MARCH 2018
Cultural Highlights of the Month

March 9-April 5, 2018
Gene Siskel Film Center

This largest festival in North America exclusively showcasing films originating in the European Union brings the vibrant cultures of Europe to the comfort of your theater seat, with 61 Chicago premieres representing all 28 EU nations. Exclusively for our subscribers, use the code FCS for a discounted ticket price of $7. Discount code can only be used in-person at the box office.

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March 3-10, 2018 | Minneapolis (MN) & Ann Arbor (MI)

French Company Wang Ramirez make their Midwest debut with Borderline, a dreamlike work that combines hip-hop, contemporary dance, acrobatics and visual poetry.

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March 3-4, 2018 | Auditorium Theatre (Chicago)

An enthralling and fantastical adaptation of the original fairy tale La Belle (Sleeping beauty), set to music by Tchaikovsky. Exclusive offer: Save 20% with promo code FRENCH.

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March 5-6, 2018 | University of Chicago

Widely acclaimed pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard pairs Ligeti 's visceral, exciting études with Beethoven's sonata considered to be one of the most important works of the piano repertoire.

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March 2, 2018 | University of Chicago

Do not miss one of today's most sought-after quartets worldwide. Stay around after the show for CODA, a post-concert event with the quartet for Chicagoans under 35!

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March 2-29, 2018

Join us as we celebrate La Francophonie at the Alliance Française de Chicago. Get your passport for the Kick-Off evening, the opening of the exhibit Cartoons for Freedom with special guests and the talk & performance France: Le français, langue-refuge and many more events.

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March 3-31, 2018

This year, for the month of Francophonie, the Alliance Française of Minneapolis/St. Paul invites you to a celebration of Vietnam! Don't miss the Kic-koff ceremony, talks with two authors Kim Thúy and Phuoc Thi Minh Tran and many more events.

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March 2 - 25, 2018 | Webster University (St Louis, MO)

The Robert Classic French Film Festival, co-presented by Cinema St. Louis and Webster University Film Series, celebrates France’s cinematic legacy span the decades from the 1920s through the 1990s.

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March 9 - April 29, 2018 | Cleveland Cinematheque (OH)

Owner of a unique and poetic voice in French cinema, Philippe Garrel is “The child of Cocteau and Godard” (Rivette) & “the proverbial underrated genius” (Assayas).

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Until March 7, 2018 | Doc Films - University of Chicago

Spanning a decade of his career, this retrospective shows the vast breadth of French icon Alain Delon's acting abilities

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Until March 28, 2018 | Film Streams - Omaha (NE)

Over a sixty-year career, “the Mother of French New Wave cinema" Agnès Varda has created films as colorful, warm, and witty as the artist herself.

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March 16-18, 2018 | The Trylon (Minneapolis)

In their film collaborations, Jean Cocteau and Jean Marais created classics—and set a high bar for avant-garde cinema. The Trylon presents two Cocteau-Marais masterpieces, Beauty and the Beast and Orpheus.

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Mar 3-31, 2018 | Music Box Theatre (Chicago)

Author Matthew Clark presents a three film series of Jean Rollin in conjunction with his book/LP release Cathode Love. The weird sensibility and distinctive style and imagery of Jean Rollin's sex-and-horror films made him a legend in cult circles.

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Kansas State University and Ohio Wesleyan University host this month The French Films Tournées Festival.

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Check our Facebook's events page, website and French Flicks for upcoming French films playing this month in the Midwest.


Until April 22, 2018 | Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago)

Two lens-based artists David Schalliol (Chicago/Minneapolis) and Justine Pluvinage (Paris) individually present their work resulting from a two-year international residency between the Hyde Park Art Center and the Centre régional de la photographie Nord—Pas-de-Calais (CRP) located in the North of France.

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Until March 25, 2018 | Beeler Gallery - Columbus College of Art & Design

This exhibit brings together printed historical materials from various creative fields including including many emerging artists from France. How can aesthetic, political, and intellectual urgency be conveyed and designed in the present moment?

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Until April 15, 2018 | The Art Institute of Chicago

French artist Philippe Parreno creates spaces that allow us to speculate about alternate worlds and states of being. He conceives his installations not as collections of images or sculptures but as stagelike, a mise-en-scène where a series of events unfold.

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Until April 8, 2018 | The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City)

This major exhibition explores Pablo Picasso’s life-long fascination with African and Oceanic art and from the Americas. Upcoming talk Paris’ musée quai Branly and the Display of African Art with Stéphane Martin, president of the Musée Quai Branly–Jacques Chirac in Paris.

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