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Bonne année!

I hope that you had an excellent holiday season surrounded by family and friends. And now for new beginnings. Bonne année!
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The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant call for applicants is NOW OPEN !

The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant call for applicants is NOW OPEN ! Complete applications must be submitted by March 13th 2015, 12pm (EST)
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The French Social Sciences and Humanities in Translation

In 2014, the Institut Français commissioned a study on the international circulation of works in the social sciences translated from the French. Centered on the importation of French authors into the markets of three countries—the United States, the United Kingdom, and Argentina—the study analyzes trends in, and obstacles to, translation, and provides recommendations to increase translations in the humanities.
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Guys Like Me

Dominique Fabre, born in Paris and a lifelong resident of the city, exposes the shadowy, anonymous lives of many who inhabit the French capital in a quiet, subdued tale. Set in palpably real Paris streets that feel miles away from the City of Light, "Guys Like Me" is a stirring novel of regret and absence, yet not without a glimmer of hope.
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There Are Two Sexes: Essays in Feminology

"Two Sexes" introduces to English-speaking readers the French psychoanalyst Antoinette Fouque, who cofounded the "Mouvement de Libération des Femmes" (MLF) in France in 1968. An invaluable title to understand how this intellectual and political puzzle was formed by what was called "French Feminism" some decades ago.
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Charlie Hebdo in the US

Over the past few days we have received many inquiries regarding this week's edition of the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo and where to purchase it in the US.

books

authors on tour

Boubacar Boris Diop

April 27 - May 12, 2015
US

Born in 1946 in Dakar, Senegalese novelist, journalist and essayist Boubacar Boris Diop has established himself today as one of the most prominent contemporary francophone African writers.

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On Translation - Speeches from the 2014 French Voices Ceremony

The French Voices Grand Prize Winner for 2014, translator Pascale-Anne Brault and Fordham University press for Barbara Cassin's "La Nostalgie", and Honorary Chair for the French Voices Ceremony Rick Moody kindly agreed on this occasion to share with us their thoughts on Cassin's book, but also more broadly, on the virtues of translation. Check here their speeches!
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French Books USA: Week In Review

Finalists and prize winners have been announced for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Prix Version Femina and the Angoulême Grand Prix. Plus, a list of 2014's top-selling authors of novels in France, and a new study on e-books in France.
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The French Social Sciences and Humanities in Translation

In 2014, the Institut Français commissioned a study on the international circulation of works in the social sciences translated from the French. Centered on the importation of French authors into the markets of three countries—the United States, the United Kingdom, and Argentina—the study analyzes trends in, and obstacles to, translation, and provides recommendations to increase translations in the humanities.
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Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

The story of Nobel Peace Prize winning environmental and political activist Wangari Maathai is beautifully told by the words of Franck Prévot and the illustrations of Aurélia Fronty, from Maathai's childhood to the political fight of the movement she initiated — the Green Belt Movement. A standout tribute to Maathai’s perseverance and hard-won successes.
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And the French Voices Grand Prize for 2014 goes to...

On January 21, the French Voices Ceremony - presided this year by Honorary Chair Rick Moody - took place for the second time and awarded our ten grantees for 2014. Among them, one has been elected by the French Voices Jury to be the recipient of the 2014 Grand Prize. Check it out!

music

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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.
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Ibeyi on Tour in North America

Recently signed to XL Recordings, Ibeyi are a French-Cuban twin sisters duo set to take North American stages in spring, promoting their new, self-titled debut.

Visual & Performing Arts

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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.
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Performing Arts Festivals in France 2014

From street performances to avant-garde dance and cutting edge theater, France's many performing arts festivals offer a glimpse into current performance in the country and beyond. In addition to world-renowned festivals such as the Festival d’Avignon now under the leadership of Olivier Py or the Festival International de Théâtre et de la Rue in Aurillac, June Events (Paris) also offers innovative programming this summer.
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Musée Picasso Welcomes a New President

The Musée Picasso has a new president. Laurent Le Bon, currently director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz has been chosen to succeed Anne Baldassari as president of the museum.

Film, TV & New Media

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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

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The French Cinémathèque presents: Attila Marcel

February 11, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Embassy of France

Please note that this event had been programmed for Tuesday, January 13th and has now been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 11th.

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7 Oscars Nominations for France

France is nominated in 7 categories for the 2015 oscars.
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The 5th Edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival

Jan 16 - Feb 16, 2015
United States
From 16 January to 16 February 2015, film lovers from around the world will have access to the complete selection from this, the world’s first online festival of French cinema, created by UniFrance films.
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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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