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Paris Abstract: Photographs by Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf

Ongoing – August 30, 2014
Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Robert Koch Gallery is presents Paris Abstract, an exhibition premiering new work by renowned photographer, Michael Wolf. In Paris Abstract, Wolf continues his exploration of the urban landscape and expands on his fascination with...Read More »


Leos Carax Film Series at the Castro Theatre

les-amants du pont neuf

August 14, 2014  – August 28, 2014
The Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA.

The Castro Theatre presents a film series exploring the poetic and visionary world of French filmmaker Leos Carax.

BOY MEETS GIRL
DIRECTOR: LEOS CARAX
FRANCE, 1984
Carax’s Nouvelle Vague-inspired first feature was hailed upon...Read More »


"The River", by Jean Renoir

August 15, 2014 – August 16, 2014
Northwest Film Center, Portland, OR.

THE RIVER

DIRECTOR: JEAN RENOIR
FRANCE/INDIA, 1951

Renoir’s film, late in his filmmaking career, sees the master working in color for the first time. The story follows a well-to-do British family living on...Read More »


"Venus in Fur", by Roman Polanski

In Theaters
San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

An actress attempts to convince a director how she’s perfect for a role in his upcoming production. By Roman Polanski. Starring Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric.

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ABOIS: a performance by Myriam Gourfink

August 22, 2014 – August 23, 2014
NOHspace, San Francisco, CA.

San Francisco International Arts Festival presents Myriam Gourfink, the artistic director of Paris based loldanse in the evening length solo performance Abois set to live electronic music composed and played by Kasper Toeplitz.

Wearing spotted gray...Read More »


"Grand Illusion", by Jean Renoir

August 8, 2014
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.

In Renoir’s masterful study of friendship amid the false and barbarous constructs of state, a group of WWI prisoners and their captors find common ground.

In this war film without battles, Renoir’s subtle observation is that, even were the...Read More »


"L'Ecume des Jours", by Michel Gondry

Opening July 4, 2014
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, wealthy bachelor Colin spends his time developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas. When Colin learns that his best friend Chick, a...Read More »


"Yves Saint-Laurent", by Jalil Lespert

In Theaters
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.

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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

July 24, 2014 – August 10, 2014
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

The first and still the largest of its kind, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) continues to present year after year the very best in independent Jewish cinema—offering a full complement of films,...Read More »


"Violette", by Martin Provost

In Theaters
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Violette Leduc, born out of wedlock at the beginning of the 20th century, encountered Simone de Beauvoir in the post-WWII years in St-Germain-des-Prés. An intense relationship began between...Read More »


The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden

June 14, 2014 – September 21, 2014
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Paris will come to the Park Blocks this summer with this international exhibition celebrating the Tuileries Garden. This stunning exhibition explores the art, design, and evolution of Paris’ most famous garden. It also celebrates...Read More »


Jules Tavernier: Artist and Adventurer

June 6, 2014 – October 20, 2014
Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

French artist Jules Tavernier (1844­–1889) was one of the American West’s pioneering talents and a great adventurer. This exhibition surveys the artist’s career, presenting a hundred works of art.

It includes his early transcontinental...Read More »


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