MARCH 2019
Cultural Highlights

March 8-April 4, 2019
Gene Siskel Film Center

Check out the French films at the largest festival in North America exclusively showcasing films originating from the European Unionn with selected titles from our Young French Cinema Program.

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March 21, 2019
Pacific Standard Time - Chicago

Feast on a 5-course meal curated by Chef Erling Wu-Bower of Pacific Standard Time (Top 10 restaurants of 2018!) for Goût de France! Proceeds will go to food education & accessibility projects by Experimental Station in the South Side.

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March 1, 2019
Alliance Française de Chicago

Calling all Francophones and Francophiles! Don’t miss the Kick off of Le Festival de Francophonie de Chicago, a month long festival in Chicago celebrating diversity and the French spirit !. Supported by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Chicago.

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Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2019
Columbia (MO)

Explore this year's selection of French documentaries with special visiting guests at the True/False Festival, a four-day weekend of cinematic nonfiction and creative placemaking. Supported by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Chicago.

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March 1, 2019 | Alliance Française de Chicago

At the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Spirou Magazine has asked its most talented artists and authors to illustrate the Declaration. Come discover the 30 articles of the Declaration with Spirou and his friends as guides!

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March 3-31, 2019 | Alliance Française de Minneapolis/St Paul

As part of Le Mois de la Francophonie, the Twin Cities’ French cultural center Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul will showcase the francophone North African country Morocco through a series of events.

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March 2 & 7, 2019 | Gene Siskel Film Center -Chicago

The Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago presents the inimitable documentary's The Competition aka Le Concours about La Fémis, the most prestigious French film school with director Claire Simom in person on March 2!

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March 8 - 24, 2019 | St Louis (MO)

The 11th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — presented by TV5MONDE and produced by Cinema St. Louis — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy with films from the 1930s through the 1990s.

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March 1-17, 2019 | Multiple Locations - Chicagoland

The 2019 JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival present three features from France : Promise at dawn, Simon and Théodore and The Light of Hope.

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March 12 - April 4 | Jacksonville (IL)

Illinois College will again host the Free Tournées Film Festival to bring a variety of French films to the campus and community throughout March and into April.

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Welcome to Joël Degbo, the new 2019 artist-in-residence at the Lycée Français de Chicago and Mana Contempory. Architecture, urbanism, changing spaces, gentrification and population displacement are subjects at the core of his artistic choices, inherited from his personal experience and urban strolling practices.

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March 1 - May 12 | Cincinnati Art Museum

Organized by the Petit Palais Museum of Fine Arts in Paris with additional loans from other parisian institutions, this exhibition presents more than 200 works of art made at the turn of the century in the City of Lights.

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March 26 & 27, 30, 2019 | Ann Arbor & Minneapolis

World-renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj plunges us into the rich symbolism and metaphor of a traditional Chinese tale, The Painting on the Wall, a tale of two travelers mesmerized by a magnificent fresco.

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April 5-6, 2019 | University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his "visually stunning, musically moody, and unceasingly stylish" production of Julius Caesar with the Théâtre National de Bretagne and highlights the continuing relevance of Shakespeare's great political tragedy.

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March 7 & 8, 2019 | Atelier 54- Chicago

A collaboration between French harpist, Isabelle Olivier and Rez Abbasi, an award-winning American guitarist and composer originally born in Pakistan. Supported by FACE French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE)

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Feb 26 - March 15, 2019 | Springfield-Des Moines-Whichita-Lincoln-Chicago-Green Bay-Indianapolis

The Inspector Cluzo blues rock duo from Gascony is celebrating their 10 year anniversary! so the two "rockfarmers" are back with a 6th album "We the People of the Soil" more rock than ever before and a US Tour with American Metal band, Clutch.

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Feb 27, 2019 | St Louis County Library (MO)

After the tremendous success of her first translated novel The Perfect Nanny (2018), the award-winning French-Moroccan author Leïla Slimani comes back to discuss her first fascinating novel Adèle (Dans le jardin de l'ogre).

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Moroccan Francophone literary scholar Khalid Lyamlahy at the University of Chicago shared an expansive list of impactful contemporary Maghrebi literature—in poetry and prose—with the Seminary Co-op bookstores.

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Deadline March 5, 2019 | 12:00pm (midday) EST

The Thomas Jefferson Fund aims to encourage and support cooperation between promising young French and American researchers, and foster collaborative research that addresses the most pressing global challenges.

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Deadline March 8, 2019

Call of applications is open for our faculty workshop in French for International Relations at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) in Washington DC from May 27 – 31, 2019.

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Cultural Service of the French Embassy, 205 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601