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Summer Edito

This summer marks the arrival in America of the Hermione — a full-scale replica of the ship on which Lafayette journeyed to the United States in 1780.
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The Man in a Hurry

Pierre Niox is an antiques dealer who suffers from a curious affliction: he insists on doing everything quickly, which puts him at odds with other human beings.And yet he is equally sure that, if he slows down, even for a moment, he will die or, worse, miss a new opportunity.
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Digital Cultures: Week in Review

July 22, 2015—People often think of the digital and cultural industries as separate spheres, but this week highlighted the immense potential for collaboration between the two. From a project to digitize renaissance books to an app that keeps you up to date on the latest “Game of Thrones” chatter, here’s what you need to kno
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15 Songs to Listen to While Storming the Bastille: An Introduction to French Metal

On July 14, 1789, the citizens of Paris sparked the French Revolution by storming the Bastille, a notorious royal prison. What better way to celebrate this very metal event, than by jumping head first into the vibrant French metal scene?
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French-American Digital Lab: Call for Applications 2015

Applications are now open for the first session of the French-American Digital Lab, a creative workshop for startups and content creators from the cultural sector. Session 1: New York will be hosted by the Made in New York Media Center by IFP and will take place from in November 16 to November 25, 2015.
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Americanine: A Haute Dog in New York

A French dog recounts his trip to New York City to his pals back home.

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The Man in a Hurry

Pierre Niox is an antiques dealer who suffers from a curious affliction: he insists on doing everything quickly, which puts him at odds with other human beings.And yet he is equally sure that, if he slows down, even for a moment, he will die or, worse, miss a new opportunity.
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French Voices Grantees Still in Need of US Publishers

Surprising as it may seem, some of the titles that were granted a French Voices Award in the past few years still haven't found their matching US publishers!
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French Books in the US - the 2015 edition

Once again, 2015 is filled with a multitude of French translated books, for all tastes and ages, to escape or educate, to discover and learn. We hope you will get to meet your match by browsing those inventories we prepared for you, whether you are looking for a beach-book or something to read later on, by the fireplace!
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Houellebecq in Publishers Weekly; MIT Press celebrates Le Corbusier; Faïza Guène in PEN English World Bookshelf; The death drive of the Goncourt brothers; Kamel Daoud sees stage adaptation
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Patrick Modiano short story in Tin House; Paris Review examines Leon Bloy; Ideas Box takes a summer vacation in NYC; French comics find new digital venue; A poetic look at Barthes' imaginary readers
authors on tour

Marianne Rubinstein

November 2-13, 2015
US TOUR
Marianne Rubinstein is an Associate Professor of Economics at Université Paris 7. She has written a number of essays, as well as novels for both children and adults. In 2002, she published "Tout le monde n’a pas la chance d’être orphelin", an essay on the children of orphans of the Shoah. In "C’est maintenant du passé", published in 2009, she further explores the subject of the Shoah and recounts the story of her father’s family. Rubinstein is also the author of "L'Economie pour toutes", a book on the Economy written by and for women.

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15 Songs to Listen to While Storming the Bastille: An Introduction to French Metal

On July 14, 1789, the citizens of Paris sparked the French Revolution by storming the Bastille, a notorious royal prison. What better way to celebrate this very metal event, than by jumping head first into the vibrant French metal scene?
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MEET CHRISTOPHE CHASSOL, THE FRENCH COMPOSER OF ‘BIG SUN’

A prolific French artist possessing perfect pitch, Chassol (who studied at Berklee in Boston) recently released 'Big Sun' to major acclaim from outlets like The Fader, OUT, and Brooklyn Vegan. The bureauexport team in New York sat down with Chassol via Skype, resulting in the following interview, notably exploring Chassol's unique concept of ultrascore, among other topics
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Paris Combo on Tour in North America

Paris Combo will be touring the US in July, complete with a stop at the City Winery in New York.
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Vieux Farka Touré Tour Includes Free Celebrate Brooklyn Show

Renowned Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré is returning to the US for summer and fall tour that includes, notably, a free concert at BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 16th.
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INTERVIEW WITH THE FRENCH ELECTRO PRODUCER THYLACINE

Thylacine began his music producer career in 2012, offering his audience a powerful version of electronic music guided by the female voices with whom he has collaborated with in the past several years. Drawing on influences such as Philipp Glass, Four Tet and Moderat, Thylacine aka William Rezé is accompanied on stage by Laetitia Bely's graphic projections, staging concerts that blur the boundaries between all the senses. We met William and Laetitia during their brief tour in the United States earlier this year. Their shows at SXSW and at Piano's in New York were well received, with the trip to New York also providing an opportunity for William to finally meet with Dyllan, who sang for the first time with him on stage. Since the interview the team headed to Vietnam and Russia before returning to France for summer festival season.
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Central Park SummerStage Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

An institution of the New York cultural landscape, Central Park SummerStage celebrated its 30th anniversary recently with a party at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Visual & Performing Arts

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French Designer Samy Rio Awarded Grand Prix at Design Parade

French designer Samy Rio who was awarded with the Grand Prix of this year's Design Parade at Villa Noailles, for using bamboo to create functional and recyclable designs pieces. His work had previously been presented at Wanteddesign in New York.
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A Season of Performing Arts Interviews

This summer is the perfect time for you to read the bunch of interviews we had along the year. Among those, we selected four of them—with four persons that will be present on New York's performing arts scene this fall.
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Interview with Caecilia Tripp, Paris-Based Artist

Interview with Caecilia Tripp, a conceptual artist whose primary mediums are filmic installation, photography and performance. Tripp was invited by the Bronx Museum to present her latest film Music for (prepared) Bicycles during the summer of 2015.
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From the Bronx to the Seine

Thanks to the Contemporary Theater Fund, the project From the Bronx to the Seine offers adolescents living in the suburbs of both Paris and New York the opportunity to experience a theatrical journey.
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Haute Couture Ateliers: The Artisans of Fashion

On Tuesday, June 16th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed Hélène Farnault, France's leading authority on rare crafts at the heart of the arts ans fashion industries. She took us on a tour of fashion's backstage, introducing us to the world of little known but extraordinary traditional artisans.
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Joris Lacoste at Fringe Arts Festival

Sept 15 - 16, 2015
Fringe Arts
French director Joris Lacoste will present his latest piece Suite n°2 on September 15 and 16 in Philadelphia. This will be part of Fringe Arts Festival 2015.

Film, TV & New Media

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Films on the Green on CUNY TV's Canapé Program

This month, Canapé, the Emmy-award nominated television show on CUNY TV co-produced with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, highlighted one of our favorite Embassy programs: Films on the Green. Filmed mainly at the June 12th screening of Pépé le Moko in Washington Square Park, this edition features interviews with three of the evening’s 800 guests.
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The Hermione Brings to Shore French Animated Films

June 10 & 11, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Embassy of France
The Poitou-Charentes Region, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, is pleased to offer a cultural program to join the celebration of the Hermione in Washington, DC. Discover the series The Hermione Brings to Shore French Animated Films featuring two César award-winning French animated films.
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Two French TV Series Now Available in the US

Two of France’s most successful television dramas, A French Village and Witnesses are now available in the U.S.
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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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