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Winter 2015

Though it has been over a month since the devastating attacks in France, the emotional and physical repercussions of these events have not been forgotten. We are so grateful for the moving, compassionate response from our friends and partners in the U.S. Though the reverberations of violence that have touched our country and the entire world will remain forever present in our minds, we simultaneously hope for future peace.
news

The Lafayette Debates online tournament is now open!

The Embassy of France and George Washington University are announcing the 2015 Lafayette Climate Debates. The 2015 Debates will include public debates at French consulates in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Houston; online speech competitions in both French and English; and an international intercollegiate debate tournament in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication on April 18 & 19, 2015.
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Artist-in-Residence Program in the U.S. 2015

In 2014 the Institut français launched a program for visual and digital French artists. It is a 2 months residency which can be located anywhere in the United States.
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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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Résultats du concours d'autoportraits French Heritage 2014!

Bravo à Diana Casseus, de International High School for Health Sciences dans le Queens! Elle remporte le 1er prix du concours "Moi, Nouvel Américain"! Organisé par le French Heritage Language Program à New York, le concours avait pour objectif de mettre en lumière des communautés francophones parfois méconnues ou sous-représentées aux Etats-Unis.
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Partner University Fund Opens 2015 Call for Proposals

PUF supports international educational exchanges, joint degree programs and training courses (at master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral levels), and joint research projects. Since its creation, PUF has supported 71 partnerships involving more than 80 French and American institutions.

books

podcast

The Letters of Samuel Beckett

Dan Gunn and Joseph O’Neill discuss the third volume of the correspondence of Samuel Beckett.
new titles

We're Not Here to Disappear

Award-winning novelist Olivia Rosenthal's new title begins with the portrait of a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and goes on to explore the loss of memory, language, and reason. How do we deal with the effect of memory loss on our identities? What remains? This optimistic book confirms Rosenthal's talent and verbal inventiveness.
new titles

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.
news

French Books USA: Week In Review

Kindle Unlimited found to violate French e-book pricing laws; La Hune bookshop to close this year; and Recommended Reading.
podcast

France’s Historic Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte

A conversation with Alexandre de Vogüé, Owner and Director of Vaux-le-Vicomte, and Nicola Courtright, Art Historian, on France’s Historic Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte.
podcast

Reading Patrick Modiano

A conversation on the work of Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano with Mark Polizzotti, David R. Godine, Sam Sacks, and Sal Robinson.

music

news

Acoustic Guitarist Pierre Bensusan On Tour in 2015

Pierre Bensusan, a celebrated Franco-Algerian guitarist who plays jazz with a soothing lyrical bent and lush harmonic flow, will perform roughly 30 dates across the United States in February, March, April, and May 2015 as part of his 40th Anniversary Tour.
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Magma to Tour North America

Magma, a legendary band who weaves unique guitar lines around songs of ancient and apocalyptic tales sung in an invented language, will tour North America in April.
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Guitarist Thibault Cauvin on North American Tour

A French classical guitarist with international acclaim, Thibault Cauvin will tour North America in March and February to promote his latest album on Sony, 'The Albeniz Journey'
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Alexandre Desplat Nominated Twice for Soundtrack Oscar

Prolific French soundtrack composer Alexandre Desplat has done something rare - he competes against himself in 2015 at the Oscars for best film score.
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New Dirtyphonics EP and Tour Dates

The French "metal meets dnb" group will open for Steve Aoki on several dates as they tour to promote their latest EP via Dim Mak Records.
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Étienne de Crécy Releases Album, Announces Tour Dates

French Touch pioneer Étienne de Crécy is back with his first album in ten years and a North American tour to promote it.

Visual & Performing Arts

podcast

The Letters of Samuel Beckett

Dan Gunn and Joseph O’Neill discuss the third volume of the correspondence of Samuel Beckett.
news

SPLENDID'S after Jean Genet by Arthur Nauzyciel Tours France

French director Arhur Nauzyciel, after rehearsing at Abrons Art Center, New York, has now created SPLENDID'S after Jean Genet in France.
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30 Years of the French Centres Chorégraphiques Nationaux

Since the mid-80's, many Centres Chorégraphiques Nationaux (CCN) have been created in France. This year, we celebrate their 30 years!
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Artist-in-Residence Program in the U.S. 2015

In 2014 the Institut français launched a program for visual and digital French artists. It is a 2 months residency which can be located anywhere in the United States.
news

The Record by Brooklyn Based 600 HIGHWAYMEN Presented in Paris

600 HIGHWAYMEN's The Record, created in 2013, who appears in the New York Times' best stage memories from 2014, is now on tour in France.
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Patrice Chéreau's Elektra at The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera will exclusively present six representations of Patrice Chéreau's Elektra in April and May 2016.

Film, TV & New Media

events

The French Cinémathèque presents: La Cour de Babel

March 10, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Embassy of France

The French Cinémathèque series by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents the screening of La Cour de Babel (School of Babel), a film by Julie Bertuccelli. 

events

Discovering Georgian Cinema

February 4, February 6 and March 31, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Embassy of France

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with the Film Department at the National Gallery of Art and the Embassy of Georgia, present three screenings by Georgian-French filmmaker, Otar Iosselian

news

8 Oscars Nominations for France

Among the nominees announced by the Academy for the 2015 Oscars, France has received 8 nominations.
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Release of French Series Maison Close, Season 1

Set in a lavish 19th century Parisian bordello, the edgy, provocative and ratings-busting Canal Plus+ Series arrives in the U.S. on February 10 available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD (on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, YouTube and Google Play).
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Our Christmas Film Wish List !

We tell you what we want, what we really really want for Christmas.
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