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Winter 2015

Though it has been over a month since the devastating attacks in France, the emotional and physical repercussions of these events have not been forgotten. We are so grateful for the moving, compassionate response from our friends and partners in the U.S. Though the reverberations of violence that have touched our country and the entire world will remain forever present in our minds, we simultaneously hope for future peace.
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The Squadron’s Umbrella

"The Squadron’s Umbrella" gathers for the first time in English 39 wickedly funny texts by one of the hippest cat to have ever hung his hat at Le Chat Noir in Paris — the humorist Alphonse Allais — who experimented with holorhymes and invented conceptual art.
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A Roll of the Dice

"A Roll of the Dice" is one of symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé’s best-known and most visually complex works. Wave Books presents an edition with refined type and photographs that both honor the original and make it an object of delight.
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Abderrahmane Sissako's US Tour

One of the world’s leading filmmakers, Abderrahmane Sissako from Mauritania/Mali, is an artist whose transnational poetic vision is grounded in precise, everyday acts and humanity.
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Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction

In this new title, Quentin Meillassoux addresses the problem of chaos and of the constancy of natural laws in the context of literature. He elucidates the distinction between science fiction, and fiction outside-science, where science becomes impossible. A significant milestone that will appeal to readers of both philosophy and literature.
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Sphinx

"Sphinx" is the debut novel of the inventive French author Anne Garréta, one of the few female members of OuLiPo. This influential and experimental French literary group aims to create literature based on mathematical and linguistic restraints.

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An Anarchist’s Guide to Feminism: Lola Lafon at PEN World Voices Festival

May 5, 2015 | 7 pm
Albertine Books in French and English
Part of PEN Wolrd Voices Festival, French composer, singer, and writer Lola Lafon will discuss her newly translated novel, feminism, labor movements, and her own political activism and work with underserved youth.
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Achille Mbembe at PEN World Voices Festival

May 6, 2015 | May 7, 2015
New York City // Several Locations
Achille Mbembe, research professor in history and politics at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and visiting professor in the Department of Romance Studies, Duke University, will participate in two panels at the 11th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Remembering French editor François Maspero; two Francophone authors nominated for Impac Dublin literary prize; Persepolis amongst most challenged books in US libraries; posthumous publication of Charlie Hebdo editor's book; and recommended reading: Pénélope Bagieu's graphic novel Exquisite Corpse.
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Jean-Christophe Rufin at PEN World Voices Festival

May 8, 2015 | May 9, 2015
New York City // Several Locations
The award-winning author Jean-Christophe Rufin, doctor, historian, novelist, and the former French ambassador to Senegal and Gambia, will participate to the 11th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
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Ananda Devi at PEN World Voices Festival

May 7, 2015 | May 9, 2015
New York City // Several Locations
Mauritian Writer Ananda Devi, one of the major literary voices of the Indian Ocean, will be in New York City to take part in the 11th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
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Alain Mabanckou at PEN World Voices Festival

May 9, 2015 | 3 pm
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Novelist, poet and nonfiction author Alain Mabanckou will be in New York City to take part in the 11th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

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French-American Piano Society's 2015 Spring Benefit Recital

April 28, 2015 | 6:30 PM
French Consulate New York
A one-of-a-kind recital celebrating the variety of Creole Piano Music, this recital with Thierry Vaton and Georges Granville will also serve as a fundraising event for the French-American Piano Society.
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Benjamin Clementine in New York

April 28 - 29, 2015
Joe's Pub
A rising talent, singer-songwriter Benjamin Clementine will perform two nights in New York at the end of April.
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Christine and the Queens on Tour in the US

After creating major buzz at SXSW, Christine and the Queens will perform several shows in New York and California this April.
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Les Arts Florissants to Perform in the US

The vocal and instrumental ensemble Les Arts Florissants is one of the most renowned and respected early music groups in the world. They will play several US dates in 2015, including a performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York.
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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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IAM on Tour: New York Ticket Giveaway

Icons of a golden age in French rap, IAM is returning to North America for a major tour.

Visual & Performing Arts

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Patricia Falguières: Politics for the White Cube: The Italian Way

April 27, 2015
CUNY Graduate Center
CUNY Graduate Center's Art History Program will invite Patricia Falguières on April 27 for a talk.
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Double Jack at the New School/Parsons School of Design

April 30 - May 1, 2015 | 8:30 pm
The New School/Parsons School of Design: John L. Tishman Auditorium
On April 30 and May 1, Thierry Micouin will present his lastest work Double Jack, as part of the tenth edition of La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival.
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Talk on Dance’s Repertoires: Transmission and Reenactment

May 1, 2015 | 6pm
Cultural Services of the French Embassy
In conjunction with Lyon Opera Ballet's presence at the Joyce Theater, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy will hold a talk about dance repertoire, transmission, and reenactment in contemporary choreographic practices.
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Les Lalanne at Paul Kasmin Gallery

March 26 - May 2, 2015
Paul Kasmin Gallery
Paul Kasmin Gallery presents Les Lalanne, an exhibition of works by Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, in a collaboration with landscape architect Madison Coxon. The exhibition is on view at 515 West 27th Street from March 26 – May 2, 2015.
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No Woman No Cry at Muriel Guépin Gallery

April 4 - May 3, 2015
Muriel Guépin Gallery
Muriel Guépin Gallery presents No Woman, No Cry, a group exhibit featuring French artist Anne Mourier who shows her Long Boxes series.
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Lyon Opera Ballet in New York

April 29 - May 03, 2015
Joyce Theater
Lyon Opera Ballet will tour the U.S. from April 16 to May 3, stopping by Seattle and Ann Arbor before concluding in New York.

Film, TV & New Media

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Eric Rohmer’s Comedies and Proverbs Cycle

Friday, April 17, 2015
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
Join the Film Society of Lincoln Center as it will be celebrated French filmmaker Eric Rohmer with a six-film spotlight in April, coinciding with a two-week exclusive run of a new digital restoration of the director's 1984 film, Full Moon in Paris.
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I Put a Spell On You: The Films of Bertrand Bonello

April 29 – May 4, 2015
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
Join the Film Society of Lincoln Center for a complete retrospective of French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello. The retrospective will include a sneak-preview presentation of his latest film, Saint Laurent.
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Applications Now Open for the Tournées Film Festival !

Since 2015, participating universities will now choose SIX FILMS: FIVE CONTEMPORARY (FEATURED AND/OR ALTERNATIVE SELECTION) + ONE CLASSIC FILM. The grant to cover the cost of screening SIX FILMS (either in digital or in 35 millimeter), will be $2,200.
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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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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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FIAF Presents CinéSalon: Haute Couture on Film

April 7 – May 26, 2015
Fiaf, Florence Gould Hall
Join the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) for the CinéSalon series Haute Couture on Film, every Tuesday from April 7th to May 26th, 2015 at 4 & 7.30 p.m.
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