Friday, October 30, 2015 (10)

Oct 30, 2015
September 10, 2015

  • Sep 10, 2015 to Oct 30, 2015
  • Location: IFC Center
  • Description:

    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
September 17, 2015

  • Sep 17, 2015 to Oct 30, 2015
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza & Sunshine Cinemas
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of THE NEW GIRLFRIEND, acclaimed French writer/director Francois Ozon’s gender-bending drama about desire, sexual identity and self-discovery.  Loosely adapted from a Ruth Rendell short story, and starring rising French star Anais Demoustier (Bird People, The French Minister) and Romain Duris (The Beat that My Heart Skipped, Mood Indigo) in a career-defining role, THE NEW GIRLFRIEND is scheduled to open in New York (Lincoln Plaza and Sunshine Cinemas) and Los Angeles on Friday, September 18 followed by a national roll-out.

    Claire (Anais Demoustier) and Laura (Isild Le Besco) have been best friends since childhood. When Laura falls ill and dies, Claire reaches out to comfort her friend’s bereaved husband, David (Romain Duris), and makes a surprising discovery about him: David secretly enjoys dressing as a woman.  Ozon relates the story of Claire and David by bringing dashes of Douglas Sirk and George Cukor to a twenty-first-century narra

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
  • THE CUT starring Tahar Rahim

  • Sep 17, 2015 to Oct 30, 2015
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza & Landmark Sunshine
  • Description:

    Strand Releasing is proud to announce the release of THE CUT, Fatih Akin’s epic drama about one man’s journey through the Ottoman Empire after surviving the 1915 Armenian genocide. Deported from his home in Mardin, Nazareth (A Prophet’s Tahar Rahim) moves onwards as a forced laborer. When he learns that his daughters may still be alive, his hope is revived and he travels to America, via Cuba, to find them. Co-written by Armenian screenwriter, USC professor  and Martin Scorsese collaborator Mardik Martin (Raging Bull, Mean Streets, New York, New York) THE CUT was an official selection of the Venice and Film Festival, and is scheduled to open on Friday, September 18 (Lincoln Plaza, Landmark Sunshine) followed by a national release.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

    One night, the Turkish police round up all the Armenian men in the city, including the young blacksmith, Nazaret Manoogian, who gets separated from his family. Years later, after managing to survi

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
September 18, 2015
  • Invisible Molili

  • Sep 18, 2015 at 2:00pm to Nov 14, 2015 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Rio Gallery III
  • Description:
    Ghislaine Sabiti's new art exhibition The Invisible Molili, meaning an Invisible Obscurity in the Lingala Congolese language, builds a bridge between communities through collecting fractured narratives for social change and identity. This new body of work explores the stories of those often forgotten or misunderstood.
    Ghislaine Sabiti's technique sheds light on the shadows that exist in our world.   
    ‪Her sensibility to  an interculturalism and plurality of language infused with unique sewing and embroidery techniques creates bold stroke brushes.
    ‪"Sometimes we try ignore it and it becomes The Invisible Molili.."
    The Invisible Molili Exhibition will take place in Rio Gallery III in the new Sugar Hill building   and the Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling at 898 St.Nicholas Ave. and 155th St. .The exhibit will be view from September 18th  to November 17th
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  • Created by: ghislaine sabiti
September 24, 2015
  • Advanced Medium to Advanced French Conversation group

  • Sep 24, 2015 at 2:45pm to Dec 17, 2015 at 3:00pm
  • Location: 521 Fifth Avenue
  • Description:
    Bonjour et Bonne Rentrée!  J’espère que vous avez passé de bonnes vacances!

    Nous formons une fois de plus un salon de conversation pour cette saison septembre/décembre 2015. 

    Du moment que 5 participants confirment, c’est parti! 

    (Je vous demande donc de confirmer , à cette adresse email , aussi tôt que possible). 

    Je propose cette fois-ci une double formule:

    Prenez les 7 classes du cycle: $250,-

    Choisissez 5 des 7 classes: $200,-.

    Participation à payer au préalable ou à la première classe.

    Comme toujours, les classes auront lieu dans la salle de conférence 2, au cinquième étage, des bureaux de 

    Major, Lindsey and Afrika, 521 5th Avenue, entrée sur la 43ième rue,

    le jeudi soir, tous les 15 jours de 18h45 à 20h00.

    Ce cycle-ci les dates sont les suivantes:

    Le 24 septembre, 

    le 8 octobre, le 22 octobre, 

    le 5 novembre, le 19 novembre,

    le 3 décembre, le 17 décembre.

    N’hésitez pas à me contacter si vous avez des questions.

    Votre confirmation est appréciée. Un petit oui ou non, aideron

  • Created by: Luc Georges
October 3, 2015
  • The Ovahimba Years / Rina Sherman - Multimedia Exhibition BnF - Paris

  • Oct 3, 2015 to Nov 15, 2015
  • Location: BnF - François Mitterrand
  • Description:

    The Ovahimba Years / Rina Sherman

    A Multimedia Ethnography in Namibia and Angola

    Exhibition from September 29, 2015 to November 15, 2015 François-Mitterrand / Donors’ gallery

    The Ovahimba, a community of cattle farmers, live on both sides of the Kunene River that forms the border between Namibia and Angola. From 1997 to 2004, the ethnographer, filmmaker and photographer Rina Sherman shared the life of an extended family during a fieldwork study of seven years. During this time, she created in-depth documentation of some aspects of their everyday and ritual lives. The archival collection “The Ovahimba Years – Les années Ovahimba”, consisting of several hundred hours of video and sound, thousands of photographs and many notes, composes a unique ensemble of this community, both of universal interest and innovative as an ethnography. Rina Sherman donated it to the BNF in 2014.

  • Created by: Rina Sherman
October 12, 2015
October 29, 2015

  • Oct 29, 2015 at 5:00pm to Oct 30, 2015 at 7:00pm
  • Location: Metropolitan Room
  • Description:



    Caroline NIN



    Fresh from a phenomenally successful two-year run in her home town of Paris, French chanteuse Caroline Nin is ready to thrill New York audiences with her globally-acclaimed, bilingual tribute to France’s most beloved musical icon, Edith Piaf.

    For nearly a decade the Parisian cabaret star has enthralled and uplifted audiences around the world at Sydney’s prestigious Opera House to London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Edinburgh Festival and theaters throughout Europe with her mesmerizing interpretation – rather than impersonation – of Piaf’s œuvre.

    Miss Nin’s seductively smoky, jazz-inflected voice transports audiences to the streets of old Paris as she weaves stories in English effortlessly between spirited singing of the world-renowned anthems such as La Vie en Rose, Padam, Je Ne Regrette Rien and many more that made Piaf a darling of the world’s stage.

    Described as a « classic femme

  • Created by: Caroline Nin
October 30, 2015
  • Free screening of FESPACO 2015 winner FEVERS

  • Oct 30, 2015 from 2:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Description:

    FESPACO 2015 winner FEVERS

    Free screening Friday, October 30 @ 6:30pm

    FeversFevers, winner of FESPACO – Africa’s largest film festival – 2015 grand prize, the Golden Stallion is a French version of We Need to Talk About Kevin about a disturbed young man raised on foster care who enters his father’s Muslim household in the suburbs of Paris and becomes a major source of disruption in the family.

    At only thirteen, Benjamin is a little soldier at war with life, adults and with himself. Since the age of five, the troubled kid goes in and out of foster homes. But when his mother goes to jail and reveals to Benjamin the existence of his father, the young boy is determined to get out of foster care. So when the social worker gives him the choice, he decides to go live at his unknown father’s place.

    Directed by Hicham Ayouch, 2014, 90 min, France/Morocco, UAE, French, drama, English subt.

  • Created by: Diarah N'Daw-Spech