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SFMOMA Reopening!

May 14, 2016
SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA.

On May 14, 2016, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will reopen to the public and become the largest museum of modern and contemporary art in the United States. A meeting place where all can discover new...Read More »


59th San Francisco International Film Festival

April 21, 2016 – May 5, 2016
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

The 59th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 21-May 5 at the Castro Theatre, the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission, the Roxie Theater and the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco and BAMPFA in Berkeley....Read More »


42nd Seattle International Film Festival

May 19, 2016 – June 12, 2016
Seattle, WA.

Seattle International Film Festival‘s mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware,...Read More »


Applications Open for "Tournées Film Festival"!

Applications open until May 15, 2016
Tournées Film Festival

Tournées film Festival 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. In providing nearly $200,000 every year,...Read More »


"Francofonia" at BAMPFA

May 6, 2016 – May 18, 2016
BAMPFA, Berkeley, CA.

Alexander Sokurov
(France/Germany/Netherlands, 2015, 87 min)

Featuring Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth, Johanna Korthals Altes, – See more at BAMPFA.

“We know intellectually that paintings are windows into disparate moments of the...Read More »


Michel Boujenah in San Francisco

May 9, 2016
Théatre du Lycée Français, San Francisco, CA.

Michel Boujenah will be in San Francisco to present “Ma Vie Rêvée”, captivating imaginary autobiography.

Performance in French :

“Ma vie rêvée” est une fascinante autobiographie imaginaire que Michel Boujenah raconte avec la plus grande dérision...Read More »


French author Karim Miské in the Bay Area

May 2, 2016 – May 5, 2016
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Born in Abidjan to a Mauritanian father and a French mother, Karim Miské grew up in Paris before leaving to study journalism in Dakar. He has since returned to France, and is making documentary films...Read More »


Alice Kaplan on Albert Camus's "L'Etranger"

May 12, 2016
Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Alice Kaplan, newly named as the John M. Musser Professor of French, is an award-winning author whose research interests include World War II and post-war France, literature and law, biography and autobiography, and French cultural studies.
Kaplan is recognized...Read More »


3rd Festival of French Classical Music in Mountain View

May 12, 2016 – May 14, 2016
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

The Third Festival of French Classical Music is presented in Mountain View in May by the Alliance Française Silicon Valley. This year’s festival will include two all‐French programs on May 12 &...Read More »


"My Golden Days", by Arnaud Desplechin

In theaters on April 8, 2016
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother’s madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him...Read More »


"Marguerite", by Xavier Giannoli

In theaters on April 1, 2016
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

1921, not far from Paris. A wealthy woman who loves to sing for her friends gets into trouble when she decides to perform in front of real audiences. Starring Catherine Frot.

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Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia

February 6, 2016 – May 15, 2016
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, the first major international presentation of Pierre Bonnard’s work to be mounted on the West Coast in half a century....Read More »


Jean-Michel Othoniel: Artworks in San Francisco

Ongoing
Multiple Locations, San Francisco, CA.


Two large-scale sculptures from French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel were installed last week: La Rose des Vents at the Conservatory of Flowers in the Golden Gate Park, and Peony, The Knot of Shame at 836M Gallery.

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Barthes Vision: an online image collection

www.barthes.vision

Roland Barthes would have turned one hundred years old in 2015 ! To celebrate this, the Institut Français is inviting Internet users to take part in a unique digital experience: viewing reality through Roland Barthes’ eyes, by contributing to a major image collection.

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

February 2015
Albertine.com

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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