Upcoming Events


LIVE Events & Virtual CinéSalon


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Virtual CinéSalon Series

Nest of Spies:
France’s Top Secret Agents

April 7–April 28, 2020
Stream online anyday, anytime!

This April, FIAF introduces France’s stealthiest espionage experts in a special month-long virtual CinéSalon series featuring a delightful assortment of thrillers as well as hilarious send-ups of the genre.

Practice French

LIVE Papotons!

Live on Zoom
Wednesday, April 8, from 4–5pm

Papotons!, a casual and relaxed drop-in program for French language learners is moving online! Join us on Zoom to practice your French conversation skills.

LIVE Book Reading + Q&A

Karin Tanabe
A Hundred Sons

Thursday, April 9, 2020
7pm ET

Join bestselling historical fiction author Karin Tanabe for a LIVE online event celebrating the release of her fifth book, A Hundred Suns. Set in 1930’s Indochine, the evocative tale is full of romance, suspense, and surprise twists.

Free Documentary + LIVE Q&A

Braguino

Free Streaming
Friday, April 10–Thursday, April 16, 2020

LIVE Q&A with Director Clément Cogitore
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 5pm ET

Co-presented with Le Cinéma Club.

Watch the acclaimed documentary Braguino for free and join us for a LIVE online Q&A with director Clément Cogitore.

Two feuding families live in isolated wilderness in the Siberian taiga. Between the fear of the other, of wild beasts, and the joy provided by the immensity of the forest, a cruel tale unfolds, a tale in which tensions and fear give shape to the geography of an ancestral conflict.

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FIAF à la maison

New Picks Every Week!

From the comfort of home, enjoy LIVE events conceived by FIAF, and exciting cultural content created by artists, thinkers, and arts institutions from France, the US, and around the world.


Postponed / Suspended Events


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For All Ages

TILT Kids Day

Saturday, March 21, 2020
FIAF
Event Postponed

Fun for children and adults alike, TILT Kids Day features adventurous, innovative, and engaging programs in music, dance, visual art, and more from some of today’s most exciting French and American artists.

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Art de Vivre

Wine Tour de France 2020

March 25, April 23, May 13, and June 17
FIAF Skyroom
March 25 & April 23 Tastings Postponed

Join wine experts for a series of masterclass tastings featuring some of France’s most prestigious wines and Martinique Grand Rhums for a special tasting.

Attend two or more tastings and save up to 25% per tasting!

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Art de Vivre

Champagne Tasting:
The Quest for Perfection

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
7pm
FIAF Skyroom
Event Postponed

Vanessa Price, food & wine writer at New York magazine and founder of The Vinum Collective, leads a unique evening where you will discover the excellence of beautifully crafted Champagnes produced with a subtle blend of traditional savoir-faire and modernity.

FIAF:Talks

Philanthropy Today:
Private Wealth, Public Actions

A Conversation with Rob Reich, Axelle Davezac, and Hilary Pennington

Thursday, March 26, 2020
7pm
FIAF Skyroom
Event Postponed

Rob Reich, Stanford University Professor and philanthropy expert, Axelle Davezac, CEO of Fondation de France, and Hilary Pennington, Executive Vice President for Program at the Ford Foundation, engage in a cross-cultural conversation on the relationship of philanthropy to government.

Paris Photo New York

Fabiola Jean-Louis
Rewriting History

April 1–14, 2020
FIAF Gallery
Exhibition Postponed

Paris Photo, the acclaimed international art fair for photography, is making its New York debut this spring. As an extension of this inaugural edition, FIAF will present Rewriting History. Showcasing the striking and surreal vision of Haitian artist Fabiola Jean-Louis, the exhibition features works that recast narratives of key historical moments, with black women as their protagonists.

FIAF:Talks

Visionary Leaders:
Conversation with Thomas Piketty

Monday, April 20, 2020
7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
Event Postponed

French economist Thomas Piketty discusses inequality in the world today, marking the US release of Capital and Ideology, the audacious follow-up to his bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Wine Tour de France 2020
Art de Vivre

Songs and Sips with Susan Kostrzewa, Editor-in-Chief at Wine Enthusiast

Thursday, April 23, 2020
7pm
FIAF Skyroom
Event Postponed

Let yourself go with this fun pairing of dynamic rhythms inspired by six carefully selected wines. Get ready to tap your toes!

Wine Tour de France 2020
Art de Vivre

Bordeaux Tasting:
Three Estates, Two Hemispheres, One Family

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
7pm
FIAF Skyroom

Véronique Bonnie Laplane, co-owner of Château Malartic-Lagravière, Grand Cru Classé de Graves, will introduce you to their premium wines from France to Argentina, crafted with passion and a “Bordeaux touch.”

FIAF:Talks

Visionary Leaders:
Conversation with Christo

Monday, June 1, 2020
7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

In advance of a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, world famous artist Christo reflects on his career creating remarkable environmental works of art with his wife and artistic partner, Jeanne-Claude. He gives us an inside look at his upcoming project, Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped (2020).

Wine Tour de France 2020
Special Tasting

Voyage to La Martinique to Savor Its Exceptional Rhums

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
7pm
FIAF Skyroom

Kick off the summer season with a breezy tasting of rhums, cocktails, and treats from La Martinique. Dancer Frank Muhel, will lead you through the basics of the famous Zouk dance.

Exclusively at FIAF

Micro-Folie
A Digital Museum

FIAF Gallery
Program is on hold.

FIAF is proud to host the US debut of Micro-Folie, a digital museum that brings France’s finest artworks, spectacular performances, and dazzling cultural heritage to audiences around the world.

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For School Groups

Young Audience Program

Spring 2020
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

FIAF's education outreach initiative for tri-state area students returns for a new season with illuminating and adventurous art from France and Francophone countries. Films and performances are presented in our 360-seat theater and are open to both French and non-French speakers from K to 12th grade. Free for public and charter schools!

Program On Hiatus

Faites vos jeux!

No Upcoming Dates

Team up with fellow FIAF students to practice your French while playing fun games en français.

Celebration

Young Patrons Fall Fête

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
8–11pm

Join guest of honor Richard Frerejean Taittinger and fellow Young Patrons in FIAF’s Skyroom for the annual Young Patrons Fall Fête featuring cocktails, hors d’œuvres, and a DJ. Young Patrons receive complimentary tickets!

FIAF Members’ Holiday Party
at The French Consulate

Thursday, December 12, 2019
6:30–8:30pm

Celebrate the holidays with your FIAF famille at a festive soirée at the French Consulate’s beautiful mansion on Fifth Avenue. Enjoy Bûche de Noël, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music, and more!

Galette des Rois Celebration

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
6:30–8pm

Start the New Year the French way with the delicious tradition of galette des rois! Featuring delicious galettes by Dominique Ansel Kitchen and cider from Romilly Cidre.

Special Events

Fall Open House
& Free French Classes

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10am onwards

Get a taste of all FIAF has to offer! Enjoy free French classes for adults and kids, an animated film, an exhibition, library tours, a wine reception, a performance of Opening Night starring Isabelle Adjani, and more. Plus, get discounts on memberships, fall classes, and events.

Trophée des Arts Gala 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7pm

FIAF will honor Charlotte Gainsbourg, actress and musician, and Dominique Senequier, President of Ardian, at its 2019 Trophée des Arts Gala. This annual benefit raises funds to support FIAF’s mission to teach French, promote Francophone culture, and strengthen the relationship between French and American peoples.

TUNISIAN SOUK
Holiday Pop-Up Market

Friday, December 6, 2019
Shopping & Book Signings 4–7:30pm
Wine & Kemia Reception 6–7:30pm

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Shopping & Book Signings 10am–7pm

Shop and discover leading and emerging Tunisian brands, designers, and artisans, showcased in a one-of-a-kind pop-up at FIAF. Just in time for the holidays!

Performances

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.

The Heart
Réparer les vivants

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:30pm

Don’t miss a special 300th performance of acclaimed French actor Emmanuel Noblet’s Molière Award-winning adaptation of Maylis de Kerangal’s international best-seller. A poetic medical masterpiece, The Heart is a stirring race against time that unfolds over a 24-hour deadline to transplant a human heart. In French with English supertitles.

Blanche Gardin
BONNE NUIT BLANCHE

Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7:30pm

The hottest female comedian on the French comedy scene today, Blanche Gardin, makes her North American debut at FIAF with her Molière Award-winning new show BONNE NUIT BLANCHE. Don’t miss this hilarious show in French!

Stephane Wrembel’s
Django L’Impressionniste

Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:30pm

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel, acclaimed for his innovative musical interpretations of Gypsy legend Django Reinhardt, makes his FIAF debut with the North American premiere of Django L’Impressionniste.

Juliette Deschamps
The Tragedy of Dido

Friday, December 6, 2019
7:30pm

Featuring acclaimed actor Gale Harold
Post-performance Q&A with Juliette Deschamps

Mixing captivating video projection, live jazz music, and powerful storytelling, The Tragedy of Dido created by French videographer Juliette Deschamps paints an extraordinary portrait of Queen Dido, the legendary founder of Carthage.

Patrick Timsit
Book of My Mother

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020
7:30pm

Meet & Greet with Patrick Timsit after the Wednesday performance, and Q&A with Patrick Timsit and author Cécile David-Weill after the Thursday performance.

Acclaimed actor and humorist Patrick Timsit’s moving theatrical adaptation of Albert Cohen’s renowned memoir is a powerful tribute to “the mothers of the whole world.” Directed by Dominique Pitoiset.

Olivier Dubois
My Body

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7:30pm

A New York Times dance pick!

Olivier Dubois, one of the 25 best dancers in the world according to Dance Europe magazine, presents the US premiere of My Body, a playful participatory celebration of contemporary dance.

Chantal?

Saturday, March 7, 2020
7pm

Melding live music with Chantal Akerman’s words and one of her short films, cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton creates a touching ode to her long-time collaborator and companion.

Kids & Family

Tunisian Cooking Workshops
for Kids

Saturday, December 7, 2019
11:30am & 1:15pm

Bring the kids to FIAF for fun holiday cooking workshops where they will learn to make the famous Tunisian sweet Kaber Ellouz. Workshops are for ages 5–10 and will be led in English. Kids will take home the treats they make.

Petits potes

Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am
No upcoming dates

Toddlers (ages 1-4) enjoy a story hour time with songs and games.

Mr Chip’s Big Adventure

Saturday, March 21, 2020
10am–5pm

Explore renowned French illustrator Serge Bloch’s whimsical world and create your own playful illustrations! Embark on his adventure in an augmented reality treasure hunt!

Philosophy for Kids

Saturday, March 21, 2020
10:30–11am

Bring your budding intellectual to explore some of life’s biggest questions! This year, parents are also invited to engage in conversation about encouraging their children’s development.

Paper Plane

Saturday, March 21, 2020
11:20–11:40am • 1–1:20pm • 4–4:20pm

Be swept away on a magical voyage where characters jump off of the screen and immerse you in a wondrous universe of new sights and sounds.

Broken Box Mime Workshops

Saturday, March 21, 2020
11:45am–12:15pm • 1–1:30pm

Learn the basics of French pantomime, master the art of communicating through body language, and engage your imagination with NYC’s favorite silent storytellers!

Bounce!

Saturday, March 21, 2020
2–3pm

An international hit with audiences of all ages poses four musicians and dancers against an immense cube. Be amazed as they collide and bounce in a playful exploration of resilience.

Kids Afropeps Ball

Saturday, March 21, 2020
3–4pm

An exuberant dance party celebrating the songs and steps of West Africa, accompanied by live drumming. Dance traditional, ethnic, and urban moves! Kids are invited to dress up in their favorite party clothes.

Les petites histoires du Samedi

Saturdays, 11:30am-12pm
No upcoming dates

A family-style story hour featuring stories from books in the FIAF library collection as well from Storyplay*r, the digital library for kids available on Culturetheque.

FIAF First Tuesdays

On the first Tuesday of each month, join us at Rendez-Vous to practice your French over a glass of wine. Free for FIAF Members!

Rendez-Vous:
Valentine’s Day Theme

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
6:30–8:30pm

Join fellow French-speakers of all levels at FIAF for Valentine’s Day themed-games and a wine tasting presented by Gabriella Fine Wines.

Rendez-Vous: Fromage Edition

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join fellow French-speakers of all levels at FIAF for conversation, a special cheese and wine tasting, and fromage-themed trivia!

Rendez-Vous: Member Night!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
6:30–8pm

On May 7, we’re celebrating Member Night at FIAF First Tuesday! Join us for conversation en français, wine, and the CinéSalon screening of Love Blooms featuring a Q&A with director Michaël Dacheux. Members AND their guests can attend for free!

Rendez-Vous: Les Voyages

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join fellow French-speakers of all levels at FIAF for a special travel-themed evening with wine and games!

Rendez-Vous: Oct 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join FIAF members, students, and friends in Tinker Auditorium for an opportunity to converse in French over a glass of wine. All levels of French welcome.

Rendez-Vous: Nov 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join FIAF members, students, and friends in the Skyroom for an opportunity to converse in French over a glass of wine. All levels of French welcome.

Rendez-Vous: Dec 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:30–8pm

Join FIAF members, students, and friends in the Skyroom for an opportunity to converse in French over a glass of wine. All levels of French welcome.

Rendez-Vous

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
6:30–8pm

Join us in the FIAF Skyroom to converse in French over a glass of wine and make new friends. All levels of French welcome. Free for FIAF Members!

Rendez-Vous

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
6:30–8pm

Join us in the FIAF Skyroom to converse in French over a glass of wine and make new friends. All levels of French welcome. Free for FIAF Members!

Rendez-Vous LIVE
with Author Marc Levy

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
5pm ET

Bestselling French author Marc Levy joins us for Rendez-Vous LIVE, a virtual reimagining of FIAF’s popular meet-up event. He will discuss how personal freedoms are challenged during a global pandemic, and how to harness inspiration and creativity during times of stress.

Library Events

Practice and perfect your French through fun programs offered at the FIAF Library.

Zero faute!

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
No upcoming dates

Hone your listening comprehension skills in this classic exercise in writing correct French.

Petits potes

Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am
No upcoming dates

Toddlers (ages 1-4) enjoy a story hour time with songs and games.

LIVE Papotons!

Live on Zoom
Wednesday, April 8, from 4–5pm

Papotons!, a casual and relaxed drop-in program for French language learners is moving online! Join us on Zoom to practice your French conversation skills.

Les petites histoires du Samedi

Saturdays, 11:30am-12pm
No upcoming dates

A family-style story hour featuring stories from books in the FIAF library collection as well from Storyplay*r, the digital library for kids available on Culturetheque.

Hosted by FIAF

NEXT STOP

Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 7pm
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:30pm & 7pm

NYC Department of Education Theater Program presents NEXT STOP, an original musical created by inspired and creative public school teens from the All IN(clusive) All-City Theatre Ensemble. A team of professional theater artist educators guided the teens as they created this original work.

France eMOTION
A Digitally Animated Exhibition

June 4–June 14, 2019

Embark on an animated journey through some of France’s most iconic sites and monuments including the Arc de Triomphe, Musée du quai Branly, and more. France eMotion features 35 original pieces that come alive through augmented reality and inspire viewers to (re)discover France’s rich heritage.

Events in Montclair

All March events in Montclair including Rendez-Vous on Friday, March 20 and the Open House on Sunday, March 22 are canceled.

Festinema Junior 2019

Festival Dates: March 11–17, 2019

Festinema Junior, a French film festival and educational program geared toward children and teens will present screenings from March 11 to 17 for families and school groups at Montclair Film, Montclair Public Library, and Montclair Art Museum (MAM).

Rendez-Vous in Montclair:
Special Francophonie Edition

Friday, March 15, 2019
6–9pm

FIAF Montclair invites you to a special Francophonie edition of Rendez-Vous! Preview artist Serge Hamad’s new exhibition, dance to live performances by Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza and Violette, and enjoy wine and delicious Haïtian snacks while you mingle en français.

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Temporal Perception

March 15–April 11, 2019

FIAF Montclair presents Temporal Perception, a new exhibition by French-Algerian artist Serge Hamad. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, March 15, from 6-7pm.

Gwenn Seemel
Crime Against Nature

April 12–May 9, 2019

FIAF Montclair presents Crime Against Nature, a new exhibition by artist Gwenn Seemel. Meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, April 12, from 6-7pm.

Rendez-Vous in Montclair

Friday, April 12, 2019
6–9pm

Kick off your weekend with an evening of art and mingling en français at FIAF Montclair. Join us for the opening reception from 6-7pm for Crime Against Nature, a new exhibition by artist Gwenn Seemel, and then stay to practice your French (all levels) at Rendez-Vous from 7-9pm.

Works On Paper I

May 10–June 6, 2019

Featuring three New Jersey-based artists—Debrah Block Krol, Jennifer Markovitz, and Michelle Tomasso—Works On Paper I showcases unique works in a variety of media.

Rendez-Vous in Montclair

Friday, May 10, 2019
6–9pm

Kick off your weekend with an evening of art and mingling en français at FIAF Montclair. Join us for the opening reception from 6-7pm for Works On Paper, a new exhibition by artists Debrah Block Krol, Jennifer Markovitz, and Michelle Tomasso, and then stay to practice your French (all levels) at Rendez-Vous from 7-9pm.

Rendez-Vous in Montclair

Friday, June 7, 2019
6–9pm

Kick off your weekend with an evening of art and mingling en français at FIAF Montclair. Join us for the opening reception from 6-7pm for Works On Paper, a new exhibition by artists Benedetta Balsimelli, Nanci Iovino, and Martha Kelshaw, and then stay to practice your French (all levels) at Rendez-Vous from 7-9pm.

Works On Paper II

June 7–September 13, 2019

Featuring three New Jersey-based artists—Benedetta Balsimelli, Nanci Iovino, and Martha Kelshaw—Works On Paper II showcases unique works in a variety of media.

Bastille Day Party in Montclair

Sunday, July 14, 2019
5–6pm: Cocktail Hour
6–9pm: Garden Party

Featuring a Cocktail Hour, a New Orleans-inspired buffet campagnard prepared by Michelin-rated chef Nicolas Houlbert and local owner/chef boulanger Arben Gasi, French wines, desserts, a concert by the renowned New Orleans Jazz band Gumbo Royale, and a chance to win fabulous prizes.

FIAF Montclair
Fall Open House

Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 1–5:30pm

Join us at our fall open house in Montclair, New Jersey. Sample our French classes for free and enjoy fun activities for all ages. Save on memberships and upcoming fall classes.

Rendez-Vous in Montclair

Friday, October 11, 2019
6–9pm

Kick off your weekend with an evening of art and mingling en français at FIAF Montclair. Preview the exhibition Ruminations & Reflections by artist Anjum Saeed, play French trivia, and practice your French over a glass of wine.

Possession

Friday, October 25, 2019
7:30pm

Was Isabelle Adjani truly possessed while shooting this allegorical fantasy about a couple separating in the shadow of the Berlin Wall? You might think so when you witness her César-winning performance as an alienated housewife and her doppelgänger in this paranoid masterpiece by Andrzej Zulawski.

Quartet

Saturday, October 26, 2019
7:30pm

This gripping Merchant Ivory adaptation of Jean Rhys’s acclaimed autobiographical novel features Isabelle Adjani as a penniless young woman who is toyed with by a wealthy British couple in 1920s Paris. Directed by James Ivory.

Camille Claudel

Sunday, October 27, 2019
7:30pm

With this emotionally bare biopic, Isabelle Adjani won her third César, was nominated for an Oscar, and righted a historical wrong by turning the spotlight on Camille Claudel, scorned mistress of Rodin (played by Gérard Depardieu) and an artistic genius in her own right. Directed by Bruno Nuytten.

Conversation & Book Signing
with Elaine Sciolino

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7pm

Meet Elaine Sciolino, best-selling author and former Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, at a special talk and book signing event celebrating the launch of her new book The Seine: The River That Made Paris.

The Science of Sleep

Friday, November 22, 2019
7:30pm

Charlotte Gainsbourg joins maverick director Michel Gondry to explore the tenuous line between dream and reality in this charming tale of a Mexican inventor who moves to Paris, falls in love with his neighbor and invites her into his dreams.

Melancholia

Saturday, November 23, 2019
7:30pm

Charlotte Gainsbourg’s second of three landmark collaborations with Danish auteur Lars von Trier starts with an epically botched wedding party and culminates in the earth’s collision with a rogue planet, delivering an aesthetically sublime vision of human frailty along the way.

Jane Eyre

Sunday, November 24, 2019
7:30pm

Franco Zeffirelli’s triumphant adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece beguiles with its visual elegance without sacrificing the novel’s emotional rawness. In the role of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Gainsbourg refined her trademark mix of deceptive fragility and fierce intelligence, delivering one of her finest performances.

My Mommy is in America, She Met Buffalo Bill

Saturday, December 7, 2019
3pm

For ages 5-10. Based on the award-winning book of the same name, this winner of the Special Jury Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival is a beautifully moving tale about childhood loss and the need even for adults to hide from the truth at times.

Kelly Reilly
Altar

January 17–February 20, 2020

FIAF Montclair presents Altar, an exhibition of intriguing photograms by New Jersey-born artist Kelly Reilly. The photograms are elegiac observations of erosion, history, emptiness, and the ebb and flow of time.

Inna Bruter
Light through we

February 21–March 20, 2020

FIAF Montclair presents Light through we, an exhibition of works on paper by New Jersey-based, Moldova-born artist Inna Bruter. The works evoke and celebrate what is often private, reflecting emotions, dreams, and growth of personal wisdom.

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