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Video and Audio from Sex, Lies, and Paradise

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Sex, Lies, and Paradise: The Assassins, Prester John, and the Fabulation of Civilizational Identities: A talk by Geraldine Heng 11/05/12

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul presents:
Demande à ton Ombre, by Lamine Ammar-Khodja, 83 min, France, Algeria, 2012.
Arabic, French with English Subtitles

Le Theatre de la Chandelle Verte, will perform their current hilarious production of the well-known medieval farce: La Farce de maître Pierre Pathelin

Le Théâtre de la Chandelle Verte is an alliance of professional artists and scholars from universities across the United States, dedicated to performing theatre in French to audiences nationwide.

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul presents:
The Intouchables, by Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano, 112 min, France, 2011.
In French with English subtitles.
Showing - Fri, Oct 5 through Thurs, Oct 11 at St. Anthony Main Theatre.

Francophone, Francophile, French-Canadian ancestry…or know someone who is, or is interested? Consider passing this post along, about a very special event in Minneapolis September 28-29, 2012. Here is the final, detailed program: 2012 Franco-Fete Final Program.pdf

Franco-Fête will include all the elements of a fine program: family, food, fun…along with academics, history, music…

Friday, September 28, 2:30 pm, 112 Folwell Hall
Lynn Festa: "The Cook, the Thief, the Knife, and the Other: Possession and Loss in Eighteenth-Century Tahiti"
Dept. of English, Rutgers University. Lynn is a comparatist working in the 18th century. She is doing a TEMS presentation on Enlightenment birds-eye views (intersection among aesthetics, science, and history).

Lectures and Events: Celebrating Venice!

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Join the James Ford Bell Library this fall as we celebrate the entrancing city of Venice, long a capital of Mediterranean trade, through an exhibition, lectures, workshops, and other cultural events.

David Kertzer -- Professor, Brown University

"Evil Conspiracies and Common Enemies: Mussolini, the Vatican, and the Origins of the Italian Racial Laws"

Monday, September 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Cowles Auditorium, HHH
Reception following in the atrium.

Kino Lorber is proud to present the U.S. theatrical release of THE WELL-DIGGER’S DAUGHTER (La Fille du Puisatier), opening in Minneapolis at Landmark’s Lagoon Cinema on Friday, August 17 until Thursday, August 23. This exquisite adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's classic tale is directed by Daniel Auteuil, who starred in Claude Berri’s adaptations of Marcel Pagnol’s JEAN DE FLORETTE and MANON OF THE SPRING.

A conference entitled French-American Conversations on Psychoanalysis, will be held at the University of Chicago on October 14 -15, 2011.

Check it out: Univocal Publishing

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Univocal Publishing is a small, local, and independent publishing house that specializes in philosophy, art, technology, and poetry. Inspired by the philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s deployment of the concept of univocity, the press strives to publish thinkers and writers whose voices are singular and diverse.


The Conquest -- a film by Xavier Durrigner

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The Conquest, Director Xavier Durrigner, 105 min, France, 2010,
In French with English subtitles.
Showing - Fri, Feb 10 through Thurs, Feb 16

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul presents a larger-than-life account of Nicholas Sarkozy’s 2007 taking of the French presidency in Xavier Durringer’s The Conquest, showing theatrically on Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre Fri, Feb 10 - Thurs, Feb 16.

Denis Podalydès delivers a witty yet commanding portrayal of Nicolas Sarkozy and his rise to the French presidency through the lens of his unraveling marriage to then-wife Cecilia (Florence Pernel). Never one to disguise his ambition, the film’s Sarkozy curries favor with predecessor Jacques Chirac (Bernard Le Coq) and spars gamely with glib rival Dominique de Villepin (Samuel Labarthe). This lampoon depicts the future president of France as a bold and unashamed virtuoso of political combat, whose inattention to his disintegrating domestic partnership emerges as his chief vulnerability.

With leads brilliantly etching sharp characterizations of living politicians, director Xavier Durringer need never veer too far from reality, even while deploying fictional embellishments and a larger-than-life sense of humor that—with Nicola Piovani’s buoyant score—giddily evoke a circus-like atmosphere. (Description courtesy Music Box Films)

Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival 2011

The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul presents the very best of national and international independent cinema on Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414. www.mspfilmsociety.org | Press Release online: http://bit.ly/yJDRsK

Dépêche de Northfield: Meeting Maryse Condé

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Our own Déborah Ferrand shares glowing notes from her trip to Carleton College, with Sarah Boardman and Séverine Bates, to hear Maryse Condé last week:

Some of us had the extreme pleasure to attend the lecture given by Maryse Condé at Carleton University on April 20th. As graduate students and future specialists of francophone literature, it was really an honour to meet such an incredible woman and author.

From Cathy Yandell at Carleton College:

Nous sommes très heureux de vous inviter, vous et vos étudiants, à la conférence de Maryse Condé à Carleton, suivie d'une discussion avec l'auteure.

The 2011 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival launches next month! is slated for April 14 through May 5 - presenting over 180 films from some 60 countries at the five-screen St. Anthony Main Theatre. For three weeks, the Twin Cities celebrates the arrival of the best of international and independent filmmaking in the region. We are thrilled to present 13 French films in conjunction with the Year of France in Minnesota!

The Department of International Languages and Literatures at Saint Catherine University and its French colleagues from the ACTC institutions including Hamline, St Thomas, and Macalester would like to invite you to attend a single evening's performance of Albertine en cinq temps, an adaptation of the play by French Canadian playwright Michel Tremblay, by Théâtre de la Chandelle Verte on Friday April 15, Friday, 2011 at Saint Catherine University in the Recital Hall located in the Music Building on the Saint Paul campus.

CIEE: Encountering Contemporary French Theory

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Interested in an intensive academic summer experience? Consider CIEE's program with the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris. Open to graduate students and undergraduates.

Language Study in French for Graduate Students

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Are you interested in perfecting your French? Consider Bryn Mawr's Avignon Institute, which is one of the few with a graduate component.

Dépêche de Paris: Lia Mitchell from the rue Oberkampf

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Lia Mitchell, our Exchange Fellow in Paris, writes us about Canals on Mars, the invasion midwestern vowels of Paris, and the so-called original LouLou :

Alliance Française: "La Nuit de la Pub!" (3/7, 7pm)

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The Alliance Francaise of Minneapolis/St. Paul and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design will be featuring an evening of French advertisements "La nuit de la Pub" (The Night of the Ad) on Monday, March 7th at 7:00 p.m. Founder and Director of the "media think tank" La Maison de la Pub in Paris, Anne Saint Dreux will lead the evening with screenings of French and International commercials focused on women in advertisements.

The Alliance Française de Minneapolis/St. Paul invites you to "Soirée à La Fontaine des Abeilles". Whether you are familiar with the famous French fabulist, Jean La Fontaine or not, this will be an evening you do not want to miss! Join us at the Alliance for an evening of singing, performances and a presentation by Professor Max Adrien, of Hamline University, on Saturday, February 26 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Entrance is free and all presentations will be in French. The event is for all ages and we encourage families, students and all Francophiles to attend!

A ne pas oublier: fabula.org!

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Quelle mine d'information!

The French and Francophone Studies Dept at Macalester invites you in the context of our lecture series to :

Hollywood, Pirated Videos and Child Soldiers
, Dr. Emmanuel Dongala

Ian Buruma reviews the translation of M Houellebecq and B-H Lévy's dialogic musings in Public Enemies: Dueling Writers Take On Each Other and the World (Random House, 2010).

Gonzo Theatre's "No Exit" at the Lowry Lab Feb 3-12

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Dramaturged by our very own Sophie Kerman!

Dépêche de Montpellier: Liz Panting

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At the end of a really busy semester, MA student Liz Panting found some time to write us from Montpellier. She's spending the year on one our department's Fellowships as a lectrice at UPV...

Doctoral candidate Sylvie Ngilla was in Paris last month and interviewed filmmaker Claire Denis...

Dan Brewer takes time out of his sabbatical to write...

It's the season of dispatches back to the States getting published, so here's one from Paris. It's not in the grand style of Janet Flanner's or Adam Gopnick's gem-like letters in the New Yorker. Nor will Julian Assange be much interested in it. But it carries a sense of this dix-huitiémiste's pleasure, wonderment, and delight at having spent the fall in the City of Light while on sabbatical....

Film Premiere: Enemies of the People

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Please join the Human Rights Program at the University of Minnesota in a discussion with the Director/Producer of the award-winning documentary, Enemies of the People, Thursday, November 11 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in Room 614 Social Sciences, University of Minnesota.

Enemies of the People Director/Producer Rob Lemkin will join Patricia Hampl, award-winning author and U of Minnesota Regents Professor of Creative Writing, to discuss documenting human rights violations through film and writing. Short clips from the documentary will be shown.

Paris apartment locators

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Every once in a while, someone asks about finding an apartment in Paris.

Here are two on-line services

lokim.com. Used to be called paris-be-a-part-of-it.  Luckily they changed their name.  Reputed to be "user-friendly and professional, and there are a range of prices."

France-USA Contacts has a very active site with professional and private rental availabilities:  fusac.com.

Any other suggestions?

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