March 11, 2014
BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building
Isaach De Bankolé and Alex Descas play two West Indian émigrés trying to hack a living in a restaurant/truckstop/cockfighting arena on the outskirts of Paris. Claire Denis’ rarely screened second feature sets the tone for her later troubled, seductive nocturnes with its intuitively felt roadside portrait of communion and self-destruction.
A man and a woman meet at an elegant chateau. Have they encountered each other before or is this the first time? Is the meeting real or is it imagined?
Mar 18, 2014 7:30 pm
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz
On Tuesday, March 18 at 7:30 pm, La Tendresse, written and directed by Marion Hansel, will be playing. It will be preceded by the short movie Fable Domestique.
One of the greatest and most acclaimed French directors, Alain Resnais died on Saturday March 1st, at age 91.
March 14-20, 2014
Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York is a new non-profit film festival which will run March 14-20, 2014 at New York’s Quad Cinema. Founded by award-winning actor, filmmaker and curator Nora Armani, the festival will showcase films with human interest stories and socially relevant themes as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling.
March 13-20, 2014
The Center for Jewish History
Join the American Sephardi Federation at the Center for Jewish History for the 17th annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival.
Mr. Hublot (2013), winner in the Best Animated Short Film category at the Oscars in 2014, is about compromise and stretching our own limits to meet the needs of those we love.
The 4th edition of UniFrance’s online film festival, My French Film Festival was met by unprecedented success as results grew four-fold compared with 2013. With viewers from 205 countries, the festival totaled 4 million viewings from January 17 to February 17, 2014.The festival featured a selection of 10 feature films and 10 shorts subtitled in 13 languages and available across 20 platforms.
Mathieu Gallet has been officially appointed to succeed Jean-Luc Hees at the head of Radio France, the French public service radio broadcaster. At 37, he will become the youngest CEO in the history of the station. He is set to take office in May 2014. His nomination was confirmed Thursday, March 27th by the Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA, an independent administration in charge of the regulation of various electronic media in France, such as radio and television).
On February 21st, Relativity Media (pres. Tucker Tooley) announced the creation of a U.S. distribution and marketing joint venture with EuropaCorp (CEO Christophe Lambert), according to Variety. Both companies will benefit from this joint venture by distributing each other’s films. With this agreement, Relativity Media opens up the US market for Europacorp’s films. EuropaCorp will have to pay $130 million over six years for US distribution rights.
On the occasion of the 19th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, Florence Almozini, Program Officer for Cinema at the French Embassy, interviewed Denis Lim, the Director of Cinematheque Programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.