APRIL 2019
Cultural Agenda

Agnès Varda, influential French New Wave Filmmaker, dies at 90.  In recent years, Ms. Varda had focused her directorial skills on nonfiction work. In 2017, she partnered with the French photographer and muralist known as JR on “Faces Places”, a road movie that featured the two of them roaming rural France. The Atlanta’s audience could discover this film at Emory University and at Georgia Tech.

Among her awards, Agnès Varda received in 2017 an Academy Honorary Award for her contributions to cinema.


Tournées Film Festival will stop by Emory's campus on April 2,4,5 and 6.

On the program: BPM by Robin Campillo, I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck, Félicité by Alain Gomis, Faces Places by Agnès Varda and JR, and more!

This has been made possible thanks to the FACE Foundation grant.

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The 2019 edition of the Global Media Fest: Sustainability across Languages and Cultures will host the screening of Faces Places by Agnès Varda on April 4.

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Join Crosstown Arts Residents Pierre Primetens and Matteo Servente as they screen some of their short films and discuss their process as filmmakers on April 10 at 7:30pm.

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Don’t forget the Young French Cinema, a new generation of Directors, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.

This program is available to U.S. art house cinemas, film societies, the Alliance Française network and universities. The Program includes 12 feature films (11 French, one Canadian) and 8 short films. All films can be booked “à la carte”. For all requests and for access to screeners, please contact UniFrance (adeline.monzier@unifrance.org).

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In the framework of Emory University program "Ecrivains d'aujourd'hui", a round-table with the Canadian author Kim Thúy will take place on April 18, 4:30pm at the White Hall, room 101.

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From April 6 to July 14, the High Museum of Art presents the European Masterworks: the Phillips collection.

Discover the iconic works by Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Expressionist, and Cubist artists brought together by Phillips who wanted to share European modernism with a larger audience.

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The Mellon Collection of French Art  is on display at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, TN, through May 5.

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MODA's exhibition for coffee enthousiats and design lovers is on display through June 9.

Passione Italiana, highlighting the social and historical impact of coffee around the world, features among other artists the French designer, Dominique Perrault.

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Dive in the story of Hoffmann with the famous opéra fantastique by Jacques Offenbach based on the libretto, written by Jules Barbier, on April 4 and April 6 at the Nashville Opera.

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A blend of African traditional musics and reflexions on women's rights, cultural preservation and sustainable development: this is how Angélique Kidjo's music can be defined.

As part of the Duke Performance program, she will present her album Remain in Light, on April 8 - 8pm at the Carolina Theater of Durham.

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April 27 and 28 will be about France at the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.

On the program: Ravel's Bolero, The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Dukas and the Fantastic Symphony by Berlioz.

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The Carolina Ballet will pay a tribute to the famous French painter Claude Monet feature the music of Chausson, Debussy and Poulenc.

Monet Impressions program will take the center stage from April 11 to April 14 at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.

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The Alliance Française's annual Africa Belle festival celebrates French-speaking Africa and seeks to promote positive images of Africa by showcasing the business and cultural contributions they make to the world through art, food, music, dance, fashion, and fellowship.

This year series of events will run from April 3 to April 27.

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