JUNE 2020
Cultural Agenda

Whether you love to read, dance, watching movies or listening to music all day, here are some great resources to nurture your creative spirit at home!
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“Culture as a collective experience is what we are missing the most at the moment.” - Gaëtan Bruel, Cultural Counselor at the French Embassy in the U.S.
Discover the full interview by France-Amerique : https://bit.ly/35tAM4z

Send us your projects during this period at culture@consulfrance-atlanta.org

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Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States


Tuesday, June 2 at 1pm in French

Our friends at La Maison Française of Columbia University invite you to a talk about Machiavelli's legacy with French historian Patrick Boucheron and American historian Jeffrey Freedman. Discover how Machiavelli’s analyses of an earlier period can illuminate the present.

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Saturday, June 6 at 11am | Live on Zoom and Facebook

This engaging virtual performance for families will be broadcast LIVE on Zoom and Facebook with kids able to interact with the actors during the performance and post-show Q&A.
Leïli and Nils are in the same class. Leïli likes to hunt, dress like boys, and gel her short hair. Nils likes to wear his hair long, shows his emotions, and is not physically strong. Neither conforms to gendered roles that society dictates. Told through the voices of Leïli and Nils, this intimate and poignant theater piece transports the audience into the mind of young boys and girls confronting the cultural stereotypes imposed on them as they come of age.

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Saturday, June 6 at 2pm | Live on Zoom

Join Albertine Books for a lively Zoom conversation with Nicolas Mathieu on his Prix Goncourt Award-winning novel, And Their Children After Them, translated from the French by William Rodarmor (Other Press).
The discussion will be moderated by Director of our Books & Ideas Department, Thibault Lacarrière,  and Albertine's Deputy Director Miriam Bridenne.
Albertine Members will receive the Zoom link via email on the day of the book club.

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Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9 | Fully virtual

Join the Real-Time Community and the 5,000+ pioneers from 97 countries, who have made RTC 2020 the world’s premiere event for real-time technologies. For the first time ever, the RealTime Conference brings together cross-industry experts from around the globe to explore and propel the transformative impact real-time is having on Art, Technology, Business, and Society.

Registration will open soon for our next event, on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Save the dates!

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Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26

Explore the Marché du Film Online programs & conferences: Cannes Docs, Cannes XR, Producers Network, Frontières, Goes to Cannes, Cannes Next, Meet the Streamers, and Fantastic 7 will be reshaped to this new digital environment.
Join curated Speed meetings dedicated to book adaptation, soundtracks, coproduction... Speed meeting sessions will be programmed to welcome participants from different time zones.

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“BD 2020” was supposed to see a roster of events dedicated to graphic novels in France and abroad throughout the year. To this end, French Ministry of Culture imagined the hashtag #toutelafrancedessine to promote the French year of comics. Unfortunately, most events have been postponed for the time being but we could certainly use this time to (re)discover the vast offering of a genre. In a rare piece of good news, it was announced that the season will expand by a few months. In the meantime keep reading!

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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, along with partner institutions NYC Parks and the FACE Foundation, have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks since 2008. In an effort to keep the festival’s fans and communities entertained while at home, the Cultural Services will promote the previous editions of Films on the Green from May to the end of July and share curated film recommendations online based on each year’s theme.

June 1-7: 2009 Festival “Environment”

June 8-14: 2013 Festival “Love Stories”

June 15-21: 2015 Festival “La Méditerranée”

June 22-28: 2012 Festival “Literary Adaptations”

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US release: June 5, 2020

Neo-realism meets Film Noir as, on crowded Milan streets, with the Duomo looming in the background, two hommes durs execute a split second slug and grab payroll heist — in broad daylight — then begin a lightning-paced getaway, via underground passages, car, motorcycle, bus (!), speedboat, and ambulance. But after all, when a tough guy is going back to France (where he’s been sentenced to death in absentia) after holing up in Italy for nearly a decade, he’s got to have some startup money — particularly if he’s going back with his wife and kids! And as the mayhem mounts, one gangster, in a stricken voice, reflects on the cost to others of his “a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do” life style, seemingly flirting with a realization that there’s a viable life beyond the milieu.

Classe Tous Risques | 1960 | France
Directed by: Claude Sautet
Cast: Lino Ventura, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Sandra Milo
French with English subtitles
Runtime: 103 min
Distributor: Rialto Pictures

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May 29 - June 7

The festival will feature programming curated by the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Guadalajara International Film Festival, International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM), Jerusalem Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Marrakech International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and Venice Film Festival.

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TV5MONDE is the premier source for movies in French broadcast in the US. Along with our premium programs and entertainment, we pride ourselves of showcasing the very best of French language cinema from across the globe.

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Jazz Coalition is a new collective of industry professionals, musicians, fans, and supporters who hope to identify the needs of the global jazz and improvisational music communities and strategize responses, solutions, and opportunities that help alleviate their current difficulties.

They are creating a commission fund open to artists from all around the world that will provide financial support for the commission and creation of new works.

For more information, please check out the Jazz Coalition website.


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The spring festival of Les Arts Florissants has been cancelled. Nevertheless, they launched a digital version with three video recordings from concerts at Thiré's church and special, live surprises from artists who were originally part of the festival's line-up. You can still be part of this "virtual Vivaldi" program by watching the video recordings on Instagram and Facebook as well as the virtual tour of their garden guided by William Christie, the Music Director and Founder of Arts Florissants.

You can also explore their numerous videos available for streaming, comprising of recent performances like A Baroque Odyssey with the participation of musicians from The Juilliard School.


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NSDOS - aka Kirikoo Des – is a hybrid artist who works simultaneously on dance, music and digital art.

After studying dance, Kirikoo Des aka NSDOS, felt the need to create his own sound in order to explore movement. This is how he started imagining a whole new sonic order, an alternative approach to music – through abstraction. NSDOS can’t restrain himself to existing technological tools and softwares, he prefers creating his own mediums: futurist instruments made of old audio converters (carte son), Gameboy emulators, pieces of metal dismantled and weld together giving form to surreal machines.

Below is the link for NSDOS online event dated May 25th 2020.

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Because of the current situation, we are changing the rules! Like animals, we adapt to our environment and context to make room for our instincts. Forget the public outdoor places for now and escape to your living room, bedroom, kitchen, balcony, garden ... and bring to light your animal kingdom, solo, with family or with your roommates.

The Animal Kingdom Project is an initiation between Numeridanse and Akram Khan Company. Inspired from the Company’s production Outwitting the Devil that centres the human connection to the natural world, this project is an opportunity for you to evoke the wild things that we believe, live in you.

You have until Sunday September 13, 2020 to participate in the Animal Kingdom project!

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Scad fash - Atlanta

SCAD FASH presents Pierre Cardin: Le Futur, a SCAD-produced animated film about the storied life and career of fashion designer Pierre Cardin. From Schiaparelli to Dior to his own legendary house, Cardin reflects on his métier in conversation with SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. André Leon Talley, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maryse Gaspard, and Jim Bittermann add enriching detail of how Cardin transformed the world with his avant-garde sensibility and prescient vision. In 2018, SCAD FASH was honored to present Cardin's designs in Pierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future, a major retrospective exhibition.

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Scad fash - Atlanta

Patrick Kelly, The Journey at SCAD FASH is currently closed until further notice, thanks to the threat of COVID-19. Before the exhibition opened, briefly, to the public, I was able to sit with Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Derrick Adams to discuss the creation of this body of work meant to exalt the global impact of fashion designer Patrick Kelly (1954–1990). Kelly was born in Vicksburg, MS, and gained fame for being the first American admitted to the Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode (French Syndicate of Ready-to-Wear for Dressmakers and Fashion Designers). He was known for his size-inclusive designs, his energetic runway shows, and his iconic denim overalls.

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High Museum of Art - Atlanta

The setting of this puzzling scene may represent the artist’s studio, lined as it is with books and adorned with plaster casts of sculptures. (The relief mounted on the back wall is a reproduction of a famous fifth-century marble from the Temple of Nike on the Acropolis in Athens, showing the goddess adjusting her sandal.) The woman—who may or may not be the subject of the painting—could be a model, patron, or visiting friend. Her figure is truncated below the shoulders, as if she herself were a portrait bust, so one can only surmise why she is there and what she might be doing.

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High Museum of Art - Atlanta

When rain confined Camille Pissaro indoors, he sometimes painted lush bouquets of flowers gathered by his wife, who grew masses of them in her garden. What other flowers do you see in the bouquet? Will you create art on this rainy day?

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