- Sep 10, 2015 to Oct 30, 2015
- Location: IFC Center
Film Movement is proud to announce the release of BREATHE, the second feature by actress-turned-director Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds, Beginnings). A taut coming-of-age tale of the depths and escalating passions in female friendships, BREATHE is Ms. Laurent’s assured adaptation of the French young-adult novel of the same name. Starring talented newcomers Joséphine Japy and Lou De Laâge as two young girls whose all-consuming friendship takes a dark and dangerous turn, BREATHE is scheduled to open in New York on September 11 at the IFC Center and in Los Angeles on September 18, followed by a national release.
Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their own drama to pay much attention to her. School holds no surprises either and Charlie grows tired of her staid friends. Enter Sarah (Lou De Laâge), a hip new transfer student who brings with her an alluring air of boldness and danger. The two girls form an instant connection. S
- Created by: Aimee Morris
- Sep 10, 2015 from 8:30am to 10:00am EDT
- Location: The National Arts Club - Gramery Park
Inspired by Benjamin Franklin's Sunday suppers at his home in Passy, outside of Paris, from 1776 to 1785, and putting aside our lineage going back to 1940, when prominent American expats returned to the US during the Occupation, the Club provides a genteel alternative for developing relationships in today's harried, on-line world.
Of course, there are many groups in New York that offer business and social networking opportunities, “What is special about the Paris American Club?” you may ask.
While there is a time and place for everything, consider meeting a potential business prospect at one of today's typical "speed dating" style card exchanges, trying to read their name-tag while juggling a glass of wine and piece of cheese and fumbling to exchange business cards...
Now imagine the next step of building a relationship: inviting that contact to join you for a civilized luncheon in an elegant setting, with a sparkling welcome, where you share a gourmet, three-course meal, accompanied by F
- Created by: John F Bennett
- Sep 10, 2015 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm EDT
- Location: Columbia Maison Française
The Rabbi's Cat is adapted from volumes one, two, and five of Joann Sfar's popular comic-book series of the same name.
"An absorbing, nuanced, and vividly animated tale of adventure, ambivalent morality and talking animals."- Village Voice
THE RABBI'S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin)
By Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux
with the voices of Mathieu Amalric, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino, Hafsia Herzi
2011 | Animation | UR | 1h29 | France | GKIDS
Algiers, 1920s. Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is transforming into a teenager, and even worse, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking. The Rabbi’s life grows all the more complicated when a box arrives from Russia with a painter inside. Ultimately Rabbi Sfar ends up on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city of origin in Africa.
Presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française
Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public
- Created by: Nathalie Charles
- Sep 10, 2015 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm EDT
- Location: Columbia University Low Library Steps
THE RABBI’S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin)
Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux, 2011, 90 min.
Event Location: Low Plaza Steps
This animated film is set in Algiers in the 1920s. Rabbi Sfar has more than one problem. His beautiful daughter Zlabya is transforming into a teenager, and even worse, his parrot-killing cat has just started talking. The Rabbi’s life grows all the more complicated when a box arrives from Russia with a painter inside. Ultimately Rabbi Sfar ends up on a quest for a hidden tribe and its mythical city of origin in Africa.
This screening is featured as part of the Films on the Green Festival organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE and the City of New York Parks & Recreation. Sponsorship is provided by Air France, BNP Paribas, and TV5 Monde.
*Please note that in case of rain, the screening will be held in the East Gallery in Buell Hall—seating is limited. No alcohol is permitted at this event.
- Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
- Sep 10, 2015 at 3:30pm to Sep 11, 2015 at 3:30pm EDT
- Location: French Institute Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall
Political pundits, Real Housewives and that guy talking loudly next to you on the subway are united by their words in French performance maker Joris Lacoste’s latest foray into the outer limits of human expression.
Five virtuoso soloists take to the stage to perform all manner of recorded utterances, putting the emphasis on every hesitation, intonation, and “um.” Celebrating the vast range of human speech—from serious to downright silly—the choir of voices makes promises, threats, decisions, and declarations of love in more than 15 languages.
Suite n°2 is created from L’Encyclopédie de la parole, a collection of recorded speech which uses everyday language to investigate our word-obsessed culture. Since 2007, this sprawling project has taken the form of performances, conferences, games, exhibitions, and a website (encyclopediedelaparole.org).
- Created by: FIAF