French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF): The Art of Sex & Seduction, plus Jessica Mitrani, Rossy de Palma, and 600 HIGHWAYMEN in Crossing the Line

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Upcoming Highlight

The Art of Sex & Seduction

Uncover the Art of Sex and Seduction in its many forms through FIAF’s stimulating series of talks, films, and an exhibition.

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Obsessions & Fantasies:
From the Marquis de Sade to Fifty Shades of Grey
Wed, Oct 22 at 7pm

Infidelity: The Truth About Love, Lust & Loyalty
Wed, Nov 5 at 7pm

Love, Sex & Dating in the Digital Age
Wed, Nov 19 at 7pm

CinéSalon: The Art of Sex & Seduction
Nov 4, 11 & 18 • Dec 2, 9 & 16

Exhibition: Jean-Daniel Lorieux — Seducing the Lens
Oct 30–Dec 6

Crossing the Line Upcoming Events View All
jessica mitrani Jessica Mitrani & Rossy de Palma
Traveling Lady

Fri, Oct 10 • Sat, Oct 11 • FIAF

Visual artist Jessica Mitrani and actress and Almodovar muse Rossy de Palma conjure the daring spirit of Nellie Bly in this multimedia adventure.

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600 HIGHWAYMEN: Employee of the Year
Wed, Oct 15 • Thu, Oct 16 • FIAF

A child’s house burns down, leaving everyone and everything she has behind. This New York premiere investigates transformation over a lifetime.

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Ryoji Ikeda: superposition
Fri, Oct 17 • Sat, Oct 18 • Met Museum

Don’t miss this multimedia music, visual, and theater work at the intersection of art and science by star Japanese composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda.

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CinéSalon + Art de Vivre
CinéSalon book signing
Wild Grass / Les Herbes Folles

Tue, Oct 14 at 4 & 7:30pm • FIAF

Watch Alain Resnais’ adaptation of Christian Gailly’s novel. Introduced at 7:30pm by film PR consultant Lucius Barre. Enjoy wine after both screenings.

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Talk & Book Signing
William Alexander

Thu, Oct 30 at 7pm • FIAF

Best-selling author William Alexander talks about his newest book Flirting with French and shares tales from his hilarious attempt at learning French at age 59.

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French Classes & Workshops
adult classes workshops
One-Week Crash Course for Beginners
Oct 27–31
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Brush up on your French 101 skills or start from the beginning in our one-week Manhattan crash course.

Five-Week French Classes
Nov 3–Dec 13
It’s not too late to add a little français to your fall! FIAF’s flexible classes—regular French courses, specialized classes and beyond—have students speaking French from day one.

Workshops for Adults in Manhattan

Tuesdays, 5:45–7:15pm • Oct 14, 21, 28

Idiomatic Expressions
Fridays, 1–2:30pm • Oct 17, 31

Fridays, 2–5pm • Oct 17, 24, 31

Mondays, 1:30–4:30pm • Oct 20 • Nov 3, 17

Fridays, 1–2:30pm • Oct 24 • Nov 7, 21

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Upcoming Workshops for Toddlers

Art Workshops (ages 3 & 4)
Saturdays, 1:30–2:30pm • Oct 11, 18, 25

Cooking Workshops (ages 2–4)
Tuesdays, 10–11am • Oct 14, 21, 28
Wednesdays, 3–4pm • Oct 15, 22, 29

Music Workshops (ages 2–4)
Fridays, 10–11am • Oct 17, 24, 31

Upcoming Workshops for Kids

Art Workshops (ages 5 & 6)
Saturdays, 3:30–4:30pm • Oct 11, 18, 25

French Song Workshops (ages 8–10)
Saturdays, 11:30am–12:30pm • Oct 11, 18, 25

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Library Programs for Kids

Tour de pages (ages 4–5)
Thu, Oct 16 at 4pm

L’Heure du conte (ages 4–6)
Wed, Oct 22 at 3:45pm

Petites oreilles (ages 2–3)
Thu, Oct 23 at 10:30am

Library Programs for Adults

Faites vos jeux ! Taboo
Thu, Oct 16 at 6:30pm

Cercles de lecture (Intermediate B1)
Thu, Oct 23: Un notaire peu ordinaire, Yves Ravey

Cercles de lecture (Advanced B2)
Thu, Oct 30: L’Adversaire, Emmanuel Carrère

Membership Offer
Membership Promotion Win Four VIP Tickets to Patrick Bruel’s Beacon Theatre Concert

Join or renew your FIAF Membership for a chance to see Patrick Bruel live at the iconic Beacon Theatre on November 1.

Sign up with code “BRUEL14” by Oct 26

Events in New Jersey
MAM Workshop Library Programs for Kids
Workshop & Tour
An Afternoon at the Museum

Sun, Oct 26 at 12:30pm • Montclair Art Museum

Claire Négrin leads a special workshop at the museum. Explore select works and engage in a lively conversation about art—en français ! 

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Talk & Book Signing
William Alexander

Fri, Nov 7 at 7pm • Van Vleck House & Gardens

Join us in Montclair with author William Alexander as he shares fun anecdotes from his new book Flirting with French.

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Around Town
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Atlantic Theater Company
Found: A New Musical
Now thru Nov 9
Info & Tickets
Anthology Film Archives
Matías Piñeiro Selects: Bridges Over Argentinean Cinema
Oct 15–26
Info & Tickets
Zeitgeist Films
Volker Schlöndorff’s Diplomacy
Oct 15–28
Info & Tickets
Beacon Theatre
Patrick Bruel LIVE
Sat, Nov 1 at 8pm
Info & Tickets
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