MARCH 18, 2013

INA Collects Family Films

By Laura Pertuy

France's National Audiovisual Institute has recently launched Shared Memories, a project that focuses on collecting amateur films.These archives represent an incredible resource for historians, documentary filmmakers and anyone interested in France's cultural history.

MARCH 18, 2013

MoMa Acquires French Video Game

By French Culture

The Museum of Modern Art in New York recently acquired a selection of 14 video games and hopes to reach 40 titles in the near future. The initial collection, which includes Another World by French video game creator Eric Chahi, is currently on view as part of the Applied Design exhibition in the museum’s Philip Johnson Galleries.

MARCH 18, 2013

Save Jacques Demy’s Les Parapluies de Cherbourg!

By Laura Pertuy

If you fancy seeing Jacques Demy’s masterpiece in the theater, now it's possible to help fund the film's restoration and digitization. An online call for donations was recently initiated by the director’s children, Rosalie Varda and Mathieu Demy with the aim of raising 25,000 euros.

MARCH 18, 2013

Tay Garnett Retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française

By Laura Pertuy

American director Tay Garnett will be honored with a retrospective of his work from March 13 to April 29 at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris.

MARCH 14, 2013

France Honors Adam Gopnik with the Chevalier of the Order of Arts

By Emily Katz

Adam Gopnik received the medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters on March 11, 2013, in an insignia ceremony presided over by Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy at the French Embassy Cultural Services in New York, amidst an illustrious gathering including Mr. Gopnik’s family, Editorial Director of The New Yorker Henry Finder, The New Yorker’s film critic Richard Brody, as well as other close friends and colleagues.

MARCH 12, 2013

Happy Birthday Philip Roth

By Kathryn Hamilton

Last year Philip Roth made the announcement in the French magazine, Les Inrocks, that he was retiring from writing. At 79 years old, and after 31 books – among them ‘American Pastoral’, ‘The Human Stain’, and ‘Sabbath’s Theater’ - Roth had decided it was time to lay down the pen.

MARCH 11, 2013

Francophonie in New York: East Brooklyn Le Petit Haïti?

By Earlene Cruz

The picture above hints at the reality of a vibrant Haitian community in the East Flatbush region of Brooklyn: it is one of music, dance, and overall cultural solidarity.

MARCH 11, 2013

Francophonie in New York: Lebanon Only a Stop Away

By Earlene Cruz

Lebanon itself is a mosaic, a country of many ethnical, linguistic, and religious denominations, making it a perfect fit for the inherent nature of New York City. It is a nation of blended cultures, where Arabic, French, Greek, and Armenian can be spoken, and the most religiously diverse country in the Middle East.

MARCH 11, 2013

New French dual language program about to blossom at Brooklyn’s Middle School 51

By Fabrice Jaumont

MS 51, located in Park Slope, is scheduled to commence an accelerated French Dual Language Program in Fall 2013. The program is designed to advance French education for students entering middle school who already speak the language at an accelerated level. The admissions department is still accepting applications for 6th grade students, and aims to have two full classes for next fall.

MARCH 11, 2013

Francophonie in New York: Algeria in Queens

By Earlene Cruz

The rich diversity of New York City does not only exist in Manhattan: in fact, this multiethnic, multidimensional mosaic extends to all five boroughs, including Queens. Famed for the setting of Albert Camus’ The Stranger, its beautiful Mediterranean waters, and an abundance of natural resources, Algeria itself is home to a large range of ethnic and cultural variety

MARCH 10, 2013

Contest "Poésie en liberté"

By Aurelie Surble

[FRENCH] 15ème édition du concours international de poésie en langue française pour lycéens et étudiants, apprentis et tous les jeunes en formation de 15 à 25 ans, via internet du 2 janvier au 7 avril 2013

MARCH 5, 2013

Youth Summer Grant to France : Labcitoyen 2013

By Diana Krueger

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Houston and the Institut Français are  offering one youth summer grant to France on the theme of human rights and fundamental freedoms