58th San Francisco International Film Festival

April 23, 2015 – May 7, 2015
San Francisco, CA.

Held each spring for two weeks and highly anticipated by its loyal, passionate audiences, SFIFF is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities, featuring some 150 films...Read More »

"Femme Fatale" on Show for the SF International Arts Festival

May 8, 2015 – May 9, 2015
The Ashby Stage, Berkeley, CA.

Femme Fatale, by Carte Blanche. Presented by the Shotgun Players.

SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE SHOWCarte Blanche is coming back with Fanny Chantilly, the iconoclast Femme Fatale, for a new series of performances where she will tell us...Read More »

Lafayette Debates online competition in French

Applications Open Until April 12, 2015


The Lafayette Debates are opening an online competition in French for French-speaking debaters! Debaters are asked to reply in French to the affirmative speech on the 2015 Lafayette Climate Debates topic. The winner will be rewarded with a trip to France...Read More »

Lyon Opera Ballet in Seattle

April 16, 2015 – April 18, 2015
Meany Hall, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

One of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies, The Lyon Opera Ballet is renowned for its vast repertory of work by emerging and established choreographers. The company has  acquired and commissioned ballets...Read More »

"Félix et Meira", in Theatres

Opens April 17, 2015
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

In Félix and Meira, an unusual romance blossoms between two lost souls who inhabit the same neighborhood but vastly different worlds. Directed by Maxime Giroux.

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"Clouds of Sils Maria", in Theatres

Opens April 10, 2015
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career 20 years earlier. Film by Olivier Assayas, starring Juliette Binoche,...Read More »

"Girlhood", in Theatres


Opens April 3, 2015
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls.
A film by Céline Sciamma, director...Read More »

Fanny, by French playwright Marcel Pagnol

April 16, 2015 – April 26, 2015
Southside Theatre, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA.

GenerationTheatre premières a new production of Fanny written by famous French playwright, Marcel Pagnol. The production runs April 16 through 26 at the Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.

Marcel Pagnol,...Read More »

Afterimage: Filmmakers & Critics in Conversation Nino Kirtadze

April 9, 2015 – April 11, 2015
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.

Born in Tbilisi and based in France for many years, Nino Kirtadze has established a distinguished career as both an actor and a documentary filmmaker. Pacific Film Archive will be hosting her in...Read More »

François Truffaut: Love and Life Stories at the Movies...

April 10, 2015 – April 11, 2015
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.

Conducted by film historian Manfred Flügge, the class will feature several films by Truffaut, with an emphasis on the 1962 award-winning “Jules et Jim”.Flügge is the author of “Gesprungene Liebe. Die wahre...Read More »

8th Disposable Film Festival


April 9, 2015 – April 12, 2015
Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA.

One of the world’s “coolest film festivals” according to MovieMaker Magazine, the Disposable Film Festival premieres its 8th annual competitive shorts program here in San Francisco before screening it around the world....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 »

Painting is the Pattern - Pierre Roy-Camille / Zio Ziegler at the Jules Maeght Gallery

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March 7, 2015 – May 9, 2015
Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

The title for the exhibition comes from the Francis Bacon quote: “Painting is the pattern of the nervous system being projected on canvas” and features commissioned new work by two emerging young artists.

Pierre...Read More »

"Jewels of Paris" on Show

March 12, 2015 – May 2, 2015
The Hypnodrome, San Francisco, CA.

Thrillpeddlers presents JEWELS OF PARIS, a celebration of Paris in song and spectacle featuring music by master composer Scrumbly Koldewyn opening Thurs. March 19, 2015 (previews March 12, 13 & 14.).

Inspired by the artistic...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 »

Jean-Luc Godard: Expect Everything From Cinema

Ongoing – February 13, 2015
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.

Pacific Film Archive‘s year-long Jean-Luc Godard retrospective continues with some of the master’s more recent films, as well as two of his monumental rarely screened serial essays, France/tour/détour/deux/enfants and Histoire(s) du cinéma.Whether essays or...Read More »

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