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.

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.

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.

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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Viviane, 42, has a child, and a husband who left her. Yesterday, she killed her analyst. In this engrossing murder mystery and gripping exploration of madness, the narrative tests the shifting boundaries of language and the self. Deck's first novel was nominated for the Prix Femina, the Prix France Inter, and the Prix du Premier Roman.
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The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair

August 30, 1975: the day fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan is glimpsed fleeing through the woods, never to be heard from again; the day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.


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Limonov is a thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia’s most controversial figures.

Lycée Français Events This October

Oct 8, 2014
Lycée Français de New York
The Cultural Center of the Lycée Français of New York offers a wide range of panels, lectures, films and concerts. This October, catch a flamenco concert and a film.

Reading: Emmanuel Carrère

Oct 21, 2014 | 7 PM
192 Books
French author Emmanuel Carrère will be talking about his book Limonov and reading extracts at 192 Books.

"Sous une autre peau " (Under another skin)

10/24/2014 6:30—7:30 PM
Albertine Books in French & English
In honor of the Word Festival de la Palabra, which takes place in Puerto Rico October 13 through 19 and in New York City October 23 through 24, Albertine is hosting a talk with Véronique Ovaldé, Karla Suárez and José Manuel Fajardo.

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.

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.



Lycée Français Events This October

Oct 8, 2014
Lycée Français de New York
The Cultural Center of the Lycée Français of New York offers a wide range of panels, lectures, films and concerts. This October, catch a flamenco concert and a film.

France Rocks CMJ Party 2014

Oct 22, 2014 | 8 PM - 12 AM
Le Baron
France Rocks returns to CMJ in 2014 with this party featuring French artists and DJs at Le Baron in Chinatown. Admission is FREE with RSVP.

Cécile McLorin Salvant at the Met

Oct 24, 2014 | 7 PM
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Renowned contemporary jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant will perform a concert at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan on October 24th.

Premiere of French Compositions With Carol Robinson and Nate Wooley in Brooklyn

Oct 24, 2014 | 8 PM
Issue Project Room
Hear the American premiere of the iconoclastic compositions of French composers Eliane Radigue and Denis Dufour by clarinetist Carol Robinson and trumpeter Nate Wooley at Brooklyn's ISSUE Project Room.

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.

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.

Visual & Performing Arts


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Interview with French director Arthur Nauzyciel

This fall, Seuls en scène, the third edition of the Princeton French Theater Festival, curated by Florent Masse will present Faim (Hunger) by the Norwegian author, Nobel prize in Literature in 1920, Knut Hamsun. The production of Faim is a collaboration between Arthur Nauzyciel, director of the Centre Dramatique National (CDN) in Orléans and the actor Xavier Gallais, who adapted the text for the stage with Florient Azoulay. In 2011, it had its premiere at the Théâtre de la Madeleine in Paris.

Film, TV & New Media


The Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents A Retrospective of Marguerite Duras

Oct 15-22, 2014
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Join the Film Society of Lincoln Center for a weeklong retrospective of the film work by the novelist, essayist and playwright Marguerite Duras, from Wednesday, October 15 to Wednesday October 22, 2014.

Thomas Balmès' Happiness at Margaret Mead Film Festival

Oct 24, 2014
American Museum of Natural History
Join Margaret Mead Film Festival at American Museum of Natural History for the North American Premiere of Happiness by Thomas Balmès on Friday, October 24 at 7.30 pm.

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.

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.

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

FIAF Presents CinéSalon Alain Resnais: Time, Memory & Imagination

Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014
FIAF French Institute / Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall
Join the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) for the CinéSalon series Alain Resnais: Time, Memory & Imagination every Tuesday from September 30th to October 28th, 2014 at 4 & 7.30 p.m.
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