French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF): Talks on Jealousy and Passion, Mathieu Amalric US Stage Debut, French Workshops, and More

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The Art of Sex & Seduction
La Jalousie: The Truth About Love,
Mistrust & Suspicious Minds

Wed, Oct 21 at 7pm
Jealousy can stir up a whirlwind of emotions including fear, insecurity, obsession, and rage. So how can jealousy be channeled into a healthier love life?

Get the answers at a panel discussion featuring New York Times best-selling author Neil Strauss, psychotherapist Dr. Gail Saltz, and professor of classics at the University of Calgary Peter Toohey. Moderated by series curator Erica Lumière.

Recommended by The New York Times!

In English. Followed by Book Signings.

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Film, Talk, Theater
CinéSalon • Theater & Cinema
Games of Love and Chance

Tue, Oct 20 at 4 & 7:30pm

In this award-winning drama, a group of teens rehearsing a play deal with issues of class, race, and romance both on and off stage.

Introduced at 7:30pm by actor and director Nicolas Bouchaud. Wine and beer social after both screenings.

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The Art of Sex & Seduction
Project Passion:
How to Rekindle the Spark

Wed, Oct 28 at 7pm

Authors Emily Nagoski and Robin Rinaldi, and CNN Health contributor Ian Kerner discuss how to bring excitement, lust, and desire back into your life. Moderated by sex educator Dr. Sari Locker.

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Fight or Flight
Le Moral des Ménages

Wed & Thu, Nov 4 & 5 at 7:30pm

Beloved French movie star Mathieu Amalric makes his US stage debut in this adaptation of Eric Reinhardt’s searing send-up of the middle class. Adapted & directed by Stéphanie Cléau. Co-starring Anne-Laure Tondu.

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French Classes & Workshops
Take a 1-week or 5-week class, or grab a short workshop!
One-week Intensive for Beginners Nov 2–6 • Daily, 9:30am-12:30pm / 6-9pm

Start from the very beginning or brush up your skills in our one-week course in Manhattan.

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Five-week French Classes
Nov 7–Dec 18 • Various days & times

Whether you’re a complete beginner, fluent, or somewhere in between, we have the right French class for you.

Manhattan • Brooklyn • Montclair  • Online

Workshops in Manhattan

Beginner A1 level & above
Oct 23: Grammar
Oct 26: Phonetics

Intermediate B1 level & above
Oct 22: French Words in English — New!
Oct 23: Idioms

Advanced B2 / Expert C1/C2 level
Oct 19: Sex and Seduction — New!
Oct 21: Chanson française — New!
Oct 27: Cinema: La Grande Illusion — New!
Cinema workshop led by Olivier Barrot, acclaimed French author, journalist, & TV personality.

Haskell Library
The Library is your place for French books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and fun programs in French.
Story Hour for Kids

L’Heure du conte (ages 4-6)
Wed, Oct 21 at 4pm

Programs for Adults

Homework Help in French
Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30pm

Cercles de lecture (Advanced B2)
Thu, Oct 22 at 6:30pm
La tête en friche by Marie-Sabine Roger

Kids & Family
An afternoon dedicated to every child’s favorite topic—toys!
FIAF Family Saturdays
Sat, Oct 17

Playmobil with Dorothée Charles
11:30am • Buy Tickets Ages 3-6

CinéKids Film & Activity:
A Town Called Panic

1:30pm • Buy Tickets Ages 7+

Iconic Toys with Dorothée Charles
3:30pm • Buy Tickets Ages 6-9

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Around Town
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Museum at FIT
Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch Symposium

Oct 22 & 23
More Info
Free with RSVP
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
Courses on WWI, Descartes & Lacan
Starting Oct 26
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FIAF Members save 10% on classes.
Email the Brooklyn Institute for the discount.
National Arts Club
Staged Reading:
LIBERTY — A Monumental New Musical

Oct 26
More Info
Free — RSVP here
Japan Society
Company Derashinera: Spectator
Nov 13 & 14
Info & Tickets


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