Sept 2014 - Feb 2015
eventsJoin the Columbia Maison Française for a lively discussion on French Cinema, A State Affair: History of Cinema and Public Policies from World War II to the Digital Age.
March 5, 2015
Maison Française - Columbia University
In the late 1800's, Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, falls for Sophie Chotek, a Czech countess. He's already a problem to the Crown because of his political ideas; this love affair with someone not of royal blood breeches protocol. The Crown allows the union only after the couple agrees to a morganatic marriage. The emperor further neutralizes Franz by making him inspector general of the army, sending him afield for months at a time. In June of 1914, fearing for his safety, Sophie seeks permission to accompany Franz to Sarajevo; protocol dictates that no army troops attend Franz while she is present. An assassin strikes. Their deaths spark World War I.
Set in contemporary Tel Aviv, six diverse best friends gather to watch the wildly popular UniverSong competition. Appalled by the Israeli entry, they decide to create their own and record it on a mobile phone. Unbeknownst to them, their performance is seen by the UniverSong judges and selected as Israel’s entry for next year’s competition. With a soundtrack provided by Babydaddy from Scissor Sisters, this hilarious comedy is a refreshing ode to music and friendship.
eventsJoin the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, which will take place March 6 through 15, 2015.
March 6 - 16, 2015
Film Society of Lincoln Center
eventsJoin the ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival for the screenings of Nils Tavernier's The Finishers and Jean-Pierre Améris's Marie's story.
March 12 - 18, 2015
eventsJoin the 2nd edition of SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York for the screenings of Giordano Cossu's Umudugudu! Rwanda 20 years on, Nicolas Karolszyk's We Will Live Somewhere Else, Kaouther Ben Hania's The Challat of Tunis and Alberto Segre's Zacharie Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
March 16 -21, 2015
eventsJoin the New York International Children's Film Festival for the screenings of Benoît Philippon and Alexandre Heboyan's Mune, Julien Neel's Lou!, Eric Omond's Wolfy the Incredible Secret, Nicolas Vanier's Belle and Sebastian, Xavier Picard's Moomins on the Riviera and Paul Grimault'sThe King and the Mockingbird.
Feb 27 - March 22, 2015