The French Cultural Service office in Boston develops cultural and educational projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the French Ambassador to the United States and the Cultural Advisor in New York, its mandate is to promote and sustain high-spirited exchanges between the most promising French and American artists, writers, thinkers and educators in the jurisdiction: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

Programs, projects or initiatives benefitting from the support of the Cultural Office, in conjunction with the Embassy of France in the United States are usually also supported by the non-profit partner FACE and Institut Francais.




Francophonie Film Festival: Polina, danser sa vie

March 30th,2017 at 7:00PM
Coolidge Corner Theatre
Come to the Coolidge Corner Theater on Thursday, March 30th at 7PM to see the first screening of Polina, danser sa vie in the United States! After the show, a principal dancer from the Boston ballet will hold a talk and a Q&A session.

What to Expect from the French Presidential Election

March 30th from 2:00 to 4:00PM
Lower Level Conference Room, Busch Hall
On March 30th from 2-4PM, come to the Center for European Studies to hear panelists talk about France's current political climate!

Leica Gallery Boston Presents Darker Than Blue from Grammy-Nominated Artist Mathieu Bitton

March 9th-April 30th, 2017
Leica Gallery Boston
French-born Grammy Award nominated artist Mathieu Bitton will be presenting his exhibition Darker than Blue at the Leica Gallery in Boston. This candid black-and-white exhibit features images from Bitton’s world travels as well as famous “Hand Portraits," echoing the artist’s spontaneous photography.

See the New French Film FRANTZ in Kendall Square

March 31st, 2017
Landmark Kendall Square
Check out FRANTZ at the Landmark Kendall Square in Cambridge starting on March 31st! This film was recently highlighted as a spotlight feature at the Sundance Film Festival, so don't miss your chance to see it in New England!

French Film Festival at Salve Regina University

From March 26th to April 6th
Salve Regina University - Bazarsky Lecture Hall
Join the Salve Regina Festival to watch thoughtful and thought-provoking films, with subjects as wide-ranging as Versailles in the final days of the Ancien Regime, French colonial rule in the mid-20th century, life in contemporary Paris for immigrant schoolchildren and the trials and triumphs of a young medical student in a busy Parisian hospital.

French Film at the Belmont Film Festival

Sunday, April 9th at 7:30PM
Belmont World Film
Come out to Studio Cinema in Belmont to check out their international film series, "Transformation"

French Flicks in March

From March 10th to April 9th
Kendall Square Cinema (& other venues)
This month, all the tastes are represented in French cinema: whether you want to see the Academy Award nominated My Life as a Zucchini, the documentary Antartica: Ice and Sky, or you are tempted by the new François Ozon movie, there are plenty of opportunities to see French films in New England!

Contemporary French Alternatives at the Harvard Film Archive

From March 18th to April 16th
Harvard Film Archive
There is a constant flow of newcomers revitalizing French cinema with their originality. Whether they make “documentary” or “fiction,” they often question this distinction as well as that between filmmaking, art, activism or essay. This program introduces nine of these singular gems.

RAW: Portraits of Artists -by Bernar Venet

March 2nd to May 2nd 2017
French Cultural Center in Boston
This very intimate exhibit features a selection of previously unpublished photographs brought together for the first time in the United States.

See the French Film "Elle" in Theaters Near You!

Don't miss this opportunity to see the new French film Elle, a psychological thriller about a young woman seeking to reclaim her life after a traumatic event in her past. This film will be shown at the West Newton Cinema and Merrill's Roxy Theatre, but don't wait long because this film won't be in theatres forever!

No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki at Colby College Museum of Art

February 4th - June 4th, 2017
Colby College Museum of Art
No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki is the first retrospective of the work of Zao Wou-Ki (1920–2013) in the United States, and the first museum exhibition of his work in the U.S. in nearly a half-century.
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