Thursday, October 30, 2014 (9)

Oct 30, 2014
August 19, 2014
  • Sortie VOD "Jealousy" le dernier opus de Philippe Garrel

  • Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00am to Dec 30, 2014 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Nationwide
  • Description:

    Apres une sortie a New York le 15 aout au Elinor Bunin Munroe Center dans l'Upper West Side, le dernier film de Philippe Garrel avec Louis Garrel et Anna Mouglalis sort sur Itunes le 19 aout.

    Lien vers le film:

    Synopsis (en anglais):

    Louis Garrel (THE DREAMERS) stars in this enthralling tale of love, temptation and betrayal, directed by none other than his father, major post-New Wave auteur Philippe Garrel. After separating from his wife,  Louis moves into a garret apartment with his fellow actor girlfriend Claudia (Anna Mougladis) as they struggle with fidelity and the temptation to give up their art for an easier life.


  • Created by: Anne Takahashi
September 8, 2014
  • French immersion classes for preschooler in Brooklyn

  • Sep 8, 2014 at 5:00am to Jun 26, 2015 at 9:00am
  • Location: In Williamsburg
  • Description:

    Dear parents,

     Our French immersion program in Williamsburg / Greenpoint  which will begin in September 2014 has spots open  for children  2.5 yrs to 4 yrs old.
    Led by experienced and dynamic French speakers this program will follow a curriculum and  offer our children an opportunity to learn about our world through creative and dramatic play, arts, stories, singing, playing, learning alphabet, numbers sharing meals all immersed in the French language.
    Our drop-off classes will meet in a child-friendly rented room at Play, 33 Nassau avenue ( by the MC Carren park) in Brooklyn from 9:00am to 1:00pm Mondays- Fridays ( 2, 3 and 5 days options) starting September 8, 2014 to the end of June 2015.
    For more info contact me at frenchforlittleones at gmail dot com

  • Created by: Magda Lahliti
October 10, 2014
  • French Art at Agora NYC this October

  • Oct 10, 2014 at 7:00am to Oct 30, 2014 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:

    The original work of three French artists Joëlle Kem Lika, Thomas Raoult and Val d’Off will be on display at Agora Gallery, NYC.

    About Joëlle Kem Lika

    French artist Joëlle Kem Lika takes her inspiration from nature, especially flowers and seascapes, though she turns such imagery into virtually Abstract Expressionist compositions bursting with gestural swaths of bold colors and brilliant plays of light. She cites the importance of the Buddhist concept of the "Pulse of Life" in her practice and, indeed, her works positively pulse with energy, whether in fiery and explosive canvases dominated by reds and yellows, or the evocative blues and greens of her water scenes and skyscapes.

    Working quickly and vigorously, Kem Lika applies her saturated acrylic paints in layers, so that subtle shadings and contrasting tones emerge beneath the bold, dominant hues. The thick brushstrokes give momentum and direction to the most abstract pieces, while also lending a textured, practically sculptural element

  • Created by: Amanda Aaron
October 16, 2014

  • Oct 16, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014
  • Location: The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center & Film Forum
  • Description:

    Rialto Pictures is proud to announce the restoration and re-release of the late Alain Resnais’ seminal debut film HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR, which will be released theatrically in the U.S. for the first time in decades on Friday, October 17 in New York and Los Angeles following its premiere at the 2014 New York Film Festival. A pillar of the French New Wave, long unavailable for exhibition in the United States due to rights issues, it will be released nationally in a spectacular new 4K restoration.  

    Employing a radical use of voice-over narration and quickly-flashbacked scenes, Hiroshima Mon Amour tells the story of a brief relationship in post-war Japan between a French actress, played by Oscar nominee Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), and a Japanese architect, played by Eiji Okada (Woman in the Dunes).

    The Oscar-nominated screenplay was written by Marguerite Duras, who in novels like The Lover, often dealt with European/Asian relationships. 2014 marks Duras’ centennial and she will be honored w

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
October 22, 2014

  • Oct 22, 2014 at 8:00am to Nov 21, 2014 at 12:00pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
  • Description:



    Exhibition of sculptures by French artist Elisabeth Raphaël, East Gallery, Buell Hall

    Following the opening reception, the exhibition will be on view October 23-November 21, 12-5 p.m., and during evening events

    Elisabeth Raphaël’s fourteen sculptures exhibited at the Columbia Maison Française draw their inspiration from a reading of the Tanakh - the Hebrew Bible - but other books can be imagined too in these works. Each sculpture contains an ancient Hebrew text stamped on fragile leaves made of bone china. Some leaves are hidden between minimalist clay blocks. Other leaves are caressed by hands of wrapped textile.

    Elisabeth Raphaël lives and works in Paris. Her works have been exhibited in France, Belgium, Israel, the United Kingdom and China. She won the Grand Prix of the International Biennale of Vallauris in 2012. Her sculptures and installations are represented in the Magnelli Museum of Vallauris, the Museum of Châteauroux and t

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
October 29, 2014
  • Jean-Daniel Lorieux Seducing the Lens

  • Oct 29, 2014 to Dec 6, 2014
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:

    The Art of Sex and Seduction enters the gallery with striking portraits that are as erotic as they are sleek. A master of his craft, Jean-Daniel Lorieux’s work for the likes of Vogue, Dior, andLanvin has turned fashion photography into sensual iconography.

    Lorieux’s camera acts as a third eye, focusing on what is most exquisite in the world. He captures idealized images of women, glorifying them from dawn to dusk. Splendid, ethereal, and statuesque, these women inhabit a world created by Lorieux’s lens.


  • Created by: FIAF
  • Six Characters in Search of an Author

  • Oct 29, 2014 at 3:30pm to Nov 2, 2014 at 10:00am
  • Location: BAM Harvey Theater
  • Description:

    Théâtre de la Ville, Paris 
    By Luigi Pirandello 
    Translation and adaptation by François Regnault
    Directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota

    An identity crisis for the theater itself, Luigi Pirandello’s 1921 epitome of absurdism is a masterpiece of blurred dramatic lines, brought cleverly to life in this production from director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and Théâtre de la Ville, Paris.

    A dysfunctional family of six interrupts the rehearsal of a play to make a curious claim: They are characters who’ve been abandoned by their author and are seeking a theater troupe to give them an artful sense of completion. On a spare set, portrayers and portrayed begin to overlap, as fiction and reality follow suit. The result is a beguiling tragedy that turns notions of authorship and agency on their heads while offering humanity critical insight into its own selectively scribed existence.

  • Created by: Raphaele de Boisblanc
October 30, 2014
  • Bassekou Kouyate

  • Oct 30, 2014 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Description:

    One of Africa’s greatest instrumentalists, Bassekou Kouyate is joined by his band Ngoni Ba for an acoustic program that reveals the softer sounds of Malian music. Bassekou is a virtuoso picker and is renowned for his mastery of the ngoni, an ancient traditional “spike lute” and an ancestor of the banjo.

    This program is part of the Mali Now festival celebrating contemporary Malian music, culture, and politics.

    Tickets to this event include Museum admission.

    Bring the kids for $1

    Image of Bassekou Kouyate photo courtesy of World Music Institute.

  • Created by: Met Museum Presents
  • William Alexander's "Flirting with French" at FIAF

  • Oct 30, 2014 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: FIAF
  • Description:

    Please join us for a fun evening with William Alexander, best-selling author of Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart.

    A playful look at learning a language, struggles and all, Flirting with French is a must-read for aspiring French-speakers of all ages.

    Talk and reading will be followed by a book signing.

    In English.

  • Created by: William Alexander