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October 2014

Showcasing its mission as a space for French-American intellectual exchange, Albertine, the new reading room and bookshop in the French Embassy, will soon host to a six-day free festival featuring leading French and American thinkers and artists. Among the distinguished speakers will be Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, filmmaker Olivier Assayas, author Mary Gaitskill, screenwriter, author, and film director Emmanuel Carrère, graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi, Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash, and Fields Medal-winning mathematician Cédric Villani.
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Letter to Jimmy

A celebration of James Baldwin published on the Twentieth Anniversary of his death (published by Soft Skull Press, December 9th, 2014)
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French Dual Language Programs in the U.S.

2015 Trends and Supports on French Immersion and Bilingual Education. A Report of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to the United States.
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Poe, Poetry, and the Marquis de Sade

Novelist and nonfiction author John Galbraith Simmons tells us about his translation of the long neglected uncannily philosophical novel by Marquis de Sade, Aline and Valcour.
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The Critique of Everyday Life: The One-Volume Edition

Henri Lefebvre's classic analysis of daily life under capitalism in one complete volume
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Wébinaires pédagogiques

Wébinaire n°5 : jeudi 15 mai 2014 de 15h30 à 17h00 (Eastern Time) Formateur du CLA : Evelyne BÉRARD Thème proposé : « Enseigner avec l'image et la vidéo en classe de FLE ». Comment intégrer les images fixes et animées dans ses pratiques de classe ?

books

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Limonov

Limonov is a thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia’s most controversial figures.
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French Literature in the Making: Maylis de Kerangal

Oct 27, 2014 | 7 PM
La Maison Française of NYU
French author and member of the Inculte collective Maylis de Kerangal will be in conversation with writer and journalist Olivier Barrot.
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French Books USA: Week In Review

The Musée d'Orsay launches a website dedicated to Sade, and the winners of the Prix de la Langue Française and the Prix François Mauriac are announced.
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Breathless: An American Girl in Paris

The stunning coming-of-age tale of a young American woman in the Paris of the 60's (Seal Press, November 2013).
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Letter to Jimmy

A celebration of James Baldwin published on the Twentieth Anniversary of his death (published by Soft Skull Press, December 9th, 2014)
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The Bloody Hand

A masterpiece of French war literature, complete and unabridged for the first time in English.

music

events

The second edition of FUSION presents: Adam Laloum in concert

October 24 and 26, 2014
Embassy of France

French pianist Adam Laloum is the feature artist in the second edition of FUSION.

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Renowned Jazz Accordionist Richard Galliano in New York

Oct 23 - 26, 2014
Jazz Standard
World-acclaimed French jazz accordionist Richard Galliano will perform with his quintet in late October at the Jazz Standard in New York.
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France Rocks October Playlist: Halloween

A monthly feature, the France Rocks Playlist in October features a spooky slew of songs from French-produced musicians, old and new.
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The piano sounds of Jonas Vitaud

November 2, 2014 | 4:00 p.m.
The Phillips Collection

The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France is delighted to announce that French pianist Jonas Vitaud will accompany Korean-born soprano Sumi Hwang for a concert at The Phillips Collection on

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Patrick Bruel in concert

November 5, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
Warner Theater

With 30 years of career, more than 14 million albums sold, many Victoires de la Musique won, around fifty movies, a nomination at the French ceremony Les Césars for Best Actor Performance, a Gold Swan for Best Actor at Cabourg’s

Visual & Performing Arts

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Henri Matisse, The Cut-Outs: An Interview with MoMA Curators

Interview with Karl Buchberg, Senior Conservator, and Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator, with Samantha Friedman, Assistant Curator, on "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" an upcoming exhibition opening at the MoMA October 12 2014.
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Divinités noires - a photography exhibition by Dany Leriche and Jean Michel Fickinger

November 13 - December 12, 2014
Embassy of France

The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, in partnership with FotoDC, presents Divinités noires, a photography exhibition by Dany Leriche and

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Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain Celebrates 30 Years

This year the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary with a series of exhibitions, performances and digital projects, beginning with Vivid Memories, a five month long rotating exhibition looking back acr
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Ultraviolet (Grenoble, FR 1935 – New York, NY 2014)

The French-American artist Isabelle Collin Dufresne, better known as Ultraviolet, died on Saturday, June 14th in New York.
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Call for Applications Fieldwork: Marfa 2015

Marfa is the joint project of two leading European art academies, Les Beaux-Arts de Nantes and HEAD – Genève (Geneva University of Art and Design). This international researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and borders and artistic projects based on field investigation methods.
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Special Mention for Jean Louis Cohen at International Architecture Exhibition in Venice

The 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale opened last week. During the opening ceremonies, awards were given out by the exhibition jury for the most noteworthy contributions to this year's festival. France's pavillion, Modernity: promise of menace?, curated by Jean Louis Cohen, received one of three "Special Mentions," along with Canada and Russia.

Film, TV & New Media

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TV5MONDE launches first HD package in the US

After successfully launching TV5MONDE HD nationwide, TV5MONDE USA has significantly expanded its relationship with Charter Communications, resulting in the recent launch of two channels ̶ TiVi5MONDE Kids and TV5MONDE Info. Charter customers in select markets will now have access to three HD channels offering high quality French language programming.
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19th Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival

November 7, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
Embassy of France

The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France, has partnered with the Arabian Sights Film Festival, now in its 19th edition, to present a double-feature cinematic evening on November 7th 

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Interview of French Digital Creator David Dufresne on the Occasion on NYFF 2014

“I’m a… punk. In a sense, I try to break rules any time I can… The entire project Fort McMoney was driven from the start by the idea of combining documentary film and video games, auteur perspective and spectator freedom”.
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Swim Little Fish Swim - Interview with Directors Ruben Amar & Lola Bessis

On the occasion of the US release of Swim Little Fish Swim this September, French Culture met directors Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis to discuss the film, their projects and New York.
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Recently Released French Films to Catch this Summer!

The Film, TV & Media Department at the Cultural Services has selected a list of movies that are creating buzz right now in the hexagon. So, whether you are in the U.S. or you are lucky enough to be visiting France for summer vacation, anyone can enjoy these newly released French films.
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French T.V. Series You Won’t Want to Miss

The Film, TV & Media Department at the Cultural Services has put together a list of some of the TV shows creating a buzz in France right now. Although only two are available to US audiences on instant streaming, and a third on Showtime, if you happen to be in France this summer, the titles below are worth checking out.
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