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October 2018

Oct 18

OCT 18

7:00 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Variations on a French Theme

7:00 PM–8:30 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Performance:

Variations on a French Theme

Louise Dubin and Julia Bruskin on cello and Spencer Myer on piano

To RSVP, please click here. A salon concert of duos, sonatas and showpieces by Debussy, Auguste Franchomme, Chopin, Fauré, Saint-Saens, Koechlin, and Poulenc. Some historically pertinent tidbits will be explained from the stage by Louise Dubin. FULL...   Read More

Variations on a French Theme

Oct 23

OCT 23

6:30 PM–8:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Rated Agency: Investee Politics in a Speculative Age

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

Conference/Panel Discussion:

Rated Agency: Investee Politics in a Speculative Age

Lecture by Michel Feher, in conversation with Bernard Harcourt and Adam Tooze, moderated by Camille Robcis

To RSVP, please click here. The hegemony of finance compels a new orientation for everyone and everything: companies care more about the moods of their shareholders than about longstanding commercial success; governments subordinate citizen welfare to appeasing...   Read More

Rated Agency: Investee Politics in a Speculative Age

Oct 24

OCT 24

6:30 PM–9:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Checks and Balances (Contrepouvoirs)

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

Film:

Checks and Balances (Contrepouvoirs)

Malek Bensmaïl, 2015, 97 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Screening and discussion with filmmaker Malek Bensmaïl, in conversation with Madeleine Dobie and Mohamed Amer Meziane. Algerian documentary filmmaker Malek Bens­maïl set up his camera in the news­room of the...   Read More

Checks and Balances (Contrepouvoirs)

Oct 25

OCT 25

6:30 PM–8:45 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Battle of Algiers: A Film Within History

6:30 PM–8:45 PM    Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film:

The Battle of Algiers: A Film Within History

Malek Bensmaïl, 2017, 117 min.

To RSVP, please click here. Screening and discussion with filmmaker Malek Bensmaïl. With excep­tio­nal archival mate­rials and many inter­views (Alge­ria, France, Italy, United-States) Malek Bensmaïl’s...   Read More

The Battle of Algiers: A Film Within History

Oct 29

OCT 29

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Threatening Gender

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

Conference/Panel Discussion:

Threatening Gender

Eric Fassin, introduced by Camille Robcis and George Chauncey

To RSVP, please click here. Gender studies have long faced indifference. But today, they are confronted with two symmetrical problems: instrumentalization and rejection. On the one hand, the rhetoric of “sexual democracy” has been mobilized for...   Read More

Threatening Gender
November 2018

Nov 7

NOV 7

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Steps to Liberty (Les Marches de la Liberté)

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

Film/Panel Discussion:

Steps to Liberty (Les Marches de la Liberté)

A film by Rokhaya Diallo (2013, 52 min.) Screening followed by a discussion with Fredrick Harris, Nora Philippe and Maboula Soumahoro

To RSVP, please click here.To watch the trailer, click here. Opening night of the film series "Blackness in French and Francophone Film" organized by the Columbia Maison Française and co-sponsored by the School of the Arts. Fifty years after the Civil Rights...   Read More

Steps to Liberty (Les Marches de la Liberté)

Nov 716

NOV 716

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

Blackness in French and Francophone Film

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

Film Series:

Blackness in French and Francophone Film

A Film Series Presented by the Columbia Maison Française, co-sponsored by School of the Arts and curated by Nora Philippe with the participation of Maboula Soumahoro

Films are free and open to the public. Subtitles are in English. France doesn’t have an equivalent word for speaking about “blackness” and has just removed the word “race” from its Constitution. However, a new generation of black French women...   Read More

Blackness in French and Francophone Film

Nov 8

NOV 8

6:30 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Black Girl (La Noire de…)

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

Film/Panel Discussion:

Black Girl (La Noire de…)

A film by Ousmane Sembène (1966, 65 min.). Screening followed by a conversation with Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Mamadou Diouf, and Maboula Soumahoro

To RSVP, please click here.To view the trailer, click here. Part of the film series "Blackness in French and Francophone Film" organized by the Columbia Maison Française and co-sponsored by the School of the Arts. Ousmane Sembène was one of the...   Read More

Black Girl (La Noire de…)

Nov 9

NOV 9

4:30 PM–6:30 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Master Class with Director Amandine Gay

4:30 PM–6:30 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery, Buell Hall

Lecture:

Master Class with Director Amandine Gay

After her master class, Amandine Gay will be joined by Nora Philippe

To RSVP, please click here. MASTER CLASS BY AMANDINE GAY: "A CHILD OF MINE" ON INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION Amandine Gay is the new name in  “French guerilla cinema” and Afro-feminist cinema. She wrote, directed, produced and...   Read More

Master Class with Director Amandine Gay

Nov 10

NOV 10

2:00 PM–5:00 PM

KATHARINA OTTO-BERNSTEIN SCREENING ROOM, LENFEST CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 615 W. 129TH STREET

Speak Up (Ouvrir la Voix)

2:00 PM–5:00 PM    Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129th Street

Film/Panel Discussion:

Speak Up (Ouvrir la Voix)

A film by Amandine Gay (2017, 122 min.). Screening followed by a Q&A with Amandine Gay, Farah Griffin, and Maboula Soumahoro

To RSVP, please click here.To view the trailer, click here. Part of the film series "Blackness in French and Francophone Film" organized by the Columbia Maison Française and co-sponsored by the School of the Arts What does it mean to be a black woman in...   Read More

Speak Up (Ouvrir la Voix)

Nov 10

NOV 10

6:00 PM–7:30 PM

KATHARINA OTTO-BERNSTEIN SCREENING ROOM, LENFEST CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 615 W. 129TH STREET

Towards Tenderness (Vers la tendresse)

6:00 PM–7:30 PM    Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129th Street

Film/Panel Discussion:

Towards Tenderness (Vers la tendresse)

A film by Alice Diop (2016, 38 min). Screening followed by Q&A with director Alice Diop, Brent Edwards and Nora Philippe

To RSVP, please click here. Part of the film series "Blackness in French and Francophone Film" organized by the Columbia Maison Française and co-sponsored by the School of the Arts. Alice Diop’s short film charts the ragged terrain of masculinity as...   Read More

Towards Tenderness (Vers la tendresse)

Nov 12

NOV 12

6:30 PM–10:00 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Master Class with Director Alice Diop and screening of On Call (La Permanence)

6:30 PM–10:00 PM    Maison Francaise East Gallery, Buell Hall

Film/Lecture:

Master Class with Director Alice Diop and screening of On Call (La Permanence)

During her master class, Alice Diop will be joined in conversation by Maboula Soumahoro and Nora Philippe

To RSVP, please click here.To view the trailer, click here. Part of the film series "Blackness in French and Francophone Film" organized by the Columbia Maison Française and co-sponsored by the School of the Arts. ALICE DIOP’S MASTER...   Read More

Master Class with Director Alice Diop and screening of On Call (La Permanence)

Nov 13

NOV 13

6:30 PM–8:45 PM

KATHARINA OTTO-BERNSTEIN SCREENING ROOM, LENFEST CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 615 W. 129TH STREET

Like Dolls, I’ll Rise by Nora Philippe, Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux by Josza Anjembe, and Les Indes Galantes<b

6:30 PM–8:45 PM    Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129th Street

Film/Panel Discussion:

Like Dolls, I’ll Rise by Nora Philippe, Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux by Josza Anjembe, and Les Indes Galantes<b

Three short films and Q&A with director Nora Philippe

To RSVP, please click here.View the trailers for Like Dolls, I'll Rise and Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux; and the director's interview for Les Indes Galantes. Part of the film series "Blackness in...   Read More

Like Dolls, I’ll Rise by Nora Philippe, Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux by Josza Anjembe, and Les Indes Galantes<b

Nov 14

NOV 14

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Country Upside Down (Le Pays à l’envers)

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

Film/Panel Discussion:

The Country Upside Down (Le Pays à l’envers)

A film by Sylvaine Dampierre (2009, 90 min.). Screening followed by Q&A with director Sylvaine Dampierre, Kim Hall, and Nora Philippe

To RSVP, please click here.To view the trailer, click here. This is part of the film series "Blackness in French and Francophone Film" organized by the Columbia Maison Française and co-sponsored by the School of the Arts. In this personal journey through...   Read More

The Country Upside Down (Le Pays à l’envers)

Nov 16

NOV 16

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANCAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

Ouaga Girls

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

Film/Panel Discussion:

Ouaga Girls

A film by Theresa Traore Dahlberg (2016, 80 min.). Screening followed by Q&A with director Theresa Traore Dahlberg, Abosede George, and Nora Phliippe

To RSVP, please click here.To view the trailer, click here. Part of the film series "Blackness in French and Francophone Film" organized by the Columbia Maison Française and co-sponsored by the School of the Arts. A group of young women tweak machines and...   Read More

Ouaga Girls

Nov 19

NOV 19

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Book Club

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

Book Club:

Book Club

Un Roman français by Frédéric BeigbederModerated by Irene Bernstein Pechmèze   Read More

Book Club
December 2018

Dec 6

DEC 6

6:30 PM–9:00 PM

KATHARINA OTTO-BERNSTEIN SCREENING ROOM, LENFEST CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 615 W. 129TH STREET

Rafiki

6:30 PM–9:00 PM    Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129th Street

Film/Panel Discussion:

Rafiki

A film by Wanuri Kahiu (82 min).

To RSVP, please click here.To view the trailer, please click here. Part of the film series "Blackness in French and Francophone Film" organized by the Columbia Maison Française and co-sponsored by the School of the Arts. Kena helps her...   Read More

Rafiki

Dec 10

DEC 10

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE 2ND FLOOR, BUELL HALL

Book Club

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

Book Club:

Book Club

Rimbaud le fils by Pierre Michon and Les Jours fragiles by Philippe BessonModerated by Dr. Brion B. Reichler   Read More

Book Club