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November 2014

The daring scribes who weave moments of ambivalence or assuredness into these texts with the needle of tone and the thread of language have long caught the attention of critics and thinkers on both sides of the Atlantic. This November, we offer the editors and authors of fiction and literary critique, as seen in journals and publications (or revues), a new haven for collaboration and reflection.
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The Lady in White

Christian Bobin's book gives a poetic imagined account of Emily Dickinson's life and the work that the beloved and enigmatic poet gave the world. A lyrical rendering of the white recluse.
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Night and Fog - A Film in History

An engrossing account of Alain Resnais’s incomparable film, this book documents how a film that began as a cinematic spin-off of an educational exhibition became a significant step in the building of a collective consciousness of the tragedy of World War II. A unique interpretation of the interworking of biography, history, politics, and film in one cultural moment.
events

New Literature from Europe Festival 2014

Dec 5 - 6, 2014
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
Come on a European journey through the lens of time with the most exciting voices in European Literature today, guided by some of America’s top writers and critics, where France will be represented by Julia Deck, the author of the praised murder mystery "Viviane".
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Jean Grémillon at the Museum of the Moving Image

Nov 21 - Dec 21, 2014
Museum of the Moving Imag
Join Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) for the Jean Grémillon series from Friday, November 21 to Sunday, December 21, 2014.
interview

Interview with the choreographer, visual artist, and puppeteer, Gisèle Vienne

From October 29th and November 1st, 2014, New York audiences have the opportunity to see the U.S. premiere of Kindertotenlieder at New York Live Arts, a collaboration between Gisèle Vienne, the author Dennis Cooper and musicians Peter Rehberg and Stephen O’Malley with whom she has been collaborating for many years.

books

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Letter to Jimmy

Published on the 20th anniversary of James Baldwin’s death, the book is African writer Alain Mabanckou’s ode to his literary hero and an effort to place Baldwin’s life in context within the greater African diaspora. A beautiful homage to a writer who remains a major African American voice almost 27 years after his death.
new titles

The Lady in White

Christian Bobin's book gives a poetic imagined account of Emily Dickinson's life and the work that the beloved and enigmatic poet gave the world. A lyrical rendering of the white recluse.
new titles

Night and Fog - A Film in History

An engrossing account of Alain Resnais’s incomparable film, this book documents how a film that began as a cinematic spin-off of an educational exhibition became a significant step in the building of a collective consciousness of the tragedy of World War II. A unique interpretation of the interworking of biography, history, politics, and film in one cultural moment.
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The Bloody Hand

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

Julia Deck in conversation with Linda Coverdale

12/05/2014 | 6pm
Albertine Books in French & English
Meet Julia Deck, the acclaimed author of Viviane in conversation with her translator Linda Coverdale. How does one go about writing a first novel? How does one find a publisher? And then, how does the author work with the translator? will be some of the topics broached during this conversation.
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The Age of the Poets: And Other Writings on Twentieth-Century Poetry and Prose

A new and illuminating set of analyses of literature from one of France’s most important living philosophers.

music

events

Le Concert d'Astrée at Alice Tully Hall

Nov 30, 2014 | 5 PM
Alice Tully Hall
The French Baroque performers Le Concert d'Astrée return to Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall for an anticipated performance of works by Handel on November 30th. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 3:45 PM.
news

Denis Levaillant University Tour

French composer and pianist Denis Levaillant travels the US performing and conducting masterclasses at universities with Jean-Michel Goury and Yves Josset.
events

Les Arts Florissants Benefit Concert

Dec 3, 2014 | 6:30 pm
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
The Board of Directors of the American Friends of Les Arts Florissants and the Benefit Comittee invite you to join them at a Holiday Reception and Concert to celebrate and support Les Arts Florissants.
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ARPA Concert and Poetry in New York

Dec 5 - 19, 2014
New York City
Arpa, a project of poetry and "new traditional music" from the Balagan Company perform a series of shows in the New York area and Canada from December 5th through 19th.
news

French Actor and Musician Louis-Ronan Choisy on Tour

A frequent actor and indie rock artist in France, where he has collaborated with celebrated filmmaker François Ozon, Louis-Ronan Choisy will perform three concerts in the US in November and December.
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Wax Tailor Album Release Parties

Following a recorded tour with a live orchestra of 50 musicians in Europe, noted trip-hop DJ Wax Tailor returns to the US with four album release party screenings and DJ sets on both coasts.

Visual & Performing Arts

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Christian Rizzo named director of Centre Chorégraphique National (CNN) of Montpellier – Languedoc-Roussillon

On October 28th, 2014, the French government named the artist Christian Rizzo the new director of the prestigious Centre Chorégraphique National (CNN) of Montpellier – Languedoc-Roussillon. Starting in January 2015, he will succeed choreographer Mathilde Monnier.
podcast

Interview with the French gallerist Christian Berst

Paris-based gallerist Christian Berst has opened a new space on Rivington Street in New York City, with a group show entitled Do The Write Thing: Read Between the Lines. Known for his passion and dedication to art brut, Christian Berst aims to continue his quest for gems and the expansion of this specific market in America, together with gallery director Phillip March Jones, and gallery associate Daniel Klein. We visited Christian the day before the opening on October 30th, 2014 to ask him about the meaning and future of art brut, as well as this first group show, while the white paint was still fresh.
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Apocryphal Times

October 30 - December 13, 2014
Friedman Benda
Apocryphal Times is an exhibition that presents the work of eleven international artists who grapple with the ultimate-elusive concept of time. Among the eleven artists, the French artist Julien Salaud presents his work "Grotte Stellaire;” a dark dome within which he draws images reminiscent of Paleolithic Cave Paintings with cotton threads illuminated by black light.
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Kader Attia: Show your injuries

November 8 – December 13, 2014
Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Kader Attia, who grew up in both Algeria and the suburbs of Paris, presents his first exhibition Show your injuries at the Lehmann Maupin Gallery. The exhibition consists of two installations, one at each gallery location (540 West 26th Street and 201 Chrystie Street).
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French Philosopher Alain Badiou in NYC

December 13-17, 2014
New York City
French Philosopher Alain Badiou will be coming to New York for a couple of days in December. Besides presenting the English translation of his newly released book, "The Age of the Poets: And Other Writings on Twentieth-Century Poetry and Prose", he will also lead several discussions in art galleries and universities.
news

Camille Blatrix received the 16th Ricard Foundation Award

The French artist Camille Blatrix received the 16th Ricard Foundation Award for his scultpures I want to spend the rest of my life (Je veux passer le reste de ma vie avec toi) and Still'elle that were part of the group exhibition The time, moods, values, attention curated by the French independent curators castillo/corrales at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard in Paris.

Film, TV & New Media

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Futur en Seine Call for Proposals

Futur en Seine, the biggest European festival dedicated to digital innovation, takes place each year in Paris from June 11th to June 14th. The festival offers a profusion of events related to digital culture from tech demos to workshops and concerts taking place in the heart of Paris.
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22nd African Diaspora International Film Festival

Nov 28 - Dec 14, 2014
African Diaspora International Film Festival
The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) presents from Friday, November 28 throught Sunday, December 14 an eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films that depict the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of African descent and Indigenous people all over the world.
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Everything Is Cinema - Antoine de Baecque in Conversation with Richard Brody at Albertine

Dec 15, 2015
Albertine Books in French & English
Join us Monday December 15 at Albertine for a conversation between film critic Antoine de Baecque and New Yorker film editor Richard Brody, internationally well-known New Wave experts, to discuss French and American perspectives on Godard, Truffaut, Rohmer, and their heirs.
news

Jean-Claude Carrière to Receive Honorary Oscars

Jean Claude Carrière will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the sixth annual Governors Awards on November 8th in Los Angeles for his whole film career.
events

FIAF Presents CinéSalon: The Art of Sex and Seduction

Nov 4 - Dec 16, 2014
FIAF
Join the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) for CinéSalon: The Art of Sex and Seduction series, every Tuesday from November 4, to December 16, 2014.
events

Jean Grémillon at the Museum of the Moving Image

Nov 21 - Dec 21, 2014
Museum of the Moving Imag
Join Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) for the Jean Grémillon series from Friday, November 21 to Sunday, December 21, 2014.
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