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Bastille Day 2019

FIAF’s Bastille Day Celebration

Sunday, July 14, 2019
12–5pm

Celebrate Bastille Day at New York’s liveliest summer fête presented by FIAF and Côte d’Azur France! Join us for a festive afternoon of French food, wine, culture, and live performances on 60th Street, from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue.

Bastille Day 2019

Bastille Day Prize Drawing

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Drawing at 5pm

Grand Prize — Luxury Escape to Côte d’Azur – Cannes for Two!

Additional prizes include a Thermomix® TM5 digital countertop appliance, a customized gold bracelet by Atelier Paulin, a Nespresso machine, dinner at Bar Boulud, a perfume masterclass with Atelier Cologne, French beauty products, gourmet gift baskets, and lots more.

Bastille Day 2019

Summer in Provence Tasting

Sunday, July 14, 2019
12-4:30pm
FIAF Tinker Auditorium

Discover the flavors of Provence with wines from Château d’Esclans, Château de la Clapière, Château La Gordonne, and Miraval, and cocktails from Ricard, beers from Kronenbourg, cheese from Président, and charcuterie from Trois Petits Cochons.

Bastille Day 2019

Champagne, Cocktail,
and Jazz Party

Sunday, July 14, 2019
1:30–3pm • 3:30–5pm
FIAF Skyroom
SOLD OUT

Champagnes from Besserat de Bellefon, Delamotte, Laurent-Perrier, Michel Gonet, and Pol Roger and cocktails from Giffard will be served along with treats from Jacques Torres Chocolate, Ladurée, and Maman Bakery. The Avalon Jazz Band will perform live music.

Bastille Day 2019

C’est la vie!

Sunday, July 14, 2019
5:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

In this delightful comedy from Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, the duo behind the award-winning film The Intouchables, a wedding planner/caterer must pull off a magnificent wedding in a 17th-century French château while the celebration and his personal life descend into chaos.

Fête

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.

Stand-Up

Blanche Gardin
BONNE NUIT BLANCHE

US Premiere
Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
NO LATE SEATING

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!

French Nuclear Submarine Thriller

The Wolf’s Call

US Premiere
Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Join writer-director and former diplomat Antonin Baudry for a special screening of his debut feature, The Wolf’s Call. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Baudry and Kent Jones, Director of the New York Film Festival. In the gripping thriller, the fate of a French nuclear submarine lies in the hands of a young man with the rare talent of being able to identify every sound he hears in the sea. In French with English subtitles.

FIAF:Gallery

Elodie Blanchard
Fabrications

May 1–May 31, 2019
FIAF Gallery

Award-winning French artist and designer Elodie Blanchard brings her signature vision and playfulness to the FIAF Gallery with a special exhibition featuring four unique projects created with a wide range of textiles and stitching techniques, in collaboration with WantedDesign, as part of NYCxDESIGN.

FIAF:Cinema

My Son

Weekend Screenings
Friday–Sunday, May 10–12, 2019
Friday–Sunday, May 17–19, 2019
2:30pm, 4:30pm, and 7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Christian Carion places long-time collaborator Guillaume Canet in unique shooting conditions to create this searing portrait of a man out of control, a father forced into violence by his desire to protect his seven-year-old son.

FIAF:Theater

The Heart
Réparer les vivants

US Premiere
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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.

CinéSalon Series

Burning Bright:
New French Filmmakers

Tuesdays, May 7–June 25, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

An annual highlight at FIAF, this year Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers will showcase recent noteworthy films by nine exciting young filmmakers, including seven US and NY premieres.

Focus on French Cinema Festival

Closing Night Party
In The Move For Love

NY Premiere
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

After 10 years together, two children, and a dog, Romane and Philippe find that they have fallen out of love. Rather than separate completely, they decide to create two distinct living spaces in their home. Directed by and starring real-life couple Romane Bohringer and Philippe Rebbot.

Post-screening Q&A with co-directors Romane Bohringer and Philippe Rebbot. Followed by the Festival’s Closing Night Party featuring wine and a buffet dinner.

Focus on French Cinema Festival

Invisibles

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
4pm
Followed by a wine and beer reception
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

When a town in France decides to close a homeless shelter for women, the social workers have only three months to help its residents get back on their feet and reintegrate into society. Directed by Louis-Julien Petit, the film humorously honors the resiliency of the human spirit.

Wine Tour de France 2019

An Aromatic Wine Journey Through Burgundy

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
7pm
FIAF Skyroom

Dive deep into one of the most prestigious wine regions in the world and explore the aromas and flavors of Burgundy’s famed pinot noir and chardonnay.

FIAF:Talks

Art and Wine at Versailles

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
12:30pm
FIAF Skyroom

Enjoy an intimate luncheon, featuring exclusive French wines and a fascinating conversation between Catherine Pégard, President of the Château de Versailles, and Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, co-owner of Château Mouton Rothschild. The conversation will be led by Philippe de Montebello, Director Emeritus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

FIAF:Cinema

Girls of the Sun

Weekend Screenings
Friday–Sunday, April 12–14, 2019
Friday–Sunday, April 19–21, 2019
2pm, 4:45pm, and 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

A French journalist bears witness as the “Girls of the Sun” battalion prepares to liberate their town in Kurdistan from the hands of extremists.

Wine Tour de France 2019

Back to Nature:
Pascaline Lepeltier and Will Horowitz

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
7pm
FIAF Skyroom

Join Pascaline Lepeltier, the first woman to be named Best Sommelier of France, and Will Horowitz, co-founder of Ducks Eatery, to discover France’s best organic and biodynamic wines.

Screening & Talk

A Special Evening with Isabelle Huppert

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Screening at 5pm
Conversation with Adam Gopnik at 6pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Join us for a special evening with celebrated French screen and stage actress Isabelle Huppert. A screening of the documentary I Love Isabelle Huppert (2017) will be followed by an exclusive conversation with Ms. Huppert and journalist Adam Gopnik.

CinéSalon Series

Isabelle Huppert On Screen

Tuesdays, March 5–April 23, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Among the greatest actresses of her generation, Isabelle Huppert, throughout her career, has audaciously pursued morally complex roles, fearlessly embracing the fragility and ferocity of human nature. See ten notable films from her award-winning career.

TILT Kids Festival 2019

March 2–31, 2019

TILT Kids Festival returns for a fourth edition of adventurous art for all audiences. Join us for extraordinary performances by the most innovative French, Francophone, and American artists in theater, music, dance, visual art, circus, and much more.

The Paris Opera & Ballet HD Screenings

The Paris Opera & Ballet
Les Contes d’Hoffmann

NY Premiere
Opera HD Screening
Sunday, February 24, 2019
1pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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.

Wine Tour de France 2019

Bubbles & Joy:
Champagne & Macaron Tasting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
7pm
FIAF Skyroom

Join FIAF for a special tasting featuring six premium Champagnes and discover the tradition behind the best sparkling wine in the world. Champagnes from Ayala, Besserat de Bellefon, and Laurent-Perrier, will be paired with sweet and savory macarons by Thierry Atlan.

The Paris Opera & Ballet HD Screenings

The Paris Opera & Ballet
Thierrée / Shechter / Pérez / Pite

NY Premiere
Ballet HD Screening
Sunday, February 3, 2019
1pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Featuring four contemporary choreographers’s 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.

Animation First 2019

Weekend of January 25–27, 2019

FIAF’s Animation First Festival celebrates France’s rich tradition as a pioneer of animation. Building on its wildly successful inaugural year, the second edition includes 17 premieres, provoking feature-length films, exciting shorts, immersive exhibits, video game demonstrations, panels with leading animators and film executives, and much more.

Video Art

Taming Nature:
Animated Perspectives

January 16–February 23, 2019
FIAF Gallery

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.

CinéSalon Series

Jacques Becker:
Liberating Cinema

Tuesdays, January 8–February 26, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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

Performance

PROTOTYPE Festival
Stinney: An American Execution

Opera Work-in-Progress
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5pm
Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 3pm
Post-Show Talk on Saturday, January 12
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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.

Party

Galette des Rois Celebration

Special Rendez-Vous
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
6:30–8pm
FIAF Skyroom

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

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.

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!

At the Library

Practice your French in the FIAF Library!

Zero faute!

Tuesdays at 6:30pm
June 11

Hone your listening comprehension skills with dictée, the classic exercise in writing correct French.

Homework SOS

Wednesdays, 5:30–7:30pm
June 12

Come to the library for free help with your language questions!

Faites vos jeux!

Thursdays at 6:30pm
June 13 —Taboo

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

Papotons!

Tuesdays at 6:30pm
June 4, 2019 Canceled

Casual and relaxed drop-in sessions to practice and improve your French conversational skills.

Petits potes

Thursday, 10:30–11:15am
May 23 & 30

Drop in, drop out to this relaxed library story hour and playtime for toddlers ages 1-4.

Cercles de lecture

Thursdays at 6:30pm
Advanced Beginner A2 • Jun 6

Explore French literature while honing your language skills in monthly book groups at the Library.

FIAF First Tuesdays

On the first Tuesday of each month, FIAF invites members, students, and friends to our Skyroom for an opportunity to converse in French over a glass of wine.

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!

Kids & Family

Petits potes

Thursday, 10:30–11:15am
May 23 & 30

Drop in, drop out to this relaxed library story hour and playtime for toddlers ages 1-4.

Events in Montclair

Join us in Montclair, New Jersey for wine and conversation evenings, art exhibitions, and film screenings for families.

Festinema Junior 2019

Monday, March 11– Sunday, March 17, 2019
Press & Teacher Screenings: February 19–21

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.

Serge Hamad
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.

FIAF Montclair
Spring Open House

Sunday, March 24, 2019
1–4pm

Join us at our spring open house in Montclair — enjoy free French classes for all ages and save on memberships and upcoming spring and summer classes.

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.

Gwenn Seemel
Crime Against Nature

Opening Reception
Friday, April 12, from 6-7pm

On view through May 9

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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