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Winter 2015

Though it has been over a month since the devastating attacks in France, the emotional and physical repercussions of these events have not been forgotten. We are so grateful for the moving, compassionate response from our friends and partners in the U.S. Though the reverberations of violence that have touched our country and the entire world will remain forever present in our minds, we simultaneously hope for future peace.
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The Squadron’s Umbrella

"The Squadron’s Umbrella" gathers for the first time in English 39 wickedly funny texts by one of the hippest cat to have ever hung his hat at Le Chat Noir in Paris — the humorist Alphonse Allais — who experimented with holorhymes and invented conceptual art.
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A Roll of the Dice

"A Roll of the Dice" is one of symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé’s best-known and most visually complex works. Wave Books presents an edition with refined type and photographs that both honor the original and make it an object of delight.
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Abderrahmane Sissako's US Tour

One of the world’s leading filmmakers, Abderrahmane Sissako from Mauritania/Mali, is an artist whose transnational poetic vision is grounded in precise, everyday acts and humanity.
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Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction

In this new title, Quentin Meillassoux addresses the problem of chaos and of the constancy of natural laws in the context of literature. He elucidates the distinction between science fiction, and fiction outside-science, where science becomes impossible. A significant milestone that will appeal to readers of both philosophy and literature.
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Sphinx

"Sphinx" is the debut novel of the inventive French author Anne Garréta, one of the few female members of OuLiPo. This influential and experimental French literary group aims to create literature based on mathematical and linguistic restraints.

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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.
podcast

Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed Annie Cohen-Solal and Alexander Stille for a discussion Cohen-Solal’s latest book Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Maryse Condé and Alain Mabanckou are finalists for the Man Booker International Prize; a screening of The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq; and PEN American Center to pay tribute to the staff of Charlie Hebdo.
new titles

The Squadron’s Umbrella

"The Squadron’s Umbrella" gathers for the first time in English 39 wickedly funny texts by one of the hippest cat to have ever hung his hat at Le Chat Noir in Paris — the humorist Alphonse Allais — who experimented with holorhymes and invented conceptual art.
new titles

A Roll of the Dice

"A Roll of the Dice" is one of symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé’s best-known and most visually complex works. Wave Books presents an edition with refined type and photographs that both honor the original and make it an object of delight.
news

French Books USA: Week in Review

The 35th annual Salon du Livre is underway in Paris; the fight against higher TVA for e-books continues; the benefits of publishing a Nobel Prize winner; translation in order for Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel; and a survey on the most popular authors amongst French readers.

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Yelle in San Francisco

April 9, 2015
Mezzanine
Mezzanine presents French electro-pop singer Yelle, for a live show in San Francisco on April 9th, 2015.
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Stromae in the Pacific Northwest

April 6, 2015 - April 9, 2015
Multiple Locations (Pacific Northwest)
The Maestro’s back again, and in a huge fashion, Stromae has just announced several North American dates in April 2015.
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IAM on Tour: New York Ticket Giveaway

Icons of a golden age in French rap, IAM is returning to North America for a major tour.
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Best of France at SXSW 2015

South By Southwest (SXSW), one of the biggest festivals in the US for film, music and digital technology, will gather around 300,000 participants in Austin March 13- 22, 2015. French professionals will not be left out.
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Acoustic Guitarist Pierre Bensusan On Tour in 2015

Pierre Bensusan, a celebrated Franco-Algerian guitarist who plays jazz with a soothing lyrical bent and lush harmonic flow, will perform roughly 30 dates across the United States in February, March, April, and May 2015 as part of his 40th Anniversary Tour.
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Magma to Tour North America

Magma, a legendary band who weaves unique guitar lines around songs of ancient and apocalyptic tales sung in an invented language, will tour North America in April.

Visual & Performing Arts

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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.
news

Do Disturb at Le Palais de Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo in Paris announces the first edition of its new annual performance festival: DO DISTURB.
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"Jewels of Paris" on Show

March 12, 2015 - May 2, 2015
The Hypnodrome
Thrillpeddlers presents JEWELS OF PARIS, a performance inspired by the artistic revolution erupting in Paris nearly a century ago.
podcast

Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed Annie Cohen-Solal and Alexander Stille for a discussion Cohen-Solal’s latest book Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel.
interview

Interview with Amin Erfani

Interview with Amin Erfani, a scholar and doctoral lecturer of French language and literature at Lehman College, City University of New York.
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Tartuffe at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

March 13,2015 - April 12, 2015
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Steven Epp and Dominique Serrand’s present a provocative and enjoyable revival of Molière’s satire on religious hypocrisy, Tartuffe. On show at Berkeley Rep from March 13, 2015 - April 12, 2015.

Film, TV & New Media

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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.
events

Afterimage: Filmmakers & Critics in Conversation Nino Kirtadze

April 9, 2015 - April 11, 2015
Pacific Film Archive Theater
Born in Tbilisi and based in France for many years, Nino Kirtadze has established a distinguished career as both an actor and a documentary filmmaker. Pacific Film Archive will be hosting her in this short residency and learning more from her presentations.
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François Truffaut: Love and Life Stories at the Movies...

April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
San Francisco State University
Conducted by film historian Manfred Flügge, the class will feature several films by Truffaut, with an emphasis on the 1962 award-winning "Jules et Jim".
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8th Disposable Film Festival

April 9, 2015 - April 12, 2015
The Castro Theatre
The Disposable Film Festival premieres its 8th annual competitive shorts program here in San Francisco before screening it around the world, presenting a slection of international films.
news

Abderrahmane Sissako's US Tour

One of the world’s leading filmmakers, Abderrahmane Sissako from Mauritania/Mali, is an artist whose transnational poetic vision is grounded in precise, everyday acts and humanity.
events

Jean-Luc Godard: Expect Everything from Cinema

January 16, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Pacific Film Archive's year-long Jean-Luc Godard retrospective continues with some of the master’s more recent films, as well as two of his monumental rarely screened serial essays, France/tour/détour/deux/enfants and Histoire(s) du cinéma
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