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)
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.
The Rules of the Game
(La Règle du Jeu)
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.
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?
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