Past Festivals


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Animation First 2020

February 7–10, 2020

FIAF's wildly successful festival of animation returns for a third edition with a rich selection of feature films, shorts, works-in-progress, immersive exhibits, video game demonstrations, panels with leading animators and film executives, and much more.

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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.

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.


Past Events | 2020


Free Virtual Performance

The School for Wives
by Molière in the Park

Saturday, October 24, 2020
2 & 7pm ET
LIVE Online
In English
Closed captioning in English & French

Tony Award–winner Tonya Pinkins stars in the classic comedy about gender dynamics from the acclaimed team behind virtual productions of Tartuffe and The Misanthrope.

Virtual Special Screening

De Gaulle

US Virtual Premiere
Thursday, October 15–Thursday, October 22, 2020
Stream on Kino Marquee

Directed by Gabriel le Bomin and starring Lambert Wilson. May 1940. The war intensifies, German forces launch their invasion of France, and one man, Charles de Gaulle, a newly minted general, leaves his country in hopes of saving it, becoming the voice of “la Résistance.”

LIVE Concert Stream

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

With Tedd Firth on piano

Part I: Love
World Premiere
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
7pm ET
Streamed LIVE from FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Acclaimed Broadway actress and chanteuse Melissa Errico and New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik embark on an extraordinary three-concert and conversation series exploring the love song and its transatlantic history.

New Virtual Film Release

Sibyl

Available September 18–October 13, 2020
Stream on Eventive

A sly, sultry character study from filmmaker Justine Triet, Sibyl follows a psychotherapist (Virginie Efira) who quits her practice to return to writing. Past and present as well as fiction and reality blur when a client’s dramatic story becomes source material for her novel.

Digital Theatrical Adaptation + Q&A

Shivers

World Premiere
Saturday, October 10, 2020
11am ET
Ages 4 & up
LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
In English

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.

Virtual Talk

From New York to Paris:
Building a New Feminism

Lindsey Tramuta in Conversation with Lauren Bastide and Ariane Bernard

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
5pm ET
LIVE on Zoom
In English

Lindsey Tramuta, who profiles a new generation of feminists in The New Parisienne: the Women & Ideas Shaping Paris, discusses the #MeToo era with two of her profile subjects: journalist and host of feminist podcast “La Poudre” Lauren Bastide and entrepreneur Ariane Bernard.

LIVE Theater Stream + Q&A

Albert Camus’s The Fall
Performed by Ronald Guttman

Thursday, October 1, 2020
7pm ET
Streamed LIVE from FIAF
In English

Q&A moderated by Dr. Stephen Petrus

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.

Virtual Exhibition Tour & Discussion

Steven & William Ladd:
The Other Side

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
6:30pm ET
Streamed LIVE from The Invisible Dog Art Center
In English

The Ladd brothers provide insight into their new exhibition that explores the turbulent world of inmates in NYC’s Department of Corrections.

Rendez-Vous LIVE

Franco-American Perspectives on the 2020 Elections with Paul Begala and Célia Belin

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
6:30pm ET
LIVE on Zoom
In English

The Democrats are gearing up to defeat Donald Trump in less than 60 days. American political strategist Paul Begala, former advisor to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and French political scientist Célia Belin, who spent months following Democratic candidates for her book Des Démocrates en Amérique, will offer their perspectives on this critical election.

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Films & Talks

Animation First REWIND

August 2020

FIAF will be revisiting all three editions of its popular Animation First Festival this August through Labor Day. Each week, Animation First REWIND will shine a light on exceptional feature films and shorts produced by French animation studios.

Virtual Screening

Marona’s Fantastic Tale

L’extraordinaire voyage de Marona

Available until September 7, 2020
Ages 8 & up
Stream on GKIDS

Brilliantly told through vibrant colors and dazzling animation, this charming tale by acclaimed director Anca Damian follows Marona, a small Labrador mix with a big heart, on her adventures as she meets and is adopted by fascinating characters.

Virtual Screening

Proud

Fiertés

Available until August 31, 2020
Mature Audiences
Stream on Kino Marquee

From award-winning director Philippe Faucon, this three-part TV mini-series tells the story of three generations of men from the same family who represent the seismic social changes that took place with gay rights over three decades.

Rendez-Vous

Virtual Trivia Night

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
7pm ET
LIVE on Zoom
In English

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!

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Virtual CinéSalon Series

Burning Bright:
New French Filmmakers

Tuesday, June 16–Monday, August 3, 2020
Stream Online

Burning Bright, FIAF’s annual summer celebration of emerging French and Francophone voices in cinema, returns for a fourth year. Featuring seven new feature films from a crop of exciting directors, the series will be screened online this year and will be free for FIAF Members.

Bastille Day Celebration 2020
Virtual Screening

New French Shorts 2020

NYC Premiere
Tuesday, June 16–Monday, August 3, 2020
Stream on Kino Marquee

FIAF presents the exclusive virtual theatrical release in New York City of New French Shorts 2020, a showcase of some of the most exciting new cinematic voices from France. This program features seven delightful, funny, charming, provocative festival favorite Gallic shorts.

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Free Virtual Talk

The Future of the Food Industry: Conversation with Louise, Cédric, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Presented by FIAF Young Patrons

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
6pm ET
LIVE on Zoom
In English
Open only to FIAF Members

Join Louise Vongerichten Ulukaya and Cédric Vongerichten in a conversation with their father, Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, about the future of the food industry and the family’s philanthropic work through their Food Dreams Foundation.

Bastille Day Celebration 2020
WIN PRIZES

Bastille Day Prize Drawing

Drawing held on July 15, 2020

Grand Prize: Luxury Two-Night Stay for Two at the Sofitel New York

Plus, win a 007-inspired Secret Agent Experience with Champagne Bollinger, an Atari Arcade Cabinet, and more than 30 other fabulous prizes!

All proceeds go to support FIAF’s arts and education programs.

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Special Events

Bastille Day Celebration

Saturday, July 11–Tuesday, July 14, 2020
LIVE on Zoom and Facebook

Celebrate Bastille Day with FIAF online! Our 25th annual fête will feature virtual film screenings, rosé and Champagne tastings, a brioche baking class, kids dance party, our popular prize-drawing, and much more.

Rendez-Vous

Virtual Trivia Night!

Test Your Knowledge of France

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
7pm ET
LIVE on Zoom
In English

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!

Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers 2020
Virtual CinéSalon

Wonders in the Suburbs

Merveilles à Montfermeil

US Premiere
Tuesday, June 30–Monday, July 6, 2020
Stream on Kino Marquee

Conversation with Jeanne Balibar
Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 5pm ET

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
In English

Watch the beautifully absurd political comedy Wonders in the Suburbs online and join us for a virtual discussion with the film’s director and star, the acclaimed French actress Jeanne Balibar.

Free Virtual Cooking Class

Make Ladurée’s World-Famous Ispahan Pastry with Executive Chef Jimmy Leclerc

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
12pm ET
In English

Learn the secrets from France’s most celebrated maison of macarons at a live online cooking demonstration from the Ladurée kitchen in New York City with head pastry chef Jimmy Leclerc and Elisabeth Holder Raberin, president of Ladurée USA.

Exclusive Young Patron Event

Young Patrons Virtual Dinner & Wine Tasting

More Than A Meal — An Evening with Industry Tastemakers in Food, Wine, & Events

LIVE on Zoom
Monday, June 29, 2020
6:30pm ET
In English

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.

Free Virtual Performance

Tartuffe
by Molière in the Park

LIVE Online
Saturday, June 27, 2020
2 & 7pm ET
In English
Closed captioning in English & French

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.

Free Virtual Class

Yoga en français!

LIVE on Zoom
Thursday, June 25, 2020
12pm ET
In French & English

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

Virtual Tasting

Wine & Cheese Masterclass: Savor the Flavors of the Southwest of France

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
6:30pm ET
In English

Join us for a special masterclass exploring the diversity of wines and cheese from the Occitanie region in the south of France. This tricolor tasting led by experts will feature three exceptional wines—a white from Languedoc, a red Marcillac, and a light and crisp rosé from Roussillon.

Free Virtual Literary Discussion

The Betrayal of the Duchess:
Maurice Samuels
in Conversation
with Caroline Weber

LIVE on Zoom
Monday, June 22, 2020
6pm ET
In English

FIAF Members are invited to a special virtual literary evening with award-winning author Maurice Samuels. In a conversation with acclaimed author Caroline Weber, Samuels will discuss his recently released book, The Betrayal of the Duchess.

Free Virtual Music Performances

Fête de la Musique
Make Music Day

Featuring 20 Francophone Artists!

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.

Free Virtual Performance for Kids

She No Princess, He No Hero

Conception and direction by Johanny Bert

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
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.

Free Virtual Talk

Chaos in the Middle East:
Conversation with Gilles Kepel

Moderated by Robert F. Worth

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
12pm ET
In English

Dive into the world of Middle East history and politics that paint the backdrop of the French television show The Bureau. Gilles Kepel, a leading French scholar of Middle East studies, separates fiction from reality in a conversation with New York Times journalist, Robert F. Worth.

Wine Tour de France 2020
Special Tasting

Voyage to La Martinique to Savor Its Exceptional Rhums

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
7pm
FIAF Skyroom
Event Canceled
FIAF Skyroom

Kick off the summer season with a breezy tasting of rhums, cocktails, and treats from La Martinique. Dancer Frank Muhel, will lead you through the basics of the famous Zouk dance.

Free Virtual Event

The Bureau
Conversation with Showrunner Eric Rochant and Season 5 Preview

Moderated by Emma Tucker

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Monday, June 15, 2020
5pm ET
In English

Get a special look inside the acclaimed French espionage series, The Bureau, with creator and showrunner Eric Rochant. Plus, enjoy exclusive early access to the first two episodes of Season 5 and binge Seasons 1-4.

Free Virtual Talk

Confinement: From Underwater to Outer Space — Conversation with Antonin Baudry and Anousheh Ansari


Moderated by Leah Pisar

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Friday, June 12, 2020
12pm ET
In English

Two experienced practitioners of being confined in extreme conditions—Baudry who delved below the sea and Ansari who ventured into space—discuss how to cope with the particular challenges of having to stay put.

Free Virtual Talk

Love, Sex & Confinement:
Conversation with Maïa Mazaurette

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Thursday, June 4, 2020
9pm ET
Postponed, New Date TBD

In solidarity with #blackouttuesday and #theshowmustbepaused, this event is postponed.

French sex expert and columnist Maïa Mazaurette leads a special late night conversation about how the current pandemic and consequent confinement are reshaping erotic relationships.

FIAF:Talks

Visionary Leaders:
Conversation with Christo

Monday, June 1, 2020
7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
Event Canceled
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

In advance of a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, world famous artist Christo reflects on his career creating remarkable environmental works of art with his wife and artistic partner, Jeanne-Claude. He gives us an inside look at his upcoming project, Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (2020).

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Free Virtual CinéSalon Series

Curator's Picks: French Films from FIAF and Kino Lorber

May 5–June 1, 2020
Stream on Kino Now

FIAF has forged its first ever partnership to offer free streams of recent French films. Enjoy five entertaining films thoughtfully selected by FIAF's film curator from Kino Lorber’s acclaimed collection.

Curator's Picks: French Films from FIAF & Kino Lorber
Free Virtual Talk

The Fairy: Film Discussion with Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon

Introduced by Karine Nguyen

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Thursday, May 28, 2020
5pm ET
In English

Filmmakers Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon will participate in a live discussion about The Fairy, part of FIAF’s May CinéSalon series. They will talk about their process on The Fairy as well as their longstanding collaboration as writers, directors and actors.

Free Virtual Talk

Climate Change & COVID-19:
Conversation with Cyril Dion and Luc Hardy

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Friday, May 22, 2020
5pm ET
In English

Cyril Dion, one of the leading figures advocating for climate change action in France today, and Luc Hardy, a French-American explorer, environmental advocate, and Arctic specialist, discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping environmental practices.

Free Virtual Talk

Conversation
with Jacques Attali and Dambisa Moyo

Moderated by Claude Grunitzky

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Friday, May 15, 2020
12pm ET
In English

Visionary intellectual Jacques Attali, joined by economist and New York Times bestselling author Dambisa Moyo, discusses the current pandemic, its impact on the world economy, and how we can look ahead with “positivism.”

Wine Tour de France 2020
Art de Vivre

Bordeaux Tasting:
Three Estates, Two Hemispheres, One Family

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
7pm
FIAF Skyroom
Event Canceled
FIAF Skyroom

Véronique Bonnie Laplane, co-owner of Château Malartic-Lagravière, Grand Cru Classé de Graves, will introduce you to their premium wines from France to Argentina, crafted with passion and a “Bordeaux touch.”

Free Virtual Talk

Music & Reflection
with Renaud Capuçon

Moderated by Zachary Woolfe

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
3pm ET
In English

Acclaimed French violinist Renaud Capuçon shares a selection of his stunning “quarantine” videos, and in a conversation with New York Times classical music editor Zachary Woolfe, discusses how the pandemic has radically changed the music world.

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Free Virtual Cooking Class

Cooking Masterclass
with Ariane Daguin, Founder
and CEO of D’Artagnan

Hosted by Adam Gopnik

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Friday, May 8, 2020
12pm ET
In English

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Ariane Daguin, native of southwest France, hosts an interactive cooking masterclass from her home kitchen featuring one of her favorite recipes: magret duck breast with apples and sautéed hen of the woods mushrooms. Daguin will be joined by Adam Gopnik, journalist at The New Yorker.

FIAF French Food & Wine Week
Free Virtual Talk

A Look Inside Ladurée
with Elisabeth Holder Raberin

Conversation led by Florence Fabricant

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
5pm ET
In English

Ladurée USA President Elisabeth Holder Raberin and New York Times food critic Florence Fabricant will discuss the art of macaron making in New York City, starting with the original maison on Madison Avenue.

FIAF French Food & Wine Week
Rendez-Vous LIVE

Dominique Ansel
Everyone Can Bake

Conversation moderated by Melissa Clark

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
6:30pm ET
In English

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.

Free Virtual Performance

The Misanthrope
by Molière in the Park

LIVE on Facebook and YouTube
Saturday, May 2, 2020
7pm ET
In English

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.

FIAF French Food & Wine Week
Free Virtual Wine Tasting

A Wine Journey
with Xavier Flouret
and Hortense Bernard

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Friday, May 1, 2020
6:30pm ET
In English

Xavier Flouret, Founder of Xavier Flouret Wines, and Hortense Bernard, General Manager of Millesima USA, present an interactive masterclass featuring three of Flouret’s distinctive boutique wines: a rosé from Côtes de Provence, a white wine from the Loire Valley, and a complex red wine from South Africa.

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Virtual CinéSalon Series

Nest of Spies:
France’s Top Secret Agents

Picks for April 7–April 28, 2020
Stream online!

FIAF introduces France’s stealthiest espionage experts in a special month-long virtual CinéSalon series featuring a delightful assortment of thrillers as well as hilarious send-ups of the genre.

FIAF:Talks LIVE

Athletes in Quarantine

Matthias Dandois in Conversation with Patrick McEnroe

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Thursday, April 30, 2020
12pm ET
In English

Eight-time BMX champion Matthias Dandois will perform acrobatics on his bike as part of a special FIAF:Talks event on how athletes have been coping with confinement during the COVID-19 crisis. He will be joined by former professional tennis player and sports broadcaster Patrick McEnroe.

FIAF:Talks LIVE

Geopolitical Perspectives on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Conversation with Gérard Araud, Former French Ambassador to the United States

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Friday, April 24, 2020
US: 5pm ET
Central Europe: 11pm
In English

Celebrated career diplomat and acclaimed author Gérard Araud gives a unique analysis of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the new world order.

Wine Tour de France 2020
Art de Vivre

Songs and Sips with Susan Kostrzewa, Editor-in-Chief at Wine Enthusiast

Thursday, April 23, 2020
7pm
FIAF Skyroom
Event Canceled
FIAF Skyroom

Let yourself go with this fun pairing of dynamic rhythms inspired by six carefully selected wines. Get ready to tap your toes!

LIVE Performance + Q&A

La Convivialité
La Faute de l’Orthographe

Conceived and Performed by Arnaud Hoedt and Jérôme Piron

LIVE from Belgium on Zoom and Facebook
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
USA: 5pm ET
Central Europe: 11pm
In French • Abridged Version

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.

FIAF:Talks

Visionary Leaders:
Conversation with Thomas Piketty

Monday, April 20, 2020
7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
Event Postponed
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

French economist Thomas Piketty discusses inequality in the world today, marking the US release of Capital and Ideology, the audacious follow-up to his bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Free Documentary + LIVE Q&A

Braguino

Free Streaming
Friday, April 10–Thursday, April 16, 2020

LIVE Q&A with Director Clément Cogitore
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 5pm ET

Co-presented with Le Cinéma Club.

Two feuding families live in isolated wilderness in the Siberian taiga. Between the fear of the other, of wild beasts, and the joy provided by the immensity of the forest, a cruel tale unfolds, a tale in which tensions and fear give shape to the geography of an ancestral conflict.

Free Virtual Talk

Beauty & Well-Being During A Lockdown: Clémence von Mueffling in Conversation with Melissa Ceria

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
5pm ET

Leading French beauty expert, author, and influencer Clémence von Mueffling, in a special conversation with journalist Melissa Ceria, will share self-care tips and simple beauty routines that you can do at home. In English.

LIVE Book Reading + Q&A

Karin Tanabe
A Hundred Sons

Thursday, April 9, 2020
7pm ET

Join bestselling historical fiction author Karin Tanabe for a LIVE online event celebrating the release of her fifth book, A Hundred Suns. Set in 1930’s Indochine, the evocative tale is full of romance, suspense, and surprise twists.

Free Rendez-Vous LIVE

Conversation
with Author Marc Levy

LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
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.

Paris Photo New York

Fabiola Jean-Louis
Rewriting History

April 1–14, 2020
FIAF Gallery
Exhibition Postponed
FIAF Gallery

Paris Photo, the acclaimed international art fair for photography, is making its New York debut this spring. As an extension of this inaugural edition, FIAF will present Rewriting History. Showcasing the striking and surreal vision of Haitian artist Fabiola Jean-Louis, the exhibition features works that recast narratives of key historical moments, with black women as their protagonists.

FIAF:Talks

Philanthropy Today:
Private Wealth, Public Actions

A Conversation with Rob Reich, Axelle Davezac, and Hilary Pennington

Thursday, March 26, 2020
7pm
FIAF Skyroom
Event Postponed
FIAF Skyroom

Rob Reich, Stanford University Professor and philanthropy expert, Axelle Davezac, CEO of Fondation de France, and Hilary Pennington, Executive Vice President for Program at the Ford Foundation, engage in a cross-cultural conversation on the relationship of philanthropy to government.

Wine Tour de France 2020
Art de Vivre

Champagne Tasting:
The Quest for Perfection

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
7pm
FIAF Skyroom
Event Canceled
FIAF Skyroom

Vanessa Price, food & wine writer at New York magazine and founder of The Vinum Collective, leads a unique evening where you will discover the excellence of beautifully crafted Champagnes produced with a subtle blend of traditional savoir-faire and modernity.

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Kids & Family

TILT Kids Day

Saturday, March 21, 2020
FIAF
Event Postponed

Fun for children and adults alike, TILT Kids Day features adventurous, innovative, and engaging programs in music, dance, visual art, and more from some of today’s most exciting French and American artists.

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CinéSalon Series

Foreign Eyes Filming France

January 7–March 31, 2020
Tuesdays, 4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

For over a century, France has inspired and encouraged filmmakers from around the world. This series surveys nearly 100 years of cinema, showcasing 18 filmmakers who have used France’s multilayered social and cultural fabric as a canvas for their unique visions.

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Special Weekend

Homage to Chantal Akerman

Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7, 2020
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

FIAF celebrates the rich legacy of iconic Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman with screenings of the auteur’s films including the hypnotic Almayer’s Folly starring Stanislas Merhar, a panel discussion led by film critic Nicholas Elliott, and a special performance by her former partner, cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton.

First Tuesday

Rendez-Vous

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
6:30–8pm
FIAF Skyroom
FIAF Skyroom

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!

Foreign Eyes Filming France
Classics of French Cinema with Olivier Barrot

The Earrings of Madame De…

Madame de...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
4 & 7:30pm: Film
6:45pm: Talk in French by Olivier Barrot
Followed by a wine and beer reception
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

By following a pair of earrings as they get passed from hand to hand, German-born Max Ophuls traces the loves and losses of an aristocratic woman in Belle Époque Paris and reaches a peak of glamorous refinement and melancholy.

FIAF:Talks

Raphaël Liogier
Heart of Maleness:
Masculinity After #MeToo

In conversation with Mark Greene, Senior Editor for the Good Men Project

Monday, February 24, 2020
7pm
Followed by a Book Signing and Reception
FIAF Skyroom
FIAF Skyroom

Raphaël Liogier, sociologist, philosopher, and author of Heart of Maleness: An Exploration explores the roots of gender inequality and its many manifestations in a conversation with author Mark Greene.

Wine Tour de France 2020
Art de Vivre

An Aromatic Journey Through
the Southwest of France with Ariane Daguin

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7pm
FIAF Skyroom
SOLD OUT
FIAF Skyroom

Ariane Daguin, the founder and CEO of D’Artagnan, and acclaimed sommelier André Compeyre, both natives of Gascony, will be your guides through a tasting celebrating the wines and food of southwest France.

Dance

Olivier Dubois
My Body

US Premiere
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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.

Special Screening

Notre-Dame de Paris,
The Age of the Builders

US Premiere
Monday, February 10, 2020
7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Co-presented with the French public institution responsible for the conservation and restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral

Special Guests: Director Emmanuel Blanchard and Jean-François Szlapka (SolidAnim Studio)
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

This acclaimed and breathtaking documentary, spanning 850 years, traces the fascinating story of the Notre-Dame de Paris from its visionary beginnings through the tragic fire of April 16, 2019.

First Tuesday

Rendez-Vous

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
6:30–8pm
FIAF Skyroom
FIAF Skyroom

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!

The Paris Opera & Ballet 2020
HD Screening

The Paris Opera & Ballet
Les Indes galantes

Sunday, February 2, 2020
1pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-Screening Q&A with director Clément Cogitore
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Join visionary director and artist Clément Cogitore for an HD screening of his audacious reimagining of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s masterpiece, mixing Baroque music, street dance, and visual art.

Theater

Patrick Timsit
Book of My Mother

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

Wednesday: Post-Show Meet & Greet with Patrick Timsit
Thursday: Post-Show Q&A with Patrick Timsit and author Cécile David-Weill
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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.

Special Screening + Q&A

My Dog Stupid

Mon chien stupide

Monday, January 13, 2020
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
SOLD OUT
Standby line will open day-of.
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-screening Q&A with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal

Back by popular demand! Join us for an encore screening of My Dog Stupid. 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.

Party

Galette des Rois Celebration

Special Rendez-Vous
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
6:30–8pm
FIAF Skyroom
FIAF Skyroom

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.


Past Events | 2019


Exhibition

Anne Mourier
Be Rose

October 22–December 20, 2019
FIAF Gallery
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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

My Dog Stupid

Mon chien stupide

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

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
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
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
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!

Special Event

Fall Open House
& Free French Classes

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10am onwards
FIAF, 22 East 60th Street, NYC

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.

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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
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
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
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
FIAF Skyroom

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
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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FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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
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
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
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
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
FIAF Skyroom

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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
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
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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
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
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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
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.

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

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
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
FIAF Skyroom

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

Program On Hiatus

Faites vos jeux!

No Upcoming Dates

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

Special Event

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

Le Petit Gala is a celebration of FIAF’s artistic voice. This exceptional Soirée Outside the Box will feature eclectic and creative performances, an exquisite dinner, an auction of splendid items, and a prize drawing. The evening will raise much needed funds in support of FIAF’s ambitious cultural, artistic, and educational programs.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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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