eric e. (esquared)'s Events (30)

March 7, 2014
Friday
  • Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014

  • Mar 7, 2014 to Mar 13, 2014
  • Location: IFC Center
  • Description:

    Screenings presented in cooperation with Unifrance, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the IFC Center.


    Tickets: $15. General Public / $10. with NYU i.d. (these screenings only)


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    Saturday, March 8, 9:45 p.m.

    The Marchers

    (La Marche)
    2013, France/Belgium, 120 min.
    French and Arabic with English subtitles.

    Q&A with director Nabil Ben Yadir

    Nabil Ben Yadir’s feature reconstructs a decisive event in the history of French racial politics: a Mitterrand-era demonstration in which nine people marched 930 miles for equality and against racism from Marseilles to Paris, where they were met by more than 100,000 supporters.


    eastern_boys_200.jpgMonday, March 10, 9:30 p.m.

    Eastern Boys

    2013, France, 128 min.
    English, French, and Russian with English subtitles.

    Q&A with director Robin Campillo

    Arriving from all over the Eastern bloc, the men who loiter around the Gare du Nord are scraping by however they can, forming gangs for support and protection, ever fearful of being caught and deported.


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    Love
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January 30, 2014
Thursday
  • The Little Prince: A New York Story at The Morgan Library & Museum

  • Jan 30, 2014 at 5:30am to Apr 27, 2014 at 2:00pm
  • Location: The Morgan Library & Museum
  • Description:

    Le Petit Prince was born in New York.

    Published in 1943, The Little Prince is one of the world's most beloved books. Author Antoine Saint-Exupery wrote and illustrated the book in New York, between Long Island and Manhattan.

    "The Little Prince" tells the adventures of a boy who hails from a tiny asteroid no larger than a house. On his way to Earth, he visits other planets and meets a king, a conceited man, a drunkard, a lamplighter and a geographer. On Earth, he encounters a fox who teaches him: "What is essential is invisible to the eye." The phrase is the book's central theme and one Saint-Exupery revised 15 times, including the version "What matters cannot be seen."

     

    “The Little Prince: A New York Story” now through April 27 at the Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street; 212-685-0008; themorgan.org

    Hours
    Tuesday through Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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December 17, 2013
Tuesday
  • French Art in NYC

  • Dec 17, 2013 at 6:00am to Jan 9, 2014 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:

    This December, at Agora Gallery, NYC, six exceptionally talented French artists will share their work with New York art enthusiasts. Yves Chamly and Lili  in Sensorial Realms and Laurent Bardou, Alan Mantle, alain patrini and Tony Tichene  in Pathway to Abstraction.

    Sensorial Realms reflects the ardent curiosity of the artists and reignites the viewer's interest as well, while Pathway to Abstraction intrigues by offering both mystery and integrity in every image.

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December 10, 2013
Tuesday
  • Soirée Musicale: A Celebration of French Art Song

  • Dec 10, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    The Soirée Musicale concert series presents varied selections from the rich tradition of French art song for a modern audience. Featuring New York City’s finest rising artists, these concerts provide a contemporary window into exquisite and compelling music from the French mélodie tradition.

    Works by
    Hector Berlioz, Gabriel Fauré, Henri Sauguet, and Francis Poulenc

    Elana Gleason, soprano
    Nathan Létourneau, tenor
    Elena Merkel, soprano
    Hans Tashjian, bass
    John Spencer IV, piano

    Remarks by Scott Murphree, NYU

    RSVP (this event only): 212-998-8750

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December 9, 2013
Monday
  • Behind the Boudoir: The Secrets of Sex Appeal

  • Dec 9, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location: FIAF, Le Skyroom
  • Description:

    Presented as part of Undressed: The Art of Sex & Seduction
    Series curated by Erica Lumière

    Where does sexual chemistry come from? What are the most sexy scents, seductive sounds, tempting tastes, sensual sights, and exciting erogenous zones? 

    Learn about the fascinating research behind the secret language of love, lust, and physical attraction with CNN Healthsex and relationship expert Ian Kerner; biological anthropologist Helen Fisher; and Liz Plosser, senior editor at Cosmopolitanmagazine. 

    Talk will be followed by a book signing.

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December 6, 2013
Friday
  • In French with English Subtitles

  • Dec 6, 2013 at 2:15pm to Dec 8, 2013 at 4:00pm
  • Location: FLORENCE GOULD HALL
  • Description:

    Come and meet a whole new generation of rising French actors!

    In this 5th edition, guest artists represent a new generation of actors, scriptwriters and directors who are now in leading roles after confirming their talents. They will answer questions from the audience after the screenings, with our host Jerry Carlson leading the debate.

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December 2, 2013
Monday
  • Vive La Fantaisie ! Inside the Erotic Mind

  • Dec 2, 2013 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
  • Description:

    Presented as part of Undressed: The Art of Sex & Seduction
    Series curated by Erica Lumière

    What are the most common sexual fantasies and how do they affect relationships?

    An inside look at secret sexual desires and erotic imagination in Europe and the U.S. with international couples and sex therapist Esther Perel (Mating in Captivity); New York Times Magazine contributing writer Daniel Bergner (What Do Women Want); and health & lifestyles writer/editor Erica Lumière.

    Talk will be followed by a book signing.

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September 18, 2013
Wednesday
  • International Conference: Re-Thinking Literature

  • Sep 18, 2013 to Sep 21, 2013
  • Location: Hemmerdinger Hall, NYU, Ground floor, Silver Center
  • Description:

    Re-Thinking Literature brings together philosophers, writers, critics and theoreticians of literature and art, to examine what, in the 21st Century, is understood when we speak about “literature.” We still ask familiar questions such as “What is the situation of the writer today? What does literature mean today?” but ask them today undetermined by preexisting “isms,” past the dogmas of recent years, post-Post, as it were. Re-Thinking Literature seeks new, multiple perspectives for the meaning and significance of the cultural construct “literature” today—and examines how a younger generation of literary thinkers and practitioners deals with it.

    Organized by Donatien Grau and Tom Bishop.

    All presentations in English. Free and open to the public.

    Conference schedule

     

    This conference is made possible by the generous support of The Florence Gould Foundation, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and the Institut Français.

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September 10, 2013
Tuesday
  • Exhibition: Columbia Maison Française Centennial 1913-2013: Celebrating a Century of French Culture and Ideas at Columbia University in New York

  • Sep 10, 2013 at 6:00am to Oct 30, 2013 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Buell Hall, Columbia University
  • Description:

    Exhibition opening reception on September 10, 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibition on display through October 30.

     

    Exhibition curated by Shanny Peer, and co-organized by the Maison Française and Rare Book & Manuscript Division of Columbia Libraries

     

    This exhibition celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the Columbia Maison Française, founded in 1913 and the first French academic and cultural center on an American campus.  It presents a wonderful collection of unpublished photographs, documents, program materials, and AV archives. These are woven into a narrative celebrating the rich history of the Maison Française and the role it has played in exposing Americans to notable French thinkers and artists, disseminating French and Francophone culture and ideas in the U.S.,  and nurturing strong ties between Columbia University, France, and the Francophone world.   

     

    The Centennial Exhibition is on display at the Maison Française in Buell Hall. It is free and open to the public from September 5-October 30, M

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August 14, 2013
Wednesday
August 2, 2013
Friday
  • Films on the Green Festival | A Summer's Tale by Eric Rohmer

  • Aug 2, 2013 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Location: Transmitter Park, Brooklyn
  • Description:

    A SUMMER’S TALE (CONTE D’ETE)
    By Eric Rohmer, 1996, France
    Romance, Rated G, 1h53, Les Films du Losange
    Starring Melvil Poupaud, Amanda Langlet, Gwenaëlle Simon, Aurélia Nolin, Aimé Lefèvre

    Official Selection of Cannes Film Festival (1996)


    Presented in partnership with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (www.osanb.org)

    While Gaspard waits for his girlfriend Léna to join him for the summer holidays in Brittany, he meets Margot, a young waitress. Although he and Margot spend a great deal of time together, Gaspard is introduced to another young woman, the seductive Solène. Gaspard finds himself juggling the two women until Léna suddenly appears.

    FREE | in French with English Subtitles
    Don’t miss music by DJs from WNYU 89.1 FM before the screening!

     

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    OFFICIAL SPONSORS : Air France, BNP Paribas, Midi-Pyrénées Tourist Board & At

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July 15, 2013
Monday
  • Outdoor Movie at East River State Park, BK: The Artist

  • Jul 15, 2013 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Location: East River State Park
  • Description:

    THE ARTIST [PG-13]
    2011, 100 mins. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius.
    Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman

    Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies.

    Admission is free! Feature films start at 8:30pm, seating begins at 6pm.

    Phone: (718) 782-2731
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July 13, 2013
Saturday
  • THE PARISIAN BALL - Bastille Day - Governors Island

  • Jul 13, 2013 from 12:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: Governors island
  • Description:

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    " W O R L D ' S   F I R S T   F E S T I V A L   O F   

    V I N T A G E   C A R N I V A L   R I D E S &   

    C A R O U S E L S "

    On 13 th., Babel organizes one of this summer's coolest new event on Governors Island. In a CARNIVALESQUE and MAGIC atmosphere you are all invited to celebrate in communion a key moment of the French revolution !

    Fabulous Artists:

    Phil Weeks

    Franck Roger

    Alex From Tokyo

    Honey Dijon

    Vanjee & Nadav Vee

    Orazio Rispo

    Fahad

    Cem & RG

    Holosound

    Julia Govor

    ... And others amazing Live Bands !!

    *TICKETS: http://parisianball.wantickets.com

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June 14, 2013
Friday
  • Films on the Green Festival | The Art of Love by Emmanuel Mouret (NY Premiere)

  • Jun 14, 2013 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Location: Washington Square Park
  • Description:

    - - New York Premiere - -

    THE ART OF LOVE (L’ART D’AIMER)
    By Emmanuel Mouret, 2011, France
    Comedy, Unrated, 1h22, Kinology

    Starring François Cluzet, Julie Depardieu, Judith Godrèche, Ariane Ascaride, Frédérique Bel

    This series of vignettes about “the little music we hear when we fall in love” follows five Parisian couples as they deflect, complicate, and accept love, coming to terms with their feelings in humorous and inventive ways…


    FREE | in French with English Subtitles
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    OFFICIAL SPONSORS : Air France, BNP Paribas, Midi-Pyrénées Tourist Board & Atout France – France Tourism Development Agency and TV5 Monde
    SUPPORTERS: Scene, WNYU 89.1 FM
    FRIENDS: Columbia Maison Française, FACE, Green Mountain Energy, Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn

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May 30, 2013
Thursday
  • Exhibition: "Pears, Pastimes, and People: Caricatures by Daumier and His Contemporaries"

  • May 30, 2013 to Jun 10, 2013
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    EXHIBITION

    April 12–May 31
    EXTENDED THROUGH MONDAY, JUNE 10
    Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Pears, Pastimes, and People: Caricatures by Daumier and His Contemporaries

    Curated by Patricia Mainardi, Christina Lau, and the students of Professor Mainardi ’s New York University Romanticism seminar

    La Maison Française of New York University is pleased to present “Pears, Pastimes, and People: Caricatures by Daumier and His Contemporaries,” a survey of French lithographic production in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. The twenty-six prints exhibited, many of them hand-colored, explore a range of themes ranging from political caricature to the popular practice of satirizing social “types,” including the revolutionary war imposter and the avaricious, heartless landlord.

    The production of cheap and plentiful prints was made possible by the invention of lithography around 1800. The periodicals La Silhouette (1829-1830), La Caricature (1830-1835), and Le Charivari (1832-1937), founded

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April 23, 2013
Tuesday
  • Paris in the Springtime Film Series : April in Paris

  • Apr 23, 2013 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: Central Library, Dweck Center
  • Description:
    Paris in the Springtime Film Series: April in Paris

    Doris Day and Ray Bolger star in this 1952 Warner Brothers musical. Day plays Ethel “Dynamite” Jackson, who receives an invitation to represent American theatre at a Paris art expo. The only problem is that the letter was actually meant for Ethel Barrymore. Love and misunderstandings ensue, amidst songs by Vernon Duke.

    This series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by The Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Starr Foundation; the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust; the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.

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April 18, 2013
Thursday
  • IN THE HOUSE

  • Apr 18, 2013 to May 31, 2013
  • Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Sunshine Cinema
  • Description:

    Writer-director François Ozon (Swimming Pool, Under the Sand, , 8 Women, Potiche)’s deliciously twisted new film, IN THE HOUSE (Dans la Maison) starring  Fabrice Luchini, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner and newcomer Ernst Umhauer is scheduled to open in the US on April 19 in New York (at Lincoln Plaza Cinema and Sunshine Cinema) and Los Angeles followed by a national release.

    Francois Ozon's new film is the story of Claude (César nominee Ernst Umhauer,) a 16-year old boy who gradually insinuates himself into the house of a fellow high-school student, Rapha (Bastien Ughetto,) and writes about his schoolmate's family in essays that perversely blur the lines between reality and fiction, for his jaded literature teacher, Germain (Fabrice Luchini). Increasingly intrigued by this gifted and unusual student, Germain rediscovers his taste for teaching, but the boy’s intrusion sparks a series of uncontrollable events. Kristin Scott-Thomas plays Germain’s wife, Jeanne, a contemporary a

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April 9, 2013
Tuesday
  • Paris in the Springtime Film Series : Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati

  • Apr 9, 2013 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: Central Library, Dweck Center
  • Description:
    The second of the “Monsieur Hulot” films, this 1958 comedy was Jacques Tati’s first color feature. Hulot’s old-world sensibilities clash hilariously with his sister and brother-in-law’s ultramodern home and the mechanized landscape of post-war Paris. Hulot’s free spirit liberates his nephew, Gerard, from the boy’s rigid home environment. Nearly dialogue-free, the film won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar as well as a Special Prize at Cannes. In French with English subtitles.

    This series is made possible through Brooklyn Public Library’s Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding was provided by The Hearst Foundation, Inc.; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Starr Foundation; the Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust; the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine.

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January 23, 2013
Wednesday
  • Bilingual Programs in Public Schools. At French Embassy's New York Cultural Headquarters

  • Jan 23, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: French Embassy
  • Description:

    Bilingual Programs in Public Schools at French Embassy's New York Cultural Headquarters

    For parents, prospective teachers and supporters of bilingualism

    Les programmes bilingues dans les écoles publiques de New York Réunion d'information Mercredi 23 janvier de18h à 20h Service culturel de l'Ambassade de France 972 Fifth Avenue, New York Il existe aujourd'hui un dispositif bilingue dans le système scolaire public de New York qui apporte une alternative intéressante aux familles et permet de scolariser en français et en anglais les enfants de la grande section de maternelle jusqu'au collège, gratuitement. Pour en savoir plus sur ces programmes ou pour comprendre comment démarrer un programme bilingue dans l'école de votre quartier, une réunion d'information est prévue le mercredi 23 janvier à 18h au Service culturel de l'Ambassade de France (972 Fifth Avenue et 78e rue). RSVP obligatoire à education@frenchculture.org

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