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September 2014

As the theoretical physicist Geoffrey West reminds, “We form cities in order to enhance interaction, to facilitate growth, wealth creation, ideas, innovation, but in so doing, we create, from a physicist's viewpoint, entropy.”
festivals

Minds in Migration

Sept 22, 2014 - Nov 18, 2014
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Collège International de Philosophie present Minds in Migration: a series of debates on contemporary issues. Philosophers, novelists, artists, translators, journalists, social and political scientists alike will join the conversation and shed light on questions raised by these works.
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Festival Albertine

Oct 14 -19, 2014
Curated by author, journalist, and cultural critic Greil Marcus, the Festival Albertine will take place from October 14th through 19th as part of the opening celebrations for the Albertine bookshop, providing a preview of the special events and cross-cultural programming that will take place at the venue year-round.
events

An Eclectic Slate of French Cinema at the 52nd New York Film Festival

Sept 26 - Oct 12, 2014
Film Society of Lincoln Center
The New York Film Festival has revealed the main slate of the 52nd edition: 30 features including 13 French films and co-productions. This selection combines the most significant films of the year from a wide range of filmmakers and film styles.
news

Win a Pair of Economy Class Tickets to Paris!

Do you know which French fashion designer is famous for the cone bra? Or what American TV show is also known as Le juste prix? Can you name all the wine regions of France or every film by Jean-Luc Godard? Do you know your masculin and féminin nouns? If so, you've got a chance to win a pair of round-trip tickets to Paris on Air France!
blog

Exploring Culture through Fiction

Even though we are all back to school and work, September is still an opportune time to mull on dreams of travel and keeping our minds open to exploring cultures and society through fiction.

books

new titles

Edible French: Tasty Expressions And Cultural Bites

French culinary author Clotile Dusoulier's new book, Edible French: Tasty Expressions and Cultural Bites, will be released on October 7th. Bon appétit!
events

Anne Sinclair in conversation with Kati Marton

09/23/2014 | 7pm
Maison Française of NYU
Journalists and writers Anne Sinclair and Kati Marton will be in conversation at la Maison Française at NYU for the release of Sinclair's latest book My Grandfather’s Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War.
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Bruno Latour at Columbia University

Sept 22-25, 2014
Alliance Program
Bruno Latour, professor at Sciences Po, scientist and anthropologist, author of numerous works on the consequences of scientific studies on social sciences subjects such as religion or law, will be visiting Columbia University on September 22-25.
news

French Books USA: Week In Review

This Week: Prix Médicis nominees are announced, the oldest bookstore in Paris finds itself in danger of closing, and Le Petit Prince makes the list of the 50 books that most influenced Facebook users.
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French Literature in the Making

09/29/2014 | 7 pm
Maison Française of NYU
Gilles Kepel, professor at IEP and author, will be in conversation with Olivier Barrot, writer, journalist, television producer and author.
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Contest: Letters fom Nora to Joyce

Artpress and EPhEP just launched an exciting contest inviting participants to imagine Nora's answers to Joyce's love letters.

music

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Celebrate Bud Powell's Birthday at Birdland With Dan Tepfer

Sept 23 - 26, 2014
Birdland
On what would be the 90th birthday of one of Bebop's founding innovators, Bud Powell, French pianist Dan Tepfer joins a group of legendary jazz musicians in musical celebration at New York's Birdland Jazz club.
news

New Yann Tiersen Tour Dates, Music Video With Clémence Poésy

After releasing 'Infinity' earlier this year, Yann Tiersen (prolific genre-bending musician and composer of the score to 'Amélie') is back with this music video and more tour dates.
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Gojira Continues North American Tour: More Dates Announced

Progressive metal band Gojira, who toured recently in the US with Mastodon, have just added more than 20 dates to their 2014 tour schedule for the fall, including two in the New York area.
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Anoraak on North American Tour in Fall

The unique French electro/synth pop composer and DJ Anoraak returns to North America for a tour in October. Stops include a performance at Brooklyn's Escape Music Festival.
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Electro Artist Rone on Tour With Com Truise

One of the most acclaimed musicians on the French electro scene, Rone return to the United States for a fall tour with Com Truise.
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Tinariwen Fall Tour

The group Slate calls, “rock ‘n’ roll rebels whose rebellion, for once, wasn’t just metaphorical,” Tinariwen launch a tour across the US in the fall.

Visual & Performing Arts

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Guillaume Bruère: Vanilla

Septembre 4 - October 1, 2014
Nahmad Contemporary
Nahmad Contemporary presents Vanilla, a solo exhibition of work by French artist, Guillaume Bruère, curated by de Pury de Pury, the husband-and-wife team of Simon and Michaela de Pury. This is the artist’s debut presentation in New York City.
festivals

Festival Albertine

Oct 14 -19, 2014
Curated by author, journalist, and cultural critic Greil Marcus, the Festival Albertine will take place from October 14th through 19th as part of the opening celebrations for the Albertine bookshop, providing a preview of the special events and cross-cultural programming that will take place at the venue year-round.
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Molière malgré moi

Oct 4, 2014 | 8pm
Florence Gould Hall (FIAF)
The French Theatrical Foundation presents the American premiere of Molière Malgré Moi, a one-man show starring the acclaimed actor of the stage, screen and television, Francis Perrin, on Saturday evening, October 4 at 8pm at Florence Gould Hall at FIAF, 55 East 59th Street in Manhattan.
news

Fall 2014 in Paris

Paris will be abuzz in Fall 2014 with new exhibitions and retrospectives of major art figures such as Marcel Duchamp, Paul McCarty, Nikki de St Phalle and Sonia Delaunay. But there also will be a focus on one of the greatest American photographers, William Eggleston. Moreover, two prestigious places will re-open after renovations: the Musée Picasso, headed by Laurent Le Bon, and L'Hôtel de la Monnaie. Finally, the highly anticipated Fondation Louis Vuitton will open in a sumptuous building designed by Frank Gehry.
interview

Highlights of the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec (MoMA)

A little over a month into the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters presented at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from July, 26th, 2014 to March, 22, 2015, Dorothée Charles, Visual Arts, Architecture and Design Program Officer at the French Cultural Services, met with Sarah Suzuki, the curator of the exhibition. As a highlight of the exhibition, this interview intends to make visible "the incredible range and richness of Toulouse-Lautrec's work". That is that Sarah Suzuki "hopes that people are getting out of this show".
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Opening of Christian Berst Gallery in New York

The Galerie Christian Berst first opened its doors in 2005. Since then, as Paris’s only specialist Art Brut gallery, it has worked tirelessly to promote creators of exceptional talent, exhibiting the “classic” names of Art Brut already featured in museums and collections and discovering the stars of the future. The gallery is now pleased to announce the opening of its new space located at 95 Rivington Street (lower east side), on October 30th, 2014.

Film, TV & New Media

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NYFF Openning Acts

Sept 19-25, 2014
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Join the Film Society of Lincoln Center for the NYFF Openning Acts and the special screenings of three French films from September 19 to September 25, 2014.
interview

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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FIAF Presents CinéSalon Alain Resnais: Time, Memory & Imagination

Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2014
FIAF French Institute / Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall
Join the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) for the CinéSalon series Alain Resnais: Time, Memory & Imagination every Tuesday from September 30th to October 28th, 2014 at 4 & 7.30 p.m.
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Unrealized Films, Unraveling Armies, Unrecognized States: An Artist Talk by Eric Baudelaire

Oct 1, 2014
NYU, Department of Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater
Join NYU Cinema Studies for An Artist Talk by Eric Baudelaire on Wednesday, October 1st at 6.15pm
festivals

Festival Albertine

Oct 14 -19, 2014
Curated by author, journalist, and cultural critic Greil Marcus, the Festival Albertine will take place from October 14th through 19th as part of the opening celebrations for the Albertine bookshop, providing a preview of the special events and cross-cultural programming that will take place at the venue year-round.
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