Tuesday, April 5, 2016 (13)

Apr 5, 2016
March 4, 2016
  • Anima: A Collaborative Project

  • Mar 4, 2016 to Apr 14, 2016
  • Location: The Invisible Dog Art Center
  • Description:

    As part of the Tilt Kids Festival, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), The Invisible Dog Art Center will present Anima, an installation open from March 5 to April 14. 

    A luscious forest and archaeological dig open up a world of myth and magic in Anima. Kids are invited into the immersive and interactive installation to explore the connection between man, animals, and soul, inspired by Mayan culture.

    Anima is a collaboration between visual artist Prune Nourry(Terracotta Daughters, 2014) and anthropologist Valentine Losseau with artists Etienne Saglio and Takao Shiraishi, scenographer Benjamin Gabrié, and Cie 14:20.

    Prune Nourry is a New York-based French multidisciplinary artist who is currently in residence at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn. Trained as a sculptor, Nourry now also explores mediums such as photography, film, performance, and design. She draws her inspiration from themes surrounding bioethic

  • Created by: French Culture
March 10, 2016

  • Mar 10, 2016 to May 27, 2016
  • Location: Paris Theatre and Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of MARGUERITE, writer-director Xavier Giannoli’s satirical tragicomedy set in France in the 1920s, starring Catherine Frot (The Dinner Game, Family Resemblances) as Marguerite Dumont, an eccentric and exceedingly wealthy would-be Opera diva.  Nominated for 11 César Awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress, the film was selected for the Venice and Telluride Fim Festivald, and is scheduled to open in New York at The Paris Theater and the Angelika Film Center on Friday, March 11 with a national roll-out to follow.

    Not far outside Paris, at the beginning of the Roaring 20s, Marguerite lives in a sumptuous mansion, spending much of her time singing famous opera arias dressed in elaborate theatrical costumes. Marguerite sings whole-heartedly, bearing her soul, but is also terribly, and comically, out of tune. When a young, provocative journalist writes a rave review of her latest private recital, Marguerite’s delusion that s

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
March 26, 2016
  • Camus: A Stranger in the city

  • Mar 26, 2016 at 2:00pm to Apr 19, 2016 at 3:00pm
  • Location: New York City
  • Description:

    This spring marks the 70th anniversary of Camus’s one and only trip to the United States. From March to May 1946, he delivered lectures at universities, spoke of the French resistance to Nazi occupation, and acted as a critical observer of American society. Outside of intellectual and literary circles, the young author was scarcely known when he arrived. But he would be. During the course of his visit, his novel The Stranger was published in English for the first time. The New Yorker interviewed him, and the New York Herald Tribune proclaimed him the “boldest writer in France today.”

    Fifty-six years after his tragic death in a car crash, Albert Camus remains a major intellectual figure in the world. His reflections on absurdism and revolt, his constant battle for life, freedom and justice against nihilism, terror and ideologies, continue to stimulate discussion and provoke debate. His writings not only inspire artists in music, theater, and cinema; they also help their readers to live.

  • Created by: Alix de Cazotte
March 31, 2016
  • Focus on French Cinema 2016

  • Mar 31, 2016 to Apr 5, 2016
  • Location: Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich CT, Avon Theater ,Stamford CT and French Institute Alliance Française ( FIAF)
  • Description:

     Focus on French Cinema 12 edition - April 1-5

    10 U.S. Premieres - 20 films in 5 days

    Nathalie Baye is "marainne" and Matthiew Rhys at Opening Night U.S. Premiere of  Come What May ( En mai, fais ce qu'il te plait) with Director Christian Carion.

    Other stars - Melanie Laurent,Dominique Besnehard, Lionel Baier, Alix Delaporte and more

  • Created by: Renee Amory Ketcham

  • Mar 31, 2016 to May 13, 2016
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema
  • Description:

    Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of STANDING TALL, writer-director Emmanuelle Bercot’s urgent and sympathetic drama about a teenage delinquent and the tireless efforts of the juvenile judge (Catherine Deneuve,) and counselor (Benoit Magimel) assigned to his case, to save him. The Opening Night selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, STANDING TALL won 2 César Awards for Best Newcomer (Rod Paradot) and Best Supporting Actor (Benoit Magimel) and will open in New York on Friday, April 1 at Lincoln Plaza Cinema with a national roll out to follow.

    Sixteen-year-old Malony (Rod Paradot) is surrounded by adults both callous and supportive. On the latter side is a warm-hearted court judge Florence Blaque (Catherine Deneuve) and a devoted social worker Yann (Benoît Magimel, The Piano Teacher); on the other side stand most other authority figures. Clearly a victim of circumstances and poor parenting from his basket case of a mother (Sara Forestier, The Names of Love), he’s als

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
  • Painting Exhibition Twitter art exhibit

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 2:00pm to Apr 21, 2016 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Trygve Lie Gallery
  • Description:

    Twitter Art Exhibit: NYC is an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program, in which young women in foster care learn to create and market a unique line of goods. The entire exhibition is carried out by an unpaid, volunteer corps of organizers and artists.

  • Created by: laurence de Valmy
April 1, 2016
  • Contemporary digital artist from Nice Edmonde Bizelli to Exhibit in NYC Art Show

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 7:00am to Apr 21, 2016 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:

    NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Contemporary digital artist from Nice Edmonde Bizelli in Forms and Formalities.

    Edmonde Bizelli makes digital art that combines the sharpness and clarity of computer imagery with a softness and range of textures more commonly seen in traditional painting. Having worked as a graphic designer, Bizelli has developed an instinctive feel for the flexibility of digital technology and employs it to striking effect. “I don’t know any artist yet that works with my techniques,” she notes, and that sense of adventurousness is fully communicated in her work. Creating her images mainly on an iPad, she transfers them onto such materials as plexiglass and canvas, giving each work a strong physical presence.


    Image: Edmonde Bizelli, Waiting for Someone, Mixed Media on Plexiglass, 40 x 40

  • Created by: Lee Eagle
April 4, 2016
  • Vivre avec (Dealing with It)

  • Apr 4, 2016 at 6:00am to Apr 29, 2016 at 1:00pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    This series of photographs by JEAN-ROBERT DANTOU documents a decade of ethnographic research in order to understand how people with disabilities across the life course and throughout France are able to manage using different circles of support, ranging from relatives to professionals, nursing homes to associations of all sorts.

    Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Maison Française gallery is occasionally closed for daytime events; please call (212) 998-8750 to verify access.

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
April 5, 2016
  • The Ethics of Care as a Politics of the Ordinary

  • Apr 5, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location: Columbia University Maison Française
  • Description:

    Sandra Laugier

    Event Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall (Maison Française)

    RSVP at www.maisonfrançaise.org.

    Sandra Laugier discusses some of the most provocative aspects of the ethics of care in a French context and why it has been controversial. She presents the ethics as a subversion of traditional ethics and feminism, and as a redefinition of politics.

    Sandra Laugier is Professor of Philosophy at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France, and Senior member of Institut Universitaire de France.  She specializes in Ordinary Language Philosophy, Ethics, American Philosophy (Cavell, Emerson, Thoreau) and gender studies (Ethics of care). Her recent books include Tous vulnérables, le care, les animaux et l’environnement and Face aux désastres, le care, la folie et les grandes détresses collectives.


    This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française and Alliance Program with partial support provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

  • Created by: Joella Jones
  • French/English Language Exchange | Échange Linguistique Français/Anglais

  • Apr 5, 2016 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: Financial District
  • Description:

    Come experience our French/English Language Exchange, where you’ll get to imrpove your language skills with native speakers, expand your French/English-speaking community, and enjoy wine/beer and snacks on us! At the event, held in an awesome downtown space, we’ll connect you with people native to the language you're learning. You’ll speak for 8 minutes in French, then 8 minutes in English, after which you’ll receive a new partner and go again!

    More information and sign-up here: www.argot.nyc.

    $15 for adults 21 & over (beer & wine included)
    $8 for students under 21

    Venez à notre échange linguistique pour améliorer votre anglais. Vous aurez l’occasion de discuter avec des anglophones et vous faire de nouveaux amis, tout cela autour d’un verre! Comment ça marche exactement? Vous serez assigné un partenaire pour parler 8 minutes en français, suivi par 8 minutes en anglais. Ensuite vous changez de partenaire et répétez! Ce seront donc des conversations détendues dans des endroits cool de NY

  • Created by: Lauren Minches
  • Bonjour NY French Summer Camp Open House at PS 58 (Carroll Gardens) April 5 at 6:30pm

  • Apr 5, 2016 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: PS 58
  • Description:
    Bonjour NY French Summer Camp Open House Event at PS 58 Tuesday April 5 at 6:30pm
    Address: 330 Smith Street, entrance on Carroll Street between Court and Smith 
    There are only 3 months left until summer! Time to plan a fun summer for your little ones...
    Camp is for children ages 3.5 to 11. Weekly registration from July 5 toSeptember 2. Daily Bus service.

    Feel free to bring your  children, https://mail.google.com/mail/e/1f46a" class="CToWUd"/>  we would love to meet them https://mail.google.com/mail/e/1f46a" class="CToWUd"/>. Our Bonjour NY staff members will entertain our future campers while you participate in our 2016 Camp presentation. We will also give you a tour of the facility followed by Q&A and refreshments.
    Click  here to register. 
  • Created by: Houaria
  • History, Geography, and Poetry

  • Apr 5, 2016 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    200 years ago, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, the only French Territory in North America, was returned to France.

    La Maison Française of NYU commemorates this event with a lecture by

    Professor Bill Marshall (University of Stirling, Scotland) 
    Islands and Archipelagos: The Spaces of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

    Professor Eugène Nicole, whose six volume epic, L'Oeuvre des Mers, added his native archipelago to the map of French literature, will read from his recent Le Silence des Cartes (Éditions de L' Olivier).

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU