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June 2017

Jun 2–Sep 7

JUN 2–SEP 7

8:30 PM–10:30 PM

8:30 PM–10:30 PM

Film:

Films on the Green 2017

10th Anniversary starts June 2

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks. In its landmark 10th year, Films on the Green will present French cinema through the...   Read More

September 2017

Sep 7

SEP 7

7:30 PM–10:00 PM

LOW LIBRARY STEPS

SPECIAL OUTDOOR CINEMA EVENT THE WILD CHILD (L\'enfant sauvage)

7:30 PM–10:00 PM    Low Library Steps

Film:

SPECIAL OUTDOOR CINEMA EVENT
THE WILD CHILD (L'enfant sauvage)

François Truffaut, 1970, 83 min.

*In French with English subtitles A scantily clothed and dirty young boy is admitted to the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb in Paris. Having been found in the forest, the child is unable to speak, communicate or function in society. His case is taken up by...   Read More

SPECIAL OUTDOOR CINEMA EVENT THE WILD CHILD (L\'enfant sauvage)

Sep 13

SEP 13

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

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

Lecture:

Oral histories of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris and of September 11 in the U.S

Christian Delage and Mary Marshall Clark

Christian Delage discusses a research program he led with the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Present (IHTP) that involved filming the testimonies of the women and men who lived through the terrorist attacks in Paris and St. Denis on November 13, 2015, in which 130 people were...   Read More

Sep 14

SEP 14

6:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

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

Panel Discussion:

Uprising 1/13: Revolution

Etienne Balibar, Gayatri Spivak, Bernard Harcourt, and Jesús Rodriguez-Velasco

*Open to the public, seating is limited. RSVP to Anna Krauthamer at ak4035@columbia.edu "Uprising 13/13" will explore thirteen different forms or modalities of uprising, including insurgencies, revolts, hacktivism, disobedience, liberation, sedition, and...   Read More

Sep 22

SEP 22

7:30 PM–8:45 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

7:30 PM–8:45 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Performance:

The Hear and Now

An unorthodox concert experience

This concert explores the intersection of new music, sound arts, electronics, choreography and image. Come engage with musical soundscapes, both natural and urban, acoustic and electroacoustic, which resonate politically and personally. Featuring artists working at Columbia...   Read More

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

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 years after her mother was liberated from...   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 Zylberman This documentary is an exploration of a Parisian building that is layered with the memories of human lives. Zylberman reconstituted the stories of most of the families who lived at 209 Saint-Maur through...   Read More

Façade - 209 rue Saint Maur
October 2017

Oct 5

OCT 5

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Erica Jong and Elisabeth Ladenson discuss Colette

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

Lecture/Panel Discussion:

Erica Jong and Elisabeth Ladenson discuss Colette

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 1973, which created a sensation with its frank...   Read More

Erica Jong and Elisabeth Ladenson discuss Colette

Oct 1226

OCT 1226

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

   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

Oct 12

OCT 12

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

Tahrir: Liberation Square

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

Film/Panel Discussion:

Tahrir: Liberation Square

Stefano Savona, 2012, 91 min.

Free and open to the public. Subtitles are in EnglishScreening followed by discussion with Professor Jane Gaines and curator Nora Philippe From facebook thumbs up to the battle of stones, a history of hope, fear, despair, anger, pride and elation,...   Read More

Tahrir: Liberation Square

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

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 animals. Such an approach helps to understand...   Read More

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 Boltanksi

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 intellectuals starting with his grandfather...   Read More

The Safe House