The Art of Sex & Seduction Avec Plaisir:
Ceremonies of Love & Desire
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
With Catherine Robbe-Grillet & Beverly Charpentier
About the Series
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Get a glimpse inside the secret ceremonies and sadomasochistic rites of France’s most notorious dominatrix. A screening of provocative highlights from La Cérémonie and Le Contrat, Lina Mannheimer’s documentaries about Catherine Robbe-Grillet, will be followed by a rare appearance by Madame herself.
The modern-day Marquise de Sade and Beverly Charpentier—the woman who gave up her freedom to serve her—will talk with author and journalist Toni Bentley about their love, friendship, and rituals.
FIAF’s stimulating series of talks exploring love, sex, and desire returns for a third year this fall.
How does passion fuel lust, provoke jealousy, and inspire obsession? Meet some of the leading voices on sexuality, from bestselling authors and sex therapists to the extraordinary Madame Catherine Robbe-Grillet, whose private ceremonies demand incredible acts of devotion and submission. Our expert speakers will share their insights into the mysteries of our most intimate relationships.
FIAF Fall 2015 Season Sponsors: Air France and Delta Air Lines, the official airlines of FIAF; Altour; BNP Paribas; Cultural Services of the French Embassy; The American Society of French Legion of Honor; Office Tourisme de Boulogne-Billancourt; Enoch Foundation; Florence Gould Foundation; FACE (French American Cultural Exchange); Institut franÃ§ais; New York State Council on the Arts; and New York State Regional Economic Development Council.