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Film Festivals - French Institute Alliance Française
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french institute
alliance française
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
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Act Local:
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Marie-Antoinette
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Contents
1. Special Event
2. Fêtes
3. Performing Arts
4. Literature
5. Film Festivals
6. CinémaTuesdays
7. À La Carte
8. En français
9. Toddlers to Teens
10. Haskell Library
11. Language Center
12. Artistic Liaisons
Sponsors
& Corporate Members
Calendar
General Information
Welcome
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Chers amis,
Our new FIAF is flourishing.
The Language Center, under the
leadership of Claire Bourgeois, has
a record attendance. It is a joy to
see and hear 100 toddlers—some
of them as young as 18-months
old—dancing and singing French
songs in our new program à petits
pas: French for Toddlers. Our
library, too, directed by Katharine
Branning, with its expanded hours
is receiving a record number of
visitors.
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This fall, besides presenting
a large array of French artistic
talent, we are expanding our film
programming. We are happy to
introduce CinéKids, a once-amonth family film series. We are
also hosting two film festivals:
The Youth of Europe film series,
presented as part of the city-wide
European Dream Festival, and
Police Paris New York: From the
Streets to the Screen, featuring
French films written and directed
by former policemen.
Direction: Marie-Monique Steckel
Design: Philippe Apeloig,
assisted by: Elamine Maecha
and Ronny Quevedo
Photography
Cover, pp.2-3: Argenis Apolinario
p.4: Courtesy
of Schloss Schönbrunn
p.8: Natural Expressions NY
(Gotham Hall)
p.10: Reserved Rights,
Private Collection
pp.12-13: ©Samuel Carnovali
I look forward to sharing many
wonderful evenings with you.
Marie-Monique Steckel
President
This season is the result of the
hard work and dedication of our
talented staff. We are pleased to
welcome two new members to our
team: Lili Chopra, Vice President
of Cultural Activities, and Geoffrey
Glick, Vice President of External
Affairs. Lili has extensive
French Institute
Alliance Française
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September - December 2006
On the cover:
White marble bust by Nelson,
nineteenth century
experience in the arts, in New
York and France, having worked
at Dance Theatre Workshop and
J Mandle Performance, among
others. Geoffrey comes to us with
over 15 years of experience in
not-for-profit management, and
most recently served as director of
development & public affairs for
NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.
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Private Collection
p.16: California University Press
(Tour de France); Collection
Jean Mascolo (Marguerite Duras)
p.18: Photofest Inc.
p.19: All Rights Reserved
(Gangsters)
p.20: Robert Alazraki (Le père Noël
est une ordure); Photofest Inc.
(Un Héros très discret)
p.22: Jean-Yves LeMener
(Les Visiteurs); Gérard de Battista
(Gazon Maudit); Alex Phillips, Jr.
(La Chèvre)
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p.26: Metropolitan Museum of Art
p.28: Matthieu Alexandre
p.29: Rob Rich
p.30: National Gallery of Art,
Washington (Cézanne’s Boy in a
Red Waistcoat); The New Orleans
Museum of Art (Diebenkorn’s
Woman on a Porch);
p.31: The New Orleans Museum
of Art
p.32: Jean-Pierre Subrenat
(Frangipani)
p.36: Courtesy of ArtMattan
p.37: ©2003 by Richard Termine
(The Nutcracker); Courtesy
of Miramax Film Corp. All Rights
Reserved. (Microcosmos); Argenis
Apolinario (à petits pas: French
for Toddlers)
p.38: Argenis Apolinario
p.39: Film Movement
pp.40,44,50: Argenis Apolinario
Welcome
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Exhibition
Parisian Arts Design from Val de Marne
Tuesday-Friday, September 12-15
11-7pm
Discover the arts & design professionals emerging from the Paris-Val de Marne region.
The New York debut of this exhibit features some of the area’s best artisans renowned
for their combination of tradition, style and innovation.
Film
Marie Antoinette
By David Grubin, a PBS Documentary Film Preview
Wednesday, September 13 at 7pm
See a special preview of the documentary Marie Antoinette before it airs on PBS
and prior to the highly-anticipated release of Sofia Coppola’s feature film.
Book Launch
Queen of Fashion:
What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
By Caroline Weber
Tuesday, September 19 at 7pm
Celebrate the launch of Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
with author Caroline Weber.
Marie-Antoinette
Martin Meytens
Schloss Schönbrunn
Vienna, 1768.
Special Events
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Special Events
Exhibition:
Parisian Arts Design
from Val de Marne
Tuesday-Friday
September12-15,
12-7pm
Film:
Marie Antoinette
By David Grubin
A PBS Documentary Film
Preview
Wednesday, September 13
at 7pm
Book Launch:
Queen of Fashion: What
Marie Antoinette Wore
to the Revolution
By Caroline Weber
Tuesday, September 19
at 7pm
The Paris-Val de Marne
Development Agency and the
Paris-Val de Marne Chamber of
Trade and Craft Industries are
pleased to present and promote
the sheer talent and expertise of
their local design professionals.
Award-winning filmmaker David
Grubin traces Marie Antoinette’s
journey from her childhood in the
palaces of the Austro-Hungarian
Empire to her final hours in a
French prison cell. This two-hour
film paints a portrait in which
Marie Antoinette emerges
as a sympathetic and courageous
figure whose tragic awakening
came too late to save her from the
guillotine. Celebrate the launch of Queen of
Fashion: What Marie Antoinette
Wore to the Revolution (Henry Holt
& Co) with author Caroline Weber.
Learn more about the following
designers, exhibiting their “savoirfaire” in the fields of Home Décor,
and Jewelry: Clément Djossou
(Lotta et Djossou), Marie-Claire
Meheut (Voyage de Perles).
Marie Antoinette is a David Grubin
Production in association with
Cinétévé for PBS in the United
States, ARTE in France and BBC
in the United Kingdom.
Weber illustrates how Marie
Antoinette’s choice of clothing was
central to the political upheavals
of her era. The Queen staged
“a veritable revolution in fashion,”
using her clothes as defiant
expressions of independence and
power to combat enemies.
Trophée des Arts Gala
Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm
Celebrate the career of an artist or cultural icon who has enhanced
the dialogue between France and the United States.
Beaujolais Nouveau
Thursday, November 16 at 6:30pm
Raise a glass in celebration of the latest vintage.
Members Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 12 at 6pm
Share the joy of the holiday season.
“…fashion at its most cut-throat
and history at its most
sumptuous…” — Pulitzer
Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff
Program presented in association
with the Cultural Services of the
French Embassy, David Grubin
Productions and Fisher Company.
Exhibition
in the FIAF Gallery (lobby)
Introduction by the filmmaker
David Grubin, followed by a Q&A.
Followed by a Q&A,
book signing and reception.
Free
Film in English
In English
Florence Gould Hall
Call 646 388 6682
by September 6 to RSVP.
Tinker Auditorium
Free admission by reservation
only. Limited spaces available.
Special Events Order your tickets now! See p. 53 or fiaf.org
FIAF Members $8
Non-Members $12
Fêtes
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With the support
of Henry Holt & Co.
Fêtes
Trophée des Arts Gala
Wednesday, October 25
at 7pm
Beaujolais Nouveau
Thursday, November 16
at 6:30pm
Members Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 12
at 6pm
During this elegant evening at
the landmark Gotham Hall, we
will honor a famous artist or
cultural icon who exemplifies our
organization’s mission of building
cross-cultural relationships
between France and the United
States. The Trophée des Arts
award, created in 1992, has
been bestowed to artists such
as Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle
Huppert and Christian Lacroix.
Presented annually by the French
Institute Alliance Française, the
party will include wines from
Joseph Drouhin, Le Petit Coq and
Labouré-Roi. Pâtés and breads will
also be served.
This year, our lovely rooftop
Le Skyroom will be the setting for
the festivities. Wines, pâtés and
breads will be served.
We will also honor Bertrand
Collomb, Chairman of Lafarge,
a world leader in building
materials, with the Pilier d’Or, for
his generosity and commitment
to the French Institute Alliance
Française throughout the years.
Wines courtesy of: Joseph
Drouhin, imported and distributed
by Dreyfus Ashby; Le Petit Coq,
imported and distributed by the
House of Burgundy; and LabouréRoi, imported and distributed by
Palm Bay Imports. Pâtés courtesy
of D’Artagnan. Breads courtesy
of The French Culinary Institute.
In the spirit of giving, there will be
a drawing to win fabulous prizes,
such as a case of Joseph Drouhin
Pinot Noir Cuvée “Véro” 2003,
courtesy of Dreyfus Ashby, or a
pair of round-trip tickets to France,
courtesy of American Airlines.
Wines courtesy of Dreyfus Ashby.
Pâtés courtesy of Les Trois Petits
Cochons. Breads courtesy
of The French Culinary Institute.
Sponsored by TV5.
If you would like to volunteer
for this event, contact
Delphine Colson at the
French Institute Alliance Française:
646 388 6632
[email protected]
The landmark Gotham Hall,
Trophée des Arts Gala.
October 25.
Le Beaujolais Nouveau
est arrivé !
November 16.
La bûche de Noël.
Members Holiday Party,
December 12.
Gotham Hall,
1356 Broadway (at 36 Street)
Tickets: Contact
Adrienne Reimbeau
at Inez Weinstein Special Events
T. 212 254 6677
[email protected]
Lighthouse International
111 East 59th Street
(between Lexington & Park aves.)
FIAF Members $40
Non-Members $50
Limited spaces available.
Advance tickets recommended.
Le Skyroom
FIAF Members $30
Guest of Member $40
(Limit one guest per member)
Limited spaces available.
Tickets must be purchased
by December 11.
Proceeds will benefit our cultural
programs.
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Order your tickets now! See p. 53 or fiaf.org Fêtes
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Dance
French Choreographer Odile Duboc
Wednesday & Thursday, October 4 & 5 at 8pm
U.S. Premiere featuring three works performed by Duboc’s company Contre Jour.
Music Series
L’Opéra Français de New York
Les Folies de l’Opérette
Friday, November 17 at 8pm
A fresh look at French operetta through a documentary film, a lecture
and live performances.
Caricature of composer
Jacques Offenbach.
Les Folies de l’Opérette,
November 17.
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Performing Arts
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Dance
An Evening of Works
by Odile Duboc
Wednesday & Thursday,
October 4 & 5 at 8pm
U.S. Premiere
Performed by Odile Duboc
and her company Contre Jour
ODIL
A brand-new improvisation
featuring Duboc
In their U.S. Premiere, the French
choreographer and her company
will present:
boléro, two
The duet from Duboc’s trois
boléros, with choreography set
to the music of Ravel’s Boléro
and inspired by Camille Claudel’s
sculptures
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Performed by three male dancers
and inspired by the painting Les
Lutteurs (The Wrestlers) by Russian
artist Natalia Gontcharova
Florence Gould Hall
FIAF Members
& Students $20
Non-Members $25
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Odile Duboc’s U.S.
tour is supported
by the Cultural Services
of the French Embassy,
CULTURESFRANCE,
and Conseil Régional
de Franche-Comté.
Odile Duboc has been working
as a choreographer since 1980.
In 1990, she was named Director
of the Centre Chorégraphique
National de Franche-Comté à
Belfort. She was awarded the
choreography prize from Société
des Auteurs et Compositeurs
Dramatiques in 1999.
Contre Jour was founded in 1983
by Duboc and lighting designer
Françoise Michel. The company’s
name is a pun based on the artistic
collaboration between the creator
and her lighting designer.
Presented along with
New York City Center’s
Fall for Dance Festival,
including an excerpt from
Duboc’s trois boléros on
October 7 and 8.
Info and tickets:
NYCityCenter.org
212 581 1212
Performing Arts Order your tickets now! See p. 53 or fiaf.org
Also presented
in collaboration
with the Massachussets
International Festival
of the Arts, where
Contre Jour will perform
on October 13 and 14.
Odile Duboc’s trio 03,
October 4 & 5.
Info: mifafestival.org
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Music Series
Our partnership
with L’Opéra Français
de New York
Les Folies de l’Opérette
Friday, November 17
at 8pm
Yves Abel, Music Director
Jean-Philippe Clarac & Olivier
Delœuil, co-Artistic Directors
A fresh look at French operetta,
the tradition of light, yet sophisticated musical theater used
by composers as a platform for
entertainment, satire and social
commentary.
For its 2006-2007 season, L’Opéra
Français de New York will collaborate with the French Institute
Alliance Française on a three-event
series presenting the finest
of the French lyrical style, which
emphasizes words over music.
This unique program explores
French operetta through a documentary film created for French
television by L’OFNY’s co-Artistic
Directors Jean-Philippe Clarac
and Olivier Delœuil, a lecture
and live performances.
Excerpts from Offenbach’s
La Vie parisienne and La GrandeDuchesse de Gérolstein, as well
as works by Hahn, Yvain, Guitry
and Messager will be performed
by soprano and baritone to piano
accompaniment.
Poster of Offenbach’s
operetta La Vie parisienne.
Les Folies de l’Opérette
November 17.
Les Folies de l’Opérette
In French & English,
with English supertitles
FIAF Members
& Students $15
Non-Members $20
Florence Gould Hall
Upcoming Events
Desperately Seeking Carmen
Thursday, February 15
& Friday, February 16
at 8pm
Castor et Pollux
Thursday, May 17
& Saturday, May 19
at 8pm
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Performing Arts Order your tickets now! See p. 53 or fiaf.org
Meet the Writer
The Tour de France: A Cultural History
By Christopher Thompson
Thursday, September 14 at 7pm
C’était Duras
By Jean Vallier
Thursday, October 12 at 7pm
Francophone Lecture
Léopold Sédar Senghor: Philosopher of African Art
By Souleymane Bachir Diagne
Monday, November 6 at 7pm
Literature
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Meet the Writer
Meet the Writer
The Tour de France:
A Cultural History
By Christopher Thompson
Thursday, September 14
at 7pm
C’était Duras
By Jean Vallier
Historian Christopher S. Thompson
tells the story of the world’s most
famous bicycle race in The Tour de
France: A Cultural History (California
University Press).
Jean Vallier will present his latest
work, a two-volume biography
about Marguerite Duras, one of
the most controversial French
writers of all time. The first
volume, C’était Duras, Tome 1,
1914-1945 (Editions Fayard), was
recently published in France.
His original account traces the
Tour from its creation in 1903 to
the present, and links it to key
moments and themes in French
history. Thompson, Associate
Professor of History at Ball State
University, will explain how
the itineraries of the Tour can be
used both to emphasize and undermine national unity and social
cohesion.
In partnership with the FrenchAmerican Foundation.
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Thursday, October 12
at 7pm
Vallier, the former director of the
French Institute Alliance Française
who knew Duras personally,
dedicated ten years to producing
an accurate investigation of Duras,
traveling to Vietnam (her native
country) and interviewing her
friends and family. ARTE Television
in France describes the book
as “a wonderful portrait of an
unforgettable woman.”
Francophone
Lecture
Léopold Sédar Senghor:
Philosopher
of African Art
Monday, November 6
at 7pm
A leading proponent of the
Francophonie movement, Léopold
Sédar Senghor was one of the
greatest French-language poets of
his time. He was also a co-creator
of the concept of Negritude,
a literary and artistic expression
of the African experience.
Recognized worldwide for his
political and artistic ideals, Senghor
was the first President of Senegal
from 1960 to 1980 and the
first African man admitted to the
Académie Française. This year
marks the centennial of his birth.
European Dream Festival:
The Youth of Europe Film Series
Wednesday-Saturday, September 20-23
FIAF hosts a four-day series of recent European feature films focusing on the youth
of Europe. Representing France, Abdellatif Kechiche’s L’Esquive.
Police Paris New York Film Festival
From the Streets to the Screen
Thursday-Saturday, October 19-21
A three-day festival presenting French films written and directed by former
policemen. On opening night, legendary director Georges Lautner will present
his cult film Les Tontons flingueurs.
Souleymane Bachir Diagne,
Professor of Philosophy and
Religion at Northwestern University
who is currently writing a book
about Senghor, will discuss the
Senegalese poet and statesman
and his philosophy of using art
to defend African culture against
post-colonialism racism.
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With the support of l’Organisation
Internationale de la Francophonie
& La Délégation Générale
de l’Alliance Française.
Followed by a Q&A,
book signing and reception.
Followed by a Q&A,
book signing and reception.
The lecture will be followed
by a Q&A and reception.
In English
The book is in French, but
the event will be in English.
In French
Tinker Auditorium
FIAF Members & Students $8
Non-Members $12
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Tinker Auditorium
FIAF Members & Students $8
Non-Members $12
Literature Order your tickets now! See p. 53 or fiaf.org
Tinker Auditorium
FIAF Members & Students $8
Non-Members $12
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European Dream
Festival
Police Paris New York
Film Festival
The Youth of Europe
Film Series
Wednesday-Saturday,
September 20-23
From the Streets
to the Screen
Thursday-Saturday,
October 19-21
Opening Night
Thursday, October 19
at 8pm
For six weeks this fall, the firstever European Dream Festival
will present the leading creative
voices and cutting-edge artistic
visions in performing arts,
literature, and film from a newly
extended Europe at prime
New York venues.
As part of the festival, FIAF will
host The Youth of Europe, a fourday series of 12 recent films from
12 different European countries.
The Youth of Europe was conceived
and organized by a committee
consisting of members from 17
European countries, chaired by
Amelia C. Antonucci from the
Istituto Italiano di Cultura of New
York. Richard Peña, program
director of the Film Society of
Lincoln Center, and Marie Losier,
film curator of the French Institute
Alliance Française, are curators of
the film series.
Les Ripoux
Claude Zidi, 1984. Color. 107 min.
With Thierry Lhermitte,
Philippe Noiret.
Personalities clash when a “ripou,”
or corrupt cop, is partnered with
an honest new recruit. Winner of 3
César Awards, including Best Film
and Best Director.
Followed by a Q&A with
screenwriter Simon Michaël.
Double Bill
Friday, October 20
at 8pm
Meet the Director:
Meet theKechiche
Abdellatif
Director
presents
L’Esquive
Cancelled.
Wednesday,
September 20 at 7pm
Film screening
will stillFrance
be in
Representing
Theshowing.
Youth of Europe film series
is Abdellatif Kechiche’s awardwinning feature L’Esquive,
which explores the complex
emotions of teens coming of
age in the suburbs of Paris.
L’Esquive
Games of Love and Chance
Abdellatif Kechiche, 2004.
Color. 123 min.
With Osman Elkharraz,
Sara Forestier.
A shy teenage boy falls in love
with a childhood friend and
struggles to reveal his feelings
to her as they rehearse for
a school play. Winner of four
César Awards, including Best
Film and Best Director.
Les Tontons flingueurs
Georges Lautner, 1963.
Color. 105 min.
With Lino Ventura, Bernard Blier.
A former gangster’s life changes
when his dying friend asks him
to look after his criminal business
–and his daughter. An irresistibly
hilarious French classic about cops
and the mob.
Followed by a Q&A
with director Georges Lautner.
Midi à sa porte…
Michel Alexandre, 2003. Color. 7 min.
With Hélène Bizot, Sonia
Vollereaux. Two women, sitting
at separate tables in a café with
their best friends, talk about their
“man”–who happens to be the
same man.
FIAF Members
& Members of parti­­cipating
cultural centers and diplomatic
delegations $5
Non-Members $10
Films are in French with English
subtitles; panel discussions in
English.
FIAF Members
& Students $5
Non-Members $10
Check fiaf.org for film schedule
and europeandream.us for full
festival details
The Youth of Europe
Film Series is in several
European languages with English
subtitles
Friday, October 20
at 4pm
L’Esquive is in French with
English subtitles.
The screening will be introduced
by Abdellatif Kechiche in English.
Le Cousin
Alain Corneau, 1997. Color. 100 min.
With Alain Chabat, Patrick Timsit.
After his colleague’s suicide,
a narcotics cop inherits his dead
partner’s “cousin,” or informer.
Things get complicated when
a judge investigates the illegal
practices of policemen.
Followed by a Q&A with
screenwriter and director
Michel Alexandre.
Saturday, October 21
at 4pm
Gangsters
Olivier Marchal, 2002. Color. 90 min.
With Richard Anconina,
Anne Parillaud.
In Marchal’s directorial debut, two
suspects are being interrogated
for a violent hold-up. Among the
interrogators are two crooked
cops ready to do anything to make
the investigation fail.
Followed by a Q&A with director
Olivier Marchal.
Double Bill
Saturday, October 21
at 8pm
Un bon flic
Olivier Marchal, 1999. Color. 16 min.
With François-Régis Marchasson,
Patrick Mercado.
For his superiors, Captain Gobesbki
is a good cop; for his family, he is a
good father; but for everyone else,
he is a cynical and perverse man.
36 Quai des Orfèvres
Olivier Marchal, 2004. Color. 110 min.
With Daniel Auteuil,
Gérard Depardieu.
Two cops competing for the same
promotion do everything to
dismantle a gang committing crimes
in Paris­; everything, that is, including
participating in the crimes.
Followed by a Q&A
with director Olivier Marchal.
Florence Gould Hall
All films at Florence Gould Hall
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Film Festivals Order your tickets now! See p. 53 or fiaf.org
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Éclats de Rire ! Bursts of Laughter!
September & October
FIAF is the place this fall for eight of the most popular French comedies from
the late 1970s onward.
Jacques Audiard Retrospective
November & December
A retrospective of acclaimed screenwriter and director, Jacques Audiard who
has become the new master of French thrillers.
Gérard Jugnot
and Christian Clavier
in Le Père Noël est une ordure,
October 24.
Anouk Grinberg
and Mathieu Kassovitz
in Un héros très discret,
November 21.
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CinémaTuesdays
CinémaTuesdays
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Éclats de Rire !
Bursts of Laughter!
This film series highlights darkly
humorous films, characteristic
of “l’équipe du Splendid,” a theater
company created in the 70’s, which
renewed the spirit of French comedy.
September 12
at 12:30, 4 & 7pm
Les Bronzés
French Fried Vacation
Patrice Leconte, 1978. Color. 95 min.
With Josiane Balasko,
Michel Blanc.
Vacationers at a Club Med-style
resort on Ivory Coast are determined to make the most of their
trip. “Monsieur Hulot with a sex
life.” Time Out Film Guide
September 19
There will be no CinémaTuesday
screening.
September 26
at 12:30, 4 & 7pm
La Chèvre
The Goat
Francis Veber, 1981. Color. 90 min.
With Pierre Richard,
Gérard Depardieu.
A private detective teams up with a
blundering idiot to find the kidnapped daughter of an important CEO.
Jean Reno and Christian Clavier
in Les Visiteurs, October 10.
Josiane Balasko, Victoria Abril
and Alain Chabat in Gazon
Maudit, October 17.
Pierre Richard and
Gérard Depardieu in La Chèvre,
September 26.
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CinémaTuesdays
Films are in French
with English subtitles
Florence Gould Hall
(except October 3
screening in Tinker
Auditorium)
October 3
at 12:30, 4 & 7pm
October 17
at 3:30 & 9pm
Liberté-Oléron
Freedom-Oléron
Bruno Podalydès, 2001. Color. 107 min.
With Denis Podalydès,
Guilaine Londez.
A father hopes to bring his family
closer as they sail to the Island
of Aix. “Ironic, rough and touching.”
Le Figaro Magazine Bernie
Albert Dupontel, 1996.
Color. 87 min.
With Albert Dupontel,
Claude Parron.
A 30-year-old man finally leaves
the orphanage where he was
raised and goes on a search for
his parents.
October 10
at 12:30, 4 & 7pm
October 24
at 12:30, 4 & 7pm
Les Visiteurs
The Visitors
Jean-Marie Poiré, 1993. Color. 105 min.
With Christian Clavier, Jean Reno.
A medieval knight and his squire are
accidentally transported to 1993.
When they meet their descendants,
they find a true generation gap! “A
lunatic blend of Time Bandits, Tati
and Benny Hill.” Time Out Film Guide
Le Père Noël est une ordure
Santa Claus is a Louse
Jean-Marie Poiré, 1981.
Color. 88 min.
With Gérard Jugnot,
Thierry Lhermitte.
The “SOS Distress” hotline in Paris
runs amok on Christmas Eve when
eccentrics cause one disaster after
another.
October 17
at 12:30 & 6:30pm
October 31
at 12:30, 4 & 7pm
Gazon Maudit
French Twist
Josiane Balasko, 1995. Color. 105 min.
With Victoria Abril, Josiane Balasko.
In this sexy, modern twist on a
ménage-à-trois, a philandering
husband discovers that he and his
wife have something in common:
they both fancy women!
FIAF Members: Free*
($2 advance tickets)
General Public: $9
Students w/ID: $7
*Free member tickets are
distributed on the day of the
event. Please present your
membership card at the Florence
Gould Hall box office.
Tanguy
Etienne Chatiliez, 2001.
Color. 108 min.
With Sabine Azéma,
André Dussolier.
A 28-year-old man lives with his
parents and has no plans to move
out. But his parents hatch a plan
to help him find his way.
Special Offer
Present your CinémaTuesdays ticket stub and
receive a 15% discount
on your bill at Bistro 60
(37 E 60th Street).
Valid only on date
printed on ticket stub.
Programmed
by Marie Losier.
Special thanks to
the Cultural Services
of the French Embassy
and the Ministry
of Foreign affairs.
Presented in partnership
with French Tuesdays.
Order your tickets now! See p. 53 or fiaf.org CinémaTuesdays
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Jacques Audiard
Retrospective
This retrospective of the new
master of French thrillers includes
all of the full length features he
has directed to date.
November 7
at 12:30, 4 & 7pm
De battre mon cœur s’est arrêté
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
Jacques Audiard, 2005.
Color. 108 min.
With Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup.
A man is caught between the dark
side of his father’s business and
the beauty of his late mother’s gift
of music. Winner of eight César
Awards, including Best Film and
Best Director. “Hitchcock-style
suspense, hard-boiled action and
exquisite musical reflection.” The
New York Times
November 14
at 12:30, 4 & 7pm
Romain Duris in
De battre mon cœur s’est arrêté,
November 7.
Sur mes lèvres
Read My Lips
Jacques Audiard, 2001.
Color. 115 min.
With Vincent Cassel,
Emmanuelle Devos.
A near-deaf woman gives a handsome criminal a job to help her
gain an advantage at work, while
he uses her skills as a lip-reader.
“A new spin on the old tango
between straight and underworld
society.” Village Voice
November 21
at 12:30, 4 & 7pm
Un Héros très discret
A Self-Made Hero
Jacques Audiard, 1996.
Color. 107 min.
With Mathieu Kassovitz,
Anouk Grinberg.
Towards the end of World War II,
a young man becomes acquainted
with members of the Resistance.
Taking on a new identity brings
him love, honors, admiration and
power…but for how long?
Winner of the Best Screenplay
Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
November 28
at 12:30, 4 & 7pm
December 5
at 12:30, 4 & 7pm
Vénus Beauté
Venus Beauty Institute
Tonie Marshall, 1999.
Color. 105 min.
With Nathalie Baye, Audrey Tautou.
Dialogue by Jacques Audiard,
Tonie Marshall and Marion Vernoux.
Three women working in a beauty
salon have different perspectives
on love and relationships as they
seek Mr. Right.
Note
CinémaTuesdays will be on hiatus
for the remainder of December,
but will return in January.
Regarde les hommes tomber
See How They Fall
Jacques Audiard, 1994. Color. 90 m.
With Jean-Louis Trintignant,
Mathieu Kassovitz.
A middle-aged sales rep, searching
for the murderers of his friend,
crosses paths with an unusual pair
of criminals. Winner of three César
Awards, including Best First Film
and Best New Actor.
Jacques Audiard
Vincent Cassel
and Emmanuelle Devos in
Sur mes lèvres,
November 14.
Films are in French
with English subtitles
Florence Gould Hall
FIAF Members: Free*
($2 advance tickets)
General Public: $9
Students w/ID: $7
*Free member tickets are
distributed on the day of the
event. Please present your
membership card at the Florence
Gould Hall box office.
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CinémaTuesdays
Special Offer
Present your CinémaTuesdays ticket stub and
receive a 15% discount
on your bill at Bistro 60
(37 E 60th Street).
Valid only on date
printed on ticket stub.
Programmed
by Marie Losier.
Order your tickets now! See p. 53 or fiaf.org CinémaTuesdays
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One of a kind experiences of New York’s finest culinary and cultural institutes
through the unique perspective of experts and artists.
Exclusive Dinner at Le Cirque at the Chef’s Table
Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30pm
Lecture & Tasting: The History of Pain Poilâne
Thursday, September 28 at 7pm
Lecture with Gary Tinterow: Behind the Scenes
of “Cézanne to Picasso”
Thursday, October 26 at 7pm
Private Tour: Treasures of the New Orleans
Museum of Art at the Wildenstein Gallery
Wednesday, November 29 at 7pm
Lecture with Jean-Pierre Subrenat: Un “nez” à New York
Thursday, December 7 at 7pm
Sunflowers
Vincent Van Gogh
1887.
Behind the Scenes of
“Cézanne to Picasso,”
October 26.
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Exclusive Dinner Lecture & Tasting
Dinner at Le Cirque
at the Chef’s Table
Wednesday, September 20
at 7:30pm
The History
of Pain Poilâne
Thursday, September 28
at 7pm
Join Marie-Monique Steckel,
President of the French Institute
Alliance Française, for an extraordinary and exclusive evening
at one of the world’s most famous
restaurants: the newly re-opened
Le Cirque, under the direction
of renowned restaurateur Sirio
Maccioni. Guests will dine at the
Chef’s Table in the kitchen, where
a 6-course Tasting Menu will be
paired with exquisite wines.
With only 8 seats available, this is
the hottest ticket in town!
Due to the intimate nature of this
event, please order tickets early.
Limited spaces available.
Contact Karen Dumonet:
T. 646 388 6669
[email protected]
Tickets are not available through
Ticketmaster or the Florence
Gould Hall box office.
Learn about Pain Poilâne from
the granddaughter of the baker’s
founder. Apollonia Poilâne will
discuss the history and technique
of world-renowned Poilâne bread,
made from a traditional recipe
of stone-ground flour and baked
in a wood-fired brick oven.
This highly desired bread is made
exclusively in the Poilâne bakery
in Paris and is flown to select
retailers around the globe.
The event will also include
a special tasting of tartines (openface toasted sandwiches) made
with Poilâne bread and prepared
by Maître Cuisinier de France JeanLouis Dumonet, Executive Corporate Chef of Saks Fifth Avenue.
In English
Limited spaces available.
Tickets must be purchased
by September 26.
Your participation will help support
cultural programs at the French
Institute Alliance Française.
Le Cirque
One Beacon Court,
151 East 58th Street
(between 3rd & Lexington aves)
FIAF Members $500
Non-Members $650
Le Skyroom
Bread courtesy of Poilâne®.
Jean-Louis Dumonet appears
courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.
Wines courtesy of Charmer
Industries.
The bar at Le Cirque.
Dinner at the Chef’s Table,
September 20.
FIAF Members $25
Non-Members $40
A portion of each ticket
is tax-deductible.
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Lecture
Private Tour
Gary Tinterow:
Behind the Scenes
of “Cézanne to Picasso”
Thursday, October 26
at 7pm
“Treasures of the
New Orleans Museum
of Art”at the
Wildenstein Gallery
Wednesday, November 29
at 7pm
Gary Tinterow, the Engelhard
Curator in Charge of the Department of Nineteenth-Century,
Modern and Contemporary Art at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
will speak about the Met’s current
exhibition “Cézanne to Picasso:
Ambroise Vollard, Patron of the
Avant-Garde.” As co-curator of the
exhibition, Tinterow will explain how
the show came together, including
the process of securing artwork.
Visuals from the exhibition will be
shown to enhance the lecture.
An exclusive opportunity to see
artistic treasures from the New
Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA),
the majority of which have never
been seen in New York before!
These works have come to New
York for a fundraising exhibition organized by Wildenstein &
Company, Inc., benefiting NOMA’s
Katrina Recovery Campaign.
Guy Wildenstein, President
of Wildenstein & Company, will
personally welcome attendees.
Art historian Marie-Eve Berty will
lead a tour of the exhibition. Event
courtesy of Guy Wildenstein.
Both evenings will conclude
with a Q&A and Champagne
reception.
In English
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Lecture
Tinker Auditorium
FIAF Members & Seniors $15
Non-Members $25
Limited spaces available.
Tickets must be purchased
by October 24.
À La Carte Order your tickets now! See p. 53 or fiaf.org
Private Tour
Wildenstein Gallery,
19 East 64th Street
(between Fifth and Madison aves)
FIAF Members $20
Non-Members $35
Limited spaces available. Tickets
must be purchased
by November 27.
Boy in a Red Waistcoat
(detail)
Paul Cezanne
1888-90.
Behind the Scenes of
“Cézanne to Picasso”,
October 26.
Women on a Porch
Richard Diebenkorn
1958.
Private Tour at the
Wildenstein Gallery,
November 29.
The Toilette of Psyche
Charles Joseph Natoire
1745.
Private Tour at the
Wildenstein Gallery,
November 29.
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Lecture
Rendez-Vous
Tuesdays, September 12 & 26; October 10 & 24;
November 7 & 21; December 5
6:30-8:30pm
Jean-Pierre Subrenat:
Un “nez” à New York
Thursday, December 7
at 7pm
The scent of a familiar perfume
can stir memories and emotions.
Jean-Pierre Subrenat, a renowned
“nez,” (a “nose,” or person who
creates perfumes), will explain
how combinations of fragrance
components become unique,
unforgettable perfumes.
Subrenat, one of the leading creative forces in perfumes, has
worked with many well-known
brands. His presentation will
include a history of fragrances,
and will detail the conception
and development of a new
fragrance.
Mix and mingle en français after work with conversation and drinks.
Frangipani,
used as fragrances.
Un “nez” à New York,
December 7.
Café Philosophique
Mondays, September 25, October 30, November 20,
& December 18
6:30-8:30pm
Ponder interesting topics at Café Philosophique, France’s popular format for lively
intellectual and cultural discussion.
The evening will conclude with
a champagne reception.
In English
Limited spaces available.
Tickets must be purchased
by November 28.
Le Skyroom
FIAF Members $25
Non-Members $35
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Rendez-Vous
Tuesdays, September 12
& 26; October 10 & 24;
November 7 & 21;
December 5
6:30-8:30pm
New Time
Rendez-Vous will now start a
half-hour later! This new time will
allow more lovers of the French
language to join us after work for
conversation and drinks.
Café
Philosophique
Once a month
on Mondays
Ponder interesting topics at Café
Philosophique, France’s popular
format for lively intellectual and
cultural discussion. This monthly
forum is hosted by philosopher
Yunus Tuncel. Topics are announced
in advance so that attendees can
prepare their questions.
Coffee and wine are served.
Rendez-Vous is a fun, welcoming
environment to socialize in
French regardless of your level
of experience. Enjoy wine, soda
and snacks while mingling with
others en français. Native Frenchspeaking moderators keep the
conversation flowing.
Monday, September 25
6:30-8:30pm
Que signifient le normal
et le pathologique ?
What do the normal
and the pathological mean?
Monday, October 30
6:30-8:30pm
Qu’est-ce que l’honnêteté?
What is honesty?
Monday, November 20
6:30-8:30pm
Quel est le rôle de l’éducation
dans la société ?
What is the role of education
in society?
Monday, December 18
6:30-8:30pm
Quel est le rôle de la religion
dans la société ?
What is the role of religion
in society?
French Fun and Culture for Tots, Teens and in-Betweens
CinéKids
October 22 & November 19 at 3pm
Dance
The Nutcracker, December 10 at 3:30pm
The Language Center
à petits pas: French for Toddlers / French as a Foreign
Language and for Native Speakers /
Theater Workshops / Acing AP French
The Haskell Library
L’Heure du conte / Ciné-Club des Frimousses /
à petits pas: French for Toddlers Story Hour
Young Audience Program
Film: Les Visiteurs, October 18 at 10:30am
Dance: La Vie en Rose, November 16 at 11am
Film: Inch’Allah Dimanche, December 6 at 10:30am
In French, but exchange
in English is welcome
In French, but exchange
in English is welcome
Tinker Auditorium
Tinker Auditorium
Le Skyroom on December 5.
FIAF Members $6
Non-Members $12
FIAF Members Free
Non-Members $12
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CinéKids
Sunday, October 22
at 3pm
Kirikou et la Sorcière
Kirikou and the Sorceress,
Animated film by Michel Ocelot,
1998. Color. 70 min.
Ages 6+
Tiny Kirikou goes on a quest to
rid his village of a spell cast by an
evil sorceress. “One of the most
enchanting animated features in
quite some time.” BBC Movies
Special thanks to the Cultural
Services of the French Embassy.
Dance
Sunday, November 19
at 3pm
Microcosmos
Film directed by Claude Nuridsany
and Marie Pérrenou,
1996. Color. 80 min.
Ages 6+
This award-winning documentary
about insects transforms these
tiny creatures into grandiose characters full of romance, chivalry,
humor and drama. “For any child
who enjoys the sight of a goodlooking insect, it’s a must.” The
New York Times.
Special thanks to Miramax for their
support.
Films are in French
with English subtitles
Tinker Auditorium
FIAF Members $7
Non-Members $9
Children under 12 $5
Sunday, December 10
at 3:30pm
The Nutcracker
A Special Performance
Narrated in French By New York
Theatre Ballet
Ages 3+
Visions of sugarplums will dance
in your head­—and on stage—
­during this one-hour storybook
version of the holiday classic,
especially for children. This special
performance will be narrated
in French for the FIAF audience.
“We love this version of The
Nutcracker, where even the littlest
tykes feel the magic of this
enchanted holiday production.”
New York Magazine
(left page)
Kirikou et la Sorcière,
October 22.
New York Theatre Ballet,
The Nutcracker,
December 10.
Microcosmos,
November 19.
à petits pas:
French for Toddlers
Dance performance
with narration in French
Florence Gould Hall
Adults $30
Children under 12 $25
Special Offer
FIAF Members receive 10%
off the regular ticket prices
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The Language
Center
Fall Term
September 25–December 16
(No classes week of November 20;
December 17-January 7)
Registration Dates:
Online, fax and phone beginning
Friday, September 1
In person:
Tues. September 121-7:30pm
Wed. September 13 1-7:30pm
Thur. September 14 1-7:30pm
Fri.
September 15 1-5:30pm
Winter Term
January 8–March 21
(No classes February 19)
Registration Dates:
Online, fax and phone beginning
Monday, December 4
In person:
Tue. December 19 1-7:30pm
Wed. December 201-7:30pm
Wed. January 3 1-7:30pm
Thur. January 4 1-7:30pm
Fri. January 5 1-5:30pm
à petits pas:
French for Toddlers
Ages 5-16
These afterschool and Saturday
courses engage beginner, intermediate and advanced students
with age-appropriate activities
like games and songs to build
communication skills.
Info: Sandrine Le Vechen
[email protected]
646 388 6625
French for
Native Speakers
Ages 5-16
These afterschool and Saturday
courses designed for kids who
speak French at home focus on
reading and writing in French,
as well as expanding vocabulary,
and expose children
to francophone cultures.
Info: Sandrine Le Vechen
[email protected]
646 388 6625
Register Now!
• Online: fiaf.org
• By fax: 212 527 2678
(download the form from fiaf.org)
• By phone:
646 388 6612
• In person:
At the Language Center
on the 3rd Floor
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Toddlers to Teens
For more information
Contact:
[email protected]
646 388 6612
Young Audience
Program
L’Heure du conte
This program for school groups
presents educational and
entertaining events selected for
their artistic excellence and their
connection with Francophone
culture. It is not necessary
to understand or speak French
to enjoy this program.
Free for NYC Public School groups
and chaperones. Reservations are
mandatory and must be made in
writing.
Info and reservations:
Florence Cavé
[email protected]
646 388 6688
Ages 3-6
Wednesdays, September 27;
October 11 & 25, November 8
& 29; December 13, 3:45-4:30pm
Storytime in French with
M me Benzaken. Songs and games
add to the fun. Reservations:
212 355 6100, ext. 375.
FIAF members only. Free.
Ages 12 months-5 years
A program for New York’s littlest
Francophiles! Classes are held
during the day, once or twice
a week. Info: Guitty Roustai
[email protected]
646 388 6605
French as a
Foreign Language
The Haskell
Library
Theater Workshops
Ages 10-17
At these workshops, intermediate
and advanced-level students, as
well as native French speakers,
develop their oral skills and fluency
in French through theater games
and short texts.
Info: Contact the Language Center
(see below)
Acing AP French
We offer preparatory classes for
high school students taking the
Advanced Placement French exam.
Info: Contact the Language Center
(see below)
French Birthday Parties
for Toddlers & Kids
Ages 1-10
Joyeux Anniversaire ! Celebrate
your child’s birthday with songs,
games, cakes and fun in French
in our colorful spaces for children.
Info: Contact the Language Center
(see below)
Ciné-Club
des Frimousses
Ages 3-8
Wednesdays, October 4 & 18
November 1 & 15; December 6
3:45-4:30pm
A movie club for kids. A light snack
is provided. Reservations:
212 355 6100, ext. 375.
FIAF Members only. Free.
à petits pas:
French for Toddlers
Story Hour
Ages 2-3
Thursdays, October 5 & 19
November 2, 16 & 30;
December 14, 10–11am
A story-hour program led by
Guitty Roustai, director of the
à petits pas: French for Toddlers.
Reservations:
212 355 6100, ext. 272.
FIAF Members: Free
Non-Members $10
Space is limited.
Reserve your place for each
date in advance, beginning
on the Monday of the
preceding week.
Thursday, November 16
at 11am
Dance: La Vie en Rose
Performed by
Pascal Rioult Dance Theatre
Grades 6-12
The songs of legendary French
singer Edith Piaf set the mood
for a suite of vignettes in which
the choreography evokes the
emotions of the characters.
The performance is preceded
by a lecture and demonstration.
Wednesday, October 18
at 10:30am
Film: Les Visiteurs
The Visitors
Jean-Marie Poiré, 1993.
Color. 107 min. With Jean Reno,
Christian Clavier.
Grades 6-12
Back by popular demand
A medieval knight and his squire
are accidentally transported
to 1993. When they meet their
descendants, they find a true
generation gap!
Special thanks to the Cultural
Services of the French Embassy.
Films are in French with
English subtitles
Dance performance:
Songs in French; lecture and
demonstration in English
Wednesday, December 6
at 10:30am
Film: Inch’Allah Dimanche
Yamina Benguigui, 2001.
Color. 98 min.
With Fejria Deliba, Rabia Mokeddem.
Grades 9-12
Set in the 1970s, this film is
a moving portrait of an Algerian
family’s experiences in France
at a time when racial integration
was virtually non-existent.
Florence Gould Hall
NYC Public School groups: Free
Other school groups:
$5 per student for films
$8 per student for dance
performance
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The leading French library in the United States
This state-of-the-art facility holds approximately 40,000 books, periodicals,
CDs, DVDs and videos. The Library’s Espace Jeunesse is specially designed
with child-size chairs and comfortable cushions.
Haskell Library
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Cercles de Lecture
New Attention book lovers! Read
and discuss French-language
books with fellow Francophiles at
new monthly book clubs offered
for each language level: beginner,
intermediate and advanced.
Check fiaf.org/library for details.
More In Stock…
New Our new collection highlights
include language-learning materials and graphic novels. We have
also increased the DVD collection,
so that you may now borrow up
to two DVDs at a time for one
week. View the new acquisitions
lists at fiaf.org/library.
...And Online
New Visit fiaf.org/library to discover expanded online content,
including booklists, author profiles
and reader’s guides.
Kids Programs
For info on L’Heure du conte,
Ciné-Club des Frimousses, and
à petits pas: French for Toddlers
Story Hour at the Haskell Library’s
Espace Jeunesse, see page 39.
The library will reopen
on Saturdays,
9:30 am-3pm, beginning
September 30
Instruction of the French language
With approximately 6,000 students, the Language Center at the French Institute
Alliance Française is the largest in the country and the only language school in
New York City dedicated to the instruction of the French language.
Holiday Closings
Monday, September 4
Thursday, November 23
Saturday, November 25
and Saturday, December 23
through Monday, January 1.
Don’t Forget
• Go wireless with the library’s
WIFI capabilities (for members
and students only)
• Renew books by phone at
646 388 6655
or by email at [email protected]
• Drop off your books
in the box by the library doors
when we’re closed
For more information
fiaf.org/library
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Language Center
Fall Term
No classes week of November 20;
December 17–January 7
Winter Term
No classes February 19.
Make-up class is Friday, March 16;
time TBA by instructor
11-Week Program
11-Week Program
5½-Week
Intensive Program
5½-Week
Intensive Program
Registration Dates:
11-Week Program & 5½-Week
Intensive Program (Session I)
Online, fax and phone beginning
Friday, September 1
In person:
Tues. September 121-7:30pm
Wed. September 13 1-7:30pm
Thur. September 14 1-7:30pm
Fri.
September 15 1-5:30pm
Registration Dates:
11-Week Program & 5½-Week
Intensive Program (Session I)
Online, fax and phone beginning
Monday, December 4
In person:
Tues. December 191-7:30pm
Wed. December 20 1-7:30pm
Wed. January 3 1-7:30pm
Thur. January 4 1-7:30pm
Fri.
January 5 1-5:30pm
5½-Week Intensive Program
(Session II)
Online, fax and phone beginning
Monday, October 2
In person:
Tues. October 241-7:30pm
Wed. October 25 1-7:30pm
5½-Week Intensive Program
(Session II)
Online, fax, and phone beginning
Wednesday, January 24
In person:
Tues. February 61-7:30pm
Wed. February 7 1-7:30pm
September 25–December 16
September 25–October 31
(Session I)
November 1–December 14
(Session II)
January 8–March 24, 2007
January 8–February 13, 2007
(Session I)
February 14–March 22, 2007
(Session II)
Adult Courses
Learn French fundamentals and
develop language skills through
courses and workshops focusing
on conversational French with
an emphasis on active student
participation.
• Mornings, afternoons and evenings Monday through Friday, and
Saturday mornings and afternoons
• 1½ or 3 hours per week in the 11week program (depending on the
class) or 6 hours per week in the
5½-week intensive program
• Maximum 12 students in a class
See fiaf.org for schedule and
course details.
Kids Courses
For details on kids courses at the
Language Center, please see p. 38.
Travel and Speak
French for Advancedlevel Students
Missoula, Montana: Creative
Writing & Literary Workshop
September 27–October 1
A creative writing workshop
with French novelist Luc Lang at
the Montana Festival of Books.
With the support of the Cultural
Services of the French Embassy
and of the Consulat Général
in San Francisco.
Register Now!
• Online: fiaf.org
• By fax: 212 527 2678
(download the form from fiaf.org)
• By phone: 646 388 6612
• In person: At the Language
Center on the 3rd Floor
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Language Center
Artistic Liaisons:
A new initiative of partnerships with artists and organizations who are promoting
French cultue in New York. FIAF Members receive exclusive discounts and special
offers through these Artistic Liaisons. Please note: Information on ordering tickets
are on pages 46 and 47. Tickets are not available through FIAF.
Comedy
Gad Elmaleh in L’Autre c’est moi
Sunday, September 17 at 8pm
Dance
À Bras le corps
Thursday-Sunday, October 26-29 at 8:30pm
Music
The Paris Project
Wednesday, November 15, Thursday, November 16
& Saturday, November 18 at 5pm
Film
Jacques Rivette Retrospective
Saturdays & Sundays, November 10-December 24
Artistic Liaisons
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Artistic Liaisons
Artistic Liaisons
Comedy: Gad Elmaleh
in L’Autre c’est moi
Sunday, September 17
at 8pm
Dance: À Bras le corps
Boris Charmatz
& Dimitri Chamblas
Thursday-Sunday
October 26-29
at 8:30pm
Music: The Paris Project
Wednesday, November 15
Thursday, November 16
at 8pm
Performed by Boris Charmatz
and Dimitri Chamblas
pre-concert lecture at 4pm
For his first NY appearance, popular
French comedian Gad Elmaleh
will go through the minutiae of
everyday life, examining anything
that catches his attention
or irritates him.
In this one-man show, he creates
a cast of hilarious and familiar
characters, such as the “Blond,” the
perfect guy who always succeeds
at what most people fail; or the
“Neanderthal,” the vaguely human,
very drunk person you come
across in the small hours. This
all-singing, all-dancing, all-miming
show is absolutely unmissable!
“This comedian is undoubtedly
the best of his generation.”
Le Progrès
As part of this fall’s European
Dream Festival, Danspace
Project welcomes French
choreographers Boris Charmatz
and Dimitri Chamblas in their
unflinching duet À Bras le corps.
A square of chairs on the floor will
define the performance area to
offer an intense perspective on
the choreography. Includes a
panel discussion with the artists.
Details to be announced.
Gad Elmaleh
With the support of the French
Institute Alliance Française.
This program is part of European
Dream Festival, supported by the
European Union.
Info: 212 674 8112
danspaceproject.org
pre-concert lecture at 7pm
Saturday, November 18
at 5pm
Performed by Ensemble
for the Romantic Century
Eve Wolf & Max Barros,
Artistic Directors
Ensemble for the Romantic
Century (ERC), one of New York’s
most innovative chamber music
groups, creates a tableau of
Parisian life in the late-nineteenth
and early-twentieth centuries
through a series of four theatrical
concerts fusing theater, chamber
music and vocal music. Proust’s
Court of Love, the opening concert
of ERC’s 2006-2007 season, will
portray the author’s infatuations
and love affairs (veiled in his fiction)
and vivid recollections of salon
society through the music of
Debussy, Fauré, Hahn, Chausson,
Ravel, Saint-Saëns and Roussel.
Film: Jacques Rivette
Retrospective
Saturdays & Sundays
November 10December 24
Museum of the Moving Image will
present the most comprehensive
U.S. retrospective to date of the
films of Jacques Rivette, one of the
key filmmakers to emerge from
the French New Wave. Includes
the first U.S. showing of Rivette’s
legendary 13-hour film Out 1:
Noli me tangere, along with other
masterworks.
Visit movingimage.us
for complete schedule.
Visit romanticcentury.org for more
details on the complete series.
In French
Beacon Theatre,
2124 Broadway
(between 74th
& 75th streets)
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Artistic Liaisons
Tickets:
Upper Balcony: $45
Lower Balcony: $68
Loge: $85
Orchestra: $99*
VIP package: $200
(includes a cocktail
after the show)
Info:
212 496 7070
GadElmalehNYC.com
Tickets:
ticketmaster.com
212 307 4100
Tickets are not available
through FIAF Box Office.
The first 200
FIAF Members to send
an email to
[email protected]
gadelmalehnyc.com will
get orchestra seats for
a special price of $85.
Include your FIAF
Member ID in the body
of the email.
Danspace Project
131 East 10th Street
(At 2nd Ave)
Ticket price: $15
FIAF Members receive $5
off the regular ticket price.
Tickets: 212 674 8194
Tickets are not available through
FIAF Box Office.
Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street,
(between 5th & Madison aves)
Ticket price: $45 (includes
lecture, concert and reception)
FIAF Members receive $10
off the regular ticket price
For tickets & info: 212 288 8020
romanticcentury.org
Museum of the Moving Image,
35 Avenue at 36 Street,
Astoria, Queens
Adults $10, Seniors &
College Students $7.50
Children (5-18) $5
FIAF Members receive 50% off
regular admission prices. Includes
full-day admission to the museum.
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Film programs of the French
Institute Alliance Française are
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Special thanks to the Cultural
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and the French Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, to Martine Boutrolle
and Marie Bonnel.
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2006
Month at a Glance
September
Tuesday 12
12:30, 4 & 7pm
CinémaTuesdays: Les Bronzés
FGH (p.23) French w/ English subtitles
6:30-8:30pm
En Français: Rendez-Vous
TA (p.34) French-All levels
Tuesday 12-Friday 15
12-7pm
Special Event
Exhibition: Parisian Arts Design
from Val de Marne GAL (p.6)
English
Wednesday 13
7pm
Special Event:
Film: Marie Antoinette
A PBS documentary FGH (p.6)
English
Thursday 14
7pm
Literature
Meet the Writer:
Christopher Thompson presents
The Tour de France TA (p.16)
English
Tuesday 19
7pm
Special Event
Book Launch: Queen of Fashion
TA (p.6) English
Wednesday 20
7pm
Film Festivals
Meet the Director:
Abdellatif Kechiche FGH (p.18)
Film in French w/ English subtitles;
Introduction in English
7:30pm
À La Carte: Dinner at Le Cirque
at the Chef’s Table (p.28)
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Wed 20-Saturday 23
Film Festivals: The Youth
of Europe Film Series FGH (p.18)
Several European Languages
w/ English subtitles
Monday 25
6:30-8:30pm
En Français:
Café Philosophique TA (p.34) French
Tuesday 26
12:30, 4 & 7pm
CinémaTuesdays: La Chèvre
FGH (p.23)
French w/ English subtitles
6:30-8:30pm
En Français: Rendez-Vous
TA (p.34)
French-All levels
Wednesday 27
3:45-4:30pm
Toddlers to Teens: L’Heure
du conte Storytime HL (p.39)
English
October
Tuesday 3
12:30, 4 & 7pm
CinémaTuesdays: Liberté-Oléron
TA (p.23) French w/ English subtitles
Wednesday 4
3:45-4:30pm
Toddlers to Teens: Ciné-Club des
frimousses Movie Club HL (p.39)
French
8pm
Performing Arts: An Evening of
Works by Odile Duboc FGH (p.12)
Language N/A
Thursday 5
10-11am
Toddlers to Teens: à petits pas:
French for Toddlers Story Hour
HL (p.39) French
8pm
Performing Arts: An Evening of
Works by Odile Duboc FGH (p.12)
Language N/A
Thursday 28
7pm
À La Carte: Lecture & Tasting
of Pain Poilâne SKY (p.28)
English
Tuesday 10
12:30, 4 & 7pm
CinémaTuesdays: Les Visiteurs
FGH (p.23)
French w/ English subtitles
6:30-8:30pm
En Français: Rendez-Vous TA (p.34)
French-All levels
Wednesday 11
3:45-4:30pm
Toddlers to Teens: L’Heure
du conte Storytime HL (p.39) French
Thursday 12
7pm
Literature
Meet the Writer: Jean Vallier
presents C’était Duras TA (p.16)
English
Tuesday 17
12:30 & 6:30pm
CinémaTuesdays: Gazon Maudit
FGH (p.23)
French w/ English subtitles
3:30 & 9pm
CinémaTuesdays: Bernie
FGH (p.23)
French w/ English subtitles
Wednesday 18
10:30am
Toddlers to Teens:
Young Audience Program Film:
Les Visiteurs FGH (p.39)
French w/ English subtitles
3:45-4:30pm
Toddlers to Teens: Ciné-Club des
frimousses Movie Club HL (p.39)
French w/ English subtitles
Thursday 19
10-11am
Toddlers to Teens: à petits pas:
French for Toddlers Story Hour
HL (p.39) French
8pm
Film Festivals
Police Paris New York:
Les Tontons flingueurs FGH (p.19)
French w/ English subtitles
Friday 20
4pm
Film Festivals
Police Paris New York: Les Ripoux
FGH (p.19) French w/ English subtitles
8pm
Film Festivals
Police Paris New York: Midi à sa
porte... and Le Cousin FGH (p.19)
8pm
Film Festivals
Police Paris New York: Un bon flic
and 36 Quai des Orfèvres
FGH (p.19)
Wednesday 1
French w/ English subtitles
3:45-4:30pm
Toddlers to Teens: Ciné-Club des
frimousses Movie Club HL (p.39)
Sunday 22
French
3pm
Toddlers to Teens
CinéKids: Kirikou et la Sorcière
TA (p.36) French w/ English subtitles
Tuesday 24
12:30, 4 & 7pm
CinémaTuesdays: Le Père Noël
est une ordure FGH (p.23)
French w/ English subtitles
6:30-8:30pm
En Français: Rendez-Vous
TA (p.34) French-All levels
Wednesday 25
7pm
Fête: Trophée des Arts Gala
at Gotham Hall (p.9)
3:45-4:30pm
Toddlers to Teens: L’Heure
du conte Storytime HL (p.39)
French
Thursday 26
7pm
À La Carte
Lecture with Gary Tinterow:
Behind the Scenes of “Cézanne to
Picasso” TA (p.30)
English
Monday 30
French w/ English subtitles
6:30-8:30pm
En Français: Café Philosophique
TA (p.34) French
Saturday 21
Tuesday 31
4pm
Film Festivals
Police Paris New York: Gangsters
FGH (p.19) French w/ English subtitles
November
12:30, 4 & 7pm
CinémaTuesday: Tanguy
FGH (p.23) French w/ English subtitles
Thursday 2
10-11am
Toddlers to Teens: à petits pas:
French for Toddlers Story Hour
HL (p.39) French
Monday 6
7pm
Literature
Francophone Lecture: Léopold
Sédar Senghor TA (p.16) French
Tuesday 7
12:30, 4 & 7pm
CinémaTuesdays: De battre
mon cœur s’est arrêté FGH (p.25)
French w/ English subtitles
6:30-8:30pm
En Français: Rendez-Vous
TA (p.34) French-All levels
Wednesday 8
3:45-4:30pm
Toddlers to Teens: L’Heure
du conte Storytime HL (p.39) French
Tuesday 14
12:30, 4 & 7pm
CinémaTuesdays: Sur mes lèvres
FGH (p.25) French w/ English subtitles
Wednesday 15
3:45-4:30pm
Toddlers to Teens: Ciné-Club des
frimousses Movie Club HL (p.39)
French
French Institute
Alliance Française
Thursday 16
10-11am
Toddlers to Teens: à petits pas:
French for Toddlers Story Hour
HL (p.39) French
11am
Toddlers to Teens
Young Audience Program
Dance: La Vie en Rose FGH (p.39)
Wednesday 29
Sunday 10
French
Narration in French
7pm
À La Carte: Private Tour
at the Wildenstein Gallery (p.30)
Tuesday 12
3:45-4:30pm
Toddlers to Teens: L’Heure
du conte Storytime HL (p.39)
English
French & English
6:30pm
Fêtes: Beaujolais Nouveau at The
Lighthouse International (p.9)
Friday 17
8pm
Performing Arts: L’Opéra
Français de New York presents
Les Folies de l’Opérette
FGH (p.14)
French & English w/ English supertitles
Sunday 19
3pm
Toddlers to Teens: CinéKids:
Microcosmos TA (p.36)
Wednesday 30
10-11am
Toddlers to Teens: à petits pas:
French for Toddlers Story Hour HL
(p.39) French
December
Tuesday 21
French w/ English subtitles
Tuesday 28
12:30, 4 & 7pm
CinémaTuesdays: Regarde
les hommes tomber FGH (p.25)
French w/ English subtitles
French
Thursday 14
Monday 18
Wednesday 6
6:30-8:30pm
En Français: Rendez-Vous
TA (p.34)French-All levels
3:45-4:30pm
Toddlers to Teens: L’Heure
du conte Storytime HL (p.39)
French w/ English subtitles
12:30, 4 & 7pm
CinémaTuesdays: Vénus Beauté
FGH (p.25)
Monday 20
French w/ English subtitles
Wednesday 13
Tuesday 5
French w/ English subtitles
12:30, 4 & 7pm
CinémaTuesdays:
Un Héros très discret FGH (p.25)
6pm
Fêtes: Members Holiday Party
SKY (p.9)
10-11a
Toddlers to Teens: à petits pas:
French for Toddlers Story Hour
HL (p.39) French
6:30-8:30pm
En Français: Rendez-Vous
SKY (p.34) French-All levels
6:30-8:30pm
En Français: Café Philosophique
TA (p.34) French
3:30pm
Toddlers to Teens:
The Nutcracker FGH (p.36)
10:30am
Toddlers to TeensYoung
Audience Program Film:
Inch’Allah Dimanche FGH (p.39)
3:45-4:30pm
Toddlers to Teens: Ciné-Club des
frimousses Movie Club HL (p.39)
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
T. 212 355 6100
F. 212 935 4119
[email protected]
www.fiaf.org
The Language Center
22 East 60th Street
3rd Floor
T. 646 388 6612
F. 212 527 2678
[email protected]
Haskell Library
22 East 60th Street,
2nd Floor
T. 646 388 6655
F. 212 527 2678
[email protected]
Monday-Thursday
9am-8pm
Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday closed
FIAF will be closed
December 23-January 1
Monday-Thursday
9:30am-7:30pm
Friday 9:30am-6pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday closed
Monday-Thursday
11:30am-8pm
Friday closed
Saturday 9:30am-3pm
Sunday closed
Membership Office
22 East 60th Street
2nd Floor
T. 646 388 6669
[email protected]
Monday-Friday
10am-5pm
Venue Key
HL= Haskell Library
FGH= Florence Gould Hall
GAL= FIAF Gallery
SKY= Le Skyroom
TA= Tinker Auditorium
Geoffrey M. Glick
VP External Affairs
French Institute Alliance
Française Gallery
22 East 60th Street, Lobby
Le Skyroom
22 East 60th Street
8th Floor
Claire Bourgeois
VP Education
Katharine Branning
VP Haskell Library
6:30-8:30pm
En Français:Café Philosophique
TA (p.34) French
Elizabeth Vilmik
VP Communications
& Special Projects
Florence Gould Hall &
Tinker Auditorium
55 East 59th Street
(between Park &
Madison Avenues)
T. 212 355 6160
F. 212 355 6189
Lili Chopra
VP Cultural
Activities
Marie Losier
Film Curator
Box Office
55 East 59th Street
(between Park &
Madison Avenues)
T. 212 355 6160
F. 212 355 6189
Tuesday 11am-7pm
Wednesday-Friday
noon-7pm
Saturday
noon-4pm
Sunday & Monday closed
Brad Phillips
VP Operations
French
Thursday 7
7pm
À La Carte: Lecture with
Jean-Pierre Subrenat SKY (p.32)
English
To Order Tickets
In person:
Florence Gould Hall Box Office
55 East 59th St
Hours: Tue 11am-7pm
Wed-Fri noon-7pm, Sat noon-4pm
Information: 212 355 6160
By Fax: 212 355 6189
Online or By Phone:
For À La Carte events only:
Call 646 388 6669
or [email protected]
For tickets to Marie Antoinette Film
Preview call 646 388 6682.
For all other events at the French
Institute Alliance française:
Ticketmaster
www.ticketmaster.com
212 307 4100
There are no refunds or exchanges.
Programs and dates subject
to change.
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