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January 2021

Jan 1925

JAN 1925

VIRTUAL CINEMA

Fire will come (O Que Arde)

   Virtual Cinema

Film:

Fire will come (O Que Arde)

Oliver Laxe, 2019, 85 min.

To RSVP and get a link to watch the film, click here After spending several years in prison for allegedly setting a wildfire, Amador returns to his elderly mother’s farm in the mountains of Galicia. He lives quietly, resisting his well-meaning...   Read More

Fire will come (O Que Arde)

Jan 19

JAN 19

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

ONLINE EVENT

Is Europe Democratic?

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    ONLINE EVENT

Panel Discussion:

Is Europe Democratic?

Thierry Grillet interviews Florence Haegel, research director at Sciences Po (pre-recorded in French).

Participants in this session will discuss democratic participation in Europe, with a focus on the EU institutions (the so-called "democratic deficit") and on the EU's response to challenges to democracy within member states. January 19, 2021: Thierry Grillet...   Read More

Is Europe Democratic?

Jan 2531

JAN 2531

VIRTUAL CINEMA

Varda by Agnès (Varda par Agnès)

   Virtual Cinema

Film:

Varda by Agnès (Varda par Agnès)

Agnès Varda, 2019, 120 min.

To RSVP and get a link to watch the film, click here Varda by Agnès, the last film by the late great Agnès Varda, is a typically joyous, digressive, and revealing ramble through the director’s work, based on a series of...   Read More

Varda by Agnès (Varda par Agnès)

Jan 28

JAN 28

6:00 PM–0:00 AM

ONLINE EVENT

The Night of Ideas

6:00 PM–0:00 AM    ONLINE EVENT

Virtual Event recommendations /Performance/Panel Discussion:

The Night of Ideas

Including interviews of Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Barbara Cassin and Christia Mercer

Columbia Maison Française is delighted to participate in the Night of Ideas 2021 on January 28: a virtual 24-hour marathon of philosophical debate and artistic performances coordinated by the Institut Français, Paris and co-produced by the Cultural Services of the...   Read More

The Night of Ideas
February 2021

Feb 17

FEB 17

, DAILY

VIRTUAL CINEMA

All is Forgiven (Tout est pardonné)

, DAILY    Virtual Cinema

Film:

All is Forgiven (Tout est pardonné)

Mia Hansen-Løve, 2007, 105 min.

To RSVP and get a link to watch the film, click here. Writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve is recognized as one of the brightest talents in contemporary French film for the way she has renewed the tradition of the intimate cinema of ideas and emotions epitomized...   Read More

All is Forgiven (Tout est pardonné)

Feb 2

FEB 2

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

ONLINE EVENT

Is there a European Identity?

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    ONLINE EVENT

Panel Discussion:

Is there a European Identity?

Thierry Grillet interviews writer Kamel Daoud (pre-recorded in French).

This session will explore whether the EU integration process has forged a sense of common identity (culturally and politically) among Europeans. Participants will also discuss how minorities and migrants relate to such an identity. February 2, 2021: Thierry...   Read More

Is there a European Identity?

Feb 3

FEB 3

6:30 PM–7:30 PM

VIRTUAL CONVERSATION

La cause des pauvres en France

6:30 PM–7:30 PM    VIRTUAL CONVERSATION

Panel Discussion:

La cause des pauvres en France

Frédéric Viguier in conversation with Emmanuelle Saada

To RSVP, please click here. Frédéric Viguier traces the history of the "cause des pauvres" -- defense of the poor peoples' rights -- since 1945 in France. He describes efforts by organizations such as ATD Quart Monde and the Federation working on...   Read More

La cause des pauvres en France

Feb 6

FEB 6

10:30 AM–12:30 PM

ONLINE EVENT

Les pépites au fond du tamis : ce qu\'on retiendra de notre expérience de l\'enseignement du français au temps de la Covid-19.

10:30 AM–12:30 PM    ONLINE EVENT

Conference:

Les pépites au fond du tamis : ce qu'on retiendra de notre expérience de l'enseignement du français au temps de la Covid-19.

Annual Columbia University Department of French and AATF Workshop for Teachers of French

To RSVP, please click here. This year's free, annual workshop for teachers of French, co-presented by the Columbia French Department and the Metropolitan Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French, will feature presentations on the theme of "Les...   Read More

Les pépites au fond du tamis : ce qu\'on retiendra de notre expérience de l\'enseignement du français au temps de la Covid-19.

Feb 8

FEB 8

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

ONLINE EVENT

Tous les hommes n’habitent pas le monde de la même façon by Jean-Paul Dubois
Tous les hommes n’habitent pas le monde de la même façon by Jean-Paul Dubois

Feb 11

FEB 11

6:15 PM–7:30 PM

ONLINE EVENT

Another Modernity: Elia Benamozegh’s Jewish Universalism

6:15 PM–7:30 PM    ONLINE EVENT

Panel Discussion:

Another Modernity: Elia Benamozegh’s Jewish Universalism

New Books in the Arts & Sciences: Celebrating Recent Work by Clémence Boulouque

Another Modernity is a rich study of the life and thought of Elia Benamozegh, a nineteenth-century rabbi and philosopher whose work profoundly influenced Christian-Jewish dialogue in twentieth-century Europe. Benamozegh, a Livornese rabbi of Moroccan descent, was a prolific...   Read More

Another Modernity: Elia Benamozegh’s Jewish Universalism

Feb 18

FEB 18

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

A LIVE VIRTUAL TRANSATLANTIC EVENT

Outsider Art (Art Brut): Symbolism of Body Adornments

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    A live virtual transatlantic event

Roundtable Discussion:

Outsider Art (Art Brut): Symbolism of Body Adornments

Lucienne Peiry in conversation with Camille Robcis

To sign up for this conversation, click here. Self-taught Outsider artists ("Art Brut")  develop personal systems of expression to produce paintings, sculptures, drawings or textile works outside of official artistic circles. Sometimes unaware of social...   Read More

Outsider Art (Art Brut): Symbolism of Body Adornments
March 2021

Mar 2

MAR 2

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

ONLINE EVENT

Can Europe be Sovereign?

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    ONLINE EVENT

Panel Discussion:

Can Europe be Sovereign?

Thierry Grillet interviews journalist Pierre Haski, founder of Rue 89 (pre-recorded in French).

Three years ago, President Macron called for "a sovereign, democratic, and united Europe". For her part, Chancellor Merkel emphasized that "Europeans must take their fate into their own hands.” Participants in this session will discuss whether Europeans have made progress...   Read More

Can Europe be Sovereign?

Mar 8

MAR 8

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

ONLINE EVENT

En compagnie des hommes by Véronique Tadjo
En compagnie des hommes by Véronique Tadjo

Mar 16

MAR 16

1:00 PM–2:00 PM

A LIVE VIRTUAL TRANSATLANTIC EVENT

Sex, Love, and Letters: Writing Simone de Beauvoir

1:00 PM–2:00 PM    A live virtual transatlantic event

Panel Discussion:

Sex, Love, and Letters: Writing Simone de Beauvoir

A Panel with Judith G. Coffin, Gisèle Sapiro, Susan Pedersen, Judith Surkis, moderated by Camille Robcis and Stephanos Geroulanos

To RSVP, please click here. Sex, Love, and Letters is the first study of a virtually unexplored cache of letters to Simone de Beauvoir, the brilliant, magnetic, and polarizing French feminist and philosopher from ordinary women and men around the world....   Read More

Sex, Love, and Letters: Writing Simone de Beauvoir
April 2021

Apr 19

APR 19

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

ONLINE EVENT

Pars vite et reviens tard by Fred Vargas
Pars vite et reviens tard by Fred Vargas