Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (5)

Jul 29, 2014
June 12, 2014

  • Jun 12, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    Adopt Films is proud to announce the release of VIOLETTE, Martin Provost's (Séraphine, winner of 7 César Awards) drama spanning 20 years in the complex life and work of trailblazing French feminist author Violette Leduc (Emmanuelle Devos, Kings & Queen, in a searing performance) and her relationship with the legendary Simone de Beauvoir (Sandrine Kiberlain).  VIOLETTE is scheduled to open in NY on Friday, June 13 at Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Angelika Film Center, followed by a national release.

    Violette Leduc, born out of wedlock at the beginning of the 20th century, encountered Simone de Beauvoir in the post-WWII years in St-Germain-des-Prés. The intense relationship between the two women would last their entire lives, a relationship based on the quest for freedom through writing for Violette and for Simone, on the conviction that she held the fate of an extraordinary writer in her hands.

    Arthouse darling Emmanuelle Devos won her first César Award for her performance as partially deaf Ca

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
June 24, 2014

  • Jun 24, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
  • Location: Film Forum
  • Description:

    The Weinstein Company is proud to announce the release of  YVES SAINT LAURENT, directed by Jalil Lespert, and starring Pierre Niney as the legendary fashion designer.  The young design genius who left French Algeria as a teenager to work for Christian Dior, took over the House of Dior at age 21 in January 1958. He and his partner, Pierre Bergé, famously launched their own fashion label in 1962, and the rest is history.   YVES SAINT LAURENT is scheduled to open in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 25 followed by engagements nationwide.

    Brilliantly capturing YSL’s shyness, charm, and artistic bravado, Pierre Niney morphs into the role without so much as a wrinkle. Drawing upon a vast archive of original material (made available to the production by the 83-year-old Pierre Bergé -- 5,000 dresses, 15,000 accessories, and 35,000 sketches), director Jalil Lespert puts the designer’s groundbreaking work on screen. Still gloriously beautiful are his Mondrian dresses, tuxedos for wome

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
July 17, 2014

  • Jul 17, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
  • Location: Landmark Sunshine Theater
  • Description:

    Drafthouse Films is proud to announce the release of Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)’s  MOOD INDIGO, starring Romain Duris (Chinese Puzzle, The Beat that My Heart Skipped) and Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Coco Before Chanel), set in a charmingly surreal Paris, which won a 2014 César for Best Production Design. The director’s cut for American audiences is scheduled to open in New York (at Sunshine Cinema) and Los Angeles on Friday, July 18 followed by a national roll out.

    Eminently inventive Michel Gondry finds an ideal counterpart in Boris Vian, whose novel provides the foundation for this visionary love story. Romain Duris plays wealthy bachelor Colin, whose hobbies include developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas (Omar Sy, The Untouchables).  When Colin learns that his best friend Chick (Gad Elmaleh, The Valet), a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlf

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
July 29, 2014
  • Blandine Girerd: Fantastic Fictions in Paint

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 7:00am to Aug 19, 2014 at 2:00pm
  • Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
  • Description:

    NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of French artist Blandine Girerd in Verve of Abstraction.

    Artist Blandine Girerd is a natural colorist. Her acrylic on canvas works are ripe with symbolism and anchored in figurative abstraction. Inspired by hue, vibration and music, her works are full of dynamically contrasting elements and are teeming with light. Gestural and instinctive, with a pure love of materiality, Girerd’s process incorporates the use of inks, scratching and collage for textural variety and plentiful rhythm. Delving into fantasy realms, her compositions invite a feeling of mystery and utilize color intensity as an expressive force. Although she favors blue, particularly darker shades and turquoise, no matter the color Girerd always rides fiercely to the psychological depth of her hues. Occasionally, she creates monochromatic works, zeroing in on the capacity of one color and mining its emotional and metaphysical riches.

    Blandine Girerd was bo

  • Created by: Amanda Aaron