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Spring Edito

It is a great pleasure this spring to announce the launch of the very first Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award honoring the best of French contemporary fiction in English translation. The ten shortlisted francophone titles have been handpicked by the Albertine staff with the hope of encouraging readers to discover newly translated works from France and the francophone world, which both in their quality and their diverse perspectives are a critical contribution to our cultural environment.
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Community College Abroad in France - New and Affordable Opportunities to Study in France

The Cultural and Scientific Services of the French Embassy are pleased to present the launch of a two-fold tailored program entitled “Community College Abroad in France”
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Fictitious Capital: How Finance Is Appropriating Our Future

The 2007–08 credit crisis and the long recession that followed brutally exposed the economic and social costs of financialization.
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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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Calamity Jane: The Calamitous Life of Martha Jane Cannary, 1852–1903

Martha Jane Cannary was one of the figure the most well-known in United States, better known as Calamity Jane. But who was the mysterious girl?
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The Cross-Eyed Mutt

A raucous satirical comedy that asks: Who decides what makes a work of art worthy of being in a major museum?

books

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Get Well Soon

Saved from drowning in Paris's River Seine, a sixty-something misanthrope finds himself stuck in a hospital bed for six weeks while he recovers, but if he was hoping for a peaceful convalescence he's out of luck.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Maylis de Kerangal’s 'The Heart' praised as poetry in disguise by business magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates, winners announced for the French American Foundation Translation Prize, the provocative book, Elle, reviewed by Book Forum and Publishers Weekly, summer reading selected by the juries of le Prix Goncourt et le Prix Renaudot, Laurent Binet’s new thriller, The Seventh Function of Language is featured!
authors on tour

Alex Alice

SEPT 2017
US TOUR

Alex Alice is a French graphic novel writer and artist, working in France and sometimes the U.S.

authors on tour

Anaïs Depommier

SEPT 2017
US TOUR
Anaïs Depommier was born in the late 1980s in a small village in the Southeast of France. After graduating from the Émile-Cohl school in Lyon, she created a drawing workshopwhere regular life drawing classes and other exhibitions are held. She now lives in Rome and works in comics, graphics and animation design.
authors on tour

Camille Laurens

SEPT 2017, Exact Dates TBD
US TOUR
Camille Laurens is a French author who received the Prix Femina, Prix Renaudot des Lycéens, and Le Prix Bourgogne de Littérature and recently came out with her novel "Who You Think I Am" (Other Press).
authors on tour

Yanick Lahens

SEPT 2017
US TOUR
Yanick Lahens is a major figure of Haitian literature. After attending university in France, she returned to Haiti, where she taught at the university in Port-au-Prince and worked for the Ministry of Culture. She is involved in numerous projects dedicated to the fight against illiteracy in Haiti, or the “Road to Slavery” project, focused on addressing the issue of slavery in Haiti through art and literature. Her fifth novel, Moonbath won the prestigious Prix Fémina in 2014.

music

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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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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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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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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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CharlElie Couture to Perform in California

CharlElie Couture has not only made a name for himself as a talented singer/songwriter, he has also established an excellent reputation as a painter, photographer and producer. He will be joined by Karim Attoumane (guitar) and Blake Miller (accordion, banjo and violin) to perform new songs as well as his classic hits in a set of two-night engagements in Los Angeles at the Raymond Kabbaz Theatre on March 24th and 25th and the 26th and 27th at the Lycée Français de San Francisco.

Visual & Performing Arts

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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.
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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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The 7th History of the Festival de l'histoire de l'art celebrates Nature and the United States

The 7th edition of the Festival de l’histoire de l’art will take place from June 2-4, 2017, in the town of Fontainebleau, in the park, at the château and on several sites in and around the city.
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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.

Film, TV & New Media

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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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ARTE, the European culture channel, now available in the US

Over 400 programmes are available to stream worldwide on the ARTE in English website, including documentaries, investigative reports and concerts. New shows are added every week. ARTE, the European culture channel, launched this free VOD offering in English over a year ago to supplement its French and German programming.
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Women's Day 2017 French Movie Selections from Under the Milky Way

Celebrate Women's Day, March 8, 2017, with Under the Milky Way's movie selection!
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