French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF): Thom Browne, Patrice Chéreau Tribute, First Tuesday, Spring Classes, and More

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Homage to Patrice Chéreau: HD Opera Screening of Elektra, April 1
Fashion at FIAF
Special Screenings
First Tuesday
Membership Offer
French Classes
Library Programs
Around Town
 

Your Week at FIAF…

Fashion at FIAF concludes on Monday, March 31 with an exclusive talk featuring two-time CFDA Award winner Thom Browne in conversation with Washington Post contributor Robin Givhan.

On Tuesday, April 1, FIAF pays tribute to the great Patrice Chéreau with an HD screening of his final opera, Richard Strauss’s explosive revenge tragedy Elektra, which was presented at the Festival d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence in July 2013.

Elektra is presented as part of FIAF First Tuesday. The evening will also include a reading with author M.J. Rose in the library, free French mini-classes, and, of course, wine and conversation en français at Rendez-Vous. Bring your friends!

The 10th edition of the Focus on French Cinema Festival in Greenwich opens on April 4. FIAF will host the closing night of the festival, featuring the U.S. premiere of Guillaume Gallienne’s acclaimed film, Me, Myself and Mum (Les garçons et Guillaume, à table!) on Tuesday, April 8.

FIAF Members enjoy free access to First Tuesdays, weekly French films, and more. Join FIAF by April 1 and you could also win a VIP dinner for four at Bagatelle.

Spring French classes begin April 7—don’t forget to enroll by March 31 and secure a spot in your preferred class!

 
 
Fashion at FIAF
 
   

Fashion Talks
Thom Browne

Mon, Mar 31 at 7pm
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Two-time winner of the prestigious CFDA Award for Menswear Designer of the Year, Thom Browne discusses his recent expansion into womenswear and eyewear with Washington Post contributor Robin Givhan.

 
 
 
Special Screenings
     
 

CinéSalon | HD Opera Screening
Homage to Patrice Chéreau
Elektra

Tue, Apr 1 at 4 & 7pm (please note time)
Info & TicketsAdvance tickets recommended

Experience the late Patrice Chéreau’s final production, Richard Strauss’s explosive revenge tragedy Elektra. At 7pm, Bernard Foccroulle, Director of Festival d’Aix; Peter Gelb, General Manager of the Met Opera; and Richard Peduzzi, Elektra Set Designer, discuss Chéreau’s legacy.

Co-presented with the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence

 

Focus on French Cinema Closing Night
Me, Myself and Mum
Les garçons et Guillaume, à table !

Tue, Apr 8 at 4 & 7:30pm
Info & TicketsAdvance tickets recommended

Don’t miss the U.S. Premiere of Guillaume Gallienne’s acclaimed and hilarious French comedy, Me, Myself and Mum, winner of five Césars in 2014 including best film and best actor!

Part of the Focus on French Cinema Festival.

Related: Film appreciation workshop at 5:45pm

 
 
 
FIAF First Tuesday
   

FIAF First Tuesday
April 1
Free for FIAF Members!

Homage to Patrice Chéreau:
HD Opera Screening of Elektra

4 & 7pm, Florence Gould Hall

Meet the Author: M.J. Rose
6–7pm, Library

Free French Mini-Classes
6:15 & 7pm, 3rd floor

Rendez-Vous
6:30–8:30pm, Le Skyroom
Enjoy wine and conversation en français !

 
 
 
Membership Offer
 
   

Win a VIP Dinner for Four at Bagatelle!

Become a FIAF Member and you could win a VIP dinner for four at Bagatelle for their special French evening on April 7. Enjoy a unique menu and entertainment at this esteemed Meatpacking District restaurant.

Join or renew with code “BAGATELLE14” by April 1

 
 
 
French Classes & Workshops
 
 
 

Spring Classes in Manhattan
April 7–June 23
View Classes & Register by March 31

French Classes for Adults
Take general French or check out thematic courses like Etude d’une oeuvre littéraire, Café Club, and more.

à petits pas: French for Toddlers
Give your toddler a taste of la vie française with à petits pas classes, and new Cooking and Art Workshops.

French for Kids & Teens
Bilingual kids are très chic ! FIAF offers afterschool and Saturday classes for ages 5 to 17. Kids ages 5–6 will love the new hands-on Art workshops: Les artistes.

Plus, refer a friend & you both save 10%!

 
 
     
     
 

Spring Classes in New Jersey
April 7–June 23
View Classes & Register by March 31

FIAF offers classes for adults, kids, and teens in Montclair, New Jersey throughout the week.

Don’t forget, refer a friend & you both save 10%!

 

Spring Classes in Brooklyn
April 7–June 23
View Classes & Register by March 31

Adults and children ages 1–14 can take a FIAF French class at the International School of Brooklyn.

Don’t forget, refer a friend & you both save 10%!

 
 
Library Programs
   

 
  New Acquisitions List
February & March 2014

Check out great new titles: latest best-sellers, DVDs, books for kids, and more. View list of items recently acquired by the Library.

 

Meet the Author: M.J. Rose
Tue, Apr 1, from 6–7pm
View Info & RSVP

International bestselling author M.J. Rose discusses her fascinating gothic novel, The Collector of Dying Breaths.

 
 
     
     
 

Library Programs for Kids

Contes et confettis (ages 3–6)
Thu, Apr 3 at 3:45pm

à petits pas: Story Hour (ages 2–3)
Thu, Apr 10 at 11:30am

L’Heure du conte (ages 3–6)
Thu, Apr 10 at 3:45pm

 

Library Programs for Adults

Cercles de lecture (Intermediate B1)
Nos amis les humains, Bernard Werber
Thu, Apr 10 at 6:30pm

Cercles de lecture (Advanced B2)
Le chapeau de Mitterrand, Antoine Laurain
Thu, Apr 17 at 6:30pm

 
 
 
Around Town
     
 

10th Anniversary of Focus on French Cinema Festival
Fri–Sun, April 4–6 in Greenwich • Tue, April 8 at FIAF
Info & Tickets

In partnership with Le Festival du Film Francophone d’Angouleme and FIAF, the Alliance Française of Greenwich presents its annual Focus on French Cinema festival featuring 7 U.S. Premieres and 20 French films from around the world. On April 8, FIAF will host the festival’s closing night, the U.S. Premiere of Me, Myself and Mum (Les garçons et Guillaume, à table !), winner of five Césars in 2014. FIAF Members receive the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich Member discount on all festival tickets!

 

The Apollo Theater
& World Music Institute

Africa Now! at the Apollo
Sat, Apr 5 at 8pm
Info & Tickets

Featuring Fatoumata Diawara / Les Fréres Guissé / Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

 
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