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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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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 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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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.
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Breathless: An American Girl in Paris

The stunning coming-of-age tale of a young American woman in the Paris of the 60's (Seal Press, November 2013).
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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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The Bloody Hand

A masterpiece of French war literature, complete and unabridged for the first time in English.

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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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.
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New Yann Tiersen Tour Dates, Music Video With Clémence Poésy

After releasing 'Infinity' earlier this year, Yann Tiersen (prolific genre-bending musician and composer of the score to 'Amélie') is back with this music video and more tour dates.
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Gojira Continues North American Tour: More Dates Announced

Progressive metal band Gojira, who toured recently in the US with Mastodon, have just added more than 20 dates to their 2014 tour schedule for the fall, including two in the New York area.
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Anoraak on North American Tour in Fall

The unique French electro/synth pop composer and DJ Anoraak returns to North America for a tour in October. Stops include a performance at Brooklyn's Escape Music Festival.

Visual & Performing Arts

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Xavier Lucchesi Exhibition

October 17, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
French artist Xavier Lucchesi is invited by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to take part in “Image as Location”, a Bay Area festival reflecting on the future of the image and exploring the relationship between people, pictures, and places.
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Six Characters in Search of an Author

November 7, 2014 - November 8, 2014
Cal Performances
Cal Performances presents Théâtre de la Ville's production of Luigi Pirandello's absurdist psychological drama, "Six Characters in Search of an Author".
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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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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.

Film, TV & New Media

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Jean-Luc Godard: Expect Everything from Cinema

September 12, 2014 - October 23, 2014
Pacific Film Archive Theater
This installment of Pacific Film Archive's Godard retrospective focuses on the period 1968 to 1979, when the French New Wave director turned to the problem of how to “make films politically.”
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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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French Cinema Now in Seattle

October 23, 2014 - October 30, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown
SIFF and TV5MONDE present French Cinema Now - a celebration spotlighting the state of contemporary Francophone cinema, with extraordinary new films, special guests, and parties.
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Je t'aime, Je t'aime

October 31, 2014 - November 1, 2014
Northwest Film Center
Suffering from its canceled premiere at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival and only arriving in the US two years later to little fanfare, Alain Resnais’ mid-career foray into science fiction developed somewhat of a cult following, but has remained largely unseen.
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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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