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A Conversation with Abd al Malik

French slam artist, poet, writer, and film director Abd al Malik talks about his literary work and autobiographical feature film "Qu’Allah bénisse la France !"
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CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier.
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Online Events at Albertine Books April 2015

A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.
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FÉLIX AND MEIRA

FÉLIX AND MEIRA is a calling card for its young director, Maxime Giroux; a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different realities mere blocks away from one another.
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LOU!

Lou is 12. She’s been best friends with Mina since daycare, and she’s been in love with Tristan, her neighbor since preschool. Her mom has set aside her own personal life over the past few years to dedicate herself to her daughter, but their little bubble bursts when Mom starts a new relationship with Richard and Lou finally plucks up the courage to speak to Tristan.
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DIOR AND I

Dior and I Directed by Frederic Tcheng | 2014With Raf Simons, Pieter Mulier, Christian DiorRun Time: 90min
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François Truffaut: Love and Life Stories at the Movies...

April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
San Francisco State University
Conducted by film historian Manfred Flügge, the class will feature several films by Truffaut, with an emphasis on the 1962 award-winning "Jules et Jim".
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Afterimage: Filmmakers & Critics in Conversation Nino Kirtadze

April 9, 2015 - April 11, 2015
Pacific Film Archive Theater
Born in Tbilisi and based in France for many years, Nino Kirtadze has established a distinguished career as both an actor and a documentary filmmaker. Pacific Film Archive will be hosting her in this short residency and learning more from her presentations.
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THE KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ

Michel Houellebecq, possibly the most widely read living French writer, was believed kidnapped on September 16, 2011. But was he really? After a flurry of media reports of his abduction, the story goes cold and Houellebecq, famously reclusive, refuses to set the record straight. Now he goes one step further by starring as himself in a film that purports to tell the tale.
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8th Disposable Film Festival

April 9, 2015 - April 12, 2015
The Castro Theatre
The Disposable Film Festival premieres its 8th annual competitive shorts program here in San Francisco before screening it around the world, presenting a slection of international films.
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AGNÈS VARDA IN PERSON! AGNÈS VARDA: FROM HERE TO THERE.

04/10/2015
Aero Theatre
A gifted and outspoken feminist and one of the most acclaimed directors anywhere in the world, Agnès Varda could be considered the prototype of today’s independent filmmaker: She directed her first feature in 1954 with no formal training in filmmaking. Along with Alain Resnais and Chris Marker, she made up the so-called "Left Bank Group" of the early 1960s, distinct from other French New Wave directors for their interest in both documentary and fiction and their passion for both political and social filmmaking. Her marriage to Jacques Demy (1931-1990) made her one half of the most beloved filmmaking couple of their day.