Passing of Yves Bonnefoy; Labrouste reading room to reopen; UNICEF Youth Literature Prize; Origins of the Proust questionnaire; Michel Houellebecq exhibit
Bruce Goldstein, Director of Repertory Programming at Film Forum, talks about the series "Les Durs" featuring Jean Gabin, Lino Ventura and Jean-Paul Belmondo and about the characters and representation of a certain type of man they embody.
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Bureau Export and SummerStage welcomed nearly 4,000 music fans to Central Park SummerStage on June 21st for free performances from La Femme, General Elektriks, Yael Naim, and CharlElie Couture to celebrate la Fête de la Musique, a global tradition dating back to the early 1980s in France.
In 2016/2017, the FACE Contemporary Music Fund will support a great deal of ambitious, high-quality contemporary music projects. Twelve were selected through a competitive process and each received up to $14,000 in funding, with total grants to all projects amounting to $100,000.
After a stand-room-only performance from Ayo last week, France Rocks Summerfest is proud to present the following FREE shows at Lincoln Center Atrium: Emel Mathlouthi on June 30th and Ginkgoa on July 7th.
Playwright Rosary O'Neill, is proud to be a seventh generation, bilingual, New Orleanian. Though she now lives and works in New York City, she maintains a soft-spot for people who were associated with Louisiana, such as the famous voodoo witch Marie Laveau. At present, Rosary is working on a project involving the famed French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas, who visited New Orleans in 1872.
On June 14, 2016, Michele Amar, Head of the Music Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York, opened the first annual France Rocks Summerfest—the largest French music festival in the United States, which includes 30 concerts across Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx—with the following remarks. Part of the Paris-New York Tandem transatlantic cultural exchange initiative, France Rocks Summerfest takes place at Lincoln Center Atrium, LPR, MoMA PS1, Pianos, Arlene's Grocery, Drom, National Sawdust Factory, Knitting Factory, Matte Projects, and Baby's All Right and many other venues.