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Spring Edito

As the new Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States, it is a great pleasure to address this first seasonal note to you.
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Abderrahmane Sissako's US Tour

One of the world’s leading filmmakers, Abderrahmane Sissako from Mauritania/Mali, is an artist whose transnational poetic vision is grounded in precise, everyday acts and humanity.
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Sphinx

"Sphinx" is the debut novel of the inventive French author Anne Garréta, one of the few female members of OuLiPo. This influential and experimental French literary group aims to create literature based on mathematical and linguistic restraints.
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A People's History of the French Revolution

Looking at history from the bottom up, Eric Hazan's new book chronicles the 1789 upheaval through a vivid retelling of events, bringing them to life with a multitude of voices. A bold new history of the French Revolution from the standpoint of the peasants, workers, women and sans culottes.
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On The Way To School: Why we should all watch it and Why all schools should screen it

We often forget that school is a gift. The story of these four children will make you appreciate this fact. It will also touch your heart.
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Arab Jazz

A ritualistic murder threatens to destabilise the turbulent multicultural melting pot of suburban Paris.

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Ariol: Where's Petula?

ARiOL is your average everyday donkey. He lives in the suburbs with his mom and dad. His best friend is a pig. He’s in love with a beautiful cow in his class. His teacher is a dog. His gym teacher is a huge rooster. In short, ARiOL is just like you and me!
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33 Days: A Memoir

A rare eyewitness account by an important author of fleeing the Nazis’ march on Paris in 1940, featuring a never-before-published introduction by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
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Achille Mbembe at PEN World Voices Festival

May 6, 2015 | May 7, 2015
New York City // Several Locations
Achille Mbembe, research professor in history and politics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and visiting professor in the Department of Romance Studies, Duke University, will participate in two panels at the 11th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
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Livestream Events at Albertine May 2015

A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.
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A Night of Philosophy Recap

On Friday, April 24th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Ukrainian Institute welcomed over 5000 guests, from 7pm to 7am, for A Night of Philosophy. We were thrilled to see such incredible enthusiasm amongst our guests and participants, as over sixty philosophers and artists fueled the 12-hour event with fascinating discussions and performances.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Arguments emerge in support of Freedom of Speech award recognizing Charlie Hebdo; French Voices winner to be pitched for film adaptation in Cannes; largest publisher of foreign literature in the US; international picture books celebrated in NYC; and an interview with a French philosopher on his guide to happiness.

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The Dø on Tour

The indie pop group The Dø will be in the US in May and June, stopping in New York City at the Bowery Ballroom and notably at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee, among other dates.
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Svart Crown on Tour

As part of the Metal Alliance tour, Svart Crown will perform throughout the United States in May and June, including 2 New York shows: at Gramercy Theater in NY and Saint Vitus in Brooklyn.
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Opera Lafayette presents: L'Épreuve Villageoise

May 30, 2015 | 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with Opera Lafayette, present the opera production of André Grétry's L'Épreuve Villageoise at The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.
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Les Arts Florissants to Perform in the US

The vocal and instrumental ensemble Les Arts Florissants is one of the most renowned and respected early music groups in the world. They will play several US dates in 2015, including a performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York.
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A Conversation with Abd al Malik

French slam artist, poet, writer, and film director Abd al Malik talks about his literary work and autobiographical feature film "Qu’Allah bénisse la France !"
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IAM on Tour: New York Ticket Giveaway

Icons of a golden age in French rap, IAM is returning to North America for a major tour.

Visual & Performing Arts

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Livestream Events at Albertine May 2015

A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.
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2015 FUSED and Contemporary Theater Fund Grantees

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in partnership with FACE Foundation is very proud to announce the grantees of 2015 FUSED and Contemporary Theater Fund, two programs that support artists’ residencies and/or presentations both in France and in the U.S.
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François Tanguy - Théâtre du Radeau at the FTA, Montreal

French director François Tanguy and his troop the Théâtre du Radeau, have been invited by the Festival TransAmériques (FTA) to perform their latest creation, Passim, from May 27 to May 31 in Québec.
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American and French Representatives at Venice International Art Exhibition

For the 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy, Joan Jonas will represent the U.S. and Céleste Boursier-Mougenot will represent France.
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Interview with Night of Philosophy Creator Meriam Korichi

An interview with Meriam Korichi, curator and stage director of A Night of Philosophy, an event she created in 2010, premiering in New York, April 24th, 2015.
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Online Events at Albertine Books April 2015

A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.

Film, TV & New Media

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Two French TV Series Now Available in the US

Two of France’s most successful television dramas, A French Village and Witnesses are now available in the U.S.
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The French Cinémathèque presents: Borders on the Horizon: Three Perspectives on Migration from Africa to Europe

May 12, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Embassy of France
The French Cinémathèque series by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents Borders on the Horizon: Three Perspectives on Migration from Africa to Europe, a cycle of three short films portraying different perils of young African immigrants who do not hesitate to risk their lives in search of a better future in Europe. This program is part of the third annual European Month of Culture in Washington, DC.
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Applications Now Open for the Tournées Film Festival !

Since 2015, participating universities will now choose SIX FILMS: FIVE CONTEMPORARY (FEATURED AND/OR ALTERNATIVE SELECTION) + ONE CLASSIC FILM. The grant to cover the cost of screening SIX FILMS (either in digital or in 35 millimeter), will be $2,200.
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A Conversation with Abd al Malik

French slam artist, poet, writer, and film director Abd al Malik talks about his literary work and autobiographical feature film "Qu’Allah bénisse la France !"
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Online Events at Albertine Books April 2015

A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.
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Announcing the 23rd edition of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

March 17 - March 29, 2015
Washington, DC
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy support the 23rd edition of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, featuring three documentary films will be screened at the Embassy of France and the Luc Jacquet Retrospective.
With special thanks and gratitude to our sponsors