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Dear friends, It is a pleasure to address you during this exciting time of cultural and political change.
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Summer Reads - Fiction

What should you be reading this summer? No matter where you’re vacationing, and relaxing, or commuting this summer it is always nice to have a book in your hand. We have a list for French literature lovers looking for something new during these warm months ranging from comics all the way to erudite novels and essays. To keep up to date with the summer list and to support your favorite books follow @FrenchBooksUSA and #frenchsummerreads
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FRENCH-AMERICAN CREATIVE LAB 2017: 8 STARTUPS SELECTED

Eight French startup teams have been selected to participate in the third session of the French-American Creative Lab, taking place from November 6 to 15, 2017 in New York and Los Angeles.
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Summer Reads - Graphic Novels

What should you be reading this summer? No matter where you’re vacationing, and relaxing, or commuting this summer it is always nice to have a book in your hand. We have a list for French literature lovers looking for something new during these warm months ranging from comics all the way to erudite novels and essays. To keep up to date with the summer list and to support your favorite books follow @FrenchBooksUSA and #frenchsummerreads
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Fog Over Tolbiac Bridge: A Nestor Burma Mystery

Paris, 1950s. Nestor Burma’s past comes knocking when a young gypsy woman leads him to a hospital where he discovers a recently deceased old buddy from his anarchist days.
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Autopsy of a Father

When a young woman returns to her childhood home after her estranged father’s death, she begins to piece together the final years of his life.

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French Books USA: Week in Review

Brooklyn Book Festival to include several Francophone authors, American Library Association held its annual conference in Chicago with French authors featured by the French Comics Association, Étienne Davodeau's 'The Cross-Eyed Mutt' adds another title to the Louvre Collection, Donald Breckenridge draws influence from French authors in his new book!
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Summer Reads - Kids

Dear readers,
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The Rigor of Things

In a series of conversations, Jean-Luc Marion reconstructs a career’s path in the history of philosophy, theology, and phenomenology.
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Summer Reads - Fiction

What should you be reading this summer? No matter where you’re vacationing, and relaxing, or commuting this summer it is always nice to have a book in your hand. We have a list for French literature lovers looking for something new during these warm months ranging from comics all the way to erudite novels and essays. To keep up to date with the summer list and to support your favorite books follow @FrenchBooksUSA and #frenchsummerreads
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Noisy Farm: My First Sound Book

Like the first book in the series, I Love Music, Noisy Farm is an incredibly simple but utterly fascinating interactive storybook with innovative animal sound technology b

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Palais de Tokyo | Hors les Murs | EXPO CHICAGO

September 13-17, 2017
DuSable Museum of African American History
The first U.S. satellite exhibition of Palais de Tokyo, as part of their broader worldwide Hors les Murs initiative, will open in Chicago as the kick-off for the sixth edition of EXPO CHICAGO (September 13-17, 2017).
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Jeff Mills decorated as an Officer of France's Order of Arts and Letters in Paris

Techno music pioneer Jeff Mills was decorated as an Officer of France's Order of Arts and Letters at a private ceremony in Paris on April 28, 2017.
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Piaf! The Show Performing by Anne Carrere | U.S. tour

October 4-20, 2017
Various Locations
«Piaf ! The Show» - a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse EDITH PIAF – returns in a extended North America tour October 2017 and April 2018.
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French Waves on Pitchfork

French Waves has made the history of French electronic music come alive through its documentary, web series, international tour, and immersive website.
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Emel Mathlouthi Announces Tour

Tunisian protest artist, Emel Mathlouthi, creates expansive electronic music paired with traditional Tunisian instruments and rhythms. On the heels of her new release, Ensen, she will tour Europe in April and the US in May.
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Démos: Philharmonie de Paris enlarges access to culture

Launched in 2010 by the Philharmonie of Paris, DEMOS is an initiative aiming to give access to musical and orchestral education to children coming from rural and low-income communities.

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Compagnie XY on tour in the U.S

June 2 - July 22, 2017
Various Locations
Renowned French circus collective Compagnie XY bring their mesmerizing new piece "Il n'est pas encore minuit (It’s Not Yet Midnight)" to United States (Houston, Charleston, New York) throughout June and July 2017.
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Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York at The Museum of the City of New York

April 5 - September, 2017
Museum of the City of New York
From April 5, 2017, the Museum of the City of New York presents "Posters and Patriotism: Selling World War I in New York", an exhibition about New York City's artists and illustrators enlisted in the war effort.
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XYZT: Abstract Landscapes by Adrien M & Claire B

June 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017
ARTECHOUSE
XYZT: Abstract Landscapes, a world-travelled installation by leading contemporary digital artists and multimedia choreographers—Adrien M & Claire B - will open to public on June 1, 2017, and will be on view for three months through September 3, 2017 as ARTECHOUSE's inaugural exhibition.
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Palais de Tokyo | Hors les Murs | EXPO CHICAGO

September 13-17, 2017
DuSable Museum of African American History
The first U.S. satellite exhibition of Palais de Tokyo, as part of their broader worldwide Hors les Murs initiative, will open in Chicago as the kick-off for the sixth edition of EXPO CHICAGO (September 13-17, 2017).
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2017 Summer Performing Arts Festivals in France

This summer offers a packed and impressive calendar of Peforming Arts festivals all over France, with something for everyone's taste!
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FUSED | Grantees 2017-2018

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in partnership with FACE Foundation is delighted to announce the 2017-2018 Grantees of the FUSED program.

Film, TV & New Media

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Saul Williams presents Tey at Films on the Green

On Friday, June 9, 2017, Saul Williams presented Tey (Today) for Films on the Green in Washington Square Park. Films on the Green is n annual free French film festival in New York City Parks, organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the FACE Foundation, and NYC Parks.
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Rare and Influential Documentaries: Farrebique & Biquefarre by Georges Rouquier

July 28 - Aug 3, 2017
Anthology Film Archive
Between 1944 and 45, Georges Rouquier spent a year with a family of farmers – his own relatives – on the farm Farrebique, situated in Goutrens in the Rouergue. The film he made with them, Farrebique, or the four seasons, takes us inside a family whose life is governed by the seasons.
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THE BUREAU Season 3 Available on Sundance Now

SUNDANCE NOW Announces Season 3 Premiere of Internationally Acclaimed Spy Thriller Series “The Bureau” to Debut Exclusively on June 22. Use the promo code EMBASSY at checkout and receive a complementary free month to start your membership!
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Watch French Films on MUBI this June!

Leading curated streaming platform MUBI announced its June release slate featuring films and curated series from both emerging talent and acclaimed auteurs from across the globe. In June, MUBI takes a look at the work of two French greats —one legendary and one unsung— with films from Marcel Carné and Jacques Becker.
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Tivi5MONDE now available in streaming devices!

TV5MONDE has now launched its kids' channel made conveniently available on demand on certain devices
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Publication of the book STUDIO: REMEMBERING CHRIS MARKER

Launch of the book STUDIO: REMEMBERING CHRIS MARKER written by Adam Bartos and Colin MacCabe on the 25th of April, 2017.
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