Boston


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.


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The Complete Jean Renoir: a retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive

June 9th - September 1st, 2017
Harvard Film Archive
Throughout the summer, the Harvard Film Archive will screen Jean Renoir's works. A unique occasion for cinema lovers to (re)discover this major figure, not only in French cinema but also internationally.
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“Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation” : Discover the legendary fashion designer's most iconic work

From May 27th, 2017 to January 1st, 2018 - Fashion show on June 17th at 5:00pm
Rosecliff Exhibition Gallery

“Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation” opened in Rosecliff’s exhibition gallery on May 27, featuring 42 original pieces from Cardin’s private archives that document and celebrate his prolific career from the 1950s through his 201

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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!
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2016 ACTFL Convention

In November, four members of the French Embassy's Cultural Services presented at the 2016 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Rendez-Vous at Moscou by Jean Claude Redonnet at PortFringe Theater Festival

June 22 at 6:30pm, June 24 at 10pm and June 25 at 3pm
Geno's Rock Club
A true story about war and memory represented as a Greek tragedy for our time. One morning of February 1917, two soldiers, Redonnet's grand-father and his brother-in-law find themselves face-to-face at an intersection of front trenches. A complete surprise.
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Call for Projects - Fund for French Dual Language and Immersion Programs in the US

Teachers and administrators of K-12 public schools, school districts, and state agencies across the United States are invited to apply for $1,000 to $10,000 grants to support the development of French dual language and immersion programs
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La Loi featured in the National Center for Jewish Film festival

Sunday, May 8th at 4:30 pm and Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30 pm
West Newton Cinema and MFA
Featured in the National Center for Jewish Film festival, it will be the Massachusetts Premiere of Christian Faure's 2015 movie about Simone Veil’s intrepid fight to legalize abortion in France in 1974. The movie stars César Award-winning actress Emmanuelle Devos (Coco Before Chanel) who delivers a smoldering performance in the lead role. The welcome speech will be delivered by the Consul General of France in Boston Valéry Freland and the Q&A will be conducted by NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Leader.
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Songs About Hope: Esperance & Amors in 14th-century songs by Machaut, Senleches & others

Friday, April 29 at 8pm
Church of the Good Shepherd
Join vocal ensemble Blue Heron for an evening of songs about Hope (Esperance), the allegorical character from the world of the Romance of the Rose who sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of lovesickness, enables him to perservere, and teaches him to find delight in his suffering. The program presents a complex of 14th-century songs which draw from each other's words and music, including En amer a douce vie, which is sung by Esperance in Machaut's Remede de Fortune.
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The Night's Tale: A Tournament of Love

April 16 at 8pm and April 17 at 7pm
Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music of Bard College
The Night's Tale is an enchanting narrative of combat and courtship in medieval France, staged and directed by French-born soprano Anne Azéma. Boston Camerata’s musicians are joined by gifted young professionals from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in an intense, musical evocation of longing and fulfillment.
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Les Petits Chanteurs de Strasbourg is touring the USA

Thursday, April 14th at 5:30pm and Sunday, April 17th at 11am
St Paul Church, Cambridge (Thursday) and First Church Boston (Sunday)
Les Petits Chanteurs de Strasbourg is a French children's choir coming from Strasbourg. Created in 2001 by Philippe Utard, the choir is part of the musical organisation of the Opera National du Rhin since 2009. They are on a tour in New York and Boston.
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Colin Giraud Talks at Smith College and Brandeis University

Thursday, March 10th at 4pm and Friday, March 11th at 7pm
Smith College and Brandeis University
A sociology professor at the University of Nanterre, Colin Giraud's research focuses on urban and gender sociology, with special interest in the sociopolitical effects of the reorganized Western metropolis. Quartiers gays, published in 2014, compiles his research on these subjects in France and North America.
Cultural Service Consulate General of France in Boston

31 St James Avenue
Suite 750
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 832 4460
culture@consulfrance-boston.org

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