Your NEXT French culture rendezvous in NYC – June 2018

What’s as cool as a free French movie classic outdoors?
An air-conditioned new French movie ticket to, for instance, the latest Juliet Binoche tour de force — directed by brainy Claire Denis . . . .
Each date/time displayed on our calendar links you to a film or other pleasure — chosen (in Paris) to scratch your Frenchy itch

With every link, you get full date, time and venue details.

Let the Sunshine In
(Un Beau soleil interieur)Un Beau soleil interieur) Movie poster women in white with jacket

Binoche beauty, a 2017 collaboration with director Claire Denis that finds the comedic in a hit or miss (mostly miss) quest for true amour.
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Cente


Grande dame director Agnès Varda brought fame to her Left Bank street, rue Daguerre, with this Paris-perfect documentary. Still home to the director, the 14th arrondissement street is as unassumingly charming as ever, but more tourists explore it today than before Varda’s 1976 tribute.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Rules of the Game
(La Règle du Jeu)
move iposter with man and Effeil Tower

Generations before Upstairs, Downstairs, director Jean Renoir made this iconic twentieth century French version (1939), in which the servants skewer their employers, but all concerned are “dancing on a volcano” as WWII threatens. Renoir himself plays the bourgeois character, Octave.
Films on the Green 2018 free screening, thanks to The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S and Washington Square Park Conservancy.

Washington Square Park

Are Democracy and Tolerance on the Decline?
Why? And what to do?

Panel discussion with Adam Gopnik . Manuel Valls . Yascha Mounk . Melissa Nobles

The post-WWII order is fraying: democracy and tolerance are under attack. How has democracy become a devalued concept? Why are populism and xenophobia on the rise in the Western world? Can democracy, liberalism and capitalism survive the current crisis? Or is there a need for an entirely new paradigm?

Albertine Book Store

Albertine — bilingual bookstore and event venue in the magnifique Payne-Whitney mansion

The illustrious experts panel will analyze the causes of the current historical shift — among them the impact of unprecedented immigration flows; terrorism; the widening gap between citizens and governments; increased financial inequality; loss of cultural identity; the role of education and new technologies. They will address ways to protect democracy, freedom and human rights in the society of the future.

In English. Free and open to the public with RSVP.
Organized at Albertine by LICRA, The International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism


New and tasty by Tania Teschke, “The Bordeaux Kitchen
A cultural and culinary journey into the world of traditional French cuisine and French wine.”

Free invitation from Albertine, a top NYC francofolle destination

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