WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 7-9:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to health problems, Amos Gitai is not able to be present for the screening tonight, but he will be at the Maison Francaise tomorrow evening for a Master Class with Christian Delage from 6 to 8 p.m. He will take some time to answer any questions about this film during the Master Class on Thursday.
Amos Gitai, 2008, 88 min.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Victor and his mother, Rivka, struggle to come to terms with the history of the Holocaust and its impact on their family, against the backdrop of the 1983 trial of Klaus Barbie and a visit 25 years later to the memorial to French Jews deported during the Nazi occupation.
Event co-sponsored by the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University and the New York Consulate of Israel
Please join us the next day, THURSDAY MARCH 22 from 6-8 p.m. for a Master Class with Amos Gitai.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Annual French Graduate Student Association Conference
Participants in the conference will reflect on the ways in which different disciplines (literature, history, philosophy, film, sociology, science, art, and more) within the French and Francophone traditions attempt to "make sense" of man and his place in the world -- or attempt to do away with "sense-making" altogether. How does a poet, a philosopher, a filmmaker, an anthropologist, or a physicist "make sense" of his or her chosen subject? What happens when he or she fails to do so? Under what circumstances is it appropriate or appealing to not make sense? Speakers will offer 20-minute presentations from a wide range of disciplines and time periods (covering the Middle Ages through the 21st century).
More information is available at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/french/graduate/confs.htm
MONDAY, MARCH 5, 6-8:30 p.m.
Screening followed by Q & A with writer/director Ismaël Ferroukhi
Film by Ismaël Ferroukhi, 2004, 108 min.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall
Ismaël Ferroukhi joins us for a Q & A to discuss both Le Grand Voyage and his new movie, Free Men, opening in New York this week. Le Grand Voyage presents the story of a young French-Moroccan man and his father, who become closer sharing a drive from southern France to Mecca on a pilgrimage.
Ismaël Ferroukhi's most recent film, Free Men, will open in New York City on Friday, March 16 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Quad Cinema, and then expand to other cities in subsequent weeks. Visit http://www.filmmovement.com for more information.
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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 7:30 p.m.
Screening followed by Q & A with writer/director/actor Mathieu Amalric
Mathieu Amalric, 2010, 111 min.
Event Location: Dodge Hall, Room 511
Event open to CUID card holders only
Joachim is a French TV producer who leaves everything behind to start a new life in America. He comes back with a cast of American New Burlesque striptease showgirls who get an enthusiastic response from men and women alike. This film premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, winning Amalric the Best Director Award, and has not been released in the U.S. Please note that it would be rated R in the U.S.
This event is part of UniFrance's On Set With French Cinema film series and is co-sponsored by the CU School of the Arts Film Program.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Maison Française, Buell Hall, 2nd Floor
Souleymane Bachir Diagne will give a lecture on the topic of postcolonial Bergson.
Souleymane Bachir Diagne is Professor of French and Philosophy at Columbia University. He is the author of several works including Comment philosopher en Islam ( 2008), Islam and the Open Society. Fidelity and Movement in the Philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal (2011), and most recently, Bergson postcolonial. L’élan vital dans la pensée de Léopold Sédar Senghor et de Mohamed Iqbal (2011), which was awarded the Dagnan-Bouveret prize by the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences for 2011.
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema returns to New York March 1-11 at Lincoln Center! Special discount on tickets for Columbia students.
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is North America’s leading showcase for the best in contemporary French film. This year's program includes two dozen New York premieres, including French box-office sensation The Intouchables, new work from master directors André Téchiné, Benoît Jacquot and Alain Cavalier, plus Delicacy, the latest from Audrey Tautou, who will join us to present the film!
Please click here for full program and to purchase tickets, on sale now.
Take advantage of the special discount price for Columbia students, only $10. When purchasing tickets, just select "Columbia" and be sure to bring your CUID to the screening.
Presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and UniFrance
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Nicole Brenez, with a response by Kent Jones
Event location: Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive north of 116th street. For map and directions, please click here.
Nicole Brenez is professor of Cinema Studies at Universite Paris 3. She is a film historian, curator and leading specialist of avant-garde cinema. Her books include Cinéma d'avant-garde (2007), Abel Ferrara (2007), and Chantal Akerman (2011).
Kent Jones is a writer and filmmaker in New York.
This talk is featured as part of the Columbia Maison Française series on Cinema: History and Theory, and is co-sponsored by the Sites of Cinema University Seminar chaired by Jane Gaines.
Generous support was provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Nicole Brenez presents this talk in connection with the film series she curated for the Anthology Film Archives, Internationalist Cinema for Today, taking place March 2-11, 2012.
For more information and full screening program, please click here.
On Friday, March 2, at 4 p.m., Nicole Brenez will give a related talk at CUNY entitled "An Incandescent Atmosphere: Internationalist Cinema for Today." For more information, please click here.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 6-7:30 p.m.
Irène Théry explores what the DSK Affair and its aftermath reveal about attitudes toward rape and sexual violence, sexuality and seduction, feminism, and, from a legal perspective, the presumption of innocence and victims' rights, in a comparative, transatlantic perspective.
Irène Théry is a sociologist at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Centre Norbert Elias, Marseille and Centre Raymond Aron, Paris). A specialist of the sociology of the family and private life, her research and public action focus on changing family structures, gender relationships and generational differences.
Event co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWAG)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 7:30 p.m.
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2008, 81 min.
Film presented in connection with the February 15 roundtable on "French and Francophone Cinemas in Dialogue"
This comedy of errors by award-winning Chadian director Mahamet-Saleh Haroun (who won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010) tells the story of a family recently emigrated from the Ivory Coast to Bordeaux, reeling from a number of setbacks. An extra-marital affair leads to Hortense's separation from her older, very traditional African husband, who is in for a shock when he discovers her love affair, his eldest son's secret love life, and the responsibilities of being a single parent.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
Lecture by Pierre Birnbaum
Location: Earl Hall Auditorium (1 floor up from lobby). Please click here for campus map.
This talk, presented in connection with the new edition of Pierre Birnbaum's work Le peuple et les gros, under the title Genèse du populisme, explores how eating pork in Paris and other cities can be read as a sign of identity crisis in French society--a way of excluding from the public space others who are different, in this case, Jews or Muslims who follow dietary laws forbidding the consumption of pork.
Pierre Birnbaum is an emeritus professor of political sociology at Université Paris I and currently a visiting scholar at NYU's Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization. He is an eminent authority on the political history of Jews in France, and on relations between Jews and the State in different contemporary societies. His books include The Jews of the Republic: A History of State Jews from Gambetta to Vichy (Stanford, 1996) and Paths for Emancipation: Jews, States, and Citizenship (Princeton, 1995).