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  • 07 Oct 2021 4:28 PM | Anonymous member

    "On June 14, 1940, when the German army finally arrived in Paris, Béatrice de Camondo and her husband, Léon Reinach, two wealthy collectors whose families had already left major bequests to France, were still at home in their sprawling apartment on the outskirts of the city.

    "By then, Paris was largely deserted: shops boarded shut, the streets eerily silent. The collapse of the French Republic happened so quickly that it defied comprehension, even among those who were in the room when it officially expired and who watched France became an authoritarian dictatorship with a show of hands.


    "Raymond-Raoul Lambert, who ran the Union General des Israélites de France (UGIF), Vichy’s own Jewish task force, wrote in his diary that he wept when the first decree (Statut des Juifs) was signed in October 1940 but that he refused to leave France regardless. 'One does not judge one’s mother when she is unjust. One suffers and waits,' he wrote. 'So we, the Jews of the France, should bow our heads and suffer.'”

  • 08 Sep 2020 8:34 PM | Anonymous member

    L'été est fini mais la saison culturelle commence ! Préparez votre rentrée avec 5 capsules sonores qui vous immergent dans le secret des chefs-d'oeuvre.

    C’est la fin des vacances ! Alors pour aborder en douceur la saison culturelle, optez pour le podcast ! Durant l’été, les institutions ont mis en ligne des capsules sonores pour continuer à se cultiver les yeux fermés. Connaissance des Arts a sélectionné pour vous 5 podcasts à consommer sans modération allongé sur votre canapé ou masqué dans le métro. Au programme : le mystère Tissot, initiation à la recherche en histoire de l’art ou crimes organisés au Louvre… Il y en a pour tous les goûts.
  • 08 Sep 2020 8:13 PM | Anonymous member

    Here is a source to stream some great French films:

  • 12 Apr 2020 12:59 PM | Anonymous member

    Here is a nice review of a couple of new books about Marie Antoinette:

  • 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.

    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

  • 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!

  • 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

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