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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.
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Letter to Jimmy

A celebration of James Baldwin published on the Twentieth Anniversary of his death (published by Soft Skull Press, December 9th, 2014)
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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.
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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.
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Poe, Poetry, and the Marquis de Sade

Novelist and nonfiction author John Galbraith Simmons tells us about his translation of the long neglected uncannily philosophical novel by Marquis de Sade, Aline and Valcour.
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The Critique of Everyday Life: The One-Volume Edition

Henri Lefebvre's classic analysis of daily life under capitalism in one complete volume

books

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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).
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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).
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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.
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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.
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Limonov

Limonov is a thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia’s most controversial figures.
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French Books USA: Week In Review

The Musée d'Orsay launches a website dedicated to Sade, and the winners of the Prix de la Langue Française and the Prix François Mauriac are announced.

music

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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.
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The second edition of FUSION presents: Adam Laloum in concert

October 24 and 26, 2014
Embassy of France

French pianist Adam Laloum is the feature artist in the second edition of FUSION.

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The piano sounds of Jonas Vitaud

November 2, 2014 | 4:00 p.m.
The Phillips Collection

The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France is delighted to announce that French pianist Jonas Vitaud will accompany Korean-born soprano Sumi Hwang for a concert at The Phillips Collection on

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Patrick Bruel in concert

November 5, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
Warner Theater

With 30 years of career, more than 14 million albums sold, many Victoires de la Musique won, around fifty movies, a nomination at the French ceremony Les Césars for Best Actor Performance, a Gold Swan for Best Actor at Cabourg’s

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France Rocks October Playlist: Halloween

A monthly feature, the France Rocks Playlist in October features a spooky slew of songs from French-produced musicians, old and new.

Visual & Performing Arts

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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.
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Divinités noires - a photography exhibition by Dany Leriche and Jean Michel Fickinger

November 13 - December 12, 2014
Embassy of France

The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, in partnership with FotoDC, presents Divinités noires, a photography exhibition by Dany Leriche and

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Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain Celebrates 30 Years

This year the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary with a series of exhibitions, performances and digital projects, beginning with Vivid Memories, a five month long rotating exhibition looking back acr
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Ultraviolet (Grenoble, FR 1935 – New York, NY 2014)

The French-American artist Isabelle Collin Dufresne, better known as Ultraviolet, died on Saturday, June 14th in New York.
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Call for Applications Fieldwork: Marfa 2015

Marfa is the joint project of two leading European art academies, Les Beaux-Arts de Nantes and HEAD – Genève (Geneva University of Art and Design). This international researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and borders and artistic projects based on field investigation methods.
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Special Mention for Jean Louis Cohen at International Architecture Exhibition in Venice

The 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale opened last week. During the opening ceremonies, awards were given out by the exhibition jury for the most noteworthy contributions to this year's festival. France's pavillion, Modernity: promise of menace?, curated by Jean Louis Cohen, received one of three "Special Mentions," along with Canada and Russia.

Film, TV & New Media

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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.
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19th Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival

November 7, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
Embassy of France

The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, has partnered with the Arabian Sights Film Festival, now in its 19th edition, to present a double-feature cinematic evening on November 7th 

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TV5MONDE launches first HD package in the US

After successfully launching TV5MONDE HD nationwide, TV5MONDE USA has significantly expanded its relationship with Charter Communications, resulting in the recent launch of two channels ̶ TiVi5MONDE Kids and TV5MONDE Info. Charter customers in select markets will now have access to three HD channels offering high quality French language programming.
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Interview of French Digital Creator David Dufresne on the Occasion on NYFF 2014

“I’m a… punk. In a sense, I try to break rules any time I can… The entire project Fort McMoney was driven from the start by the idea of combining documentary film and video games, auteur perspective and spectator freedom”.
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