Past Events | 2019


Exhibition

Anne Mourier
Be Rose

October 22–December 20, 2019
FIAF Gallery

For her debut exhibition at FIAF, Brooklyn-based French artist Anne Mourier presents Be Rose, a survey combining her acclaimed work in collage, sculpture, and photography. The interactive installation involving live roses and famous poems weaves together a statement about the importance of the feminine archetype in order to bring back harmony in our lives.

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CinéSalon Series

Charlotte Forever:
Gainsbourg on Film

Tuesdays, November 5–December 17, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

FIAF celebrates the career of actress, musician, and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg with a CinéSalon series devoted to her work on screen. Charlotte Forever presents eight films starring Gainsbourg, spanning four decades and multiple languages.

Party

FIAF Members’ Holiday Party
at The French Consulate

Thursday, December 12, 2019
6:30–8:30pm
The French Consulate

Celebrate the holidays with your FIAF famille at a festive soirée at the French Consulate’s beautiful mansion on Fifth Avenue. Enjoy Bûche de Noël, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music, and more!

FIAF:Talks

Sonia & Me:
Nathalie Rykiel in Conversation
with André Leon Talley

Monday, December 9, 2019
7:30pm
FIAF Skyroom

Fashion icon and Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley will interview acclaimed designer and writer Nathalie Rykiel about her memoir Ecoute-moi bien and the lasting legacy of her mother Sonia Rykiel. Followed by a book signing and reception.

A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia
Tunisian Cinema

Dear Son

Weldi
NY Premiere
Saturday, December 7, 2019
7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-screening Q&A with Mohamed Ben Attia

Director Mohamed Ben Attia explores generational gulfs and fraying family ties in contemporary Tunisia in this deeply moving drama about a father searching for his missing son.

A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia
Tunisian Cinema

Beauty and the Dogs

La Belle et la Meute
Saturday, December 7, 2019
4pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

When a young Tunisian woman—a tour-de-force performance from newcomer Mariam Al Ferjani—is raped by police officers after leaving a party she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights even though justice lies on the side of her tormentors. Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, the film is a striking critique on a repressive society and a forcefully feminist rallying cry.

A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia
Pop-Up

TUNISIAN SOUK
Holiday Pop-Up Market

Curated by Pauline Eveillard of SOUKRA
Friday, December 6, 2019
Shopping & Book Signings 4–7:30pm
Wine & Kemia Reception 6–7:30pm

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Shopping & Book Signings 10am–7pm
FIAF Skyroom

Shop and discover leading and emerging Tunisian brands, designers, and artisans, showcased in a one-of-a-kind pop-up at FIAF. Just in time for the holidays!

A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia
Live Performance

Juliette Deschamps
The Tragedy of Dido

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

Featuring acclaimed actor Gale Harold
Post-performance Q&A with Juliette Deschamps

Mixing captivating video projection, live jazz music, and powerful storytelling, 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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Special Events

A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia

Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7, 2019
FIAF

Celebrate the holiday season with a Tunisian-themed weekend at FIAF. Join us for a performance, film screenings, a pop-up shop showcasing exciting Tunisian brands and books, and fun activities for kids.

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.

Exclusive Screening

Les Misérables

Screening and Q&A with director Ladj Ly
Friday, November 22, 2019
7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-screening Q&A with director Ladj Ly

Join us for an exclusive preview screening of Ladj Ly’s ambitious debut feature, Les Misérables, winner of the Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and the film selected to represent France at the 2020 Oscars. Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris with a nod to Victor Hugo’s famous novel, the film is a gripping look at social injustice today.

Concert

Stephane Wrembel’s
Django L’Impressionniste

Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel, acclaimed for his innovative musical interpretations of Gypsy legend Django Reinhardt, makes his FIAF debut with the North American premiere of Django L’Impressionniste.

French Cinema Week 2019
Film + Q&A

The Swallows of Kabul

Les hirondelles de Kaboul
NY Premiere
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:30pm
The Landmark at 57 West

Post-screening roundtable, introduced by Antoine Arnault (LVMH Board), with director Zabou Breitman and a panel of United Nations experts.

FIAF:Animation First, French Cinema Week, and the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York co-present a special screening of the highly-anticipated beautifully-animated film The Swallows of Kabul based on the bestselling novel by Yasmina Khadra.

Charlotte Forever: Gainsbourg on Film
French Cinema Week 2019
CinéSalon + Q&A + Party

My Dog Stupid

Mon chien stupide
US Premiere
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
SOLD OUT

Post-screening Q&A with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal, followed by a festive reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks

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.

French Cinema Week 2019
Film + Q&A

What If New York Were Called Angoulême

Et si New-York s’appelait Angoulême
US Premiere
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
4pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-Screening Q&A with Marie-France Brière and 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. Filmmaker Marie-France Brière and historian Florent Gaillard trace his extra-ordinary journey on both sides of the Atlantic.

Gala

Trophée des Arts Gala 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7pm
The Plaza

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.

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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.

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Documentaries + Q&As

Best of FIGRA French Documentary Festival

Weekend Screenings
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.

FIAF:Talks

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

In conversation with author Andrew Molinsky
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7pm
In English
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.

Celebration

Young Patrons Fall Fête

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
8–11pm
FIAF Skyroom

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!

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Crossing the Line Festival 2019

September 12–October 12, 2019

Experience innovative works by compelling French, Francophone, and American artists in six venues across New York City during FIAF's annual arts festival.

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CinéSalon Series

Summer of Michel Legrand
with Melissa Errico

Tuesdays, July 2–July 30, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Tony-nominated actress and singer Melissa Errico pays tribute to her mentor, the great French composer Michel Legrand, with some of his most celebrated films.

FIAF:Cinema

A Faithful Man

L'homme fidèle
Weekend Screenings
Friday–Sunday, July 19–21, 2019
Friday–Sunday, July 26–28, 2019
2pm, 3:45pm, 5:30pm, 7:15pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

A New York Times Critic’s Pick

Shifting points of view as nimbly as its players switch partners, this sophomore feature from actor/director Louis Garrel—co-written with the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière—is at once a beguiling bedroom farce and a playful inversion of the patriarchal tropes of the French New Wave.

FIAF:Cinema

Coincoin and the Extra-Humans

Coincoin et les z'inhumains
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
4:30pm: Part 1 & 2
6:45pm: Part 3 & 4
FIAF Tinker Auditorium

In Bruno Dumont’s farcical follow-up to his celebrated mini-series Li’l Quinquin, the eponymous character is all grown up and goes by the nickname Coincoin. When strange goo is found near the town, Captain Van Der Weyden and his loyal assistant Carpentier start investigating and quickly begin to suspect an alien attack.

Read Richard Brody’s rave review in The New Yorker.

Fête

FIAF’s Bastille Day Celebration

Sunday, July 14, 2019
12–5pm
60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue, NYC

Celebrate Bastille Day at New York’s liveliest summer fête presented by FIAF and Côte d’Azur France! Join us for a festive afternoon of French food, wine, culture, and live performances on 60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue.

Bastille Day 2019

Bastille Day Prize Drawing

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Drawing at 5pm

Grand Prize — Luxury Escape to Côte d’Azur – Cannes for Two!

Additional prizes include a Thermomix® TM5 digital countertop appliance, a customized gold bracelet by Atelier Paulin, a Nespresso machine, dinner at Bar Boulud, a perfume masterclass with Atelier Cologne, French beauty products, gourmet gift baskets, and lots more.

Bastille Day

Summer in Provence Tasting

Sunday, July 14, 2019
12-4:30pm
FIAF Tinker Auditorium

Discover the flavors of Provence with wines from Château d’Esclans, Château de la Clapière, Château La Gordonne, and Miraval, and cocktails from Ricard, beers from Kronenbourg, cheese from Président, and charcuterie from Trois Petits Cochons.

Bastille Day

Champagne, Cocktail,
and Jazz Party

Sunday, July 14, 2019
1:30–3pm • 3:30–5pm
FIAF Skyroom
SOLD OUT

Champagnes from Besserat de Bellefon, Delamotte, Laurent-Perrier, Michel Gonet, and Pol Roger and cocktails from Giffard will be served along with treats from Jacques Torres Chocolate, Ladurée, and Maman Bakery. The Avalon Jazz Band will perform live music.

Bastille Day

C’est la vie!

Le sens de la fête
Sunday, July 14, 2019
5:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

In this delightful comedy from Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, the duo behind the award-winning film The Intouchables, a wedding planner/caterer must pull off a magnificent wedding in a 17th-century French château while the celebration and his personal life descend into chaos.

Fête in NJ

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.

Stand-Up

Blanche Gardin
BONNE NUIT BLANCHE

US Premiere
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
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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!

Wine Tour de France 2019
Wine Tasting

Summer Rosés from
the South of France

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7pm
FIAF Skyroom

To kick off summer Rosé season, FIAF brings together exceptional bottles of Rosé from Sud de France.

French Nuclear Submarine Thriller

The Wolf’s Call

Le chant du loup
US Premiere
Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Join writer-director and former diplomat Antonin Baudry for a special screening of his debut feature, The Wolf’s Call. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Baudry and Kent Jones, Director of the New York Film Festival. In the gripping thriller, the fate of a French nuclear submarine lies in the hands of a young man with the rare talent of being able to identify every sound he hears in the sea. In French with English subtitles.

Art Workshop

Mask-Making Fun for Kids
with Artist Elodie Blanchard

Ages 5-15
Saturday, June 1, 2019
11:30am–1pm
FIAF Gallery

Kids are invited to use recycled materials and threads to create their own colorful masks in this interactive workshop led by award-winning French artist and designer Elodie Blanchard.

Exhibition

Elodie Blanchard
Fabrications

May 1–May 31, 2019
FIAF Gallery

Award-winning French artist and designer Elodie Blanchard brings her signature vision and playfulness to the FIAF Gallery with a special exhibition featuring four unique projects created with a wide range of textiles and stitching techniques, in collaboration with WantedDesign, as part of NYCxDESIGN.

Wine Tour de France 2019
Wine Tasting

Women Winemakers
with Marie Vayron-Ponsonnet,
Sommelier at Le Bernardin

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
7pm
FIAF Skyroom
SOLD OUT

Marie Vayron-Ponsonnet, sommelier at Le Bernardin, and founder of CéMa Way and Colète Wine, will curate an evening featuring notable female winemakers and women in the wine world.

FIAF:Cinema

My Son

Mon Garçon
Weekend Screenings
Friday–Sunday, May 10–12, 2019
Friday–Sunday, May 17–19, 2019
2:30pm, 4:30pm, and 7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Christian Carion places long-time collaborator Guillaume Canet in unique shooting conditions to create this searing portrait of a man out of control, a father forced into violence by his desire to protect his seven-year-old son.

Theater

The Heart
Réparer les vivants

Adapted, performed, and directed by Emmanuel Noblet
US Premiere
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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.

CinéSalon Series

Burning Bright:
New French Filmmakers

Tuesdays, May 7–June 25, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

An annual highlight at FIAF, this year Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers will showcase recent noteworthy films by nine exciting young filmmakers, including seven US and NY premieres.

Focus on French Cinema Festival 2019
Closing Night Film, Q&A, and Party

In The Move For Love

L’Amour Flou
NY Premiere
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-screening Q&A with co-directors Romane Bohringer and Philippe Rebbot. Followed by the Festival’s Closing Night Party featuring wine and a buffet dinner.

After 10 years together, two children, and a dog, Romane and Philippe find that they have fallen out of love. Rather than separate completely, they decide to create two distinct living spaces in their home. Directed by and starring real-life couple Romane Bohringer and Philippe Rebbot.

Focus on French Cinema Festival 2019
Special Screening

Invisibles

Les invisibles
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
4pm
Followed by a wine and beer reception
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

When a town in France decides to close a homeless shelter for women, the social workers have only three months to help its residents get back on their feet and reintegrate into society. Directed by Louis-Julien Petit, the film humorously honors the resiliency of the human spirit.

Wine Tour de France 2019
Wine Tasting

An Aromatic Wine Journey Through Burgundy

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
7pm
FIAF Skyroom

Dive deep into one of the most prestigious wine regions in the world and explore the aromas and flavors of Burgundy’s famed pinot noir and chardonnay.

Luncheon + Talk

Art and Wine at Versailles

Luncheon and Conversation
With Catherine Pégard and Philippe Sereys de Rothschild
Led by Philippe de Montebello
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
12:30pm
FIAF Skyroom

Enjoy an intimate luncheon, featuring exclusive French wines and a fascinating conversation between Catherine Pégard, President of the Château de Versailles, and Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, co-owner of Château Mouton Rothschild. The conversation will be led by Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

FIAF:Cinema

Girls of the Sun

Les filles du soleil
Weekend Screenings
Friday–Sunday, April 12–14, 2019
Friday–Sunday, April 19–21, 2019
2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

A French journalist bears witness as the “Girls of the Sun” battalion prepares to liberate their town in Kurdistan from the hands of extremists.

Wine Tour de France 2019
Wine Tasting

Back to Nature:
Pascaline Lepeltier and Will Horowitz

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7pm
FIAF Skyroom

Join Pascaline Lepeltier, the first woman to be named Best Sommelier of France, and Will Horowitz, co-founder of Ducks Eatery, to discover France’s best organic and biodynamic wines.

Screening & Talk

A Special Evening with Isabelle Huppert

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Screening at 5pm
Conversation with Adam Gopnik at 6pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Join us for a special evening with celebrated French screen and stage actress Isabelle Huppert. A screening of the documentary I Love Isabelle Huppert (2017) will be followed by an exclusive conversation with Ms. Huppert and journalist Adam Gopnik.

TILT Kids Festival 2019

March 2–31, 2019

TILT Kids Festival returns for a fourth edition of adventurous art for all audiences. Join us for extraordinary performances by the most innovative French, Francophone, and American artists in theater, music, dance, visual art, circus, and much more.

Screening + Discussion

Protecting Paris and New York:
A Cross-Cultural Dialogue Against Terrorism

Monday, March 18, 2019
7:30pm
Screening in French with English Subtitles
Panel Discussion in English
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Join us for a special event looking at how Paris and New York City work together to combat threats of terrorism.

CinéSalon Series

Isabelle Huppert On Screen

Tuesdays, March 5–April 23, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Among the greatest actresses of her generation, Isabelle Huppert, throughout her career, has audaciously pursued morally complex roles, fearlessly embracing the fragility and ferocity of human nature. See ten notable films from her award-winning career.

The Paris Opera & Ballet 2019
HD Opera Screening

The Paris Opera & Ballet
Les Contes d’Hoffmann

NY Premiere
Sunday, February 24, 2019
1pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
Introduced by conductor Joseph Colaneri

Tenor Ramón Vargas stars in Offenbach’s episodic romance Les Contes d’Hoffmann in a spectacular production directed by Robert Carsen and conducted by Paris Opera’s Music Director Philippe Jordan. This adaptation of three tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with a sprinkling of Goethe’s Faust, portrays the German poet as both narrator and hero recounting his love affairs with Olympia, Antonia, and Giulietta.

Wine Tour de France 2019
Tasting

Bubbles & Joy:
Champagne & Macaron Tasting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7pm
FIAF Skyroom

Join FIAF for a special tasting featuring six premium Champagnes and discover the tradition behind the best sparkling wine in the world. Champagnes from Ayala, Besserat de Bellefon, and Laurent-Perrier, will be paired with sweet and savory macarons by Thierry Atlan.

The Paris Opera & Ballet 2019
HD Ballet Screening

The Paris Opera & Ballet
Thierrée / Shechter / Pérez / Pite

NY Premiere
Sunday, February 3, 2019
1pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
Introduced by Adrian Danchig-Waring, NYC Ballet Principal Dancer and Director of the NY Choreographic Institute

Featuring four contemporary choreographers’s work for the Paris Opera’s resident ballet company, this diverse program includes James Thierrée’s take-over of the Palais Garnier’s public spaces, Crystal Pite’s dazzling The Seasons’ Canon, Iván Pérez’s premiere for ten male dancers and Hofesh Shechter’s new version of The Art of Not Looking Back.

Video Art

Taming Nature:
Animated Perspectives

Video Art by Vergine Keaton, Françoise Pétrovitch, and Christine Rebet
January 16–February 23, 2019
FIAF Gallery

See recent video art by three exciting women artists from France: Vergine Keaton, Françoise Pétrovitch, and Christine Rebet. Their works explore how nature and humans adapt to changing and sometimes hostile environments.

Performance

PROTOTYPE Festival
Stinney: An American Execution

Opera Work-in-Progress
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3pm
Post-Show Talk on Saturday, January 12
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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.

Party

Galette des Rois Celebration

Special Rendez-Vous
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
6:30–8pm
FIAF Skyroom

Start the New Year the French way with the delicious tradition of galette des rois and cidre!

CinéSalon Series

Jacques Becker:
Liberating Cinema

Tuesdays, January 8–February 26, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

A retrospective of the films of Jacques Becker, whose richly detailed worlds, indelible characters, and a humanist outlook elevated genre filmmaking to an art form, this CinéSalon series features some of Becker's most celebrated films along with lesser known gems.

Performance

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!

Stephane Wrembel’s
Django L’Impressionniste

Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:30pm

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel, acclaimed for his innovative musical interpretations of Gypsy legend Django Reinhardt, makes his FIAF debut with the North American premiere of Django L’Impressionniste.

Juliette Deschamps
The Tragedy of Dido

Friday, December 6, 2019
7:30pm

Featuring acclaimed actor Gale Harold
Post-performance Q&A with Juliette Deschamps

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

Patrick Timsit
Book of My Mother

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020
7:30pm

Meet & Greet with Patrick Timsit after the Wednesday performance, and Q&A with Patrick Timsit and author Cécile David-Weill after the Thursday performance.

Acclaimed actor and humorist Patrick Timsit’s moving theatrical adaptation of Albert Cohen’s renowned memoir is a powerful tribute to “the mothers of the whole world.” Directed by Dominique Pitoiset.

Olivier Dubois
My Body

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7:30pm

A New York Times dance pick!

Olivier Dubois, one of the 25 best dancers in the world according to Dance Europe magazine, presents the US premiere of My Body, a playful participatory celebration of contemporary dance.

Chantal?

Saturday, March 7, 2020
7pm

Melding live music with Chantal Akerman’s words and one of her short films, cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton creates a touching ode to her long-time collaborator and companion.

La Convivialité
La Faute de l’Orthographe

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
USA: 5pm ET
Central Europe: 11pm

Two Belgian ex-teachers, Arnaud Hoedt and Jérôme Piron, investigate the linguistic roots of the French language as well as its absurdities. Acclaimed in Paris as both enlightening and humorous, La Convivialité gently mocks grammarian dogma and forgives our French misspellings.

The Misanthrope
by Molière in the Park

Saturday, May 2, 2020
7pm ET

FIAF partners with Molière in the Park to present the classic French comedy of manners The Misanthrope in English, featuring special appearances from Samira Wiley and Stew.

Tartuffe
by Molière in the Park

Saturday, June 27, 2020
2 & 7pm ET

FIAF and Molière in the Park co-present two LIVE virtual performances of Molière’s most theatrical comedy Tartuffe starring Raúl E. Esparza and Samira Wiley.

Albert Camus’s The Fall
Performed by Ronald Guttman

Thursday, October 1, 2020
7pm ET

FIAF’s first live theatrical stream from Tinker Auditorium features Ronald Guttman as exiled Parisian lawyer Jean-Baptiste Clamence in Albert Camus’s La Chute (copyright 1956, Editions Gallimard) set in Amsterdam’s red-light district, circa 1956. Directed by Didier Flamand. Adapted by Alexis Lloyd.

Is this the end?

Live-Filmed Opera
Wednesday, November 25–Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Hovering between life and death, a teenage girl wanders through a labyrinthine netherworld. Is this the end? Belgian composer Jean-Luc Fafchamps’s haunting new pop requiem opens with this provocative question.

pen/man/ship

Saturday, December 12, 2020
2 & 7pm ET

A telling parable about violence, betrayal, faith, and freedom aboard a ship bound for Africa.

Melissa Errico & Adam Gopnik
Il Parle, Elle Chante
Love, Desire & Mystery

Love: October 14, 2020
Desire: January 28, 2021
Mystery: May 6, 2021

Broadway star Melissa Errico and New Yorker essayist and lyricist Adam Gopnik, through songs and conversation, investigate and illuminate the cycle that France first offered the world—of how love becomes desire, how desire is cloaked in mystery, and how then the mystery of desire reveals the madness of love again.

La Boxeuse amoureuse

Tuesday, February 16–Sunday, February 28, 2021

Singer/songwriter Arthur H and former Paris Opera Ballet étoile Marie-Agnès Gillot stage a poetic boxing match, filled with emotion and ambiguity, inside Boulogne-Billancourt’s La Seine Musicale. The show features Olympic boxing champion Souleymane Cissokho and athletes Staiv Gentis and Tom Duquesnoy.

The Paris Opera & Ballet
Play

Virtual HD Screening
Monday, March 8–Sunday, March 14, 2021

A joyful exploration of movement, Play turns the Paris Opera stage into a giant playground where dancers emulate loping deer, dive into a pool of 40,000 green balls, and push the boundaries of the form. Brimming with humor as well as depth, the ballet reacquaints us with our inner child in a profound examination of the human spirit. Presented by FIAF in collaboration with the American Friends of the Paris Opera & Ballet.

Stephane Wrembel Band
Plays Stephane Wrembel

Thursday, March 18, 2021
7:30pm ET

Award-winning French guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his world-class band—Thor Jensen on guitar, Ari Folman-Cohen on bass, and Nick Anderson on drums—live stream a night of original compositions from FIAF’s Florence Gould Hall stage.

Tartuffe
by Molière in the Park

Join FIAF and Molière in the Park, in person and safely distanced outside at Prospect Park’s LeFrak Center for our staged reading of Tartuffe. Free performances on Wed, May 26, Sat, May 29, and Sun, May 30. A benefit evening will be held on Thu, May 27.

TV Series

All the Way Up

Friday, October 1, 2021
9:30pm

Dir. Franck Gastambide, Charles Van Tieghem, Xavier Lacaille, 2020
In French with English subtitles

All the Way Up takes us into the world of French hip-hop through the journey of Clément (played by French musician Hatik), a talented young rapper with a difficult personal history.

Special Event

Magical 2021 Members Party

Thursday, January 14, 2021
6pm ET

Ring in 2021 with your FIAF famille! Enjoy an interactive magic show with Johann Bayle LIVE from Paris, and make a delicious Champagne cocktail with Arnaud Dissais, former head bartender at DANIEL, and Rita Jammet, La Caravelle’s Chief Bubble Officer.

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.

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!

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.

TUNISIAN SOUK
Holiday Pop-Up Market

Friday, December 6, 2019
Shopping & Book Signings 4–7:30pm
Wine & Kemia Reception 6–7:30pm

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Shopping & Book Signings 10am–7pm

Shop and discover leading and emerging Tunisian brands, designers, and artisans, showcased in a one-of-a-kind pop-up at FIAF. Just in time for the holidays!

FIAF Members’ Holiday Party
at The French Consulate

Thursday, December 12, 2019
6:30–8:30pm

Celebrate the holidays with your FIAF famille at a festive soirée at the French Consulate’s beautiful mansion on Fifth Avenue. Enjoy Bûche de Noël, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music, and more!

Galette des Rois Celebration

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
6:30–8pm

Start the New Year the French way with the delicious tradition of galette des rois! Featuring delicious galettes by Dominique Ansel Kitchen and cider from Romilly Cidre.

Fête de la Musique
Make Music Day

Sunday, June 21, 2020
from 10am ET

Fête de la Musique, the annual music-for-all celebration, will be held online this year. Twenty Francophone artists from all genres—jazz, soul, pop, house, and hip hop—will each live-stream half-hour sets on Bandsintown’s digital channel.

Le Petit Gala
Outside the Box

Monday, November 16, 2020
7pm

This exceptional Soirée Outside the Box featured three exhilarating commissions live-streamed from our theater, a festive dinner, an auction of splendid items, and a prize drawing to win a luxurious European cruise. The gala raises critical and much needed funds in support of our ambitious cultural, artistic, and educational programs.

Celebrating Serge Gainsbourg

Thursday, June 10–Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Three decades after his death, French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg remains a complex and vivid figure within music and culture. Join us for a virtual screening of La Comédie-Française chante Gainsbourg and a special conversation with the incomparable Jane Birkin, Gainsbourg’s former partner; accomplished actor/musician Charlotte Gainsbourg, Birkin and Gainsbourg’s daughter; and Comédie-Française’s Rebecca Marder.

Sunset Dance Party at Le Bain

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
5–10pm

FIAF is thrilled to partner with discothèque Le Bain for a dance party to welcome back our community and celebrate the re-opening of New York City! Dance the night away to French music by the exciting DJ duo Each Other and DJ Camille BWR at a sunset event on one of New York’s most iconic rooftops.

Trophée des Arts Gala 2021

Monday, November 15
7pm Cocktails and Silent Auction
8pm Dinner and Live Auction

Support FIAF and celebrate the very best of French culture in New York at FIAF’s annual black-tie benefit at The Plaza.

Novelist Marc Levy and Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman of Saint-Gobain, will be honored at the gala this year, and a special award will be presented to Marie-Monique Steckel, President of FIAF.

Crossing The Line Festival

Okwui Okpokwasili
& Peter Born
On the way, undone

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 22, 2021 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:30pm

Igbo-Nigerian American artist Okwui Okpokwasili and director Peter Born have designed an in-situ work that blends genres and media. Performers manifest a polyphonic chorus wearing sculptural headdresses that recall traditional West African hairstyles, exploring a sonic entanglement that summons the past to envision the future.

Christopher Myers
Fire in the Head

Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:30pm

A world premiere staged in Manhattan’s Chinatown, Fire in the Head salutes the tortured genius of the pathbreaking dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky, who, like many artists today, grappled with the confluence between global and personal crises.

Kaneza Schaal
KLII

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 5, 2021 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 5 & 7:30pm

Kaneza Schaal exorcises the ghost of King Leopold II through a mytho-biographical performance. She addresses the residue of colonialism in our everyday lives in this showcase of her multimedia work in progress KLII.

nora chipaumire
Nehanda

In-Person Listening Marathon
Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 11am–4:30pm
Followed by Artist Talk at 5pm

Created during the pandemic, Nehanda is based on a legend of a spirit venerated by the Shona people, native of Zimbabwe and central Mozambique. nora chipaumire brings together instruments and musicians from around the world to evoke the story of atrocities against indigenous communities in British-occupied Southern Rhodesia.

Somi

Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 7:30pm

Grammy-nominated singer Somi uses her songwriting to give voices to issues of social justice, transnationalism, womanhood, and global constructions of Blackness. For her debut at FIAF, she will perform some of her most iconic songs and give us a sneak preview of her upcoming album.

Okwui Okpokwasili
& Peter Born
Before the whisper
becomes the word

On View
Wednesday, October 20–Saturday, November 6, 2021

Working across media and disciplines, Igbo-Nigerian American artist Okwui Okpokwasili in collaboration with director Peter Born has conceived a room-sized video installation that investigates themes of remembrance, community mourning, and history.

Kids & Family

Tunisian Cooking Workshops
for Kids

Saturday, December 7, 2019
11:30am & 1:15pm

Bring the kids to FIAF for fun holiday cooking workshops where they will learn to make the famous Tunisian sweet Kaber Ellouz. Workshops are for ages 5–10 and will be led in English. Kids will take home the treats they make.

Philosophy for Kids

Saturday, March 21, 2020
10:30–11am

Bring your budding intellectual to explore some of life’s biggest questions! This year, parents are also invited to engage in conversation about encouraging their children’s development.

Paper Plane

Saturday, March 21, 2020
11:20–11:40am • 1–1:20pm • 4–4:20pm

Be swept away on a magical voyage where characters jump off of the screen and immerse you in a wondrous universe of new sights and sounds.

Broken Box Mime Workshops

Saturday, March 21, 2020
11:45am–12:15pm • 1–1:30pm

Learn the basics of French pantomime, master the art of communicating through body language, and engage your imagination with NYC’s favorite silent storytellers!

Bounce!

Saturday, March 21, 2020
2–3pm

An international hit with audiences of all ages poses four musicians and dancers against an immense cube. Be amazed as they collide and bounce in a playful exploration of resilience.

Kids Afropeps Ball

Saturday, March 21, 2020
3–4pm

An exuberant dance party celebrating the songs and steps of West Africa, accompanied by live drumming. Dance traditional, ethnic, and urban moves! Kids are invited to dress up in their favorite party clothes.

Mr Chip’s Big Adventure

Saturday, March 21, 2020
10am–5pm

Explore renowned French illustrator Serge Bloch’s whimsical world and create your own playful illustrations! Embark on his adventure in an augmented reality treasure hunt!

She No Princess, He No Hero

New Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020
11am ET

Conceived by celebrated French director Johanny Bert, this intimate and poignant piece sheds light on the gender stereotypes young boys and girls must confront as they come of age. This newly revised online version of the play invites viewers to interact with the actors during the performance and Q&A.

Kids Afropeps Ball

Monday, July 13, 2020
12pm ET

Join us for an exuberant virtual dance party celebrating the songs and steps of West Africa. Break out your best traditional and urban moves! Kids are invited to dress up in their favorite party clothes.

Shivers

Saturday, October 10, 2020
11am ET

Johanny Bert and Magali Mougel, the team behind the acclaimed play She No Princess, He No Hero, reunite to bring Shivers—a new digital adaptation of their widely praised play Frissons—to U.S. audiences. A Q&A with artist Charlotte Melly, who created the work’s live-captured illustrations, and New York Times theater critic Laura Cappelle follows the play.

Petits potes

Program is on hiatus until further notice.

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

Les petites histoires du vendredi

Program is on hiatus until further notice.

Join us for a family-style French story hour featuring stories from Storyplay*r, the digital library for kids available on culturetheque.com. as well as books in the FIAF library collection.

Drag Queen Story Hour
with Harmonica Sunbeam

Saturday, March 20, 2021
10:30am ET

Drag Queen Story Hour returns to FIAF to create a virtual space where kids—and adults—can present themselves in their own fabulous ways and how they wish. Harmonica Sunbeam reads a selection of French and American favorites in English.

FIAF First Tuesday

On the first Tuesday of each month, join us at Rendez-Vous, a free meet-up event 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.

Rendez-Vous

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
6:30–8pm

Join us in the FIAF Skyroom to converse in French over a glass of wine and make new friends. All levels of French welcome. Free for FIAF Members!

Rendez-Vous

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
6:30–8pm

Join us in the FIAF Skyroom to converse in French over a glass of wine and make new friends. All levels of French welcome. Free for FIAF Members!

Conversation
with Author Marc Levy

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
5pm ET

Bestselling French author Marc Levy joins us for Rendez-Vous LIVE, a virtual reimagining of FIAF’s popular meet-up event. He discusses how personal freedoms are challenged during a global pandemic, and how to harness inspiration and creativity during times of stress.

Dominique Ansel
Everyone Can Bake

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
6:30pm ET

James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel is joined by New York Times food columnist Melissa Clark to discuss the renowned chef’s just released book Everyone Can Bake.

Virtual Trivia Night!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
7pm ET

Join us for a very special virtual Rendez-Vous Trivia Night this July. Test your knowledge of French culture over three fun rounds and win an exciting prize!

Virtual Trivia Night

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
7pm ET

Join us for virtual Trivia Night on August 4—it’s free and open to all. Test your knowledge of French Food & Wine, French Animation, and French History, and win a complimentary year of FIAF Membership perks!

Midnight in Paris with Oliver Gee

Monday, November 9, 2020
6pm ET

Oliver Gee (journalist, and host of the podcast The Earful Tower), accompanied by the ghost of Ernest Hemingway (portrayed by Samuél Lopez-Barrantes), takes us on virtual walk through Paris as he shares his favorite sites and stories about the City of Lights.

FIAF Members Only

Exclusive events that are open only to current FIAF Members!

Yoga en français!

Thursday, June 25, 2020
12pm ET

Hélène Kerhervé, an expert in Vinyasa and Restorative practices, will lead a special one-hour FIAF members-only yoga class en français!

Young Patrons Virtual Dinner & Wine Tasting

Monday, June 29, 2020
6:30pm ET

Join FIAF Young Patrons for an evening of French cuisine—three delicious courses—paired with Pommery Brut Royal Champagne and Chapelle Gordonne 2019 wine. A panel of experts will share their tips on how to entertain in style and transform a dinner at home or a virtual gathering into an elevated memorable experience.

Library Event

Practice and perfect your French through fun programs offered at the FIAF Library.

Cercles de lecture

Program is on hiatus until further notice.

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

Papotons!

Program is on hiatus until further notice.

Papotons!, our casual and relaxed program for French language learners, is a great way to practice your French conversation skills.

Zero faute!

Program is on hiatus until further notice.

Get your pencils ready for a dictée and hone your listening comprehension skills in this classic exercise in writing correct French.

Petits potes

Program is on hiatus until further notice.

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

Les petites histoires du vendredi

Program is on hiatus until further notice.

Join us for a family-style French story hour featuring stories from Storyplay*r, the digital library for kids available on culturetheque.com. as well as books in the FIAF library collection.

Collaborations

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.

Event in Montclair

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.

Serge Hamad
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.

Gwenn Seemel
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Conversation & Book Signing
with Elaine Sciolino

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7pm

Meet Elaine Sciolino, best-selling author and former Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, at a special talk and book signing event celebrating the launch of her new book The Seine: The River That Made Paris.

The Science of Sleep

Friday, November 22, 2019
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.

Melancholia

Saturday, November 23, 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.

Jane Eyre

Sunday, November 24, 2019
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, Charlotte Gainsbourg refined her trademark mix of deceptive fragility and fierce intelligence, delivering one of her finest performances.

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.

Kelly Reilly
Altar

January 17–February 20, 2020

FIAF Montclair presents Altar, an exhibition of intriguing photograms by New Jersey-born artist Kelly Reilly. The photograms are elegiac observations of erosion, history, emptiness, and the ebb and flow of time.

Inna Bruter
Light through we

February 21–March 20, 2020

FIAF Montclair presents Light through we, an exhibition of works on paper by New Jersey-based, Moldova-born artist Inna Bruter. The works evoke and celebrate what is often private, reflecting emotions, dreams, and growth of personal wisdom.

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