Soirée à la française avec Les Lunes

October 8th, 2015 | 17h – 21h

Les Lunes presents
Paname – Soirée à la Française
Exclusive Shopping Event
Cocktail Dinatoire

To receive the address please RSVP : privateshow@leslunes.com

Proceeds will benefit programs at the French American Cultural Society.

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Manufacturing Transparency: A Conference with Antonio Casilli

October 28, 2015
University of California, Berkeley, CA.

What is the connection between secrets and publicity, between authenticity and its showcase? Is the move towards transparency a move towards a more critical society, or is it paradoxically yielding the opposite results?

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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 »

Mill Valley Film Festival 2015

October 8, 2015 – October 18, 2015
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

The Mill Valley Film Festival has an impressive track record of launching new films and new filmmakers, and has earned a reputation as a filmmakers’ festival by celebrating the best in American...Read More »

San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2015

October 8, 2015 – October 11, 2015
Brava Theater, San Francisco, CA.

The 6th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival, features dance films from around the world, special events and discussions with local and international filmmakers, choreographers, and special guests.

French and Francophone programs are...Read More »

French Films at the San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival

October 23, 2015
New People Cinema, San Francisco, CA.

3rd i’s 13th Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival runs Oct 22-25, and celebrates Freedoms, with stories from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the South Asian Diaspora. French films will be featured in...Read More »

French Documentaries presented at the United Nations Association Film Festival 2015

October 15, 2015 – October 25, 2015
Multiple Locations, San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

The 18th UNAFF will be held from October 15-25, 2015 in Palo Alto, Stanford University, East Palo Alto and San Francisco. This year’s theme RUNNING OUT OF TIME continues the...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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Fiston Mwanza Mujila at Litquake 2015

October 10, 2015
Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA.

Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Fiston Mwanza Mujila has been awarded with numerous writing prizes, including the Gold Medal at the 6th Jeux de la Francophonie in Beirut. His poems, prose works, and plays...Read More »

Fiston Mwanza Mujila at the Elliott Bay Book Company

October 4, 2015
Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA.

The Elliott Bay Book Company will be hosting Francophone author Fiston Mwanza Mujila for an author reading and discussion in the intimate setting of their reading room.

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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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