Summer Edito

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

President Macron Inaugurates the French Dual Language Fund for Bilingual Education in US Public Schools

President Emmanuel Macron of the Republic of France inaugurated the French Dual Language Fund on September 20, 2017 at an event co-hosted by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
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Google Me: One-Click Democracy

Google is a champion of cultural democracy, but without culture and without democracy.

3 questions to SkyBoy Start-up, Selected for the 2017 French-American Creative Lab

During the weeks leading up to the third edition of the French-American Creative Lab, we invite you to learn more about the 8 French startups selected to participate in the program. To kick-off this series of interviews, let us introduce you to SkyBoy, the inventor of OverlapReality®, a new type of immersive experiences where reality and virtuality overlap.
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A Story of Men

The creator of Titeuf publishes his last book in the US: A Story of Men!
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Such Fine Boys

Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano’s spellbinding tale of adolescent schoolmates and the vicissitudes of fate



The Department of Missing Persons

September 25th | 6 pm
Columbia Maison Française (East Gallery, Buell Hall)
Ruth Zylberman talks about La Direction de l’absent, her debut novel about how the memory of Holocaust still haunts Paris, being published in English translation as The Department of Missing Persons.
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Melville, a novel

In the fall of 1849, Herman Melville traveled to London to deliver his novel White-Jacket to his publisher. On his return to America, Melville would write Moby-Dick.

Educator Meetup: A Gathering of Educators and Comics Industry Professionals

October 5th | 3:45 - 4:45pm
Javits Convention Center
October 5th3:45 - 4:45pm Javits Room TBA

French Comics Kiss Better: Bande Dessinée 101

October 5th | 1:15-2pm
NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
Trustees, New York Public Library, 76 5th Ave.

Imaginary Worlds - A Draw Jam

October 5th | 7 pm
Albertine Books
Join New York Comic Con guest illustrators from France for a collective Draw Jam and book signing at Albertine Books!

The Death of Stalin: Exclusive Footage and Interview with Fabien Nury

October 5th | 7:45 - 8:45pm
Javits Convention Center
7:45 - 8:45pm Javits Room 1A06



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.

La Femme US Tour

October 6, 2017 - October 27, 2017
Various locations (Bay Area)
French psyche-punk rock band La Femme has announced a slew of tour dates for North American fans. Starting in mid-October, La Femme will be touring across the United States.

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.

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.

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.

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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Mohamed Bourouissa at The Barnes Foundation

June 30–October 2, 2017
The Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation presents Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders from June 30–October 2, 2017.

Gerard & Kelly at Festival d'Automne in Paris

September 29 - October 22, 2017
Various Locations
Throughout September and October, the Los Angeles-based artists Gerard & Kelly will present their performance works in several venues in Paris, during the Festival d'Automne à Paris.

Seven Plays of Koffi Kwahulé: In and Out of Africa

The first English translations of the surreal and violent work of one of Francophone Africa’s most accomplished living playwrights, Koffi Kwahulé.

VIVA ARTE VIVA and French pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale

May 13 - November 26, 2017
la Biennale di Venezia
The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA and curated by the French director Christine Macel, is organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. Artist Xavier Veilhan will represent France at the French pavilion.

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!

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


"Tour of the Francophone World", Live 25-hour Global Voyage on TV5 Monde

Tour du Monde de la Francophonie (Tour of the Francophone World) - a novel tour and celebration of the diverse world of Francophonie encompassing 25-hours of live content depicting the influence, history and cultural future and global impact of the French language from five continents and 23 destinations - will air on TV5MONDE on September 21.

3 questions for FIREFLY CINEMA Start-up, Selected for the 2017 French-American Creative Lab

During the weeks leading up to the third edition of the French-American Creative Lab, we invite you to learn more about the 8 French startups selected to participate in the program. This week, let us introduce you to FireFly Cinema, a startup specialized in digital color management solutions for the movie industry.

Retrospective of Moustapha Alassane, Pioneer of the Golden Age of Nigerien Cinema

Sept 14 - Dec 4, 2017
International House
A fabulist who sheathed the sharp sting of his political satire within playful stories of water genies, pugilistic frogs, cowboys, and brave fishermen, Alassane parodied colonialist attitudes toward black Africans, the corrupt despotism of local officials, and the shallow materialism of Niger’s youth in a series of animated, fictional, and ethnographic films that remain beloved and influential today.

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.

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!

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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