Frameline 39: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

June 18, 2015 – June 28, 2015
Multiple Locations, San Francisco, CA.

San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival is the world’s first, largest and most widely recognized LGBTQ film exhibition event. Frameline39 will take place June 18-28, 2015 in San Francisco and the East Bay...Read More »

Thanks to Henri Langlois: A Centennial Tribute

June 11, 2015 – July 26, 2015
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.

Pacific Film Archive‘s tribute to Henri Langlois includes French silent cinema as well as work by his favorite auteurs, Tod Browning, Ernst Lubitsch, Jean Renoir, Erich von Stroheim, and others.

The French film...Read More »

A Theater Near You

June 12, 2015 – July 24, 2015
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.

This film program proposed by the Pacific Film Archive honors the memories of several recently departed filmmakers with screenings of their work: Albert Maysles, Michael Glawogger, Manoel de Oliveira, and Alain Resnais.

French films...Read More »

Cinema According to Víctor Erice

June 25, 2015 – August 2, 2015
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.

Acclaimed Spanish director Víctor Erice, a committed cineaste, critic, scholar, and theorist, has selected some of the films that have most inspired his journey in cinema, and in life, to accompany the screenings...Read More »

"Dior and I", in Theaters

Currently in Theaters
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labor...Read More »

"In the Name of my Daughter", in Theaters

Currently in Theaters
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Nice, 1976. Agnès Le Roux, daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with a beautiful lawyer ten years his senior Maurice Agnelet.

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"Gemma Bovary", in Theaters

Opens in Theaters on June 5, 2015
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby.

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Gods and Heroes : Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris

June 13, 2015 – September 13, 2015
Portland Art Museum, Portland, CA.

Portland Art Museum presents Gods and Heroes, a rich overview of masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts—the original school of fine arts in Paris and a repository for work by Europe’s most renowned...Read More »

The Trojans at the San Francisco Opera

June 7, 2015 – July 1, 2015
San Francisco Opera, San Francisco, CA.

MUSIC BY Hector Berlioz
The Fall of Troy and The Trojans at Carthage
Libretto by the composer

San Francisco Opera presents the long-awaited return of one of the most significant pieces...Read More »

Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist

June 20, 2015 – July 26, 2015
Petaluma Arts Center, Petaluma, CA.

The Petaluma Arts Center announces Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle, on view from June 20 through July 26, 2015.

Featuring more than 100 works on...Read More »

Thierry Maugenest at the Bay Area Book Festival

June 5, 2015 – June 6, 2015
Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley, CA.

French author Thierry Maugenest will be joining Bay Area Book Festival for its first edition, in Berkeley, CA, June 6th – June 7th, 2015.

Thierry Maugenest spent ten years translating books while traveling...Read More »

Matthieu Ricard on Altruism

June 2, 2015 – June 7, 2015
Multiple Locations, San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Buddhist monk, humanitarian activist, scientist and author Matthieu Ricard (The Monk and the Philosopher, Happiness) turns his lens from the personal to the global with a rousing argument that altruism, genuine...Read More »

Bernard-Henri Lévy : Fighting Back Against the New Anti-Semitism

June 16th, 2015 | 7:00pm
Jewish Community Center in San Francisco

France’s leading public intellectual, Bernard-Henri Lévy is the author of dozens of works of philosophy, fiction, and biography, including the bestselling American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, Left in Dark Times: A...Read More »

Breakthrough Dialogue 2015: "The Good Anthropocene", with Bruno Latour

June 21, 2015 – June 23, 2015
Cavallo Point, Sausalito, CA.

Over the last few years, ecomodernist thinkers have articulated a vision of a “good Anthropocene,” one where humans use our extraordinary powers to shrink our negative impact on nature. They have argued for the embrace...Read More »

San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2015

May 28, 2015 – June 1, 2015
Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA.

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary from May 28–June 1, 2015, at San Francisco’s landmark movie palace, the Castro Theatre, with five glorious days of silent-era films with brilliant live...Read More »

Seattle International Film Festival 2015

May 24, 2015 – June 7, 2015
Multiple Locations, Seattle, WA.

The Seattle International Film Festival, a 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 250 features and 150 short films from over 80 countries each year. Many French films are...Read More »

Black Box 2.0

May 6, 2015 – June 7, 2015
Multiple Locations, Seattle, WA.

BLACK BOX 2.0 takes place May 6 – June 7, 2015, during the Seattle International Film Festival. It is organized independently by Aktionsart, a new art and technology nonprofit in the Pacific Northwest. Programming...Read More »

Applications Open for the Tournées Film Festival

Applications Open Until June 1, 2015

is a program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French cinema to American college and university campuses. For the 20th edition 2015-2016 of Tournées Film Festival,...Read More »

Residences at Centre international des Récollets


Applications Open Until June 17, 2015

The Institut français and the City of Paris offer an artist-in-residence program dedicated to established foreign artists and writers at the Centre international d’accueil et d’échanges des Récollets, a venue for artists and researchers from around the world. Apply...Read More »

High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

March 14, 2015 July 19, 2015
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA.

Explore the glamour and sophistication of one of the world’s preeminent costume collections. These fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century. High Style,...Read More »

Latifa Medjdoub: Sublimated Masks

April 16, 2015 – June 20, 2015
Museum of Performance + Design, San Francisco, CA.

The Museum of Performance + Design continues its exploration of the body in performance with Latifa Medjdoub: Sublimated Masks, an exhibition of costumes and fiber sculptures created by French artist Latifa...Read More »

San Francisco International Arts Festival 2015

May 21, 2015 – June 7, 2015
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

The three week festival, San Francisco International Arts Festival, with a 2015 Theme of BEARING WITNESS runs from May 21 through June 7 in eight different venues at the Fort Mason Center, in...Read More »

French Sculptures in the United States Inventoried on a Digital Platform

Website Live

The website “frenchsculpture.org”, live since December 11, 2014, aims to present a free platform that records French sculptures in the United States. Available in French and in English, the platform targets professionals, researchers, historians, collectors, art dealers, and “all those who...Read More »

Albertine Books in French and English Available Across the U.S.

February 2015

A new reading room and bookshop, Albertine Books in French and English, opened in September 2014 at the French Embassy in New York with 14,000 titles from 30 French-speaking countries. An accompanying online shop (albertine.com) has just launched and offers the...Read More »

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