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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.
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The Squadron’s Umbrella

"The Squadron’s Umbrella" gathers for the first time in English 39 wickedly funny texts by one of the hippest cat to have ever hung his hat at Le Chat Noir in Paris — the humorist Alphonse Allais — who experimented with holorhymes and invented conceptual art.
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A Roll of the Dice

"A Roll of the Dice" is one of symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé’s best-known and most visually complex works. Wave Books presents an edition with refined type and photographs that both honor the original and make it an object of delight.
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Abderrahmane Sissako's US Tour

One of the world’s leading filmmakers, Abderrahmane Sissako from Mauritania/Mali, is an artist whose transnational poetic vision is grounded in precise, everyday acts and humanity.
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Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction

In this new title, Quentin Meillassoux addresses the problem of chaos and of the constancy of natural laws in the context of literature. He elucidates the distinction between science fiction, and fiction outside-science, where science becomes impossible. A significant milestone that will appeal to readers of both philosophy and literature.
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Sphinx

"Sphinx" is the debut novel of the inventive French author Anne Garréta, one of the few female members of OuLiPo. This influential and experimental French literary group aims to create literature based on mathematical and linguistic restraints.

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A Night of Philosophy

Apr 24-25, 2015 | 7 pm - 7 am
Cultural Services of the French Embassy & the Ukrainian Institute
After tremendous success in Paris, London and Berlin, A Night of Philosophy premieres in New York. From 7 pm to 7 am, come and experience an innovative and original nocturnal happening like any other in New York with over 80 events, ranging from philosophy lectures, to artistic performances, from theatre to video art, from songs to dance and DJ sets.
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French Song Master Class: Symbolist Poets

Apr 25, 2015 | 1 pm
National Opera Center
Join us at the National Opera Center for a master class on French mélodies with the celebrated pianist and author Thomas Grubb, where poems of Baudelaire, Verlaine and Mallarmé will be transformed into songs.
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Wars of Religion: Past & Present

Apr 23-24, 2015
Princeton University
Several French philosophers and scholars - such as Frédéric Brahami, Florent Guénard, Bruno Karsenti, Nicolas Le Roux, Julien Seroussi and Céline Spector, among others - will participate in a two-day interdisciplinary conference about the notion of "wars of religion."
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Remembering French editor François Maspero; two Francophone authors nominated for Impac Dublin literary prize; Persepolis amongst most challenged books in US libraries; posthumous publication of Charlie Hebdo editor's book; and recommended reading: Pénélope Bagieu's graphic novel Exquisite Corpse.
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An Anarchist’s Guide to Feminism: Lola Lafon at PEN World Voices Festival

May 5, 2015 | 7 pm
Albertine Books in French and English
Part of PEN Wolrd Voices Festival, French composer, singer, and writer Lola Lafon will discuss her newly translated novel, feminism, labor movements, and her own political activism and work with underserved youth.
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Achille Mbembe at PEN World Voices Festival

May 6, 2015 | May 7, 2015
New York City // Several Locations
Achille Mbembe, research professor in history and politics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and visiting professor in the Department of Romance Studies, Duke University, will participate in two panels at the 11th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

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French-American Piano Society's 2015 Spring Benefit Recital

April 28, 2015 | 6:30 PM
French Consulate New York
A one-of-a-kind recital celebrating the variety of Creole Piano Music, this recital with Thierry Vaton and Georges Granville will also serve as a fundraising event for the French-American Piano Society.
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Benjamin Clementine in New York

April 28 - 29, 2015
Joe's Pub
A rising talent, singer-songwriter Benjamin Clementine will perform two nights in New York at the end of April.
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Christine and the Queens on Tour in the US

After creating major buzz at SXSW, Christine and the Queens will perform several shows in New York and California this April.
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Les Arts Florissants to Perform in the US

The vocal and instrumental ensemble Les Arts Florissants is one of the most renowned and respected early music groups in the world. They will play several US dates in 2015, including a performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York.
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A Conversation with Abd al Malik

French slam artist, poet, writer, and film director Abd al Malik talks about his literary work and autobiographical feature film "Qu’Allah bénisse la France !"
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IAM on Tour: New York Ticket Giveaway

Icons of a golden age in French rap, IAM is returning to North America for a major tour.

Visual & Performing Arts

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Enigmas at Andrea Rosen Gallery

March 6 - April 25, 2015
Andrea Rosen Gallery
Andrea Rosen Gallery presents Enigmas, a group exhibition engaging the notion of imprimatur. Works by French artist Martin Barré are highlighted.
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Tatiana Trouvé: Studies for Desire Lines

March 3 - April 25, 2015
Gagosian Gallery
Gagosian New York presents an exhibition of recent work by Tatiana Trouvé closely related to and concurrent with her Central Park installation Desire Lines.
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Pierre Gonnord: The Dream Goes Over Time

March 5 - April 25, 2015
Hasted Kraeutler
Hasted Kraeutler gallery announces The Dream Goes Over the Time, an exhibition of of photographs by French-born artist Pierre Gonnord.
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A Night of Philosophy

Apr 24-25, 2015 | 7 pm - 7 am
Cultural Services of the French Embassy & the Ukrainian Institute
After tremendous success in Paris, London and Berlin, A Night of Philosophy premieres in New York. From 7 pm to 7 am, come and experience an innovative and original nocturnal happening like any other in New York with over 80 events, ranging from philosophy lectures, to artistic performances, from theatre to video art, from songs to dance and DJ sets.
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The Salomon Foundation for Contemporary Art Launches The Salomon Foundation Residency Award

April 24, 2015
FIAF
The Salomon Foundation launchs its first annual Residency Award. It will give the opportunity to an artist from the Francophone world to get a six-month residency in New York.
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Where is Rocky II? at Team (gallery, inc.)

March 29 - April 26, 2015
Team (gallery, inc.)
Team (gallery, inc.) will present Where is Rocky II? Trailer-Teaser, a solo show of Brussels-based, French artist Pierre Bismuth. The exhibition will run from 29 March through 26 April 2015.

Film, TV & New Media

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Agnès Varda in New York for Art of the Real

April 10-26, 2015
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Join the 2nd edition of Art of the Real at the Film Society of Lincoln Center for the Agnès Varda Retrospective titled The Actualities of Agnès Varda. Art of the Real will present many of the filmmaker's work in the context of her career-long focus on merging fact and fiction, from April 10 through April 26, 2015.
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2nd Edition of Art of the Real

April 10 - 26, 2015
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
Join the 2nd edition of Art of the Real at the Film Society of Lincoln Center for the screenings of Alain Cavalier's Le Paradis, Jean Eustache's Une Sale Histoire and René Vautier's Africa 50.
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Eric Rohmer’s Comedies and Proverbs Cycle

Friday, April 17, 2015
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
Join the Film Society of Lincoln Center as it will be celebrated French filmmaker Eric Rohmer with a six-film spotlight in April, coinciding with a two-week exclusive run of a new digital restoration of the director's 1984 film, Full Moon in Paris.
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Applications Now Open for the Tournées Film Festival !

Since 2015, participating universities will now choose SIX FILMS: FIVE CONTEMPORARY (FEATURED AND/OR ALTERNATIVE SELECTION) + ONE CLASSIC FILM. The grant to cover the cost of screening SIX FILMS (either in digital or in 35 millimeter), will be $2,200.
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I Put a Spell On You: The Films of Bertrand Bonello

April 29 – May 4, 2015
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
Join the Film Society of Lincoln Center for a complete retrospective of French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello. The retrospective will include a sneak-preview presentation of his latest film, Saint Laurent.
podcast

A Conversation with Abd al Malik

French slam artist, poet, writer, and film director Abd al Malik talks about his literary work and autobiographical feature film "Qu’Allah bénisse la France !"
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