Eiffel Tower: Action Art Installation for UN Climate Change Conference

Ongoing until December 5, 2015


The French American Cultural Society supports this wonderful initiative, which intends to light up the Eiffel Tower to signal the start of the “Climate Revolution.” Participate now in the crowd funding campaign, open until Decemer...Read More »

French Cinema Now 2015


November 19, 2015 – November 22, 2015
The Vogue Theatre, San Francisco, CA.

Returning for its eighth year, French Cinema Now consists of four delightful days dedicated to significant new works of francophone cinema from France, Belgium and anywhere else you hear the...Read More »

Sophie Calle at the Fraenkel Gallery

October 29, 2015 – December 24, 2015
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Fraenkel Gallery will present an exhibition of work by Sophie Calle, from October 29 – December 24, 2015. Calle uses photography, text, and video to pursue her sociological and autobiographical investigations. Her...Read More »

Ensemble Intercontemporain at Cal Performances


November 6, 2015 – November 7, 2015
Hertz hall, Berkeley, CA.

Nearly 40 years after it was founded by Pierre Boulez, the revered Ensemble Intercontemporain is still the benchmark for excellence for new music ensembles the world over.

Under the artistic direction of composer Matthias...Read More »

SF Urban Film Fest 2015

November 3, 2015 – November 8, 2015
Multiple Locations, San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

The SF Urban Film Fest (SFUFF) is a unique film festival that focuses on cities and civic engagement inspired by great storytelling. The festival believes compelling stories can help shape...Read More »

Celebrating The French: Bizet, Ravel, and more

November 4, 2015 – November 6, 2015
San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco, CA.

The magnificent Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony is the centerpiece of this concert of exceptional French music, led by popular, celebrated conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier.

Click here for more information on the program.

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Michel Boujenah on Tour

November 30, 2015
Cobb’s Comedy Club, San Francisco, CA.

French comedian Michel Boujenah will be on tour in the US this Fall. Don’t miss a chance to attend his San Francisco performance of “Ma Vie Rêvée”! The show is in French.

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French Cinema Now in Seattle

October 22, 2015 – October 29, 2015
Cinema Uptown, Seattle, WA.

A Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) mini-festival showcasing new Francophone cinema, with spectacular performances from celebrated actors in diverse films, explosive dramas to unpredictable comedies and historical epics to family-friendly animation. This week-long event...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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"How Can Somebody Be a Troll?" by Antonio Casilli

October 29, 2015
Santa Clara University, CA.

How Can Somebody Be a Troll?

Speaker: Antonio Casilli, associate professor of digital humanities, Telecom Paris Tech

Who is an online troll, as opposed to a rightfully upset Internet user trying to defend his or her opinions? Can...Read More »

"The Seattle Floor", by Veit Stratmann

August 28, 2015 – December 11, 2015
Suyama Space, Seattle, WA.

The Seattle Floor, by France-based artist Veit Stratmann, is the fourth variation on a project begun in 2010 and is based on the idea that there are “rules of the game” implicitly present in...Read More »

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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