Tag: La Maison Francaise

Film: Les Francais c’est les autres

Documentary screening and Q&A with director Isabelle Wekstein-Steg, in conversation with Emmanuelle Saada. In this documentary, directors Mohamed Ulad and Isabelle Wekstein-Steg interviewed French high-school students, many of them first- second- or third- generation immigrants of African or North African...

/ November 15, 2017

Panel: Writing the Great War

Historians have long used literary texts about World War One as a major source for their analysis of the event. In the past decades, they have expanded their repertoire to a larger array of texts written by “ordinary witnesses,” and...

/ November 14, 2017

Film: The American in Paris

This new documentary tells the story of American volunteers in France during the First World War. Centered on the American Hospital of Paris, the film shows how thousands of doctors, nurses, and ambulance drivers stepped up to help France and,...

/ November 7, 2017

Lecture: Christine Angot

Christine Angot is one of France’s most prominent and controversial authors, whose works include the notorious L’Inceste, which has now appeared in English translation. Her literary works have received prizes including the Prix France Culture in 2005 (for Les Désaxés and Une partie du cœur),...

/ November 2, 2017

Film: The Assembly

This documentary examines how the Nuit Debout (Arise at Night) protest that took place in March 2016 in Paris turned into a kind of movement in the spirit of Occupy Wall Street, a new form of democratic Assembly, without a leader or...

/ October 24, 2017

Concert: Bach, Gaubert, Gaubert, Koechlin and Brandts Buys

JAYN ROSENFELD, flute BERNARD ROSE, piano With guest artist LUCY SHELTON, soprano Works by J.S. Bach, Philippe Gaubert, Charles Koechlin, and Jan Brandts Buys. Reservations:  212-998-8750 or maison.francaise@nyu.edu Tickets: $20.  General Admission $10.  Students with I.D. From La Maison Francaise at NYU. 

/ October 20, 2017

Film Screening: Les Gracieuses

Directed by Fatima Sissani, Les Gracieuses is a group portrait of six young women in their late twenties. The daughters of immigrant parents, they were born in the same building in a poor housing project in the eastern suburbs of Paris and...

/ October 13, 2017

Film Screening – Tahrir: Liberation Square

From Facebook thumbs up to the battle of stones, a history of hope, fear, despair, anger, pride and elation, Tahrir is the real-time chronicle of the two most exciting weeks in the history of modern Egypt as lived by their protagonists. Free...

/ October 12, 2017

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 University and friends from...

/ September 22, 2017

Cixousversaire: A Celebration of Hélène Cixous

World renowned and revered French writer, literary critic, and philosopher Hélène Cixous celebrates her 80th birthday in 2017. To mark this occasion, New York University is organizing a major event that will bring Hélène Cixous to the Washington Square Campus...

/ September 14, 2017