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Winter Edito

In 2017, we wish to renew our commitment to a spirit of openness, transatlantic cooperation, and intellectual rigor across all of our programs.
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Who You Think I Am

In a vertiginous play between fantasy and virtual reality, Camille Laurens relates the dangerous liaisons of a woman who refuses to give up on desire.
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The Thomas Jefferson Fund Call is open!

The 2017 Thomas Jefferson Fund Call for Proposals is now open!
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The Table

Written over a series of early mornings from 1967 to 1973 in his seclusion at his country home, Mas des Vergers, The Table was Francis Ponge’s final text a
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Deep in the Forest

Deep in the forest, early in the morning, the animals
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The Kingdom

A sweeping fictional account of the early Christians, whose unlikely beliefs conquered the world

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Believing in Order to See

Jean-Luc Marion is one of the most important philosophers for the contemporary study of religion.
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The True Life

The True Life: A Plea for Corrupting the Young 'I m 79 years old. Why the devil then should I be spending time talking about youth?'
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Are You A Monkey?

A game of animal charades that will leave readers guessing and giggling
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Moving the Palace

At the dawn of the 20th century, a young Lebanese explorer leaves the Levant for the wilds of Africa, encountering an eccentric English colonel in Sudan and enlist
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Hell’s Gate

What if death was not the end? A thrilling story of love, loss, revenge and redemption in Naples and beyond.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Nominees revealed for the Albertine Prize, Nina Leger receives the 2017 Prix Anaïs Nin, Celebration of International Women's Day, Alain Mabanckou and Mathias Énard long-listed for the Man Booker International Prize, and Gaël Faye's translation of Petit Pays and release of Irruption

music

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The New Classics with the Classical Saxophone Project

March 31, 2017 | 7:30PM
St Peter's Church
This concert highlights the versatility of sounds and styles of the saxophone. The unique ability to adapt to differing types of music is the hallmark of this French-patented instrument with its Belgian roots.
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Salif Keita at The Town Hall

April 1, 2017 | 7PM
Town Hall
Salif Keita, known as the “Golden Voice of Africa,” is undoubtedly one of the most influential and important artists in African music. Born an albino, Keita was cast out by his family and ostracized by his community as his albinism was considered a sign of bad luck in Mandinka culture. He overcame these obstacles to become one of Africa’s most celebrated singers.
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Franck Amsallem at Mezzrow in April

April 5, 2017
Mezzrow
As a composer, Franck Amsallem, composed for and conducted the WDR Jazz Orchestra and the National Jazz Orchestra of France (O.N.J.), the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, and several chamber and symphony orchestras. Other commissions include “Place Du Temps” for chamber orchestra, and “Brooding” for solo piano (2013). In 2009, Franck released “Amsallem Sings”, showcasing his talents as a pianist-singer, and featuring 12 songs from the Great American Songbook. A trio opus, “Franck Amsallem Sings Vol. II” was released in September 2014. Franck Amsallem will perform in April at Mezzrow with the great bassist Matt Penman.
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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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Jean-Jacques Abadie: Live in Marciac photographies

Feb 11 - Apr 27, 2017
The Jazz Gallery
Jean-Jacques Abadie's "Live in Marciac photographies" will be exhibited at the Jazz Gallery from February 11, 2017 to April 27, 2017.
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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.

Visual & Performing Arts

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Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design at the Jewish Museum

Nov 4, 2016 - Mar 26, 2017
The Jewish Museum
In November 2016, the Jewish Museum will present the first U.S. exhibition focused on French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883-1950). Showcasing rare furniture, light fixtures, and interiors, as well as designs for important projects in Europe and America, including the famous Maison de Verre in Paris and the Robert Motherwell House in East Hampton, Long Island, the exhibition will bring together rarely-seen works from major public and private collections around the world.
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Dove Allouche "Le Beau Danger" at Peter Freeman Inc.

Feb 23-Apr 8, 2017
Peter Freeman, Inc.
From Feb 23-Apr 8, 2017, Peter Freeman, Inc. presents "Le beau danger", Dove Allouche’s second solo exhibition with the gallery in New York, featuring new works from three different series.
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Cirva - call for a production residency / visual artist

The Cirva (International Glass and Visual Arts Research Centre) launches a call for a residency in 2017-2018, intended to a visual artist.
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Les Lalanne at the Paul Kasmin Gallery

Mar 16, 2017 - Apr 22, 2017
Paul Kasmin Gallery
Paul Kasmin Gallery will be presenting Les Lalanne, with over 20 recent and historical works from the French sculptors, Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. The exhibition will be on view March 16, 2017 to April 22, 2017.
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How Should We Live? at the MoMA

Oct 1, 2016 - Apr 23, 2017
MoMA
How Should We Live? explores the complex collaborations, materials, and processes that have shaped the modernist interior, with a focus on specific environments—domestic interiors, re-created exhibition displays, and retail spaces—from the 1920s to the 1950s.
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Jean-Jacques Abadie: Live in Marciac photographies

Feb 11 - Apr 27, 2017
The Jazz Gallery
Jean-Jacques Abadie's "Live in Marciac photographies" will be exhibited at the Jazz Gallery from February 11, 2017 to April 27, 2017.

Film, TV & New Media

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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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SPIN Season 1 Available on Walter Presents

New SVOD Service – backed by UK Broadcaster Channel 4 – curates the Foreign Language Drama series, including French TV show SPIN (LES HOMMES DE L'OMBRE).
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Oscar Nominations for French Films!

The official Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday, January 24th. French and French Language films represent six categories, with eight total nominations!
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List of Animated TV Series Available for Kids on VOD platforms

Here is a list of some of the best animated TV series available for kids on VOD platforms in the U.S. From famous Heidi, Zorro and Yakari to new characters SamSam and Inami, you’ll find something for all ages!
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List of French TV Series Available on VOD Platforms

The Film Department has prepared a list of some of the best French TV series available on VOD platforms as Amazon, Hulu and Netflix. With themes like sex (BORGIA, MAISON CLOSE and VERSAILLES), murder, suspense (BRAQUO, THE BUREAU and WITNESSES), humor (CALL MY AGENT), and art, they are definitely worth a watch!
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