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"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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View Farka Touré at Stern Grove Festival

July 20, 2014
Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco, CA

Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Touré was born in Niafunké, Mali in 1981. He is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Toure, who died in 2006....Read More »


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 »


Rue '66 On Show

July 14, 2014
Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, CA

Rue ’66, SFs only authentic 60s French yé yé band, includes veteran musicians Mark Zanandrea, guitar (Cat Heads), John Stuart, drums (Flying Color, Jammists), Don Ciccone, bass (The Trip, Angel Corpus Christie), Christian Iribarren, keyboards (Hard Rain),...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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