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Special Events To Celebrate The 20th Anniversary Rendez-vous With French Cinema

March is the month of Cinema in New York! In addition to the 22 premieres set for the 20th Anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, don’t miss all the special events related to it.

                    

Pop-up Galerie Cinemacreated by Parisian producer Anne-Dominique Toussaint

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York will host a group photo exhibition featuring works by film directors, cinematographers, photographers, and actors such as Raymond Depardon, Agnès Godard, and Ed Lachman. For more information click here.Date: March 10 - April 10Venue: The Cultural Services of French Embassy - 972 Fifth Avenue NY

                                           Free Talks

The 21st-Century CinephileIn a world where images circulate ever faster and instant access is the norm, what place is there for the love of cinema? With the growth of the Internet and the preponderance of smartphones, new viewing habits have appeared.Participants: Melissa Anderson (journalist), Thierry Lounas (SOFILM magazine), Florence Ben Sadoun (ELLE magazine), and Serge Toubiana (Cinémathèque Française)Moderators: Isabelle Giordano, Executive Director of UniFrance films, and Dennis Lim, Director of Programming for the Film Society of Lincoln CenterDate: Saturday, March 7, 5:30pmVenue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center’s AmphitheaterActress on Actress: Nathalie Baye & Mélanie Laurent SK1 star Nathalie Baye, will sit down with Breathe director Mélanie Laurent and discuss their career, working with U.S. directors, and much more. SK1 and Breathe are official selections in the 20th Anniversary Rendez-Vous with French Cinema lineup.Date: Sunday, March 8, 5:00pmVenue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center’s Amphitheater                    

Guillaume CanetIn the Name of My Daughter, Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart French actor/screenwriter/director Guillaume Canet will sit down with Variety critic Scott Foundas to discuss his latest films, In the Name of my Daughter by master filmmaker André Téchiné and crime thriller Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart by former Cahiers du Cinéma critic Cédric Anger.Date:Tuesday, March 10, 5:30pmVenue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center’s Amphitheater

Closing Night Live Musical Performance

A special live musical performance will take place on Closing Night of Rendez-Vous with FrenchCinema, in the Furman Gallery, comprised of a trio of musicians from LoW Entertainment, responsible for the scores of Hippocrates and Party Girl. The performance will be held as part of a celebration of composing in the films of the French New Wave, with all its eclecticism and dynamism and represented in the Closing Night selection of Reality from director Quentin Dupieux (also known as Mr Oizo in the music world) to Para One (Girlhood) to Hit & Run (responsible for the Love at First Fight score) to Flairs (The French Kissers) and Syd Matters (Heartbeat Detector).Date: Sunday, March 15Venue: Furman Gallery at the Film Society Lincoln Center

 

Benoît Jacquot: Leading Ladies at FIAF

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) will present the retrospective Benoît Jacquot: Leading Ladies in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. Jacquot’s latest film, 3 Hearts, will open the festival on March 6 at Alice Tully Hall, followed by a nationwide release. For more information click here.Date: Tuesday March, 3 - 24.

Special Screening for Schools

The 2015 edition of Rendez-Vous will also focus on extending special offers and collaborations with local high schools and colleges. Director Cédric Kahn will present to students his latest film, Wild Life, which will have its North American Premiere at this year’s festival. For more information on the screening, contact Adeline Monzier, adeline.monzier@unifrance.org.  Date: Monday, March 9, 11:30 am

20x24 Exhibit

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the festival, the Film Society and the 20x24 Project have partnered to host an exhibit in the Furman Gallery, which will consist of influential French filmmakers and talent captured over the course of the last four years at the Film Society. The exhibit will include such notables as Olivier Assayas, agnès b., Isaach De Bankolé, Juliette Binoche, Bertrand Bonello, Catherine Breillat, Claire Denis, Jean Dujardin, Isabelle Huppert, François Ozon, Abderrahmane Sissako, and many more. For more information click hereDate: Friday, March 6 - 15 and will be open during regular theater hours. Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe and Walter Reade theaters


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