Monday, April 28, 2014 (8)

Apr 28, 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
April 22, 2014

  • Apr 22, 2014 to May 6, 2014
  • Location: Film Forum
  • Description:

    A warm, funny, literate comedy in which two French actors portray two French actors, friends at odds with one another in every possible way, except their love of Molière’s The Misanthrope. Lambert Wilson (OF GODS AND MEN) plays Gauthier, tall, handsome, and the beneficiary of a leading role in a ridiculous soap opera as a beloved cosmetic surgeon who “saves lives.” Fabrice Luchini (who previously worked with Le Guay in WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR) as Serge has met with much less success, becoming a middle-aged curmudgeon who has renounced the stage to live on the glorious île de Ré, off France’s Atlantic coast. Gauthier arrives on Serge’s turf to try to convince his pal (Luchini, in real life, a Molière expert) to return to Paris to play opposite him in a new production. When not arguing or rehearsing scenes while biking, they consider their options as personified by a local porn actress and an attractive Italian divorcée, as well as the lure of island real estate.

  • Created by: Danielle
April 24, 2014

  • Apr 24, 2014 to May 23, 2014
  • Location: IFC Center
  • Description:

    Sundance Selects is proud to announce the release of  YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL, the latest drama from Francois Ozon, one of the most provocative French writer-directors, featuring a star-making performance by stunning newcomer Marine Vacth.  YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL is scheduled to open in New York (IFC Center) on Friday, April 25 followed by a national roll out.

    “No one’s serious at 17,” wrote Arthur Rimbaud,  a sentiment  that may justify the choices made by 17-year-old Isabelle (Ms. Vacth), over the course of a pivotal year. Her transgressive and intimately observed coming-of-age journey is divided in four seasonal chapters and four pop songs, from her sexual awakening to her first time, to her foray into prostitution and her search for identity. Francois Ozon observes her journey without judgment, reflecting on the emotions and insecurities that saturate a young person’s entrance into adulthood, and again proves a master at coaxing strong performances from young actors. YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL was nomi

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
April 28, 2014
  • Endless Vigils at Crête-à-Pierrot, by Dominique Batraville

  • Apr 28, 2014 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: Segal Theater, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Description:

    Endless Vigils at Crête-à-Pierrot
    Written by Dominique Batraville (HAITI)

    Directed by Awoye Timpo
    Translated by Peter Consenstein

    Part of the Martin E. Segal Theater Center’s PEN World Voices: International Play Festival 2014

    The dead and the living, who “walk on the bones of the dead,” are united by a wish to bring their dying nation together once again by physically and metaphysically reviving Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the first leader of the revolution for an independent Haiti.

    The reading will be accompanied by a reading of Batraville’s poem "La Danse des pieds," with English translation by Alessandra Benedicty, and two short films: Élégie de Port-au-Prince, by Aïda Maigre-Touchet and featuring Dominique Batraville – a post-earthquake elegy to the Haitian capitol – and La Danse des pieds, also starring Batraville, directed by Kendy Vérilus. The event will conclude with a discussion with Thomas C. Spear, Professor of French, Lehman College and The Graduate Center, CUNY.

    Présentation, Domi

  • Created by: Thomas C. Spear
  • From Translation All Science Had Its Offspring" : The Florio Translation of the Essays of Michel de Montaigne

  • Apr 28, 2014 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: James Room, Barnard College
  • Description:

    On the occasion of the publication of Shakespeare's Montaigne, a modernized and annotated edition of John Florio’s 1603 translation of Montaigne’s Essays (NYRB, 2014), please join us for an evening with with the book's co-editor, Peter Platt, Department of English, Barnard College, in conversation with Phillip John Usher, Department of French, Barnard College

    Monday, April 28, 2014 - 6:30 PM - James Room, 4th Floor, Barnard Hall, Barnard College (Broadway and 117th, New York City)


    Organized by The Center for Translation Studies at Barnard College and New York Review Books, with the participation of the Department of English and the Department of French, Barnard College.

  • Created by: Casey McNamara
  • French Literature in the Making: Colette Fellous in conversation with Olivier Barrot

  • Apr 28, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    Florence Gould Event

    Colette Fellous
    Novelist, editor, radio producer and host; author of Aujourd’hui (Prix Marguerite Duras); Pour Dalida; Un Amour de frère; La Préparation de la vie

    Olivier Barrot
    Writer, journalist, television producer and host, Un Livre un jour (France 3 and TV5); author of L’Ami posthume: Gérard Philipe; Je ne suis pas là; Le Fils perdu, co-author, La Vie culturelle dans la France occupée

    In French.

    Presented with the additional support of Sofitel, the Centre National du Livre, and Open Skies.

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU