Festival Albertine

Oct 14 -19, 2014
Curated by author, journalist, and cultural critic Greil Marcus, the Festival Albertine will take place from October 14th through 19th as part of the opening celebrations for the Albertine bookshop, providing a preview of the special events and cross-cultural programming that will take place at the venue year-round.

Applications Open : Tournées Festival 2014-2015

Applications are now open for the Tournées Festival grant. Apply by October 1st, 2014 to bring French films to your campus.

Unrealized Films, Unraveling Armies, Unrecognized States: An Artist Talk by Eric Baudelaire

Oct 1, 2014
NYU, Department of Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater
Join NYU Cinema Studies for An Artist Talk by Eric Baudelaire on Wednesday, October 1st at 6.15pm

FIAF Presents CinéSalon Alain Resnais: Time, Memory & Imagination

Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014
FIAF French Institute / Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall
Join the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) for the CinéSalon series Alain Resnais: Time, Memory & Imagination every Tuesday from September 30th to October 28th, 2014 at 4 & 7.30 p.m.
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As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then only ‘as a field of rubble’.
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Ben, aged 30, is about to marry Juliette. But his quiet little life will be turned on its head when he runs into the person whom he secretly wanted to see more than anyone: Vanessa, the high-school sex bomb who never gave him a second glance. She’s back in Paris now, and he’s the only person she knows...
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HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR is the late Alain Resnais' seminal debut film. A pillar of the French New Wave, long unavailable for exhibition in the United States due to rights issues (it has even been left out of touring Resnais retrospectives in recent years), HIROSHIMA will be released nationally by Rialto Pictures in a spectacular new restoration.

Olivier Assayas in the Post-May Period

October 14, 2014 | 7pm
Albertine Books in French & English
In France, the phrase “Post-May” speaks of the long, even endless shadow cast by the extraordinary events of May and June 1968, when a dispute at a single college campus outside of Paris led to a wildcat general strike that brought France to a standstill and, depending on who was conducting the post-mortem, almost dissolved the country into anarchy or raised the specter of a new way of a life, a new definition of freedom that inspired and tormented people all over the globe

Interview of French Digital Creator David Dufresne on the Occasion on NYFF 2014

“I’m a… punk. In a sense, I try to break rules any time I can… The entire project Fort McMoney was driven from the start by the idea of combining documentary film and video games, auteur perspective and spectator freedom”.

Swim Little Fish Swim - Interview with Directors Ruben Amar & Lola Bessis

On the occasion of the US release of Swim Little Fish Swim this September, French Culture met directors Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis to discuss the film, their projects and New York.
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A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, even bite each other. Now the man is under investigation by the police. What happened? What is he accused of?