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Join Films on the Green this SATURDAY, JUNE 15 for the free outdoor screening of biopic THE ODYSSEY in Washington Square Park! #FilmsontheGreen
 
NEW DATE: Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 8:30pm
LOCATION: Washington Square Park
 

Film in French and English with English subtitles. 
Free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required.

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The Odyssey (L’Odyssée) by Jérôme Salle
With Lambert Willson, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Niney, Laurent Lucas, and Benjamin Lavernhe  
2016, Drama-Biopic, Rated PG, 2h02, France-Belgium  

Summer 1946. The Cousteau family—Jacques, his wife Simone, and their two children Philippe and Jean-Michel—reside in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean Sea. By day they dive, exploring the depths of the ocean, while by night they watch the stars. It’s paradise on Earth. But Jacques is never content. He longs to explore the world beneath the sea and believes in the virtues of progress. With his invention, the Aqualung, his recently acquired vessel, the Calypso, and a crew of free-spirited adventurers led by his wife, Jacques is ready to delve where no man has been before…

Presented in partnership with the Washington Square Park Conservancy.

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Job Offering

Malone Central School District is seeking a full-time French teacher for a high school position (grades 9-12) for the upcoming academic year in September 2024.  Malone, New York is located on the edge of the Adirondack Mountains and is home to Titus Mountain ski resort and the award-winning Malone Golf course.  It is also 15 minutes from the French-speaking province of Quebec, providing students and teachers with many learning opportunities.  Candidates with a NYS certification in French 7-12 are asked to click on the following link and scroll to the bottom of the page for the application form.

 

https://sites.google.com/maloneschools.org/employment/employment

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Join Films on the Green this Friday, June 7 for the free outdoor screening of French drama FINAL SET in Washington Square Park! #FilmsontheGreen
 
DATE: Friday, June 7, 2024 at 8:30pm
LOCATION: Washington Square Park
 

Film in French with English subtitles. 
Free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required.

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Final Set (5ème Set)
Directed by Quentin Reynaud
With Alex Lutz, Ana Girardot, Kristin Scott Thomas  
2020, Drama, 1h43, France 

Once hailed as a young tennis prodigy, Thomas’ dreams of a successful career in the sport never fully materialized. Now, at 37, he resolves to make a comeback at the prestigious French Open in Roland-Garros, despite his declining physical fitness and a shattered knee. Defying warnings from his wife Eve and mother Judith, Thomas persists, confronting his inner demons and navigating the fiercely competitive qualifying rounds to earn his place in the tournament. 

Presented in partnership with the Washington Square Park Conservancy. 

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Fort Greene Preparatory Academy, a vibrant and diverse public middle school located in the heart of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, is seeking a dedicated and passionate French Dual Language Teacher to join our dynamic team for the upcoming school year.

Position: French Dual Language Teacher  

Location: Fort Greene Preparatory Academy, New York City  

Type:Full-Time

 

About Us:

At Fort Greene Preparatory Academy, we are committed to fostering a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where every student can thrive. Our dual language program aims to develop bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural students prepared for global citizenship.

 

Responsibilities:

- Continue to develop and implement engaging French-immersion content lessons aligned with NYC Public Schools standards. FDL Curriculum is provided. 

- Foster a supportive and differentiated classroom environment that facilitates language acquisition at varying levels of proficiency .

- Collaborate with colleagues to design interdisciplinary projects and align across FDL content classes 

- Assess student progress and provide feedback to guide their language development.

- Participate in school community activities and professional development.

 

Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree in Education or related field (Master's preferred).

- Valid New York State teaching certification in French or eligibility to obtain certification.

- Strong Proficiency in French and English - C1 or higher is preferred 

- Experience teaching middle school students, preferably in a dual language setting.

- Strong classroom management skills and a commitment to fostering student engagement and success.

 

Why Join Us:

- Be part of a forward-thinking and collaborative educational community.

- Label France awarded FDL program

- Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on students' lives and language development.

– Inclusive, diverse school community with strong culture and collaborative team

- Competitive salary and benefits package.

- Supportive environment with professional development and growth opportunities.

 

If you are passionate about language education and eager to inspire the next generation of bilingual learners, we encourage you to apply!

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your teaching philosophy and experience to tgregoryellis (at) schools.nyc.gov with the subject line "French Dual Language Teacher Application."

Join us in shaping the future of our students and promoting bilingualism at Fort Greene Preparatory Academy!

Fort Greene Preparatory Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

 

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Join Films on the Green this Friday, May 31 for the free outdoor screening of French comedy drama SINK OR SWIM in Central park! #FilmsontheGreen
 
DATE: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 8:30pm
LOCATION: Central Park, Cedar Hill (entrance at 79th street and Fifth avenue)
 

Film in French, English, Sinhala, and Norwegian, with English subtitles. 
Free and open to the public. Registration is recommended but not required.

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Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain)
Directed by Gilles Lellouche 
With Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde, Virginie Efira, Leïla Bekhti, Marina Foïs, Philippe Katerine
2018, Comedy-Drama, 2h01, France-Belgium 

In their local swimming pool, Bertrand, Marcus, Simon, and their comrades—men in their forties teetering on the brink of mid-life crises—gather under the somewhat stern guidance of Delphine, a former swimming champion. Together, they embark on an unconventional journey: mastering synchronized swimming, a discipline predominantly associated with women. Despite facing skepticism and ridicule from their peers, this audacious challenge becomes a beacon of purpose in their lives. 

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Films on the Green is back for its 16th edition, presenting a lineup of free screenings across New York City parks from May 31 to September 6, 2024. This year, the festival is exploring the thrilling intersection of sports and cinema, showcasing 11 captivating films that embody the spirit of athleticism, competition, and triumph. From soccer to swimming and tennis to cycling, join Films on the Green for an unforgettable summer of cinematic excitement under the stars! 

 

Free and open to the public. All films are shown with English subtitles. Screenings begin at 8:30PM. 
Registration is recommended but not required.
Follow the festival on social media for event updates and up-to-the-minute weather cancellations.

 

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2024 Film Schedule

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Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain)
May 31, 2024 | Central Park – Cedar Hill
In their local swimming pool, Bertrand, Marcus, Simon, and their comrades—men in their forties teetering on the brink of mid-life crises—gather under the somewhat stern guidance of Delphine, a former swimming champion. Together, they embark on an unconventional journey: mastering synchronized swimming, a discipline predominantly associated with women. Despite facing skepticism and ridicule from their peers, this audacious challenge becomes a beacon of purpose in their lives. 

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Final Set (5ème Set)
June 7, 2024 | Washington Square Park
Once hailed as a young tennis prodigy, Thomas' dreams of a successful career in the sport never fully materialized. Now, at 37, he resolves to make a comeback at the prestigious French Open in Rolland Garros, despite his declining physical fitness and a shattered knee. Defying the warnings from his wife Eve and mother Judith, Thomas persists, confronting his inner demons and navigating the fiercely competitive qualifying rounds to earn his place in the tournament. 

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The Odyssey (L’Odyssée)
June 14, 2024 | Washington Square Park
Summer 1946. The Cousteau family—Jacques, his wife Simone, and their two children Philippe and Jean-Michel—reside in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean Sea. By day they dive, exploring the depths of the ocean, while by night they watch the stars. It's paradise on Earth. But Jacques is never content. He longs to explore the world beneath the sea and believes in the virtues of progress. With his invention, the Aqualung, his recently acquired vessel, the Calypso, and a crew of free-spirited adventurers led by his wife, Jacques is ready to delve where no man has been before... 

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My Donkey, My Lover & I (Antoinette dans les Cévennes)
June 21, 2024 | WNYC Transmitter Park, Brooklyn
Antoinette, a dedicated schoolteacher, eagerly awaits her summer holiday with Vladimir, her married lover, and the father of one of her students. But when Vladimir cancels due to a surprise hiking trip planned by his wife in the Cévennes National Park, Antoinette's disappointment turns into determination. Following in their footsteps, she sets off on an adventure, with an unlikely companion, a protective donkey named Patrick, by her side. 

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The Triplets of Belleville (Les Triplettes de Belleville)
June 28, 2024 | J. Hood Wright Park
Champion, a melancholy boy adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza, discovers his passion for cycling. Under her guidance, he trains relentlessly, becoming a cycling prodigy. When he competes in the Tour de France, he's kidnapped by two mysterious men. Determined to rescue him, Madame Souza and her faithful dog Bruno embark on a journey to find him, leading them to the bustling city of Belleville. 

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Marinette
July 5, 2024 | Seward Park
Marinette Pichon has soccer in her blood. Raised by a courageous mother who had to cope with a violent husband, she overcomes difficulties and forges an unfailing determination. While juggling odd jobs with her sporting career, she is selected for the French national team and then spotted by a major American club. And so, Marinette sets off for the United States with her mother, to pursue her dream of becoming the best player in the world. 

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Air of Paris (L’Air de Paris)
July 12, 2024 | Seward Park
In 1954 Paris, Victor Le Garrec, a retired boxer, pours his unfulfilled dreams into training young talents at his gym. His hopes soar when he spots potential in André Ménard, a railway worker. Offering to mentor him, Victor faces resistance from his wife, Blanche. Meanwhile, André becomes entangled in a passionate affair with Corinne, a wealthy woman, diverting his focus from training. As his heart and ambitions clash, André must weigh his love against his boxing aspirations. 

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Les Cinq Tulipes Rouges (Five Red Tulips)
July 19, 2024 | Riverside Park – Pier I
A police investigator named Colonelle and Commissaire Honoré Ricoul team up to unravel the mystery behind five murders during the 1948 Tour de France. Each victim, a champion wearing the yellow jersey, is found with a red tulip—the killer's chilling signature—by their side. Colonelle and Ricoul must race against time to stop the elusive killer before they strike again. 

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The Golden Ball (Le Ballon d’or)
July 26, 2024 | Riverside Park – Pier I
In the heart of Guinea, 12-year-old Bandian, known as "Turbo Makono" for his lightning speed, dreams of soccer stardom. Gifted a genuine leather ball by a visiting French doctor, Bandian's journey kicks off as he flees to Conakry, the capital. There, his remarkable talent catches the eye of scouts, propelling him onto the national team. With his eyes set on the horizon, Bandian is determined to chase his soccer dreams to the fullest. 

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Ride Above (Tempête)
September 5, 2024 (TBD) | Columbia University – Low Plaza
Raised among horses on her parents' stud farm, Zoé dreams of becoming a jockey. She finds pure joy in riding, especially with Belle-Intrigante, the prized mare. With the birth of Tempête, Zoé sees her chance to become a champion. However, tragedy strikes when Tempête accidentally injures Zoé, leaving her unable to walk. Now facing her darkest moment, Zoé must summon the strength to turn her shattered dreams into a triumphant reality. 

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Racetime (La Course des Tuques)
September 6, 2024 | Msgr. McGolrick Park, Brooklyn
Frankie-Four-Eyes and Zac, the new kid on the block, go head-to-head in a traditional sled race through the village. When Frankie loses miserably due to a fault with his supercar, he is convinced that his opponent has cheated and is determined to prove it. When Zac challenges him to a rematch with high stakes, Frankie must confront his pride and overcome betrayal to emerge victorious. In a race that goes beyond sleds and snow, Frankie learns the true meaning of going beyond oneself. 

 

 

Films on the Green Festival is produced by Villa Albertine, The French Embassy, and Albertine Foundation.

OFFICIAL SPONSORS: BNP Paribas, JCDecaux, The Louis Roederer Foundation, and TV5MONDE

FESTIVAL FRIENDS: agnes b., The Columbia Maison Francaise, The Quebec Government Office in New York, Maman NYC, Nine Orchard, North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, The Seward Park Conservancy, Summer on the Hudson, The Washington Square Park Conservancy.

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Screening: Film on Frantz Fanon

ADIFF New York Presents: 

Frantz Fanon, His Life, His Struggles, His Work

Frantz Fanon, was a psychiatrist, originally from Martinique, who became a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism. Embittered by his experience with racism in the French Army, he gravitated to radical politics, Sartrean existentialism and the philosophy of black consciousness known as negritude. The film traces the short and intense life of one of the great thinkers of the 20th century.

 

Watch this film and more films from the Caribbean at Teachers College, Columbia University this April 

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In honor of “La Francophonie,” PS 58 – The Carroll School proudly announces its second annual Francophonie Film Festival!

On Saturday, March 23, in celebration of “La Francophonie” (the French-speaking world), the French-English Dual-Language Program Liaison Committee of PS 58 – The Carroll School proudly presents its second annual event featuring a day of complimentary screenings of French films, highlighting the diverse and culturally enriching cinema from around the French-speaking world.

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This year, you can enjoy seven short and feature length films thanks to Villa Albertine, Institut Français, and the Quebec Government Office in New York. 

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024 | 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location: PS58 Brooklyn – The Carroll School, 330 Smith Street, Brooklyn, USA 11231

 

SCHEDULE

Breakfast Session l 8:30am to 11:00am

  • Bonjour le monde ! by Anne-Lise Koelher and Eric Serre, France, 1h01, 2019 (recommended for ages 4+).
  • Crafts: Make the festival mascot with papier-mâché.
  • Akissi, un drôle de petit frère by Alexandre Coste, Ivory Coast-France, 26 min, 2022 (recommended for ages 4+). Based on the original graphic novel by Marguerite Abouet and Mathieu Sapin.

 

Lunch Session l 11:30am – 2:30pm

  • Louise et la légende du serpent à plumes by Hefang Wei, France-Mexico, 27 min, 2021 (recommended for ages 5+).
  • Fun Quizz: Test your knowledge about music in French-speaking countries and hear all about local pronunciation and vocabulary.
  • Le Pharaon, le Sauvage et la Princesse by Michel Ocelot, Belgium-France-Egypt, 1h23, 2022 (recommended for ages 6+).

 

Snack Session l 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • À quoi tu rêves, Léon by Roger Gariépy, Canada, 8 min, 2022 (recommended for ages 6+).
  • Vanille by Guillaume Lorin, France-Guadeloupe, 31 min, 2020 (recommended for ages 6+).
  • You are up! Award Acceptance Speech: Now is the time to practice your award acceptance speech in front of a real audience.
  • Coco Ferme by Sébastien Gagné, Québec, 1h27, 2023 (recommended for ages 8+)
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Explore the world without leaving New York City at the New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) until  March 17, 2024.

Showcasing the best new films for ages 3-18, the NYICFF presents premieres, special events, Q&As with filmmakers, a lineup of short films spanning the globe, and a great selection of French films and shorts.

Feature Films

Sirocco and the Kingdom of Winds (Sirocco et le royaume des courants d’air)
Dir. Benoît Chieux
Animation, 2024, 80 min., France-Belgium
Recommended ages: 7+
In English – World Premiere English Language Version

Chicken For Linda! (Linda veut du poulet !)
Dir. Sébastien Laudenbach and Chiara Malta
Animation, 2023, 73 min., France
Recommended ages: 7+
In French with English subtitles – East Coast Premiere

Robot Dreams
Dir. Pablo Berger
Animation, 2023, 103 min., France-Spain
Recommended ages: 8+
No dialogue – Oscar® nominee!

Toby Alone (Tobie Lolness)
Dir. Camille-Elvis Théry and Florian Thouret
Animation, 2023, 68 min., France-Belgium-Germany
Recommended ages: 7+
In English – North Americain Premiere

Where is Anne Frank (Où est Anne Frank !)
Dir. Ari Folman
Animation, 2021, 99 min., France-Belgium-Israel-Luxembourg-Netherlands
Recommended ages: 9+
In English – Festival Flashback

Kensuke’s Kingdom (le Royaume de Kensuke)
Dir. Neil Boyle & Kirk Hendry
Animation, 2023, 84 min., France-Luxembourg-United Kingdom
Recommended ages: 8+
In English – New York Premiere

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Short Films

Baking with Boris (La Boulangerie de Boris)
Dir. Maša Avramović
Animation, 2023, 8 min., France-Switzerland
No Dialogue – North American Premiere
> Screening in Short for Tots

Tête en l’air (Head in the Clouds)
Dir. Rémi Durin
Animation, 2023, 11 min., France-Belgique
In French, with English subtitles
> Screening in Short Films Two

Goodbye Mamajee
Multiple directors
Animation, 2023, 7 min., France
In Tamil, with English subtitles
> Screening in Short Films Two

Yuck! (Beurk !)
Dir. Loïc Espuche
Animation, 2024, 13 min., France
In French, with English subtitles – US Premiere
> Screening in Short Films Three

The Name
Dir. Alexander Aguilar
Animation, 2023, 2 min., France
No dialogue
> Screening in Short Films Three

Spot the Differences
Multiple directors
Animation, 2023, 7 min., France
In English
> Screening in Heebie Jeebies Shorts

Atomic Chicken
Multiple directors
Animation, 2023, 5 min., France
In English – New York Premiere
> Screening in Heebie Jeebies Shorts

Coquille
Multiple directors (école ESMA, Ecole Supérieure des Métiers Artistiques – Montpellier)
Animation, 2023, 6 min., France
No dialogue
> Screening in Short Films One & Student Showcase: Animation U

Après Papi
Multiple directors (école du film d’animation 3D MoPA – Arles)
Animation, 2023, 7 min., France
No dialogue – US Premiere
> Screening in Student Showcase: Animation U

Papa Bouteille
Multiple directors (école des nouvelles images d’Avignon)
Animation, 2023, 5 min., France
No dialogue – US Premiere
> Screening in Student Showcase: Animation U

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GRAND CONCOURS 2024 - PRIX $$$

LEVEL 5: $500 for the top student

LEVEL 4: $400 for the top student

LEVEL 3: $300 for the top student

LEVEL 2: $200 for the top student

LEVEL 1: $100 for the top student

Checks will be sent to each individual winner.

The Grand Concours is an outstanding test for your middle school and high school students to prepare for and to take as it is a proficiency exam similar to the first half of the AP: fifty percent reading comprehension and fifty percent listening comprehension. There is no grammar section and the exam's questions are filled with culturally authentic material. 

LATE Registration: Late orders are allowed! However, you must place your order at least 24 hours before you plan to test. LEVELS 01-5 contest dates: Feb. 14 - April 8. 

It is 50% cheaper to be an AATF MEMBER when registering for the exam. You can order your exams and renew your national and chapter dues simultaneously by going to the AATF store. BE SURE TO ADD THE NY-METRO CHAPTER IN YOUR ORDER SO THAT YOUR STUDENTS CAN WIN THE PRIZES ABOVE!

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L'Exploration de questions culturelles et sociales à l'aide de supports divers

WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS OF FRENCH
SATURDAY, January 27, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM 
East Gallery, Maison Française, Buell Hall

This year's free, annual workshop for teachers of French, co-presented by the Columbia French Department and the Metropolitan Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French, will feature presentations on the theme of L'Exploration de questions culturelles et sociales à l'aide de supports divers. This workshop will be in French... Read more.

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Film Screening - Dancing the Twist in Bamako

12347662079?profile=RESIZE_710xThe 1960s were a time of change everywhere, and that includes Bamako, the capital city of Mali, a nation only recently independent from French colonial rule.

DANCING THE TWIST IN BAMAKO is a romance fraught with the drama of political change, infused with the musical energy of that decade. Samba, a young, idealistic socialist, works toward creating a more just nation by day and dances with girlfriend Lara to the Beach Boys, Otis Redding, and the Supremes by night.

The film’s sensibility is inspired by the vibrant images, patterns, and compositions of famed Malian photographer, Malick Sidibé. Lara’s orange silk dress and Samba’s dazzling white suit, shot against the striped backdrop of their dance club and the black and white checked dance floor they cut up — all suggest that change is coming rapidly, that life is for living. Directed by Robert Guédiguian, 129 min, 2021, Mali/France, French (with English Subtitles)

 

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Film Screening - Wùlu

 

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Wùlu 

Malian-French director Daouda Coulibaly's auspicious debut is a pulse-pounding political thriller. Wùlu tells the unsettling tale of a man's rise from the bottom rung of the social ladder to the heights of criminal power.

Directed by Daouda Coulibaly, 95 minutes, 2016, France/Mali, Drama, Bambara, French (with English subtitles)

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Screening - SHANTAYE'S WORLD

🏆 Winner of the prestigious "Best Film Directed by a Woman of Colour" award at ADIFF NYC 2023, this film is a cinematic marvel that seamlessly weaves romance, drama, and strength into an unforgettable narrative. 🌹

Shantaye's World is a film and novel of romance, drama, and strength. A story that highlights the beauty of Caribbean culture and tells the story of every Caribbean migrant.

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Shantaye Anderson is bold, Black, beautiful, intelligent and passionate about love. She falls in love with Jean Claude Le Marche, the handsome son of the community's white doctor, a charismatic young man who promises to love her until death. Trouble comes when Shantaye's family and the community realize the pair are in love. To save Shantaye from making what he believes to be a grave mistake, her father sends her to World War II-ravaged England.

 

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As winter descends and the holidays approach, the search for heartwarming French films to delight young audiences and teens begins anew. In a landscape teeming with streaming options in the US, finding the perfect cinematic choices can be an overwhelming task. To simplify your selection process, Nathalie Charles, the program manager of CinéSchool at the French Embassy-Villa Albertine, has curated a handpicked list of French films. Whether you’re seeking pure entertainment, educational value, or family-friendly options, this list has got you covered. So, what cinematic treasures await this winter break?

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Week-End Family: Christmas Special
TV Series, 2022, 46 min., France, PG, recommended for ages 10+

For Fred, Christmas is about enjoying good food, presents, and family. But for Emma, Christmas is about taking care of people in need. She misses her parents and their traditions, so Fred suggests she goes to Canada. Emma asks Fred to join her, but the mothers of his daughters refuse to let them go on such short notice. Fred says he will go with Emma no matter what, so Vic, Romy, and Clara plot to stop them from leaving! And it’s a good thing they do, as surprise guests will be arriving!  

Available on Disney+

Tip: Be sure to click on “Audio & Subtitles” and select audio in French.

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Minuscule – The Yule Log (Buche de Noël)
By Hélène Giraud and Thomas Szabo, 2012, 5 min., France, TV-G, recommended for all ages

Minuscule revolves around the day-to-day existence of insects, which are presented in burlesque situations, with a fair amount of philosophical contemplation thrown in.

Available on Editions Montparnasse website.

If you like Minuscule – The Yule Log (Buche de Noël), you may also enjoy:
A candlelight christmas (Noël aux chandelles), 2 min., available on Youtube
A Christmas Apple (Pomme de Noël), 2 min., available on Facebook

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A Town Called Panic: The Christmas Log (Panique au village : La bûche de Noël)
By Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, 2013, 26 min., Belgium-France, recommended for ages 10+

The end-of-year celebrations are coming. Christmas: the tree, the dinner, the presents. Indian and Cowboy are expecting their presents eagerly. Overexcited by the organization of the celebration, they fight and destroy the Yule Log on which Horse was putting the last touch. Horse is livid and cancels the gifts from Santa Claus. How will they win back the favor of Horse and The Old Bearded Man? How will they retrieve their gifts ? For Indian and Cowboy, this is just the beginning of a very long Christmas Eve.

Available on Tubi | Amazon Prime | GooglePlay | YouTube | AppleTV

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Charlie’s Christmas (L’Enfant au grelot)
By Jacques-Rémy Girerd, 1998, 26 min., France, recommended for ages 3+

After a snowstorm, an abandoned baby is found by a mailman in the middle of the forest. Clutched in his hand is a curious bell. The child, Charlie, grows up in an orphanage. He often confides in his favorite bell and tries to unravel the mystery of his origins.

Available on Vimeo on Demand (in French, no subtitles)

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Christmas & Co (Santa & Cie)
By Alain Chabat, 2017, 1h39, France-Belgium, PG, recommended for ages 12+

Santa’s 92,000 elves all fall ill and collapse… simultaneously, on Christmas Eve! Who will make the toys for all the kids around the world? He has no choice! Santa and his reindeer must go to Earth in search of a cure. But once he gets there, Mr. Claus will need some help to save the magic of Christmas…

Available on Vudu | AmazonPrime | YouTube | GooglePlay | AppleTV

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Leon in Wintertime (L’Hiver de Léon)
By Pascal Le Nôtre & Pierre-Luc Granjon, 2007, 26 min., France-Canadarecommended for ages 4+

In this short puppet animation, we meet Léon, an 8-year-old adopted bear suffering from an identity crisis. The distraught cub runs away from home in wintertime and embarks on many adventures. He stands up to an ogre and saves a princess from ending up in a pea stew.

Available on the National Film Board of Canada’ streaming platform.

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Petit Père Noël
Miniseries, 2020, Canadarecommended for ages 3+

Little Father Christmas is preparing to celebrate the festive season with his friends at the North Pole. With help from Plumeau the penguin, they have plenty to do if they want all the preparations to be finished in time.

Available on TV5MondePlus
Subscribing to TV5MONDE provides you with complimentary access to the largest French streaming platform, TV5MONDEplus, boasting a library of 6,000 titles available on demand.

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Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas)
By Christian Carrion, 2005, 1h11, France-Germany-UK-Belgium, PG-13recommended for ages 15+

Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas) tells the real life story of the spontaneous Christmas Eve truce declared by Scottish, French, and German troops in the trenches of World War I. Enemies leave their weapons behind for one night as they band together in brotherhood and forget about the brutalities of war. Diane Krüger (Troy), Daniel Brühl (Good Bye, Lenin!), and Benno Fürmann (The Princess and the Warrior) head a first-rate international cast in a truly powerful, must-see film.

Available on Tubi | AmazonPrime | YouTube | GooglePlay | AppleTV | Vudu | Microsoft

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Santa’s Apprentice (L’apprenti Père Noël)
By Luc Vinciguerra, 2010, 1h11, Australia-France-Ireland, PGrecommended for ages 6+

Santa doesn’t want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan, and have a pure heart.

Available on Starz | Freevee | YouTube | GooglePlay | AppleTV | Vudu | Microsoft | Roku Channel | Tubi

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The Magic Snowflake (L’Apprenti Père Noël et le flocon magique)
By Luc Vinciguerra, 2013, 1h25, France, recommended for ages 6+

If you liked Santa’s Apprentice, you will love the sequel The Magic Snowflake. Young Nicolas agrees to do Santa’s work for one year. But the stress of the job threatens the boy’s sense of joy–and Christmas itself.

Available on Roku Channel | AmazonPrime | YouTube | GooglePlay | AppleTV | Vudu 

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Santa Claus (Le Père Noël)
By Alexandre Coffre, 2014, 1h20, France-Belgium, recommended for ages 15+

One night, a burglar in a Santa Claus costume is surprised by Antoine, a young boy who believes he is the real Santa Claus. Antoine then follows him, and they embark on an unexpected adventure that will change their lives.

Available on Vudu | AmazonPrime | YouTube | GooglePlay | AppleTV | France Channel

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The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (Le grand méchant renard et autres contes…)
By Benjamin Renner & Patrick Imbert, 2017, 1h19, France-Belgium, PG, Recommended for ages 4+

The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus.

Available on AppleTV | Microsoft | Vudu | GooglePlay | YouTube | AmazonPrime 

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A Christmas Special – Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (Pire Noël – Miraculous : Les aventures de Ladybug et de Chat Noir)
Animated TV Series, 2016, 21 min., recommended for ages 7+

Parisian teen Marinette transforms herself into superhero Ladybug to find her lonely secret crush Adrien when he runs away from home on Christmas.

Available on Netflix 

Tip: Be sure to click on “Audio & Subtitles” and select audio in French.

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Opération Père Noël
By Marc Robinet, 2021, 26 min., France, recommended for ages 6+

A spoiled child living in a big mansion, William is used to getting everything he wants from his parents. So this year, he’s asking for a present… Santa Claus himself! To satisfy his wish, his father hires a renowned beast hunter. But will William’s wish put an end to the magic of Christmas, as his young neighbor Alice fears? The two children join forces for an adventure that will become the best Christmas present in the world!

Available on Vimeo on Demand (in French, no subtitles)

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A bilingual French contemporary art preschool in the Greenwich Village is currently seeking a full time preschool teacher for 2023-2024 Academic year.

The ideal candidate is organized, patient, gentle, and has prior experience working in preschool and early childhood education, understanding french is a plus.

Work hours are from 8:45-4:45, Monday through Friday, plus weekly meetings and parent tours. Yearly salary based on experience.

  • Plan, execute, and collaborate with other teachers on preschool curriculum and arts-integrated lesson planning on a daily basis.
  • Be in charge of safety and cleanliness in the classroom at all times
  • Take daily attendance, keep accident reports, and organize monthly fire drills
  • Prepare preschool for students’ arrival and clean up when school is finished
  • Supervising the classroom when the other teachers are out of the room or absent.
  • Manage all pick up, drop off, and visitors.
  • Facilitate nap time and assist with meals
  • Plan, Chaperone, field trips and organize related paperworks in collaboration with the director.
  • Weekly observation, assessment and evaluation of students.
  • Organize and restock classroom, supplies, and storage area as needed
  • Manage general housekeeping and cleaning of classroom and kitchen
  • Supervise and organize recycling program with all the parents for art projects.
  • Able to successfully manage class to maintain a positive, nurturing and respectful learning environment
  • Attend school Open Houses (usually after school) and conduct student interviews

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor in early childhood education (birth to grade 2) or currently in study plan.
  • New York State early childhood certification (birth to 2nd grade)
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working in preschool and early childhood education, special aid experience is a plus
  • Working papers and visa for non-US citizens
  • Fingerprinting and FBI background Check required.
  • Familiarity with progressive educational philosophies such as Reggio Emilia, a plus.
  • Patience and flexibility; ability to relate to young children and communicate with parents.

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume. For more information about the school, please visit our website at www.lpeny.com. No phone calls, please

Type d’emploi : Temps plein

Salaire : $40 000,00 à $55 000,00 par an

Capacité à faire le trajet ou à déménager:

  • New York, NY 10011: Faire le trajet sans problème ou prévoir un déménagement avant de prendre son poste (Exigé)

Expérience:

  • école maternelle: 2 ans (Exigé)

Langue:

  • Francais (Exigé)

Lieu du poste : En présentiel

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SCREENING: Kinshasa Makambo at the Schomburg Center

Christian, Ben and Jean-Marie are fighting for political change of power and free elections in their country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But the incumbent President refuses to relinquish power. How can the course of events be changed? Must they join forces with the historical opposition leader and his powerful party? Is dialogue still possible or must they resign themselves to a popular uprising and the risk of a blood bath?

 

WHEN: Thu, Nov 30th, 1:00 PM

WHERE:  Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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Screening: Minga and the Broken Spoon

Watch this animated film at the Magic Johnson Theatre this November! 

Minga is an orphaned girl living with her stepmother Mami Kaba and her stepsister Abena. One day, when she was washing dishes in the river, she accidentally broke a spoon. A furious Mami Kaba then chased her away from the house, asking her to find the only identical spoon hidden by her late mother. A adventurous journey then begins for Minga in the forest.

Directed by Claye Edou, 80 minutes, Cameroon, Animation, English

WHERE: Magic Johnson Harlem

WHEN: Wed, Nov 29th, 11:00 AM

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A tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular performing artists of the 20th century. Her legendary banana belt dance created theatre history; her song “J’ai deux amours” became a classic, and her hymn.

The film focuses on her life and work from a perspective that analyses images of Black people in popular culture. It portrays the artist in the mirror of European colonial clichés and presents her as a resistance fighter, an ambulance driver during WWII, and an outspoken activist against racial discrimination involved in the worldwide Black Consciousness movement of the 20th century.

Directed by Annette Von Wagenheim/ 45 minutes/ Documentary/ French,German and English (with English subtitles)

WHERE:Teachers College, Columbia University

WHEN: Fri, Dec 8th, 8:00 PM

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ADIFF NYC 2023 Closing Night Film: Nome

 
 

CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Official Selection ACID Cannes Film Festival 2023!

Nome is a historical drama that takes place in Guinea-Bissau in 1969, during the war of independence between the Portuguese colonial army and the guerrillas of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea. The protagonist, Nome, leaves his village and joins the ranks of the guerrillas. After years of struggle, he returns to his village as a hero. However, the initial joy soon gives way to bitterness and cynicism.

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