan Library & Museum

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 5:30am to Apr 27, 2014 at 2:00pm
  • Location: The Morgan Library & Museum
  • Description:

    Le Petit Prince was born in New York.

    Published in 1943, The Little Prince is one of the world's most beloved books. Author Antoine Saint-Exupery wrote and illustrated the book in New York, between Long Island and Manhattan.

    "The Little Prince" tells the adventures of a boy who hails from a tiny asteroid no larger than a house. On his way to Earth, he visits other planets and meets a king, a conceited man, a drunkard, a lamplighter and a geographer. On Earth, he encounters a fox who teaches him: "What is essential is invisible to the eye." The phrase is the book's central theme and one Saint-Exupery revised 15 times, including the version "What matters cannot be seen."

     

    “The Little Prince: A New York Story” now through April 27 at the Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street; 212-685-0008; themorgan.org

    Hours
    Tuesday through Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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  • Created by: eric e. (esquared)
March 6, 2014
Thursday
  • AMAZINGLY AFFORDABLE FRENCH CONVERSATION

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 1:00pm to Apr 17, 2014 at 3:00pm
  • Location: UPPER EAST SIDE, HUNTER COLLEGE
  • Description:

    Amazingly Affordable Conversational French! (Hunter College)

    Lexington Av at E 68 St

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    Amusez-vous bien et apprenez le francais courant (conversational FRENCH) à la faculte© de Hunter College Continuing Ed

    At a price you CANNOT BEAT anywhere ($21.25 per hour) you will brush off your high school or college French (MIN. 2 YRS.) -- it will come back to you! French is BY FAR THE EASIEST language for an anglophone if you know the right tricks.

    Speak French again by listening to French popular music and translating it and reading about the US from a French perspective in French.

    We have lively and funny lessons in which we concentrate on pronunciation and comprehension. Grammar is secondary. We use practical applications -- how to get to the train station, following directions; and we explore topical themes that illuminate the beauty and specialness of French culture. We learn practical ways to figure out the meaning of French words from your knowledge of English.
  • Created by: JOHN STEINBERG
March 13, 2014
Thursday
  • LE WEEK-END

  • Mar 13, 2014 to Apr 25, 2014
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    Music Box Films is proud to announce the release of Roger Michell's (Notting Hill) acclaimed dramatic comedy LE WEEK-END, set in Paris, and starring two of Britain’s national treasures, Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, Topsy-Turvy, Another Year) and Lindsay Duncan (Under the Tuscan Sun, Mansfield Park), as well as Jeff Goldblum. A hit with critics and audiences in England, LE WEEK-END is scheduled to open in New York and Los Angeles on March 14.

    In Mr. Michell's magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship—or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Lindsay Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and, disappointment, in their own very English way. When Meg and

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
 
  • ON MY WAY

  • Mar 13, 2014 to Apr 25, 2014
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of ON MY WAY, the love letter to Catherine Deneuve written specifically for the screen legend by writer-director Emmanuelle Bercot.  ON MY WAY has been selected as the Opening Night of Lincoln Center's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema on March 6, and will be released in New York on Friday, March 14 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.

    After being dumped by her married lover for a 25-year-old woman, former beauty queen Bettie (Catherine Deneuve) grows tired of managing her failing restaurant and aging mother and, desperately trying to shake a lifetime of regret, impulsively sets off on a road trip adventure with an unexpected traveling companion, the ten year old grandson she barely knows. Emmanuelle Bercot (Polisse, Clement)'s love letter to screen icon Deneuve is an engaging and whimsical journey of self-discovery and renewal.

    Catherine Deneuve has appeared in more than 100 films since gaining wide acclaim for her roles in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
March 28, 2014
Friday
  • Multimedia Theater Play COSMICOMICS based on novel by Italo Calvino

  • Mar 28, 2014 at 3:00pm to Apr 19, 2014 at 4:30pm
  • Location: Dixon Place
  • Description:

    Dixon Place

    161A Chrystie Street, New York, New York 10002

     

    Multimedia Theater Play COSMICOMICS with projection design, video art and animations by Spanish filmmaker and videoartist Laia Cabrera in collaboration with French artist Isabelle Duverger.

     

    Dixon Place & The New Stage Theatre Company present world premiere of Cosmicomics, an original multimedia theatre piece inspired by chapters of Italo Calvino's matchless novel of the same name.

    Directed by Ildiko Nemeth, Cosmicomics comprises a series of vignettes involving our narrator, Qfwfq, as he evolves across the history of the universe. From his innocent childhood before the Big Bang, when everything he loved was packed into a single point, we continue on to his love affairs and nostalgic middle age. Along the way we witness wondrous things: the birth of light and color, the identity crises of creatures that move from sea to land, the inner lives of mollusks, and more. Against a cosmic backdrop we recognize fundamentally human experienc

  • Created by: Isabelle Duverger
April 3, 2014
Thursday
  • Focus on French Cinema 2014 10th annivesary Greenwich, CT New York, NY

  • Apr 3, 2014 to Apr 8, 2014
  • Location: Bow Tie Cinemas in Greenwich, April 4-6 and Florence Gould Hall ( FIAF)
  • Description:

    Focus on French Cinema ( from around the world) 10th anniversary - 7 US PREMIERES and 20 films - in French with English Subtitles New partnerships with the Festival du film francophone d'Angouleme and French Institute Alliance Francaise ( FIAF)

    Among films that will have US Premiere - Les Garcons et Guillaume , a table! ( " Me , Mysef & Mum) winner of 5 cesars and 9 Mois Ferme( 9 Month Stretch ) winner of 2 Cesars.

  • Created by: Renee Amory Ketcham
 
  • Vanessa Schwartz: Dancing Rabbis and Bar Mitzvah Cats: On Jewish Humor in French Popular Film

  • Apr 3, 2014 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    Institute of French Studies Colloquium

    This presentation considers the value, persistence and changing character of Jewish humor in France by examining two popular visual texts: The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973) and The Rabbi's Cat (2011). Through them we see changing definitions of what it means to be both Jewish and Arab in France in the last quarter of the twentieth century and the new millennium.

    Vanessa R. Schwartz is Professor of History, Art History and Film at USC. An historian on modern visual culture, she was trained in Modern European History with a concentration on France and urban culture. The author of Modern France: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2011), It’s So French! Hollywood, Paris and the Making of Cosmopolitan Film Culture (Chicago, 2007) and Spectacular Realities: Early Mass Culture in fin-de-siècle Paris (California, 1998), she is now working on the history of “the jet age.” 

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
 
  • Cinema Thursday: Step Up to the Plate (Entre les Bras)

  • Apr 3, 2014 from 3:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
  • Description:

    A documentary by Paul Lacoste, 2012, 86 min

    French chef Michel Bras, one of the most influential chefs in the world, has decided to hand over his renowned 3-Michelin-Star restaurant to his son Sébastien. Having worked with his father for 15 years, Sébastien is ready. But it's not easy to take over the family business when your father is a master in his field. Filmed in the gorgeous Aubrac region in the South of France.

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
 
  • Kallagan French Comedian in NY

  • Apr 3, 2014 at 3:30pm to Apr 8, 2014 at 3:30pm
  • Location: greenwich village comedy club
  • Description:

    Dans le cadre d'un projet de programmation de spectacles d'humour en Français pour nos compatriotes aux USA, B.Production est heureux de vous proposer le spectacle de Kallagan au Greenwich Village Comedy Club les 3 et 8 avril 2014.

    Ce premier test nous permettra de jauger si la demande est réel, en effet nous comptons bien renouveler cette expérience partout ou il est possible de le faire avec les meilleurs humoristes de France, et surtout proposer des tarifs normaux à la portée de tous.

  • Created by: French Comedy Night