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  • 05 Apr 2020 12:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I found someone  teaching their kids Geography while tracking the spread of coronavirus around the world.

    https://abelakay.com/virus/

    This map is updated daily with some interesting facts of the day.

  • 02 Mar 2020 9:37 PM | Anonymous member

    This is a very interesting review of these two works. 

    A review of A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution by Jeremy Popkin , Crois ou meurs: Histoire incorrecte de la revolution (French Edition) by Claude Quétel and Le tribunal révolutionnaire (French Edition) by Antoine Boulant

    https://newcriterion.com/issues/2020/3/a-wild-dangerous-effervescence

  • 01 Mar 2020 3:22 PM | Anonymous member

    The Tournées Film Festival aims to bring French cinema to American colleges and university campuses. Founded in 1995, the festival has partnered with over 650 universities, reaching an audience of over half a million students and community members all across the United States.

    This year’s program at the University of Michigan takes place on select Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7pm in the Michigan Union through March and April 2020:

    • Wed, March 11th - The Competition (Le concours) (dir. Claire Simon, 2016)
    • Sat, March 14th - Wild Boys (Les garçons sauvages)(dir. Bertrand Mandico, 2017)
    • Wed, March 18th - Makala(dir. Emmanuel Gras, 2017)
    • Sat, March 21st - Nocturama(dir. Bertrand Bonello, 2016)
    • Wed, April 1st - Claire’s Camera (La caméra de Claire) (dir. Hong Sang-soo, 2017)
    • Sat, April 4th - Cold Water (L’eau froide)(dir. Olivier Assayas, 1994)

    Presented in collaboration with Le Comité Francophone at the University of Michigan.

    The Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

  • 07 Feb 2020 11:08 AM | Anonymous member

    Enjoy a free screening of the French drama, You Will Be My Son on Friday, February 21, at 7pm.  The film will be shown at Perrysburg’s Way Public Library as part of the Reel Art International and Art Film Series, supported by the Skotynsky Financial Group.

    This story follows the emotional and intense journey of Paul de Marseul, a successful winemaker in Bordeaux, as he decides who will take over his business – Paul’s own “weak” son or the competent son of his business partner.

    The film is in French with English subtitles and is for adults only.  The runtime is 102 minutes.  Admission is free and open to the public.  No registration is needed.  See you there!

  • 30 Jan 2020 10:29 PM | Anonymous member

    Check this out!  https://petapixel.com/2020/01/28/paris-museums-put-60000-historic-photos-online-copyright-free/

  • 23 Jan 2020 9:34 PM | Anonymous member

    With its solemnity and spontaneity, Camille Pissarro’s Still Life of 1867 is one of the most rewarding and mesmerizing compositions in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art. ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends is a one-gallery focus exhibition that places this masterpiece in context. The exhibition will feature still lifes by six French painters, all created in a single decade—the 1860s. Included are sterling examples from the hand of Édouard Manet, regarded as the ‘father of modern painting’, and Paul Cézanne, considered to have been the driving precursor of Cubism, the early 20th-century’s major art movement. Rounding out the group are superb paintings by, Claude Monet, Henri Fantin-Latour, and Gustave Courbet.  -Toledo Museum of Art  Jan. 18, 2020 — Apr. 12, 2020 | Gallery 18

  • 10 Dec 2019 4:41 PM | Anonymous member

    For the centenary of the Prix Goncourt awarded to Marcel Proust on December 10, 1919, a new selection of letters are online today and made available free to scholars and general readers alike. The Corr-Proust project at the University of Illinois-Urbana is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. http://proust.elan-numerique.fr/collection/2

  • 10 Dec 2019 4:36 PM | Anonymous member

    YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, aims to bring French films with no US distribution to art house cinemas, film societies, the Alliance Française network, and American universities. It offers a selection of today’s best French films and filmmakers. The program focuses specifically on rising talents from France, from high-profile independent works, to powerful documentaries and quirky discoveries. This program stands as proof that this young generation of contemporary French filmmakers is—more than ever—a genuine melting pot with a global vision and an amazing capacity to combine cultural influences. Across a wide range of subject matter, their work is innovative in both style and storytelling. Twelve films and a collection of short films will be shown December 13 & 14 at the General Film Center in Columbus. More information here: https://gatewayfilmcenter.org/featured_film_series/young-french-cinema/

  • 04 Nov 2019 8:38 PM | Anonymous member

    French cinema at State Theatre in Ann Arbor: https://statetheatrea2.org/femmes/

  • 04 Nov 2019 8:31 PM | Anonymous member

    Free French film festival by Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapid, Michigan: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157365339065792&set=gm.2602562219959123&type=3&theater

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