"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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Clémentine Célarié in San Francisco

April 22, 2016
TLF-Théâtre du Lycée Français, San Francisco, CA.

Clementine Celarie attending the 18th Luchon Film Festival in Luchon, France on February 4, 2016. Photo by Ollivier-MF/ABACAPRESS.COM | 533348_006 Luchon France

“CRÊPE TOSS” is a madness pot pourri of hysterical...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 »

Jean Epstein Retrospective

March 4, 2016 – April 10, 2016
Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Achive, Berkeley, CA.

Jean Epstein, more than any other filmmaker in the interwar period, contributed to the complex debates on the nature and influence of cinema in his time. The films in this...Read More »

"Floaters" at The Lab

April 8, 2016 – April 9, 2016
The Lab, San Francisco, CA.

Floaters is a kinetic laboratory of choreography, video and sound. Christine Bonansea developed Floaters over the course of two years, experimenting and performing variations of the piece in various countries. Improvisation became integral to...Read More »

San Francisco Green Film Festival 2016

April 14, 2016 – April 20, 2016
Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA.

SF Green Film Festival will present 70 internationally acclaimed films, with over 90 visiting filmmakers and guest speakers to delve into some of the most pressing environmental issues.

French films and guests will be featured...Read More »

Sonoma International Film Festival

March 30, 2016 – April 3, 2016
Sonoma, CA.

The Sonoma International Film Festival will be held March 30 – April 3, 2016.

The following are the French language films at the festival:

La Vanite’ – Swiss

David Miller is sick and has decided to end...Read More »

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

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


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

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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