Upcoming Events

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CinéSalon Series

Magnetic Gaze:
Isabelle Adjani on Screen

Tuesdays, September 10–October 29, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Our fall film series honors one of France’s greatest actresses, lauded for the mesmerizing intensity and sensuality she brings to roles that have inspired multiple generations of directors.

Visionary Leaders at FIAF

Jean-Paul Agon on Cross-Cultural Management at L’Oréal

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Jean-Paul Agon, the visionary Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal, in conversation with acclaimed author Dr. Andrew Molinsky, will discuss the pillars of cross-cultural management in today’s changing digital landscape and his continued leadership in responsible innovation.

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Documentaries + Q&As

Best of FIGRA French Documentary Festival

Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

See award-winners from FIGRA, France’s preeminent festival honoring televised documentaries that capture real stories from around the world, shining a light on the pressing issues of our time. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A. Friday’s screening will be followed by a cocktail reception.

Gala

Trophée des Arts Gala 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7pm

FIAF will honor Charlotte Gainsbourg, actress and musician, and Dominique Senequier, President of Ardian, at its 2019 Trophée des Arts Gala. This annual benefit raises funds to support FIAF’s mission to teach French, promote Francophone culture, and strengthen the relationship between French and American peoples.

First Tuesday

Rendez-Vous: Nov 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6:30–8pm
FIAF Skyroom

Join FIAF members, students, and friends in the Skyroom for an opportunity to converse in French over a glass of wine. All levels of French welcome.

First Tuesday

Rendez-Vous: Dec 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:30–8pm
FIAF Skyroom

Join FIAF members, students, and friends in the Skyroom for an opportunity to converse in French over a glass of wine. All levels of French welcome.

Performance

Juliette Deschamps
The Tragedy of Dido

US Premiere
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Mixing captivating video projection, live jazz music, and powerful storytelling, the US premiere of The Tragedy of Dido created by French videographer Juliette Deschamps paints an extraordinary portrait of Queen Dido, the legendary founder of Carthage.

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For School Groups

Young Audience Program

2019–2020 Season
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

FIAF's education outreach initiative for tri-state area students returns for a new season with illuminating and adventurous art from France and Francophone countries. Films and performances are presented in our 360-seat theater and are open to both French and non-French speakers from K to 12th grade. Free for public and charter schools!

Events in Montclair, New Jersey

Join us in Montclair, New Jersey for wine and conversation evenings, art exhibitions, and fun activities for children.

Golden Door

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
4 & 7:30pm

This strikingly vivid depiction of the great wave of American immigration follows a Sicilian family as it crosses the ocean to Ellis Island, focusing on the encounter between a young widower and a mysterious Englishwoman (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Directed by Emanuele Crialese.

My Dog Stupid

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7:30pm

When an enormous dog unexpectedly takes up residence in the family home, a has-been novelist must reckon with his own failings. Charlotte Gainsbourg lets her comedic instincts shine in this riotous comedy of family life, her latest film with her real-life partner, actor-director Yvan Attal.

What If New York Were Called Angoulême

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
4pm

When the Italian explorer Giovani di Verrazzano became the first European to visit New York, he named the region “Angouleme” in honor of King Francis I of France, former count of Angouleme. Filmmaker Marie-France Brière and historian Francis Gaillard trace his extra-ordinary journey on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Science of Sleep

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
4 & 7:30pm

Charlotte Gainsbourg joins maverick director Michel Gondry to explore the tenuous line between dream and reality in this charming tale of a Mexican inventor who moves to Paris, falls in love with his neighbor and invites her into his dreams.

L’effrontée

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
4 & 7:30pm

Charlotte Gainsbourg won a César for Most Promising Actress for this instant classic about the awkwardness and insecurities of early adolescence. Playing a thirteen-year-old navigating the summer doldrums, Gainsbourg delivered the kind of disarmingly honest performance that would make her
one of the greats.

Melancholia

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
7:30pm

Charlotte Gainsbourg’s second of three landmark collaborations with Danish auteur Lars von Trier starts with an epically botched wedding party and culminates in the earth’s collision with a rogue planet, delivering an aesthetically sublime vision of human frailty along the way.

Promise at Dawn

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
4pm

Charlotte Gainsbourg earned her fifth César nomination as a powerhouse Russian Jewish mother in this dazzling adaptation of novelist Romain Gary’s classic autobio-graphical tale, a bittersweet tribute to the irrepressible power of maternal love. Directed by Eric Barber.

Jane Eyre

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
4 & 7:30pm

Franco Zeffirelli’s triumphant adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece beguiles with its visual elegance without sacrificing the novel’s emotional rawness. In the role of Jane Eyre, Gainsbourg refined her trademark mix of deceptive fragility and fierce intelligence, delivering one of her finest performances.

The Tree

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
4 & 7:30pm

In this surprisingly hopeful story of mourning and resilience, Gainsbourg delivers a powerfully intimate, raw performance as a woman left to care for her four children in a remote part of Australia after her husband’s sudden death. Directed by Julie Bertuccelli.

Celebration

Young Patrons Fall Fête

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
8–11pm

Join guest of honor Richard Frerejean Taittinger and fellow Young Patrons in FIAF’s Skyroom for the annual Young Patrons Fall Fête featuring cocktails, hors d’œuvres, and a DJ. Young Patrons receive complimentary tickets!

Special Events

Fall Open House
& Free French Classes

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10am onwards

Get a taste of all FIAF has to offer! Enjoy free French classes for adults and kids, an animated film, an exhibition, library tours, a wine reception, a performance of Opening Night starring Isabelle Adjani, and more. Plus, get discounts on memberships, fall classes, and events.

Trophée des Arts Gala 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7pm

FIAF will honor Charlotte Gainsbourg, actress and musician, and Dominique Senequier, President of Ardian, at its 2019 Trophée des Arts Gala. This annual benefit raises funds to support FIAF’s mission to teach French, promote Francophone culture, and strengthen the relationship between French and American peoples.

Performances

PROTOTYPE Festival
Stinney: An American Execution

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3pm
Post-Show Talk on Saturday, January 12

Based on a true story, Stinney: An American Execution, a bold new opera by Frances Pollock, examines racial and social divides in a small town in South Carolina and the terrifying consequences it had on a fourteen year old black boy.

The Heart
Réparer les vivants

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:30pm

Don’t miss a special 300th performance of acclaimed French actor Emmanuel Noblet’s Molière Award-winning adaptation of Maylis de Kerangal’s international best-seller. A poetic medical masterpiece, The Heart is a stirring race against time that unfolds over a 24-hour deadline to transplant a human heart. In French with English supertitles.

Blanche Gardin
BONNE NUIT BLANCHE

Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

The hottest female comedian on the French comedy scene today, Blanche Gardin, makes her North American debut at FIAF with her Molière Award-winning new show BONNE NUIT BLANCHE. Don’t miss this hilarious show in French!

Juliette Deschamps
The Tragedy of Dido

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30pm

Mixing captivating video projection, live jazz music, and powerful storytelling, the US premiere of The Tragedy of Dido created by French videographer Juliette Deschamps paints an extraordinary portrait of Queen Dido, the legendary founder of Carthage.

Kids & Family

Petits potes

Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 21
Dec 5, 12

Toddlers (ages 1-4) enjoy a story hour time with songs and games.

Les petites histoires du Samedi

Saturdays, from 11:30am-12pm
Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7

A family-style story hour featuring stories from books in the FIAF library collection as well from Storyplay*r, the digital library for kids available on Culturetheque.

FIAF First Tuesdays

On the first Tuesday of each month, join us at Rendez-Vous to practice your French over a glass of wine. Free for FIAF Members!

Rendez-Vous:
Valentine’s Day Theme

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
6:30–8:30pm

Join fellow French-speakers of all levels at FIAF for Valentine’s Day themed-games and a wine tasting presented by Gabriella Fine Wines.

Rendez-Vous: Fromage Edition

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join fellow French-speakers of all levels at FIAF for conversation, a special cheese and wine tasting, and fromage-themed trivia!

Rendez-Vous: Member Night!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:30–8pm

On May 7, we’re celebrating Member Night at FIAF First Tuesday! Join us for conversation en français, wine, and the CinéSalon screening of Love Blooms featuring a Q&A with director Michaël Dacheux. Members AND their guests can attend for free!

Rendez-Vous: Les Voyages

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join fellow French-speakers of all levels at FIAF for a special travel-themed evening with wine and games!

Rendez-Vous: Oct 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join FIAF members, students, and friends in Tinker Auditorium for an opportunity to converse in French over a glass of wine. All levels of French welcome.

Rendez-Vous: Nov 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join FIAF members, students, and friends in the Skyroom for an opportunity to converse in French over a glass of wine. All levels of French welcome.

Rendez-Vous: Dec 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join FIAF members, students, and friends in the Skyroom for an opportunity to converse in French over a glass of wine. All levels of French welcome.

At the Library

Practice your French in the FIAF Library!

Papotons!

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts on Oct 2

A casual and relaxed drop in open session to practice and improve your French conversational skills

Petits potes

Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 21
Dec 5, 12

Toddlers (ages 1-4) enjoy a story hour time with songs and games.

Les petites histoires du Samedi

Saturdays, from 11:30am-12pm
Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7

A family-style story hour featuring stories from books in the FIAF library collection as well from Storyplay*r, the digital library for kids available on Culturetheque.

Homework Help

Tuesdays 6:30pm
Starts Oct 8

Come to the library for help with your language questions!

Faites vos jeux!

Thursdays at 6:30pm
October 10 - Scrabble
October 31 - Bingo
November 21 - Taboo

Team up with fellow FIAF students to practice your French while playing fun games en français.

Zero faute!

Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Starts on Oct 16

Hone your listening comprehension skills in this classic exercise in writing correct French.

Cercles de lecture

Thursdays at 6:30pm
Advanced Beginner A2 • Nov 7 & Dec 12
Intermediate B1 • Oct 17 & Nov 14
Advanced B2 • Oct 24 & Dec 5

Explore French literature while honing your language skills in monthly book groups at the Library.

Hosted by FIAF

NEXT STOP

Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 7pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:30pm & 7pm

NYC Department of Education Theater Program presents NEXT STOP, an original musical created by inspired and creative public school teens from the All IN(clusive) All-City Theatre Ensemble. A team of professional theater artist educators guided the teens as they created this original work.

France eMOTION
A Digitally Animated Exhibition

June 4–June 14, 2019

Embark on an animated journey through some of France’s most iconic sites and monuments including the Arc de Triomphe, Musée du quai Branly, and more. France eMotion features 35 original pieces that come alive through augmented reality and inspire viewers to (re)discover France’s rich heritage.

Events in Montclair

View upcoming FIAF events in Montclair, New Jersey.

Festinema Junior 2019

Festival Dates: March 11–17, 2019

Festinema Junior, a French film festival and educational program geared toward children and teens will present screenings from March 11 to 17 for families and school groups at Montclair Film, Montclair Public Library, and Montclair Art Museum (MAM).

Rendez-Vous in Montclair:
Special Francophonie Edition

Friday, March 15, 2019
6–9pm

FIAF Montclair invites you to a special Francophonie edition of Rendez-Vous! Preview artist Serge Hamad’s new exhibition, dance to live performances by Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza and Violette, and enjoy wine and delicious Haïtian snacks while you mingle en français.

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Temporal Perception

March 15–April 11, 2019

FIAF Montclair presents Temporal Perception, a new exhibition by French-Algerian artist Serge Hamad. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, March 15, from 6-7pm.

Rendez-Vous in Montclair

Friday, April 12, 2019
6–9pm

Kick off your weekend with an evening of art and mingling en français at FIAF Montclair. Join us for the opening reception from 6-7pm for Crime Against Nature, a new exhibition by artist Gwenn Seemel, and then stay to practice your French (all levels) at Rendez-Vous from 7-9pm.

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Crime Against Nature

April 12–May 9, 2019

FIAF Montclair presents Crime Against Nature, a new exhibition by artist Gwenn Seemel. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, April 12, from 6-7pm.

Works On Paper I

May 10–June 6, 2019

Featuring three New Jersey-based artists—Debrah Block Krol, Jennifer Markovitz, and Michelle Tomasso—Works On Paper I showcases unique works in a variety of media.

Rendez-Vous in Montclair

Friday, May 10, 2019
6–9pm

Kick off your weekend with an evening of art and mingling en français at FIAF Montclair. Join us for the opening reception from 6-7pm for Works On Paper, a new exhibition by artists Debrah Block Krol, Jennifer Markovitz, and Michelle Tomasso, and then stay to practice your French (all levels) at Rendez-Vous from 7-9pm.

Works On Paper II

June 7–September 13, 2019

Featuring three New Jersey-based artists—Benedetta Balsimelli, Nanci Iovino, and Martha Kelshaw—Works On Paper II showcases unique works in a variety of media.

Rendez-Vous in Montclair

Friday, June 7, 2019
6–9pm

Kick off your weekend with an evening of art and mingling en français at FIAF Montclair. Join us for the opening reception from 6-7pm for Works On Paper, a new exhibition by artists Benedetta Balsimelli, Nanci Iovino, and Martha Kelshaw, and then stay to practice your French (all levels) at Rendez-Vous from 7-9pm.

Bastille Day Party in Montclair

Sunday, July 14, 2019
5–6pm: Cocktail Hour
6–9pm: Garden Party

Featuring a Cocktail Hour, a New Orleans-inspired buffet campagnard prepared by Michelin-rated chef Nicolas Houlbert and local owner/chef boulanger Arben Gasi, French wines, desserts, a concert by the renowned New Orleans Jazz band Gumbo Royale, and a chance to win fabulous prizes.

FIAF Montclair
Fall Open House

Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 1–5:30pm

Join us at our fall open house in Montclair, New Jersey. Sample our French classes for free and enjoy fun activities for all ages. Save on memberships and upcoming fall classes.

Rendez-Vous in Montclair

Friday, October 11, 2019
6–9pm

Kick off your weekend with an evening of art and mingling en français at FIAF Montclair. Preview the exhibition Ruminations & Reflections by artist Anjum Saeed, play French trivia, and practice your French over a glass of wine.

Possession

Friday, October 25, 2019
7:30pm

Was Isabelle Adjani truly possessed while shooting this allegorical fantasy about a couple separating in the shadow of the Berlin Wall? You might think so when you witness her César-winning performance as an alienated housewife and her doppelgänger in this paranoid masterpiece by Andrzej Zulawski.

Quartet

Saturday, October 26, 2019
7:30pm

This gripping Merchant Ivory adaptation of Jean Rhys’s acclaimed autobiographical novel features Isabelle Adjani as a penniless young woman who is toyed with by a wealthy British couple in 1920s Paris. Directed by James Ivory.

Camille Claudel

Sunday, October 27, 2019
7:30pm

With this emotionally bare biopic, Isabelle Adjani won her third César, was nominated for an Oscar, and righted a historical wrong by turning the spotlight on Camille Claudel, scorned mistress of Rodin (played by Gérard Depardieu) and an artistic genius in her own right. Directed by Bruno Nuytten.

My Mommy is in America, She Met Buffalo Bill

Saturday, December 7, 2019
3pm

For ages 5-10. Based on the award-winning book of the same name, this winner of the Special Jury Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival is a beautifully moving tale about childhood loss and the need even for adults to hide from the truth at times.

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