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October 2014

Showcasing its mission as a space for French-American intellectual exchange, Albertine, the new reading room and bookshop in the French Embassy, will soon host to a six-day free festival featuring leading French and American thinkers and artists. Among the distinguished speakers will be Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, filmmaker Olivier Assayas, author Mary Gaitskill, screenwriter, author, and film director Emmanuel Carrère, graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi, Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash, and Fields Medal-winning mathematician Cédric Villani.
events

Best of French Animation !

Nov 5, 2014
School of Visual Arts Theater
Join the School of Visual Arts & the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival for the Best of French Animation ! on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 7 pm.
new titles

Letter to Jimmy

A celebration of James Baldwin published on the Twentieth Anniversary of his death (published by Soft Skull Press, December 9th, 2014)
news

French Dual Language Programs in the U.S.

2015 Trends and Supports on French Immersion and Bilingual Education. A Report of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to the United States.
news

1st Bilingual Education Fair of New York

1st Bilingual Education Fair of New YorkSaturday, Oct 11There are many reasons to raise kids bilingual, from maintaining their heritage to preparing them for a globalized world.
news

Exclusive Patrick Bruel Interview and Ticket Giveaway

One of France's most important stars of the 90s, Patrick Bruel announces a US tour for October and November.

books

new titles

The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon

A fascinating history of psychiatry—but of a wholly new sort— which offers the first sustained analysis of the intertwined discourses of madness, psychiatry, history, and political theory (The University of Chicago Press, September 2014).
new titles

The Strange Death of Sullivan Chance

Part mystery, part adventure, part satire, this audacious novel unravels the tale of Sullivan Chance, a hick picked by a scheming TV producer to be the star of a new reality show (Roaring Forties Press, November 2014).
news

French Books USA: Week In Review

Catherine Leroux is awarded the Prix France-Québec; the Société des gens de lettres re-thinks author revenue sources; and a new study on e-reading in France is out.
events

French Literature in the Making: Maylis de Kerangal

Oct 27, 2014 | 7 PM
La Maison Française of NYU
French author and member of the Inculte collective Maylis de Kerangal will be in conversation with writer and journalist Olivier Barrot.
events

Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

Oct 27, 2014 | 6 PM
Columbia Maison Française, East Gallery, Buell Hall
Building on his pioneering work in the science of molecular gastronomy, physical chemist Hervé This introduces us to the next profound revolution coming to our kitchens: note-by-note cooking.
events

Philosophy in France Today

Oct 2014, 28th | 7:00 PM
La Maison française of New York University
A roundtable in English, moderated by John Richardson (NYU, Philosophy).

music

events

Renowned Jazz Accordionist Richard Galliano in New York

Oct 23 - 26, 2014
Jazz Standard
World-acclaimed French jazz accordionist Richard Galliano will perform with his quintet in late October at the Jazz Standard in New York.
events

France Rocks CMJ Music Marathon 2014

Oct 16 - 25, 2014
New York City
France Rocks returns to CMJ in 2014 with another varied and exciting lineup of French music acts. There will be a party at Le Baron with French Music on October 22nd, Free with RSVP.
events

Le Poème Harmonique in New York

Oct 25, 2014 | 8 PM
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Le Poème Harmonique will perform early music at the Miller Theatre's Church of St Mary the Virgin on October 25th.
events

Kellylee Evans at the Jazz Standard (with Interview in French)

Oct 28, 2014 | 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
Jazz Standard
The dynamic soul-tinged, hip-hop-influenced jazz singer Kellylee Evans will perform two sets at the Jazz Standard in October.
events

Mali Now Festival

Sept 19 - Oct 30, 2014
Metropolitan Museum of Art
A look at contemporary Malian music, culture, and politics at the Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring notable performances from Salif Keita and Bassekou Kouyate as well as a lecture series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
events

Hélène Tysman at Alice Tully Hall (with Riverside Symphony)

Nov 1, 2014 | 8 PM
Alice Tully Hall
Widely acclaimed French classical pianist Hélène Tysman will perform with the Riverside Symphony at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on November 1st.

Visual & Performing Arts

events

Gisèle Vienne: Kindertotenlieder

October 29 - November 1, 2014
New York Live Arts
Making her New York Live Arts debut, Gisèle Vienne, in collaboration with Dennis Cooper and KTL - Stephen O'Malley & Peter Rehberg, takes audience members on an emotionally stirring journey that blurs the lines between reality and fiction. A true hybrid dance-theater work set in the visually arresting scenic landscape of a snowy winter night, Kindertotenlieder takes inspiration from the “uncanny” as presented by Sigmund Freud. The work examines the representation of horrifying dread as something both familiar and alien, triggering a cathartic, ceremonial experience.
events

Six Characters in Search of an Author

October 29 — November 2, 2014
BAM Harvey Theater
An identity crisis for the theater itself, Luigi Pirandello’s 1921 epitome of absurdism is a masterpiece of blurred dramatic lines, brought cleverly to life in this production from director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and Théâtre de la Ville, Paris.
events

Stéphane Sednaoui: Search and Rescue at Ground Zero

November 5, 2014 at 12 p.m.
9/11 Memorial
Over three nights, Sednaoui worked tirelessly along with thousands of other volunteers digging through the wreckage, desperately hoping to find survivors. He had brought along a small Ricoh camera, and in those moments when the workers would pause to listen for sounds that might help them locate a person who might have been trapped beneath a mountain of debris, he would take pictures. A stunning archive documenting the terrible beauty of that unreal landscape.
events

Monument to Cold War Victory

October 7 - November 7, 2014
Cooper Union
Monument to Cold War Victory is a conceptual project curated by the artist Yevgeniy Fiks and Stamatina Gregory, taking the form of an open-call, international competition for a public, commemorative work of art.
events

Performance: CHAIR “ARCHIVOGRAPHY"

November 10 - 11, 2014
Swiss Institute
David Gordon talks with Valda Setterfield about the first accidental appearance and subsequent purposeful utilization in his movement and theater work, since 1974, of the pedestrian metal folding chair.
podcast

Henri Matisse, The Cut-Outs: An Interview with MoMA Curators

Interview with Karl Buchberg, Senior Conservator, and Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator, with Samantha Friedman, Assistant Curator, on "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" an upcoming exhibition opening at the MoMA October 12 2014.

Film, TV & New Media

news

Abderrahmane Sissako Won Best Director Award at the 50 Edition of Chicago International Film Festival

Director Abderrahmane Sissako won few days ago the Silver Hugo grand prize for best director for his film Timbuktu, at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival.
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Lyon Lumière Festival’s Classic Film Market: Cohen Media Group ink bought 8 French films to Gaumont

For the occasion of the second edition of Lyon Lumière Festival’s Classic Film Market, Cohen Film Collection has acquired North American rights to eight films from Gaumont.
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13 French films and co-productions in the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award 2015 Selection

French cinema will be well represented at the 87th Academy Awards next February 22nd, with 2 French films and 11 French co-productions out of the 76 features which are running the Oscar race.
events

Lookin4Galt, the first Hip Hop road movie at Videology

Nov 3, 2014
Videology
Join Videology and French directors "Gasface" for the special screening of Lookin4Galt on Monday, November 3rd at 10.30pm.
events

Best of French Animation !

Nov 5, 2014
School of Visual Arts Theater
Join the School of Visual Arts & the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival for the Best of French Animation ! on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 7 pm.
events

Gold Coast International Film Festival

Nov 3-7, 2014
Gold Coast International Film Festival
Join Gold Coast International Film Festival for the special screening of 3 French films: Paulette; If you don't I will; Dior and I; from November 3 to November 7, 2014
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