- Oct 5, 2017 to Dec 29, 2017
- Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and The Quad
Cohen Media Group is proud to announce the release of the enchanting documentary/road movie FACES PLACES (VISAGES VILLAGES,) co-directed by 89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR. A sensation at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and a selection of the Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, it is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, October 6 at Lincoln Plaza and the Quad Cinemas, followed by a national roll out.
Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. Their photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. FACES PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as t
- Created by: Aimee Morris
- Oct 26, 2017 to Nov 24, 2017
- Location: Quad CInema
Strand Releasing is proud to announce the release of FÉLICITÉ, the new film by award-winning French director of Guinea-Bissauan and Senegalese descent Alain Gomis, and the winner of the Silver Lion at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival. Set in Kinshasa, FÉLICITÉ - a selection of the 2017 New York Film Festival - follows a fiercely independent club singer whose life is thrown into turmoil when her teenage son is seriously injured. FÉLICITÉ is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, October 27th at The Quad Cinema followed by a national roll out.
Living her life in the chaotically vibrant Congolese capital of Kinshasa with a proud defiance, Félicité doesn't need marriage, a man, or even love to get by. But when her son is injured in a traffic accident, she must find a way to pay for his operation, and embarks on a double journey: through the punishing outer world of the city and the inner world of the soul. FÉLICITÉ is tough, tender, lyrical, mysterious, funny, and terrifying, b
- Created by: Aimee Morris
- Nov 16, 2017 to Nov 23, 2017
- Location: Film Forum
DAILY (except SUN) 12:30 2:50 5:10 7:20 9:30
SUN 2:50 5:10 7:00 8:50
Friday, November 17 - Thursday, November 23
Directed by Jean Renoir
Screenplay by Jacques Prévert
(1936) In a hotel on the Belgian border, the locals are agog over one of the newly-arrived guests – could he be the notorious Parisian murderer on the run? Then a woman, the man’s lover, emerges to tell the whole story: in a convivial courtyard, l’amour is in the air, as the vivacious Florelle, patronne of an all-girl laundry, has eyes for René Lefèvre’s mild-mannered Monsieur Lange, who cares mostly about writing his lurid “Arizona Jim” Western adventures (despite never having set foot in America). Next door, a print shop churning out pulp magazines hums away, bossed by Jules Berry’s dastardly Batala (“a sublime creation of villainy” – André Bazin), arriving at dawn in a tuxedo, dodging creditors, and relentlessly hitting on young female staffers. But then things suddenly change,
- Created by: Film Forum
- Nov 16, 2017 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST
- Location: La Maison Française of NYU
Researcher, CNRS; director, Programme d'Expérimentation en Arts Politiques (SPEAP), Sciences Po.
In this talk, Frédérique Aït-Touati will discuss some of the ways in which the Programme d'Expérimentation en Arts Politiques (SPEAP) or Experimental Program in Political Arts, at Sciences Po, founded by Bruno Latour, explores the creative relationship between, and compositional practices of, art (photography, theater, etc.) and theory in the Age of the Anthropocene. Aït-Touati, who now directs SPEAP, will explore how the program brings together architects, designers, academics, members of the civil service, researchers, administrators, activists, and curators within an experimental framework, to develop new ways of thinking—and of feeling and experiencing—this new age in which man had become a geological force.
Event hosted by Judith Miller, NYU and Phillip John Usher, NYU
Photo credit: Bruno Latour
- Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
- Nov 16, 2017 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm EST
- Location: DROM NYC
Within barely four years, The Pirouettes have come to be one of France’s most unmissable pop bands. Amidst an ever-expanding French scene, Leo Bear Creek, (who also plays the drums in the indie rock band Coming Soon) and his sweetheart Vickie Cherie (who provides The Pirouettes with artwork) are Eli & Jacno’s modern-day lookalikes.
Within the soundscape of Etienne Daho, the young couple have been elevating the synth-pop tradition, already garnering a few hits, such as Dernier métro and Marcia Baila.
During an expected journey by the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, Low Bird and Jimmy Q decided to dive into Caspian Pool. Strongly influenced by former GDR synths and italo disco (Space, Ganymed), these two frenchies from Annecy rock an athletic and humid electro.
For their first EP “HOT”, they collaborated with Oliver Wright (Hot Chip, The 2 Bears) and Mazen Murad (Bjork, Blu
- Created by: BUREX NEW YORK