Film + Q&A
What If New York Were Called Angoulême

Et si New-York s’appelait Angoulême

US Premiere

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Co-presented with French Cinema Week 2019
Post-Screening Q&A with Marie-France Brière and Florent Gaillard

Dir. Marie-France Brière, 2019, 52min
With Florent Gaillard

When the Italian explorer Giovani di Verrazzano became the first European to visit New York, he named the region “Angoulême” in honor of King Francis I of France, former count of Angoulême. King Francis had sent Verrazzano onboard the ship La Dauphine to find a shortcut to India along the East Coast of North America.

Filmmaker Marie-France Brière and historian Florent Gaillard followed in the wake of Verrazzano’s extraordinary adventure, tracing his journey on both sides of the Atlantic and discovering the rich history of Angoulême as well as Verrazzano’s logbooks in New York.