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CinémaTuesdays
Cinéma des femmes:
Perspectives on Women Filmmakers

February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2011
March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2011

Florence Gould Hall

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Screenings in March
Mar 1: The Cabbage Fairy; God’s Offices, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Mar 8: Madam’s Fancies; Quadrille, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm (Screening will be in Tinker Auditorium)
Mar 15: All Is Forgiven, 12:30 & 4pm
Mar 15: Mia Hansen-Løve presents All Is Forgiven, 7pm
Mar 22: The Italians, A Debut; Jet Lag, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Mar 22: The Italians, A Debut; U.S. Go Home; Jet Lag, 7:30pm (Film change)
Mar 29: Merce Cunningham; The Taste of Others, 12:30 & 4pm
Mar 29: Jackie Raynal presents Merce Cunningham and The Taste of Others, 7pm

Past Screenings in February
Feb 1: First Class Midwife; Life Begins Tomorrow, 12:30 & 4pm
Feb 1: D.A. Pennebaker presents Life Begins Tomorrow, 7pm
Feb 8: All Mountains Look Alike; La dérive, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Feb 15: But What Do Women Want?, 12:30 & 4pm
Feb 15: Nouakchott Rocks; Just About Love?, 7:30pm
Feb 22: The Drunken Mattress; Golden Eighties, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

This in-depth, two-month series assembles a cross-section of female voices that embraces the eclectic— including an eighties musical, a handful of contemporary comedies, several auteurist favorites, silent shorts, and a rare precursor to cinéma vérité. Presented together, these films create an ideal starting point for fresh discussions of the history of women’s filmmaking in France, as well as an opportunity to begin answering the question posed in the title of Coline Serreau’s documentary: “But What Do Women Want?” We are delighted to welcome Mia Hansen-Løve on March 15 to present her first feature film, All Is Forgiven.

Double Screening
The Cabbage Fairy
and God’s Offices

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

Florence Gould Hall

The Cabbage Fairy / La fée aux choux
Directed by Alice Guy Blaché, 1896. B&W, Silent. 1 min.
In French with English subtitles

A smiling fairy picks newborn babies from a cabbage patch.

God's Offices / Les bureaux de Dieu
Directed by Claire Simon, 2008. Color. 122 min.
With Nathalie Baye, Nicole Garcia, Isabelle Carré
In French with English subtitles

An ensemble of exceptional actresses forms the core of this quasi-documentary look at a family planning clinic. Through intake interviews and office interactions, the environment in which these women thrive, struggle, and support each other takes shape.

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Double Screening
Madam’s Fancies
and Quadrille

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

Tinker Auditorium, 55 E 60th St.

Madam’s Fancies / Madame a des envies
Directed by Alice Guy Blaché, 1906. B&W, Silent. 4 min.
In French with English subtitles

Madame is pregnant and stealing everything in sight! Is there anything—a lollipop, absinthe, a pipe—that does not escape her fancy?

Quadrille
Directed by Valérie Lemercier, 1997. Color. 96 min.
With Valérie Lemercier, André Dussollier, Sandrine Kiberlain,
Sergio Castellitto
In French with English subtitles

Phillipe’s impending engagement to Paulette is complicated when a movie star arrives in town and catches her eye. A remake of the Sacha Guitry film, this witty update finds the perfect balance of romance and satire.

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CinémaTuesdays
All Is Forgiven
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
12:30 & 4pm

Florence Gould Hall

All Is Forgiven / Tout est pardonné
Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, 2007. Color. 105 min.
With Paul Blain, Marie-Christine Friedrich, Victoire Rousseau, Constance Rousseau
In French with English subtitles

Hansen-Løve won the Prix Louis Dulluc for this, her directorial debut. A wrenching tale of drug abuse and its obliterating effect on a marriage, All Is Forgiven also speaks to the power of absolution and understanding.

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Meet the Director
Mia Hansen-Løve presents
All Is Forgiven

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
7pm

Florence Gould Hall

Introduction and Q&A with Mia Hansen-Løve
Director Mia Hansen-Løve comes to FIAF to introduce the 7pm screening and participate in a Q&A.

All Is Forgiven / Tout est pardonné
Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, 2007. Color. 105 min.
With Paul Blain, Marie-Christine Friedrich, Victoire Rousseau, Constance Rousseau
In French with English subtitles

Hansen-Løve won the Prix Louis Dulluc for this, her directorial debut. A wrenching tale of drug abuse and its obliterating effect on a marriage, All Is Forgiven also speaks to the power of absolution and understanding.

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Double Screening
The Italians, A Debut
and Jet Lag

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
12:30, 4, & 7:30pm

Florence Gould Hall

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The Italians, A Debut / Les Italiens, un début
Directed by Cécile Paris, 2009. Color. 6 min.
In French with English subtitles

A blonde-haired woman, alone in Italy, lies on her back and watches the sea unfold. Suddenly, the screen is invaded by mustachioed extras who begin to occupy the foreground of the screen.

Jet Lag / Décalage horaire
Directed by Danièle Thompson, 2002. Color. 91 min.
With Juliette Binoche, Jean Reno, Sergi López
In French with English subtitles

A labor strike at Charles de Gaulle airport forces two miserable strangers to share a hotel room. The two soon set off a string of events that neither could have predicted in this charming romantic comedy.

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Double Screening
The Italians, A Debut
U.S. Go Home
Jet Lag

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
7:30pm

Florence Gould Hall

The 7:30pm screening of U.S. Go Home has been cancelled. Jet Lag will be shown instead.

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Les Italiens, un début
Directed by Cécile Paris, 2009. Color. 6 min.
In French with English subtitles

A blonde-haired woman, alone in Italy, lies on her back and watches the sea unfold. Suddenly, the screen is invaded by mustachioed extras who begin to occupy the foreground of the screen.

Jet Lag / Décalage horaire (Film change)
Directed by Danièle Thompson, 2002. Color. 91 min.
With Juliette Binoche, Jean Reno, Sergi López
In French with English subtitles

A labor strike at Charles de Gaulle airport forces two miserable strangers to share a hotel room. The two soon set off a string of events that neither could have predicted in this charming romantic comedy.

U.S. Go Home (Film cancelled)
Directed by Claire Denis, 1994. Color. 68 min.
With Alice Houri, Jessica Tharaud, Grégoire Colin, Martine Gautier In French without English subtitles

An acutely personal film for Denis, fueled by a soundtrack of 1960s rock. In it, a girl’s determined quest to lose her virginity takes on many forms, including hitchhiking with an American soldier.

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Double Screening
Merce Cunningham
and The Taste of Others

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
12:30 & 4pm

Florence Gould Hall

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Merce Cunningham
Directed by Jackie Raynal. 1962. B&W. 27 min.
In French with English subtitles

A beautiful portrait of Cunningham, who passed away last year, at work with his dancers and friends—including his partner, John Cage, and Robert Rauschenberg. This film also marked the directorial debut of Jackie Raynal.

The Taste of Others / Le goût des autres
Directed by Agnès Jaoui, 2000. Color. 113 min.
With Anne Alvaro, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Alain Chabat, Agnès Jaoui
In French with English subtitles

A superior comedy of manners focusing on the surprising connections we have with one another. In particular, a businessman’s sudden swooning for a stage actress brings him into a world he has never known. Winner of 4 César Awards.

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Meet the Director
Jackie Raynal presents
Merce Cunningham
and The Taste of Others

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
7pm

Florence Gould Hall

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Introduction by Jackie Raynal
Director Jackie Raynal will introduce the 7pm screening of her short film, Merce Cunningham.

Merce Cunningham
Directed by Jackie Raynal. 1962. B&W. 27 min.
In French with English subtitles

A beautiful portrait of Cunningham, who passed away last year, at work with his dancers and friends—including his partner, John Cage, and Robert Rauschenberg. This film also marked the directorial debut of Jackie Raynal.

The Taste of Others / Le goût des autres
Directed by Agnès Jaoui, 2000. Color. 113 min.
With Anne Alvaro, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Alain Chabat, Agnès Jaoui
In French with English subtitles

A superior comedy of manners focusing on the surprising connections we have with one another. In particular, a businessman’s sudden swooning for a stage actress brings him into a world he has never known. Winner of 4 César Awards.

Rare Double Screening
First Class Midwife
and Life Begins Tomorrow

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
12:30 & 4pm

Florence Gould Hall

First Class Midwife / Sage-femme de première classe
Directed by Alice Guy Blaché, 1902. B&W, Silent. 5 min.
In French with English subtitles

Shorts by the pioneering filmmaker Alice Guy Blaché preface many of the features in this series. Here, a young couple looking to add a baby to their family stumbles upon a store that sells them!

Life Begins Tomorrow / La vie commence demain
Directed by Nicole Vedrès. 1949. B&W. 86 min.
With Jean-Pierre Aumont, André Labarthe, Jean-Paul Sartre,
André Gide
In French with English subtitles

A rare screening of this fascinating film, which imagines the future of 21st century living through the images and words of France’s great cultural ambassadors—Sartre, Le Corbusier, Picasso, and a score of others.

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CinémaTuesdays with Special Guest
D.A. Pennebaker presents
Life Begins Tomorrow

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
7pm

Florence Gould Hall

Introduction by D.A. Pennebaker
D.A. Pennebaker , a legendary filmmaker and the force behind the acclaimed Kings of Pastry, will introduce the 7pm screening.

Life Begins Tomorrow / La vie commence demain
Directed by Nicole Vedrès. 1949. B&W. 86 min.
With Jean-Pierre Aumont, André Labarthe, Jean-Paul Sartre,
André Gide
In French with English subtitles

A rare screening of this fascinating film, which imagines the future of 21st century living through the images and words of France’s great cultural ambassadors—Sartre, Le Corbusier, Picasso, and a score of others.

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Double Screening
All Mountains Look Alike
and La dérive

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

Florence Gould Hall

All Mountains Look Alike
Toutes les montagnes se ressemblent
Directed by Christelle Lheureux and Sébastien Betbeder. 2009.
Color. 12 min.
With Clémentine Poidatz, Manuel Vallade, Adrien Michaux
In French with English subtitles

An unnamed couple walks through wintery woodland, discussing the disappearance of a family member on a similar mountainside hike. Can the ghosts of longago still find them now?

La dérive
Directed by Paula Delsol, 1964. B&W. 81 min.
With Jacqueline Vandal, Pierre Barouh, Paulette Dubost
In French with English subtitles

A Nouvelle Vague pearl worthy of reexamination! Jacquie is a runaway recklessly in search of true love. Terrified of embracing a domesticated life more stifling than satisfying, she pursues any man who might save her.

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CinémaTuesdays
But What Do Women Want?
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
12:30 & 4pm

Florence Gould Hall

Mais qu’est-ce qu’elles veulent?
Directed by Coline Serreau, 1979. Color. 90 min.
In French with English subtitles

Serreau’s documentary focuses on eight women of varying ages, all talking about the lives they have led and the dreams that propel them forward. Droll, cathartic, and insightful, their stories are universal.

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Double Screening
Nouakchott Rocks
and Just About Love?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
7:30pm

Florence Gould Hall

Nouakchott Rocks
Directed by Moira Tierney, 2010. B&W. 20 min.
In French with English subtitles

An entrancing, atmospheric film about daily life in Nouakchott, a coastal capital in Saharan Africa. Shopping, football, and factory work take on a hypnotizing quality in this survey of a city.

Just About Love? / Et toi t’es sur qui?
Directed by Lola Doillon, 2007. Color. 82 min.
With Lucie Desclozeaux, Christa Theret, Gaël Tavares
In French with English subtitles

The debut feature of Lola Doillon (daughter of Jacques Doillon) is a genuinely smart and empathetic portrayal of adolescence and sexual frustration, reminiscent of the John Hughes classics of the 1980s.

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Double Screening
The Drunken Mattress
and Golden Eighties

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

Florence Gould Hall

The Drunken Mattress / Le matelas épileptique
Directed by Alice Guy Blaché and Romeo Bosetti. 1906.
B&W, Silent. 9 min.
In French with English subtitles

When a mattress-maker leaves her work for a moment, a drunkard crawls into the mattress she has been mending. Upon return, she cannot transport the mattress—it wriggles and moves as if it were alive!


Golden Eighties / Window Shopping
Directed by Chantal Akerman,1986. Color. 92 min.
With Fanny Cottençon, Myriam Boyer, Delphine Seyrig
In French with English subtitles

Akerman offers up a delightful Demy-esque musical set in a Parisian mall. While two hairdressers fight for the love of a storeowner’s son, the same storeowner (Delphine Seyrig) is visited by a lover from decades past.

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Venue & Ticket Information

Venue
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

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Non-Members $10
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New York State Council on the Arts a State agency
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
American Airlines

Curated by Marie Losier and Sam Di Iorio

Special thanks to Florence Charmasson, D.A Pennebaker, Mia Hansen-Løve, Clémentine Gallot, Jackie Raynal, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Sam Di Iorio.

Cinema programs at FIAF are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties, and by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.

FIAF Winter 2011 sponsored by American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Culturesfrance; the Florence Gould Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency; National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; The Bay and Paul Foundations; Robert de Rothschild; and The Laura Pels Foundation.

Images courtesy of Rialto Pictures

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