UPCOMING EVENTS

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Jacques Becker:
Liberating Cinema

CinéSalon Series
Tuesdays, Jan 8–Feb 26

This retrospective of the films of Jacques Becker, whose richly detailed worlds, indelible characters, and a humanist outlook elevated genre filmmaking to an art form, features some of Becker’s most celebrated films along with lesser known gems.

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Animation First 2019

Fri, Jan 25–Sun, Jan 27

Join us for the second edition of FIAF’s wildly successful festival of French animation featuring provoking feature-length films, exciting shorts, immersive exhibits, video game demonstrations, panels with filmmakers, and much more.

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The Paris Opera & Ballet

Thierrée / Shechter / Pérez / Pite

NY Premiere HD Screening
Ballet
Sun, Feb 3 at 1pm

Introduced by Adrian Danchig-Waring, Principal Dancer with NYC Ballet.

Featuring four contemporary choreographers’ work for The Paris Opera’s resident ballet company, this diverse program includes James Thierrée's take-over of the Palais Garnier’s public spaces, Crystal Pite’s dazzling The Seasons’ Canon, Iván Pérez’s premiere for ten male dancers, and Hofesh Shechter’s new version of The Art of Not Looking Back.

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The Paris Opera & Ballet

Les Contes d’Hoffmann

NY Premiere HD Screening
Opera
Sun, Feb 24 at 1pm

Tenor Ramón Vargas stars in Offenbach's episodic romance Les Contes d'Hoffmann in a spectacular production directed by Robert Carsen and conducted by Paris Opera's Music Director Philippe Jordan. This adaptation of three tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann, with a sprinkling of Goethe's Faust, portrays the German poet as both narrator and hero recounting his love affairs with Olympia, Antonia, and Giulietta.

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Taming Nature:
Animated Perspectives

Exhibition
On view through Feb 23

As a special introduction to FIAF’s Animation First Festival, see recent video art by three exciting women artists from France: Vergine Keaton, Françoise Pétrovitch, and Christine Rebet. Their works explore how nature and humans adapt to changing and sometimes hostile environments.

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TILT Kids Festival 2019

Sat, Mar 2–Sun, Mar 31

TILT returns for a fourth edition with adventurous art for all audiences. Join us for theater, music, dance, visual art, circus, and more by celebrated and innovative French, Francophone, and American artists!

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Young Audience Program

Various Events & Dates

New York City students from all five boroughs are invited to experience the best of French cultural and educational programming at FIAF through films, performances, and concerts. Study guides and post-show Q&As create an engaging learning experience.

RECENT EVENTS

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Galette des Rois Celebration

Party
Tue, Jan 8, from 6:30–8pm

Start the New Year the French way with the delicious tradition of galette des rois and cidre!

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PROTOTYPE Festival

Stinney: An American Execution

Opera Work-in-Progress
Sat, Jan 12 at 5pm
Sun, Jan 13 at 3pm
Post-Show Talk on Sat, Jan 12

Based on a true story, this bold new opera by Frances Pollock, examines racial and social divides in a small town in South Carolina and the terrifying consequences it had on a fourteen year old black boy.

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Time / Date - Wednesday, January 2, 2019 11:00 am

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Time / Date - Tuesday, January 15, 2019 01:00 pm

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Thursday, January 10, 2019 04:00 pm

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Performance

PROTOTYPE Festival
Stinney: An American Execution

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3pm
Post-Show Talk on Saturday, January 12

Based on a true story, Stinney: An American Execution, a bold new opera by Frances Pollock, examines racial and social divides in a small town in South Carolina and the terrifying consequences it had on a fourteen year old black boy.