Thursday, April 17, 2014 (12)

Apr 17, 2014
January 8, 2014
  • 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:


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

    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
  • 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;

    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

  • Mar 6, 2014 at 1:00pm to Apr 17, 2014 at 3:00pm
  • Description:

    Amazingly Affordable Conversational French! (Hunter College)

    Lexington Av at E 68 St

    (google map) (yahoo map)

    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

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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 17, 2014
  • CONFERENCE: Barthes’s Attachments

  • Apr 17, 2014 to Apr 18, 2014
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    Co-sponsored by New French Philosophy, The Center for French Civilization and Culture, Department of French, and La Maison Française

    A mini–conference organized by Emily Apter

    Barthes’s attachments to texts, myths, images, and groups of friends generated forms of intimate criticism that fit no clear genre. His affections and the affective modes of writing that these affections helped produce—suffused with desire, suffering, mourning, and resilience—will be the focus of this one-day conference. We will also consider the attachment as materials that were published posthumously or that remain relatively little known (as in the films he collaborated on with Canadian writers and film-makers). Additional questions to be addressed: How did Barthes compose an archive of intimacy? How did he blur the lines between intimate writing and pedagogy? How did he write queerly, influencing American critics like Susan Sontag, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and D.A. Miller? How did he articulate the anxieties and

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Visualizing Universalism: The UNESCO Human Rights Exhibition, 1949-1953

  • Apr 17, 2014 from 9:00am to 2:30pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
  • Description:

    Opening Symposium with Samuel Moyn, Thomas Keenan, Ariella Azoulay, Mark Mazower, Felicity Scott, Elazar Barkan, and Yasmine Ergas

    The Visualizing Universalism symposium marks the opening of a new exhibition at Columbia University’s Buell Hall (through May 19) publicly displaying the original 1949 UNESCO Human Rights Exhibition and its archive for the first time in 60 years. This exhibition was the first  international event that sought to visually represent the history and meaning of the then-recently adopted Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Using the exhibition as a platform for critical debate on contemporary human rights culture, the symposium explores insights provided by UNESCO’s first attempt to visualize and historicize the UDHR. In three sessions we will discuss the exhibition’s historical context, its teleological narrative, and the ways in which human rights are represented and disseminated through visual culture – questions pertinent to both the exhibition and to conte

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
  • Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty

  • Apr 17, 2014 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Please note location change: Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, New York University
  • Description:

    Co-sponsored by Institute for Public Knowledge, Politics, Institute of French Studies, Public Books and La Maison Française

    Book event: Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty (Harvard U.P., 2014)

    Thomas Piketty is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics. He is the author of numerous articles and of a dozen books. He has done major historical and theoretical work on the interplay between economic development and the distribution of income and wealth. In particular, he is the initiator of the recent literature on the long run evolution of top income shares in national income (now available in the World Top Incomes Database). These works have led to radically question the optimistic relationship between development and inequality posited by Kuznets, and to emphasize the role of political and fiscal institutions in the historical evolution of income and wealth distribution.

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century

  • Apr 17, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: Rennert Hall, Kraft Center
  • Description:

    Thomas Piketty

    In conversation with Jared Bernstein, Thomas Edsall, and Victoria de Grazia

    Registration required; Please click here

    French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century,published in French in Fall 2013 and just translated into English (Harvard University Press), will reorient our understanding of economic history and transform the debate  about wealth and inequality. Piketty's ambitious and original work analyzes historic data on capital and income distribution over the past three centuries  from more than twenty countries to argue that the main driver of inequality is the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth. As a result, the inequality of incomes and the preponderance of capital over work in the accumulation of wealth are, especially in the US, at historical highs, undermining our core democratic values.  Because inequality is a global phenomenon, Piketty proposes a worldwide solution: a global tax on wealth combined with

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
  • Créatives People a New York souhaitant obtenir un visa de travail aux Etats Unis

  • Apr 17, 2014 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: The Producer's Club
  • Description:

    Reunion d'informations le 17 avril a 20h at The Producer's Club , si vous êtes intéressés par obtenir le visa d'artiste (O1 Visa) 

    Producteurs, directeurs, cinéastes, Editeurs, Designers, photographe, écrivains et pleins d'autres metiers créatif sont les bienvenus lors de cette réunion.

    Toutes les questions seront les bienvenus lors de cette réunion d'informations ! 

    Alors n'hésitez pas, venez vous joindre a nous et n'oubliez pas de RSVP.

    A tres vite !

  • Created by: Julie