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Virtual Events

Exceptionally this year, join us online for virtual concerts, panel talks and screenings. All events are free and open to all.

Getting a film Funded, Produced, and Made

Panel Talk | Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 6:30pm

With the growth of major platforms acting both as creators of content and as distributors, a phenomenon accelerated by the pandemic, many aspects of this industry have changed. How can the industry adapt to a new landscape integrating more diversity? What will the cinema experience be tomorrow and how can young people like our students prepare themselves best to work in this field? These are some of the questions we will touch upon with guest speakers Mahen Bonetti, President and Founder of African Film Festival; Jonathan Woods, Writer and Producer; Naima Hebrail Kidjo, Actress and Screenwriter, alumna of the Lycée; and Alexis Lloyd, Feature film Writer, Producer and Director (left to right). Sign up here!

Red Soil

Movie night | Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Nour Hamadi returns to her hometown to take a position as a nurse at the chemical plant where her father Slimane has worked for 30 years. As she settles into her new job, Nour becomes aware of irregularities in the treatment of hazardous waste - and decides to act. Co-produced by legendary Belgian filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne. In French with English subtitles.
Organized in partnership with FIAF's program Burning Brighter 2021.

9/11

Movie Night | Thursday, September 9, 2021 | Q&A at 6:30pm

Months before the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, French film directors Gédéon and Jules Naudet had started shooting a documentary about the lives of firefighters in New York City. They think September 11 will be like any other day at the fire station. This is the rare footage of the event, as they saw it unfold under their eyes. Q&A with Gédéon and Jules Naudet at 6:30pm online, movie available for streaming 24 hours prior (registered attendees will receive an email with links). Movie in English, with French subtitles.

Antigone

Movie Night and Q&A | Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 6pm

Writer-director Sophie Deraspe’s incisive liberal adaptation of the Greek tragedy by Sophocles is the daring story of one young woman’s commitment to her family, even if it means sacrificing herself. Newcomer Nahéma Ricci gives a stunning, luminous performance as Antigone, an Algerian-born teenager living in Montréal with her immigrant family. Her world is shaken when her oldest brother is wrongfully gunned down by police during the arrest of her other brother who, if convicted, faces deportation. She invents a fearless, dangerous plan to free him, but can it succeed? In French with English subtitles.

Legacy: Our Heritage

Movie Night | Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 6pm

Yann Arthus-Bertrand looks back on his life and fifty years of commitment to preserve our planet. The photographer and director fondly tells the story of man and nature. He delivers a sensitive and radical vision of our world that he has seen deteriorate over the course of a generation. He reveals a planet that is more than ever in suffering, a disoriented humanity, lying to itself for decades, unable to take seriously the threat that hangs over it and all living beings. Behind the beauty of his images is a powerful cry from the heart. In French with English subtitles.

Voyage en Francophonie

Facebook live | Saturday, March 20, 2021 | 5pm
In partnership with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
With the support of the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques

Celebrating Women's History Month and International Francophonie Day on the theme "francophone women, resilient women", we are celebrating the diversity of French-speaking voices. The hour-long program will take viewers on a musical voyage from New York, to Montreal, Paris and Tunis. The line up will include Canadian singer Andréanne Malette, French singer Yseult, Tunisian singer Emel, Senegalese singer Moonaya and Martinican musician Mino Cinelu. The evening will be hosted by French journalist Aline Afanoukoé.

Après-Demain

Movie Night | Wednesday, March 3-10, 2021 | 6:30pm

Two years after the phenomenal success of the documentary Demain (2018), Cyril Dion looks back on the initiatives that the documentary inspired. He takes his friend Laure Noualhat with him, renowned researcher on the ecological fronts and very skeptical about the capacity of micro-initiatives to have a real impact in the face of climate change. Their full confrontation humor pushes them to their limits: what works, what fails? What if, in the end, all of this forces us to invent a new narrative for humanity? In French with English subtitles.

A Long Way North

Movie Night and Q&A | Runs Wednesday, February 3 to Friday, February 5, 2021
Organized in partnership with the French Institute/Alliance Français's Animation First festival
In late 19th-century Saint Petersburg, Sacha, a young girl of the Russian aristocracy, has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather, Oloukine. She decides to follow the footsteps of her grandfather to the Great North and find his famous ship. In French with English subtitles. For youth ages 8 and up and adults.
Q&A with Director Rémi Chayé on Friday, February 5 at 12:20pm.
The Animation First festival runs from the February 5 - 15.

Small Country: An African Childhood

Movie Night | Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 6:30pm

Gabriel, aged 10, lives in a comfortable ex-pat neighborhood in Burundi, his “small country”. Gabriel is a normal kid, happy, carefree and having fun with his friends and little sister. Then, in 1993, tensions in neighboring Rwanda spill over, threatening his family and his innocence... Directed by Eric Barbier; starring Jean-Paul Rouve, Veronica Varga and Djibril Vancoppenolle. In French, with English subtitles.

Black Creativity in the Visual Arts

Panel Talk | Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 6:30pm

The cultural world, particularly affected by the COVID crisis, is in full reflection on a necessary effort towards greater diversity. Curators, artist and art professionals invite us to reflect on the necessary change in this sector, where inclusive dialogue is essential. In this panel, we will discuss what has already been done and what the future should hold. Guest speakers include Claude Grunitzky, Delphine Diallo and Christophe Cherix. Panel moderated by Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson. Held in English.