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April 2014

This month I am pleased to announce two piquant festivals. As intellectually rigorous as they are delectable, these energetic initiatives focus on how we engage with visual art and poetry today.
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Wébinaires pédagogiques

Wébinaire n°4 : jeudi 17 avril 2014, de 15h30 à 17h00 (EST) / Formateur du CLA : Jean-Marie Frisa / Thème proposé : « Enseigner le socioculturel »
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A Night Walk in Marseille

Now you can take a night stroll through Marseille without leaving home. Google has teamed up with Radio Grenouille and Amsterdam-based 72 and Sunny to create a virtual tour of Cours Julien, a neighborhood in Marseille known for its street art and nightlife.
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57th San Francisco International Film Festival

April 24, 2014 - May 8, 2014
Multiple Locations
The 57th annual San Francisco International Film Festival will be presenting a wide array of French films.

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Thomas Piketty in San Francisco

April 22, 2014 - April 23, 2014
Multiple Locations
On the occasion of the publication of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century", French economist Thomas Piketty will be giving talks in San Francisco and in University of California, Berkeley.
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French Literature in the Making: Colette Fellous

April 28, 2014 | 7pm
Maison Française of NYU
La Maison Française of NYU hosts French Literature in the Making, a series of evenings with French writers speaking about their work in conversation with Olivier Barrot. The upcoming event will be on January 27th with Colette Fellous, novelist, editor, radio producer and author of Aujourd’hui (Prix Marguerite Duras), Pour Dalida, Un Amour de frère, La Préparation de la vie.
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"From Translation All Science Had Its Offspring" The Florio Translation of the Essays of Michel de Montaigne

04/28/2014 6:30pm
Barnard College Campus
On the occasion of the publication of Shakespeare's Montaigne (NYRB, 2014), a modernized and annotated edition of John Florios's 1603 translation of Montaigne's Essays, please join Barnard College on April 28, 2014 for an evening with the book's co-editor Peter Platt (Department of English, Barnard College) in conversation with Phillip John Usher (Department of French, Barnard College).
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Master Class with Adonis and Jorie Graham

April 29, 2014 | 7-8:30pm
The Public Theater
In a rare visit to the States, the once-imprisoned Syrian author Adonis, considered by many to be the most important Syrian poet, will converse with celebrated American poet Jorie Graham. The first installment of the 2014 master class series, this conversation will explore the lyrical and the analytical, the sensuous and the philosophical, and is sure to delight poets and readers alike.
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Clayton Eshleman reading Aimé Césaire on French Week at Rutgers

04/30/2014 3:00-4:15 PM
Rutgers Student Center, 411 ABC
READING CÉSAIRE : a reading by Clayton Eshleman of his translations of the poetry of Aimé Césaire. There will also be a reading in French of the original poems by François Cornilliat.
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Crossing Worlds: Translation, Eventfulness and the Political

05/02/2014 2:00-7:30pm
Barnard College Campus
An international conference, “Crossing Worlds: Translation, Eventfulness, and the Political,” jointly organized by the Barnard Center for Translation Studies and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University.

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Johnny Hallyday in San Francisco

April 25, 2014
The Regency Ballroom
French Rock 'n' Roll legend will be performing at Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.
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French-American Fund for Contemporary Music Call for Proposals

Deadline: March 31, 2014 -- The French-American Fund for Contemporary Music supports contemporary music projects – commissions, residencies, performances, tours, and master classes – that foster cultural exchange between France and the United States.
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Cécile McLorin Salvant's US Tour

Make it your New Year’s resolution to hear French jazz musician Cécile McLorin Salvant at least once in 2014. Salvant is playing a number of shows, including a very special performance at the Lycée Français in New York on January 9th.
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Lady Gaga Samples Zombie Zombie in “Venus”

Lady Gaga samples the voices of French duo Zombie Zombie on her new single “Venus”, the third single off the album Artpop, to be released on November 11th. The similarity between Lady Gaga’s “Venus” and “Rocket Number 9″, performed by Zombie Zombie and released in March 2012, does not stop with the sample used, but can also be found in the way in which the American artist sings.
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Daft Punk Scores Big at 2014 Grammy Awards

The French duo Daft Punk won five awards this year, including album of the year, best pop duo/group performance and best dance/electronica album, all for their 2013 Random Access Memories. It was an unprecedented haul for a French group, and more awards than any other artist that night.
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French Nominees for the 2014 Grammy Awards

The following is a list of French nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Visual & Performing Arts

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Opera Parallèle presents Les mamelles de Tirésias/Mahagonny Songspiel

April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014
YBCA Theater
Mahagonny Songspiel Music by Kurt Weill and libretto by Bertolt Brecht Les Mamelles de Tirésias Music by Francis Poulenc, based on the play by Guillaume Apollinaire
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Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcolm X Steles

February 12, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
For nearly fifty years, Barbara Chase-Riboud has created elegant and powerful sculptures and drawings in which materials, forms, and cultural references unite in a continuous interplay of bold physicality and metaphoric associations.
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"Address Unknown" starring Thierry Lhermitte and Patrick Timsit

April 29, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Lycée Francais de San Francisco
French play "Address Unknown" will be on show at Théâtre du Lycée Français in San Francisco.
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Katinka Bock: A and I

February 1, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Henry Art Gallery
The Henry Art Gallery presents Paris-based German sculptor Katinka Bock’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
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Ron Agam - Living Among Lines: Video by a French Artist in NYC

Ron Agam, a New York City based abstract artist of diverse, innovative works characterized by geometric shapes, pure color, and lucid design, sees the city as an inspiration for his work.
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A Salute to Street Artist Bilal Berreni, aka Zoo Project

It is with tremendous sadness that we have learned of the death of young artist Bilal Berreni in Detroit this past summer due to tragic circumstances that have not been fully elucidated.

Film, TV & New Media

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“Go With Le Flo” Launches Day/Date in the US on Eurocinema On Demand

From Berlin to Los Angeles, “Go With Le Flo,” the German/French Romantic Comedy Made by Americans, Makes World Theatrical Debut; Film Launches Day/Date in the US on Eurocinema On Demand on Cable, Satellite and Online
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Cannes Announces 2014 Official Film Selection

The official film selection for the 2014 edition of the Cannes Film Festival was unveiled on April 17th during a press conference held by Gilles Jacob (President) and Thierry Frémaux (Executive Director). Out of 1,800 submissions, 49 films representing 28 countries were selected for this year’s slate, with 18 titles competing for the Palme d’Or and 19 for the Un Certain Regard section.
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Cannes Film Festival 2014: A Look Ahead

The 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is set to take place May 14-25, 2014. One month before its opening, let’s take a look at what we know so far.
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Rendez-vous with French Cinema 2014 Gathers 15,000 Spectators

This year’s edition of the French film festival organized by UniFrance Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center met with an unprecedented success.
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57th San Francisco International Film Festival

April 24, 2014 - May 8, 2014
Multiple Locations
The 57th annual San Francisco International Film Festival will be presenting a wide array of French films.
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TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE NEW MEDIA FUND

CALL FOR PROJECTS - The New Media Fund provides funding and support to non-fiction media projects focused on social issues which go beyond traditional screens – integrating film with content across media platforms, from video games and mobile apps to social networks and interactive websites.
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