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November 2014

The daring scribes who weave moments of ambivalence or assuredness into these texts with the needle of tone and the thread of language have long caught the attention of critics and thinkers on both sides of the Atlantic. This November, we offer the editors and authors of fiction and literary critique, as seen in journals and publications (or revues), a new haven for collaboration and reflection.
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French Dual Language Programs in the U.S.

2015 Trends and Supports on French Immersion and Bilingual Education. A Report of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to the United States.
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Exclusive Patrick Bruel Interview and Ticket Giveaway

One of France's most important stars of the 90s, Patrick Bruel announces a US tour for October and November.
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FHLP Brings the Colors of French Together

On Saturday, May 31st, 2014, students from the French Heritage Language Program (FHLP) at the International High School of Prospect Heights made their debut in the organization’s first ever benefit concert, Color My French at the Lycée Français de New York. The objective of this creative fundraiser was to bring attention to this non-profit organization and reveal the talents it has nurtured among its diverse youth.
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Poe, Poetry, and the Marquis de Sade

Novelist and nonfiction author John Galbraith Simmons tells us about his translation of the long neglected uncannily philosophical novel by Marquis de Sade, Aline and Valcour.
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The Critique of Everyday Life: The One-Volume Edition

Henri Lefebvre's classic analysis of daily life under capitalism in one complete volume

books

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Letter to Jimmy

A celebration of James Baldwin published on the Twentieth Anniversary of his death (published by Soft Skull Press, December 9th, 2014)
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The Lady in White

Christian Bobin's book gives a poetic imagined account of Emily Dickinson's life and the work that the beloved and enigmatic poet gave the world. A lyrical rendering of the white recluse.
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Night and Fog - A Film in History

An engrossing account of Alain Resnais’s incomparable film, this book documents how a film that began as a cinematic spin-off of an educational exhibition became a significant step in the building of a collective consciousness of the tragedy of World War II. A unique interpretation of the interworking of biography, history, politics, and film in one cultural moment.
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The Bloody Hand

A masterpiece of French war literature, complete and unabridged for the first time in English.
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French Books USA: Week In Review

Literary prize season comes to a close, Montreuil ramps up for its Salon next week, the BnF opens an exhibition on l'Oulipo, and other news
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Obituary: Abdelwahab Meddeb

Internationally renowned writer and scholar of Islamic studies Abdelwahab Meddeb died in Paris on November 6 after a months-long battle with cancer.

music

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Denis Levaillant University Tour

French composer and pianist Denis Levaillant travels the US performing and conducting masterclasses at universities with Jean-Michel Goury and Yves Josset.
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The second edition of FUSION presents: Adam Laloum in concert

October 24 and 26, 2014
Embassy of France

French pianist Adam Laloum is the feature artist in the second edition of FUSION.

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France Rocks October Playlist: Halloween

A monthly feature, the France Rocks Playlist in October features a spooky slew of songs from French-produced musicians, old and new.
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New Yann Tiersen Tour Dates, Music Video With Clémence Poésy

After releasing 'Infinity' earlier this year, Yann Tiersen (prolific genre-bending musician and composer of the score to 'Amélie') is back with this music video and more tour dates.
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Gojira Continues North American Tour: More Dates Announced

Progressive metal band Gojira, who toured recently in the US with Mastodon, have just added more than 20 dates to their 2014 tour schedule for the fall, including two in the New York area.

Visual & Performing Arts

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A Dialogue with Landscape

December 2 - 31, 2014
Cross MacKenzie Gallery

In partnership with Cross MacKenzie Gallerythe Cultural Service of the Embassy of France presents the exhibition A Dialogue wit

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Divinités noires - a photography exhibition by Dany Leriche and Jean Michel Fickinger

November 13 - December 12, 2014
Embassy of France

The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, in partnership with the photography festival, FotoWeek DC, presents Divinités noires, a photography exhibition by

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Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain Celebrates 30 Years

This year the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary with a series of exhibitions, performances and digital projects, beginning with Vivid Memories, a five month long rotating exhibition looking back acr
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Ultraviolet (Grenoble, FR 1935 – New York, NY 2014)

The French-American artist Isabelle Collin Dufresne, better known as Ultraviolet, died on Saturday, June 14th in New York.
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Call for Applications Fieldwork: Marfa 2015

Marfa is the joint project of two leading European art academies, Les Beaux-Arts de Nantes and HEAD – Genève (Geneva University of Art and Design). This international researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and borders and artistic projects based on field investigation methods.
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Special Mention for Jean Louis Cohen at International Architecture Exhibition in Venice

The 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale opened last week. During the opening ceremonies, awards were given out by the exhibition jury for the most noteworthy contributions to this year's festival. France's pavillion, Modernity: promise of menace?, curated by Jean Louis Cohen, received one of three "Special Mentions," along with Canada and Russia.

Film, TV & New Media

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Jean-Claude Carrière to Receive Honorary Oscars

Jean Claude Carrière will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the sixth annual Governors Awards on November 8th in Los Angeles for his whole film career.
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Abderrahmane Sissako Won Best Director Award at the 50 Edition of Chicago International Film Festival

Director Abderrahmane Sissako won few days ago the Silver Hugo grand prize for best director for his film Timbuktu, at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival.
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Lyon Lumière Festival’s Classic Film Market: Cohen Media Group ink bought 8 French films to Gaumont

For the occasion of the second edition of Lyon Lumière Festival’s Classic Film Market, Cohen Film Collection has acquired North American rights to eight films from Gaumont.
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13 French films and co-productions in the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award 2015 Selection

French cinema will be well represented at the 87th Academy Awards next February 22nd, with 2 French films and 11 French co-productions out of the 76 features which are running the Oscar race.
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TV5MONDE launches first HD package in the US

TV5MONDE USA has significantly expanded its relationship with Charter Communications, resulting in the recent launch of two channels ̶ TiVi5MONDE Kids and TV5MONDE Info. Charter customers in select markets will now have access to three HD channels offering high quality French language programming.
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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”.
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