NYC French Events in April and May

April 12, 2017

Here’s a round up of French cultural events to check out around New York over the next few weeks. Let us know if you have any to add to the list!

April 13th
7:00-9:00pm

Screening of Francofonia (2015)


“What happens to art when a nation goes to war? Francofonia attempts to answer this question, through a virtual and historical tour of the Louvre, during the Nazi occupation of France.”

For more information, visit http://maisonfrancaise.org/francofonia
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Columbia University
Maison Française East Gallery
Buell Hall
515 West 116th St
New York, NY 10027
April 17th
6:00-8:00pm

Panel Discussion- La Théorie du Genre: a French Controversy


“Gender theory” has become central to several important public controversies in France, including the 2012 and 2013 demonstrations against gay marriage and attacks on new French school curricula that explore male/female equality. In this context, American-style gender theory has been criticized as incompatible with the French “Republican model.” The panel will discuss the multiple tensions between Republican discourse and the category — and theory– of gender.”

This is a panel discussion with Laure Bereni, Bruno Perreau, Camille Robcis, and Anne Verjus, moderated by Emmanuelle Saada.

For more details, see http://maisonfrancaise.org/la-theacuteorie-du-genre-a-french-controversy

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Columbia University
Maison Française East Gallery
Buell Hall
515 West 116th St
New York, NY 10027

April 18th
7:00pm

Albertine Prize Book Battle

“Discover the three finalists for the Albertine Prize, a reader’s choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation, during a “Book Battle” where prominent literary figures will defend their favorite book from the list. Audience members are invited to join in the conversation!”

Check out the Albertine event page for more details: http://www.albertine.com/events/albertine-prize-book-battle/

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Albertine
972 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10075

April 20th
7:00-9:00pm

Screening of Dans ma tête, un rond-point (2015)

Screening followed by a Q&A with director Hassen Ferhani

“Arguably the most beautiful film ever made in a slaughterhouse, Hassen Ferhani’s A Roundabout In My Head (Dans ma tete un rond-point) goes behind the scenes at a central Algiers abbatoir to interview the workers, with uneven but illuminating results. A glimpse into the working lives of the male employees, Ferhani’s feature-length debut touches lightly on wider issues connected with the Arab Spring.” – The Hollywood Reporter

For more information, visit http://maisonfrancaise.org/dans-ma-tete-un-rond-point

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Columbia University
Maison Française East Gallery
Buell Hall
515 West 116th St
New York, NY 10027

May 1st
6:00-7:30pm

Panel Discussion- The French Presidential Election: Second Round

“Panelists discuss the French presidential election, which will conclude with the second and final round of voting on May 7.  Remarks will include a discussion of the rising popularity of Marine Le Pen and the National Front, in light of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump and rising populism in Europe and elsewhere in the world.”

For more information, visit http://maisonfrancaise.org/the-french-presidential-elections-second-round

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Columbia University
Maison Française East Gallery
Buell Hall
515 West 116th St
New York, NY 10027