Recently Held Events

A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia
Tunisian Cinema

Dear Son

NY Premiere
Saturday, December 7, 2019
7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-screening Q&A with Mohamed Ben Attia

Director Mohamed Ben Attia explores generational gulfs and fraying family ties in contemporary Tunisia in this deeply moving drama about a father searching for his missing son.

A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia
Tunisian Cinema

Beauty and the Dogs

Saturday, December 7, 2019
4pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

When a young Tunisian woman—a tour-de-force performance from newcomer Mariam Al Ferjani—is raped by police officers after leaving a party she is propelled into a harrowing night in which she must fight for her rights even though justice lies on the side of her tormentors. Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, the film is a striking critique on a repressive society and a forcefully feminist rallying cry.

A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia
Pop-Up

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
FIAF Skyroom

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!

A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia
Live Performance

Juliette Deschamps
The Tragedy of Dido

US Premiere
Friday, December 6, 2019
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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.

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Special Events

A Weekend Celebration of Tunisia

Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7, 2019
FIAF

Celebrate the holiday season with a Tunisian-themed weekend at FIAF. Join us for a performance, film screenings, a pop-up shop showcasing exciting Tunisian brands and books, and fun activities for kids.

First Tuesday

Rendez-Vous: Dec 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:30–8pm
FIAF Skyroom

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.

Exclusive Screening

Les Misérables

Friday, November 22, 2019
7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-screening Q&A with director Ladj Ly

Join us for an exclusive preview screening of Ladj Ly’s ambitious debut feature, Les Misérables, winner of the Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and the film selected to represent France at the 2020 Oscars. Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris with a nod to Victor Hugo’s famous novel, the film is a gripping look at social injustice today.

Concert

Stephane Wrembel’s
Django L’Impressionniste

Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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.

French Cinema Week 2019
Film + Q&A

The Swallows of Kabul

NY Premiere
Thursday, November 14, 2019
6:30pm
The Landmark at 57 West

Post-screening roundtable, introduced by Antoine Arnault (LVMH Board), with director Zabou Breitman and a panel of United Nations experts.

FIAF:Animation First, French Cinema Week, and the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations in New York co-present a special screening of the highly-anticipated beautifully-animated film The Swallows of Kabul based on the bestselling novel by Yasmina Khadra.

French Cinema Week 2019
Charlotte Forever: Gainsbourg on Film
CinéSalon + Q&A + Party

My Dog Stupid

US Premiere
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall
SOLD OUT

Post-screening Q&A with Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal, followed by a festive reception with hors d’oeuvres and drinks

When an enormous dog unexpectedly takes up residence in the family home, a has-been novelist must reckon with his own failings. Charlotte Gainsbourg lets her comedic instincts shine in this riotous comedy of family life, her latest film with her real-life partner, actor-director Yvan Attal.

French Cinema Week 2019
Film + Q&A

What If New York Were Called Angoulême

US Premiere
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
4pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Post-Screening Q&A with Marie-France Brière and Florent Gaillard

When the Italian explorer Giovani di Verrazzano became the first European to visit New York, he named the region “Angoulême” in honor of King Francis I of France, former count of Angoulême. Filmmaker Marie-France Brière and historian Florent Gaillard trace his extra-ordinary journey on both sides of the Atlantic.

Gala

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.

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CinéSalon Series

Magnetic Gaze:
Isabelle Adjani on Screen

Tuesdays, September 10–October 29, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Our fall film series honors one of France’s greatest actresses, lauded for the mesmerizing intensity and sensuality she brings to roles that have inspired multiple generations of directors.

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Documentaries + Q&As

Best of FIGRA French Documentary Festival

Weekend Screenings
Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

See award-winners from FIGRA, France’s preeminent festival honoring televised documentaries that capture real stories from around the world, shining a light on the pressing issues of our time. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A. Friday’s screening will be followed by a cocktail reception.

FIAF:Talks

Jean-Paul Agon on Cross-Cultural Management at L’Oréal

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Jean-Paul Agon, the visionary Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal, in conversation with acclaimed author Dr. Andrew Molinsky, will discuss the pillars of cross-cultural management in today’s changing digital landscape and his continued leadership in responsible innovation.

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Crossing the Line Festival

September 12–October 12, 2019

Experience innovative works by compelling French, Francophone, and American artists in six venues across New York City during FIAF's annual arts festival.

Celebration

Young Patrons Fall Fête

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
8–11pm
FIAF Skyroom

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!

Special Event

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.

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CinéSalon Series

Summer of Michel Legrand
with Melissa Errico

Tuesdays, July 2–July 30, 2019
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Tony-nominated actress and singer Melissa Errico pays tribute to her mentor, the great French composer Michel Legrand, with some of his most celebrated films.

FIAF:Cinema

A Faithful Man

Weekend Screenings
Friday–Sunday, July 19–21, 2019
Friday–Sunday, July 26–28, 2019
2pm, 3:45pm, 5:30pm, 7:15pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

A New York Times Critic’s Pick

Shifting points of view as nimbly as its players switch partners, this sophomore feature from actor/director Louis Garrel—co-written with the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière—is at once a beguiling bedroom farce and a playful inversion of the patriarchal tropes of the French New Wave.

FIAF:Cinema

Coincoin and the Extra-Humans

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
4:30pm: Part 1 & 2
6:45pm: Part 3 & 4
FIAF Tinker Auditorium

In Bruno Dumont’s farcical follow-up to his celebrated mini-series Li’l Quinquin, the eponymous character is all grown up and goes by the nickname Coincoin. When strange goo is found near the town, Captain Van Der Weyden and his loyal assistant Carpentier start investigating and quickly begin to suspect an alien attack.

Read Richard Brody’s rave review in The New Yorker.

Fête

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

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

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

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 in NJ

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!

2019 Wine Tour de France
Wine Tasting

Summer Rosés from
the South of France

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7pm
FIAF Skyroom

To kick off summer Rosé season, FIAF brings together exceptional bottles of Rosé from Sud de France.

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.

Art Workshop

Mask-Making Fun for Kids
with Artist Elodie Blanchard

Saturday, June 1, 2019
11:30am–1pm
FIAF Gallery

Kids are invited to use recycled materials and threads to create their own colorful masks in this interactive workshop led by award-winning French artist and designer Elodie Blanchard.

Exhibition

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.

2019 Wine Tour de France
Wine Tasting

Women Winemakers
with Marie Vayron-Ponsonnet,
Sommelier at Le Bernardin

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
7pm
FIAF Skyroom
SOLD OUT

Marie Vayron-Ponsonnet, sommelier at Le Bernardin, and founder of CéMa Way and Colète Wine, will curate an evening featuring notable female winemakers and women in the wine world.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

2019 Wine Tour de France
Wine Tasting

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.

Luncheon + Talk

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.

2019 Wine Tour de France
Wine Tasting

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.

Screening + Discussion

Protecting Paris and New York:
A Cross-Cultural Dialogue Against Terrorism

Monday, March 18, 2019
7:30pm
Screening in French with English Subtitles
Panel Discussion in English
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Join us for a special event looking at how Paris and New York City work together to combat threats of terrorism.

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.

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HD Screening

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.

Tasting

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.

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HD Screening

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!

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!

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.

Kids & Family

Petits potes

Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am
Dec 5, 12
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 27
Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

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

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.

Les petites histoires du Samedi

Saturdays, from 11:30am-12pm
Dec 7
Jan 11, Feb 1, Mar 7

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.

Events at the Library

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

Papotons!

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Dec 4

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Jan 28, Feb 18, Mar 10,
Mar 24, Mar 31

A casual and relaxed drop in open session to practice and improve your French conversational skills

Cercles de lecture

Thursdays at 6:30pm
Advanced B2: Dec 5, Feb 6, Mar 19
Adv. Beginner A2: Dec 12, Feb 20, Mar 26
Intermediate B1: Jan 30, Mar 5

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

Petits potes

Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am
Dec 5, 12
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 27
Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

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

Les petites histoires du Samedi

Saturdays, from 11:30am-12pm
Dec 7
Jan 11, Feb 1, Mar 7

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.

Homework Help

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Dec 10

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Jan 15, 22, 29
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar 4, 11, 18

Come to the library for help with your language questions!

Zero faute!

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Dec 11

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Jan 21, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 17

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

Faites vos jeux!

Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Jan 16 — Scrabble
Feb 13 — Bingo
Mar 12 — Taboo

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

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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

View upcoming FIAF events in Montclair, New Jersey.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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