SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

Director Abbas Fahdel presents “Homeland: Iraq Year Zero” in a special tour of US Universities

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

Director Abbas Fahdel will be presenting his latest film Homeland, Iraq Year Zero, in multiple universities on the East coast of the United States.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

French-American Digital Lab 2016 Startups Selected

By French Culture

Six French startup teams have been selected to participate in the 2016 New York edition of the French-American Digital Lab.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Jeremy Albet

The Fall Publishing Season in France is marked by the return of most prestigious literary prizes including the Prix Goncourt, New York Times Review of Books promotes the upcoming release of four novels translated from French, Lithub spotlights the young writer prodigy Edouard Louis with his acclaimed book "The End of Eddy Bellegueule", The success of Festival America in Vincennes.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Films on the Green 2016 Photo Album

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

The ninth annual Films on the Green festival has closed a sometimes rainy but successful year! Follow the much loved French film festival as it made its way from park to park, in our online photo album.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

Interview with Valerie Steele, Director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

By French Culture Arts

Valerie Steele has organized more than 25 exhibitions since 1997, including The Corset, London Fashion, Gothic: Dark Glamour; Daphne Guinness, A Queer History of Fashion, Dance and Fashion and the forthcoming Proust’s Muse, the Countess Greffulhe.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

"French Comics Framed" Festival

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The French Comics Association is pleased to present the inaugural French Comics Framed, a monthlong festival devoted to highlighting the best work of Francophone comics artists and graphic novelists. The festival comprises an exhibition at The Cooper Union and a series of discussions around New York City. Most events are free and open to the public.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2016

Dance Conversation with Anne Nguyen and Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim, Compagnie par Terre

By French Culture Arts

Breakdance world champion Anne Nguyen makes her U.S. debut at Crossing the Line festival with Graphic Cyphers, a commission from the organization Dancing in the Streets, and the presentation of the quartet Autarcie (…) Anne Nguyen and Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim, one of the dancers of Autarcie (…) speak with Nicole Birmann Bloom, Program Officer, Performing Arts, French Cultural Services.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2016

Princeton University's France Global Seminar on French Theater Today

By French Culture Arts

Princeton University's France Global Seminar entitled French Theater Today: In Practice and Performance in Paris and at the Avignon Theater Festival, took place from June 11 to July 23, 2016. Coordinated by Senior Lecturer Florent Masse, the course introduced students to the rich history of French theater, to its traditional and contemporary scene, as well as to the vibrant Avignon Festival. Sam Gravitte, student, shares his impressions.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

In Memoriam: Michel Butor

By Rebecca Pittel

An homage to French modernist writer Michel Butor, most famous for the novel La Modification, who garnered the high respect of his peers Sarraute, Simon and Roland Barthes, and also served as a source of inspiration to younger writers such as French novelist J. M. G Le Clézio and American poet John Ashbery.

AUGUST 31, 2016

Interview with Mohamed El Khatib, author-director

By French Culture Arts

French/Moroccan author and director Mohamed El Khatib presented "Finir en beauté”, a solo lecture presentation on loss and remembrance, drawing from documents from his family’s past at Time Based Art Festival, Portland Institute of the Arts (September 16-18) and at Princeton Festival of Princeton University Seuls en scène (September 28-29).

AUGUST 29, 2016

FIAF - Crossing the Line Festival 2016

By French Culture Arts

The tenth annual edition of Crossing the line, FIAF's celebrated fall arts festival will run from September 22 through November 3rd. It presents interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world, in venues and public spaces throughout New York City.

AUGUST 29, 2016

Fashion Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at 86

By French Culture Arts

“I think creativity is inside you,” Ms. Rykiel told The Times Magazine in 1982. “If you have something to tell, you expose it. I never went to design school. I was so strong in my thinking and my way of seeing fashion, I knew exactly what I wanted. I said to myself, ‘I have no limits.’”

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