French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF): Venus in Fur with David Ives, French Classes, Crossing the Line Travels the City, and More!

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CinéSalon • Theater & Cinema
Venus in Fur

Tue, Sep 22 at 4 & 7:30pm
Our fall CinéSalon series featuring films celebrating the art of making theater kicks off with Venus in Fur, an adaptation of David Ives’ Tony award-winning play. Directed by Roman Polanski, Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner give electrifying performances in this witty and erotic exploration of the power dynamics between director and actress.

Q&A with playwright David Ives after the 7:30pm screening.
Free wine & beer social after both screenings.

Read MoreBuy TicketsFree for FIAF Members

French Classes for Adults
Don’t miss your chance to start speaking French this fall—classes and workshops start next Saturday, September 26.
Add Flair to Your Fall. Learn French!
Sep 26–Dec 18

Whether you’re a complete beginner, fluent, or somewhere in between, we have a class for you!

In addition to language courses, we offer classes and workshops to polish up specific skills (grammar, listening, diction, etc.) or to learn about French culture and literature.

Manhattan • Brooklyn • Montclair • Online

French for Toddlers, Kids & Teens
Add some French fun to your child’s “Back to School” plans!

Classes & Workshops for Ages 1–17
Sep 26–Dec 18

Find the parfait program for your child—from those new to the language to native speakers—at FIAF.

Our fully immersive classes are tailored to children’s age, abilities, and interests, and are offered weekdays and Saturdays at various times.

Fun and creative hourly workshops are also available with themes changing each week.

Save 15% when you enroll for fall, winter, and spring right now. Choose the special 3-term fee when you register for the fall class.

Manhattan Brooklyn Montclair

Crossing the Line • Fall Festival
Head to Red Hook, New York Live Arts, New Museum, MoMA, and back to FIAF to see and become part of the performance.
Gustavo Ciriaco & Andrea Sonnberger
Here whilst we walk

Sat & Sun, Sep 19 & 20 • Red Hook

Miguel Gutierrez
Age & Beauty

Fri, Sep 18–Sat, Sep 26 • New York Live Arts

Elana Langer
What I Live By

Sep 21 & 28 • A Détacher
Sep 23 • Union Square Market
Sep 29-Oct 3 • New York Live Arts

On view thru Nov 7 • FIAF Gallery

Ant Hampton
The Extra People

Fri & Sat, Sep 25 & 26

Jack Ferver & Marc Swanson

Thu, Sep 24–Sun, Oct 4 • New Museum

Adrian Heathfield & André Lepecki
Afterlives: The Persistence
of Performance

Fri–Sun, Sep 25–27

Shezad Dawood
It was a time that was a time

On view thru Nov 1 • Pioneer Works

The Art of Sex & Seduction
Explore love, sex, and desire with a panel of experts: bestselling authors, sex therapists, and France’s most notorious dominatrix.
Avec Plaisir: Ceremonies of Love & Desire
Wed, Oct 7

La Jalousie: The Truth About Love, Mistrust
& Suspicious Minds

Wed, Oct 21

Project Passion: How to Rekindle the Spark
Wed, Oct 28

View InfoBuy Package & Save

Best of France in Times Square
Come check out FIAF and hundreds of other presenters when the Best of France extravaganza takes over Times Square!
Best of France
Sat & Sun, Sep 26 & 27

From fashion and beauty, to travel, technology, gastronomy, art, culture and a kids’ zone, there will be something for every francophile at this showcase of the very best of France.

Not to be missed: Two exceptional Grand Wine Tastings with over 100 high-end châteaux and accompanied by a superb buffet of charcuterie, cheeses, and desserts. Led by top NYC sommeliers!

Plus, a VIP inaugural reception and party on Fri, Sep 25—limited tickets left.

Learn More

FIAF Membership Offer
Becoming a FIAF Member (or renewing) is extra sweet this month!
Enjoy Tasty Treats from St Michel

To celebrate the start of fall, FIAF is giving each new and renewing Member a bag of mini madeleines and a box of chocolate cocottes from St Michel.

Join or Renew by Oct 6

Haskell Library
Enjoy our extensive collection of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs!
Upcoming Programs for Adults

Cercles de lecture (Intermediate B1)
Thu, Oct 15 at 6:30pm
Discuss Un homme à distance by Katharine Pancol.

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

Around Town
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The Watermill Center
Fall Open House
Sep 26
Info & RSVP
Tabac Rouge
Sep 30–Oct 3
Info & Tickets
French American
Piano Society

Fall Benefit Recital
Oct 15
Info & Tickets
Deals for Members
Enjoy discounts on French experiences around town.
View Offers
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)


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