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June 2022

Jun 3–Sep 9

JUN 3–SEP 9

7:00 PM–11:00 PM

IN NYC PARKS

Films on the Green 2022

7:00 PM–11:00 PM    In NYC Parks

Film:

Films on the Green 2022

free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by Villa Albertine, the French Embassy, FACE Foundation, and NYC Parks.

This year’s edition of Films on the Green, with the theme "From Page to Screen," spotlights 12 diverse and world-class literary adaptations, coming to 9 different parks across Manhattan and Brooklyn from June 3 to September 9.   Film in French with English subtitlesFREE...   Read More

Films on the Green 2022
September 2022

Sep 8–Oct 27

SEP 8–OCT 27

7:00 PM–10:00 PM

SEE FILMS DESCRIPTIONS FOR SCREENING LOCATIONS

Being in the World: People and the Planet in French and Francophone Cinema

7:00 PM–10:00 PM    See films descriptions for screening locations

Film:

Being in the World: People and the Planet in French and Francophone Cinema

Columbia Maison Francaise Film Festival

Produced and presented by Columbia Maison Française With additional support provided by Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Columbia Climate School, Knapp Family Foundation, Paul LeClerc Centennial Fund, Columbia University Institute for Ideas and Imagination,...   Read More

Being in the World: People and the Planet in French and Francophone Cinema

Sep 8

SEP 8

7:30 PM–9:30 PM

LOW LIBRARY PLAZA, COLUMBIA MORNINGSIDE CAMPUS, 116TH STREET ENTRANCE

The Velvet Queen by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier (2020).

7:30 PM–9:30 PM    Low Library Plaza, Columbia Morningside campus, 116th Street entrance

Film:

The Velvet Queen by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier (2020).

SPECIAL OUTDOOR CINEMA EVENT (FILMS ON THE GREEN)

The Velvet Queen (La panthère des neiges) by Marie Amiguet et Vincent Munier (2020)Documentary.Film in French with English subtitles. Event location:  Low Library Plaza, Columbia Morningside campus, 116th Street...   Read More

The Velvet Queen by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier (2020).

Sep 1118

SEP 1118

7:00 PM

ONLINE

Virtual screening:A Cow’s Life (Bovines ou la vraie vie des vaches) by Emmanuel Gras (2011)

7:00 PM    Online

Film:

Virtual screening: A Cow’s Life (Bovines ou la vraie vie des vaches) by Emmanuel Gras (2011) 

Documentary, 64 min

Emmanuel Gras will join us for a virtual discussion of his film A Cow’s Life on September 14 from 1:00 to 1:45 PM. RSVP HERE for a link to view the film online between September 11 and 18. RSVP    Read More

Virtual screening:A Cow’s Life (Bovines ou la vraie vie des vaches) by Emmanuel Gras (2011)

Sep 14

SEP 14

1:00 PM–1:45 PM

ONLINE

Online Q&A with A Cow\'s Life\'s director Emmanuel Gras

1:00 PM–1:45 PM    Online

Roundtable Discussion:

Online Q&A with A Cow's Life's director Emmanuel Gras

Emmanuel Gras will join us for a virtual discussion of his film A Cow’s Life on September 14 from 1:00 to 1:45 PM. RSVP HERE for a link to view the film online between September 11 and 18. RSVP    Read More

Online Q&A with A Cow\'s Life\'s director Emmanuel Gras

Sep 14

SEP 14

7:00 PM–9:30 PM

COWIN AUDITORIUM, TEACHERS COLLEGE, BROADWAY AND 120TH STREET

Above Water by Aïssa Maïga (2021)

7:00 PM–9:30 PM    Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College, Broadway and 120th Street

Film:

Above Water by Aïssa Maïga (2021)

Documentary, 89 min

Documentary followed by a discussion and Q&A with Upmanu Lall and Rhiannon Stephens, moderated by Shanny Peer RSVP HERE From one end of the globe to the other, water is becoming increasingly scarce. For a billion people, access to safe drinking water is extremely...   Read More

Above Water by Aïssa Maïga (2021)

Sep 16

SEP 16

7:30 PM–10:00 PM

LOW LIBRARY PLAZA, COLUMBIA MORNINGSIDE CAMPUS, 116TH STREET ENTRANCE

The Big Blue(Le Grand Bleu) by Luc Besson, 1988

7:30 PM–10:00 PM     Low Library Plaza, Columbia Morningside campus, 116th Street entrance

Film:

The Big Blue (Le Grand Bleu) by Luc Besson, 1988

168 min. Fiction, inspired by a true story

RSVP HERE Director Luc Besson is famous for his imaginative visual technique and breathtaking action sequences. The Big Blue features gorgeous underwater photography and spectacular location shooting in the French Antibes, the Greek islands, Peru, and...   Read More

The Big Blue(Le Grand Bleu) by Luc Besson, 1988

Sep 23

SEP 23

7:00 PM–9:00 PM

COWIN AUDITORIUM, TEACHERS COLLEGE, BROADWAY AND 120TH STREET

Farrebique, or The Four Seasons(Farrebique, ou les quatre saisons) byGeorges Rouquier (1946)

7:00 PM–9:00 PM    Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College, Broadway and 120th Street

Film:

Farrebique, or The Four Seasons (Farrebique, ou les quatre saisons) by Georges Rouquier (1946)

90 min. Docu-fiction introduced by Richard Peña and Shanny Peer

RSVP HERE Farrebique, the first feature-length film by French filmmaker Georges Rouqier, is widely regarded as his finest work. Rouqier concentrates on his ancestral family’s farm in the Rouergue, following the family and their neighbors through the...   Read More

Farrebique, or The Four Seasons(Farrebique, ou les quatre saisons) byGeorges Rouquier (1946)

Sep 30

SEP 30

7:00 PM–8:30 PM

COWIN AUDITORIUM, TEACHERS COLLEGE, BROADWAY AND 120TH STREET

Narcisse(2022 U.S. Premiere), and three other short films by Julie Gautier

7:00 PM–8:30 PM    Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College, Broadway and 120th Street

Film:

Narcisse (2022 U.S. Premiere), and three other short films by Julie Gautier

Followed by a discussion and Q&A with director Julie Gautier and Gabri Christa, moderated by Shanny Peer

RSVP HERE In One Breath Around the World, French free-diving champions Julie Gautier and Guillaume Néry take viewers on an underwater odyssey across the globe. Shooting underwater in locations from Mauritius to Mexico to Japan, Néry and...   Read More

Narcisse(2022 U.S. Premiere), and three other short films by Julie Gautier
October 2022

Oct 39

OCT 39

7:00 PM–11:00 PM

ONLINE

Virtual screening: Animal by Cyril Dion (2021)

7:00 PM–11:00 PM    Online

Film:

Virtual screening: Animal by Cyril Dion (2021) 

Documentary, 105 min

In connection with this virtual screening, we will present an online discussion and Q&A with Director Cyril Dion, Leah Aronowsky, and Jérémy Désir, moderated by Shanny Peer, on Thursday, October 6, 2:00-3:00 PM RSVP HERE to...   Read More

Virtual screening: Animal by Cyril Dion (2021)

Oct 6

OCT 6

2:00 PM–3:00 PM

ONLINE

Q&A with Animal\'s director Cyril Dion,Leah Aronowsky, and Jérémy Désir

2:00 PM–3:00 PM    Online

Roundtable Discussion:

Q&A with Animal's director Cyril Dion, Leah Aronowsky, and Jérémy

Moderated by Shanny Peer

RSVP HERE to receive a link to view the film online between October 3 and 9 RSVP HERE for the virtual discussion with director Cyril Dion on October 6 The place of humankind among the living is the main subject of this film. At the instigation of...   Read More

Q&A with Animal\'s director Cyril Dion,Leah Aronowsky, and Jérémy Désir

Oct 6

OCT 6

7:00 PM–9:30 PM

COWIN AUDITORIUM, TEACHERS COLLEGE, BROADWAY AND 120TH STREET

Pierre Rabhi: In the Name of the Earth(Pierre Rabhi: au nom de la terre) byMarie-DominiqueDhelsing (2013)

7:00 PM–9:30 PM    Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College, Broadway and 120th Street

Film:

Pierre Rabhi: In the Name of the Earth (Pierre Rabhi: au nom de la terre) by Marie-Dominique Dhelsing (2013)

98 min. Documentary followed by a discussion with Ralph Ghoche and Jeffrey Potent, moderated by Shanny Peer

U.S. Premiere, and first showing of English subtitled version RSVP HERE Pierre Rabhi was a farmer, writer, thinker, and international activist. He was one of the pioneers of agroecology in France. Passionate and committed for...   Read More

Pierre Rabhi: In the Name of the Earth(Pierre Rabhi: au nom de la terre) byMarie-DominiqueDhelsing (2013)

Oct 12

OCT 12

7:00 PM–9:30 PM

COWIN AUDITORIUM, TEACHERS COLLEGE, BROADWAY AND 120TH STREET

A Bigger World(Un Monde plus grand) byFabienne Berthaud (2019)

7:00 PM–9:30 PM    Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College, Broadway and 120th Street

Film:

A Bigger World (Un Monde plus grand) by Fabienne Berthaud (2019)

100 min. Fiction, based on a true story

Screening followed by a discussion and Q&A with Corine Sombrun and Audrey Breton, moderated by Shanny Peer RSVP HERE In order to get over the death of Paul, the love of her life, Corine (played by Cécile de France) leaves Paris for a few...   Read More

A Bigger World(Un Monde plus grand) byFabienne Berthaud (2019)

Oct 1316

OCT 1316

7:00 PM–11:00 PM

ONLINE

VIRTUAL SCREENING:Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog (2010)

7:00 PM–11:00 PM    Online

Film:

VIRTUAL SCREENING: Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog (2010)

89 min. Documentary

RSVP HERE to receive a link to view the film online between October 13 and October 16 Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc caves of Southern France and captures some of the oldest known and most...   Read More

VIRTUAL SCREENING:Cave of Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog (2010)

Oct 13

OCT 13

7:00 PM–9:30 PM

COWIN AUDITORIUM, TEACHERS COLLEGE, BROADWAY AND 120TH STREET

Antarctica: Ice and Sky(La glace et le ciel) byLuc Jacquet, 2015

7:00 PM–9:30 PM    Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College, Broadway and 120th Street

Film:

Antarctica: Ice and Sky(La glace et le ciel) by Luc Jacquet, 2015

89 min. Documentary followed by a discussion with Maureen Raymo and Jonny Kingslake, moderated by Shanny Peer

RSVP HERE Antarctica: Ice and Sky tells the story of French glaciologist Claude Lorius, who found his life’s calling at age 23 on a scientific expedition to the Antarctic and became one of the first scientists to call attention to anthropogenic...   Read More

Antarctica: Ice and Sky(La glace et le ciel) byLuc Jacquet, 2015

Oct 18

OCT 18

7:00 PM–8:30 PM

MAISON FRANçAISE EAST GALLERY, BUELL HALL

The Red Turtle(La tortue rouge) byMichael Dudok de Wit (2016)

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

Film:

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) by Michael Dudok de Wit (2016)

80 min. Animation film, introduced by Shanny Peer

RSVP HERE Through the story of a man shipwrecked alone on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, and his encounter with a mysterious red turtle, The Red Turtle recounts the milestones in the life of a human being living in direct...   Read More

The Red Turtle(La tortue rouge) byMichael Dudok de Wit (2016)

Oct 20

OCT 20

7:00 PM–9:30 PM

COWIN AUDITORIUM, TEACHERS COLLEGE, BROADWAY AND 120TH STREET

The Great Green Wall byJared P. Scott (2019)

7:00 PM–9:30 PM    Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College, Broadway and 120th Street

Film:

The Great Green Wall by Jared P. Scott (2019)

90 min. Documentary

Language: English, French, Bambara, Tigrigna, Hausa, with English subtitles Documentary followed by a discussion and Q&A with Director Jared P. Scott, John Furlow and Alex de Sherbinen, moderated by Shanny Peer  RSVP    Read More

The Great Green Wall byJared P. Scott (2019)

Oct 27

OCT 27

7:00 PM–9:30 PM

COWIN AUDITORIUM, TEACHERS COLLEGE, BROADWAY AND 120TH STREET

Bigger Than UsbyFlore Vasseur (2020)

7:00 PM–9:30 PM    Cowin Auditorium, Teachers College, Broadway and 120th Street

Film:

Bigger Than Us by Flore Vasseur (2020)

96 min. Documentary

Followed by a discussion and Q&A with Director Flore Vasseur and Francesco Fiondella, moderated by Shanny Peer RSVP HERE Filmed in Malawi, Lebanon, Brazil, the U.S., Greece, Indonesia and Uganda, Bigger Than Us is a feature-length...   Read More

Bigger Than UsbyFlore Vasseur (2020)