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September 2017

Sep 25

SEP 25

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Department of Missing Persons

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Panel Discussion:

The Department of Missing Persons

Ruth Zylberman, in conversation with Marianne Hirsch

To RSVP, please click here. Ruth Zylberman talks about La Direction de l’absent, her debut novel about how the memory of Holocaust still haunts Paris, being published in English translation as The Department of Missing Persons. Thirty-six...   Read More

The Department of Missing Persons

Sep 26

SEP 26

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Façade - 209 rue Saint Maur

6:30 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film/Panel Discussion:

Façade - 209 rue Saint Maur

Ruth Zylberman, 2017, 90 min.

*Film screening and Q&A with director Ruth ZylbermanTo RSVP, please click here. This documentary is an exploration of a Parisian building that is layered with the memories of human lives. Zylberman reconstituted the...   Read More

Façade - 209 rue Saint Maur
October 2017

Oct 3

OCT 3

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture:

Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly

Safwan Masri, in conversation with Steve Coll

To RSVP, please click here. The Arab Spring began and ended with Tunisia. In a region beset by brutal repression, humanitarian disasters, and civil war, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution alone gave way to a peaceful transition to a functioning democracy. Within four...   Read More

Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly

Oct 4

OCT 4

6:30 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

La Chinoise

6:30 PM–8:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

La Chinoise

Jean-Luc Godard, 1967, 90 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Free and open to the public. Subtitles are in English A group of French students embrace Maoist ideals and try and incite revolution thorugh terrorist violence. When the group eventually plots to assassinate a high-ranking...   Read More

La Chinoise

Oct 5

OCT 5

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Erica Jong on Colette, Writing, and Sex in Literature

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture/Panel Discussion:

Erica Jong on Colette, Writing, and Sex in Literature

To RSVP, please click here. Writer Erica Jong joins Elisabeth Ladenson for a lively discussion about the French author Colette.  Erica Jong is an American novelist and poet, whose reputation was first established with Fear of Flying, published in...   Read More

Erica Jong on Colette, Writing, and Sex in Literature

Oct 6

OCT 6

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Performance:

Music at the Maison Française (M@MF)

A concert by Harvey Wu (piano) and Alec Hon (cello)

To RSVP, please click here. Program: Composer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)Piece: Sonata in a minor “Arpeggione” D. 8211. Allegro Moderato2. Adagio3. Allegretto Composer: Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)Piece: Sonatine (1903-1905)1....   Read More

Oct 1226

OCT 1226

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL & LENFEST CENTER FOR THE ARTS, KATHARINA OTTO-BERNSTEIN SCREENING ROOM

Cinema of Resistance

   Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall & Lenfest Center for the Arts, Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room

Film/Panel Discussion:

Cinema of Resistance

A Film Series Curated by Nora Philippe and presented by the Columbia Maison Française and School of the Arts

Films are free and open to the public.  Subtitles are in English. For decades, France has been and remains a country where directors immigrate from all over the world to make political films freely, and French productions have continuously challenged forms of power...   Read More

Cinema of Resistance

Oct 12

OCT 12

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Tahrir: Liberation Square

6:30 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film/Panel Discussion:

Tahrir: Liberation Square

Stefano Savona, 2012, 91 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Free and open to the public. Subtitles are in EnglishScreening followed by discussion with Jane Gaines and curator Nora Philippe From facebook thumbs up to the battle of stones, a history of hope, fear,...   Read More

Tahrir: Liberation Square

Oct 13

OCT 13

6:30 PM–9:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Battle of Algiers (La Bataille d’Alger)

6:30 PM–9:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film/Panel Discussion:

The Battle of Algiers (La Bataille d’Alger)

Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966, 120 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Free and open to the public. Subtitles are in English.Screening followed by discussion with Madeleine Dobie and curator Nora Philippe The Battle of Algiers reconstructs the events that...   Read More

The Battle of Algiers (La Bataille d’Alger)

Oct 16

OCT 16

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

7:00 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française 2nd Floor, Buell Hall

Book Club:

Book Club

Chanson douce by Leila SlimaniModerated by Ninette Lukashok   Read More

Oct 17

OCT 17

6:30 PM–11:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

La Commune (Paris, 1871)

6:30 PM–11:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

La Commune (Paris, 1871)

Peter Watkins, 2000, 345 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Free and open to the public. Subtitles are in English.Screening introduced by Emmanuelle Saada. On a stage-like set, more than 200 actors interpret characters of the 1871 Paris Commune, especially the...   Read More

La Commune (Paris, 1871)

Oct 19

OCT 19

7:00 PM–10:00 PM

LENFEST CENTER FOR THE ARTS, KATHARINA OTTO-BERNSTEIN SCREENING ROOM, 129TH AND BROADWAY

Army of Shadows (L’Armée des ombres)

7:00 PM–10:00 PM    Lenfest Center for the Arts, Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, 129th and Broadway

Film/Panel Discussion:

Army of Shadows (L’Armée des ombres)

Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969, 145 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Free and open to the public. Subtitles are in English.Screening followed by a discussion with Richard Pena and Robert Paxton. Surely the most famous and subtle French production about underground Resistance fighters in...   Read More

Army of Shadows (L’Armée des ombres)

Oct 20

OCT 20

12:30 PM–1:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

12:30 PM–1:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture:

Literature as an Ark: on the Stylistic and Ethical Aspects of Zoopoetics

A talk by Anne Simon, moderated by Eliza Zingesser

To RSVP, please click here. Zoopoetics aims to highlight the plurality of stylistic, linguistic and narrative tools used by writers to express the plurality of animal activities, affects and worlds, as well as the intricacies of the interactions between humans and...   Read More

Oct 23

OCT 23

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Mustang

6:30 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

Mustang

Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015, 97 min.

To RSVP, please click here.Free and open to the public. Subtitles are in English.Screening followed by discussion with Alessia Palanti and Nora Philippe.It is the beginning of summertime in the Turkish countryside. When five orphan sisters...   Read More

Mustang

Oct 24

OCT 24

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Assembly (L’assemblée)

6:30 PM–9:00 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film/Panel Discussion:

The Assembly (L’assemblée)

Mariana Otero, 2017, 98 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Free and open to the public. Subtitles are in English.Screening followed by discussion with Bernard Harcourt and Etienne Balibar. This documentary examines how the Nuit Debout (Arise at Night)...   Read More

The Assembly (L’assemblée)

Oct 26

OCT 26

7:00 PM–9:30 PM

LENFEST CENTER FOR THE ARTS, KATHARINA OTTO-BERNSTEIN SCREENING ROOM, 129TH AND BROADWAY

Swagger

7:00 PM–9:30 PM    Lenfest Center for the Arts, Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, 129th and Broadway

Film/Panel Discussion:

Swagger 

Olivier Babinet, 2016, 90 min.

  TO RSVP, please click here. Free and open to the public. Subtitles are in English.Screening followed by discussion with director Olivier Babinet. The public housing projects in the banlieues outside Paris have been the setting...   Read More

Swagger

Oct 30

OCT 30

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Safe House

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture/Panel Discussion:

The Safe House

Christophe Boltanski

To RSVP, pease click here. In this book Christophe Boltanski creatively explores his personal history, using each room of the family home as a pretext to recall anecdotes and capture the atmosphere of this unusual family. Boltanski comes from a long line of...   Read More

The Safe House