Cultural Agenda- March 2012

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March 2012

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13th Annual Francophonie Festival


Various Locations
Atlanta, GA
March 17-31

Every March, francophones – as French-speaking people call themselves — unite with Francophiles around the world to celebrate their diverse cultures and shared language. Atlanta’s Francophonie Festival 2012 offers a multi-cultural series of free and ticketed events March 17 – 31 in Midtown and Buckhead. This year’s highlights include storytellers, French-themed exhibitions and workshops, films, music, wine receptions and a gourmet brunch.

Francophonie Festival 2012
Storytelling with Muriel Bloch from France Alliance Française in Midtown March 17 at 3pm
Theater & Comedy from Théâtre du Rêve Alliance Theatre March 21 at 7pm
Night at the Museum High Museum Thursday, March 22
Film from Quebec Alliance Française in Midtown March 24 at 7pm
French Immersion Day Alliance Française in Midtown March 24
Francophone Friendship Brunch St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead March 25 at 11:30 am
Cartooning workshop Alliance Française in Midtown March 29 at 3pm
Film from Switzerland Alliance Française in Midtown March 30 at 7pm
Cajun Music at the Rialto Rialto Center for the Arts March 31 at 8pm

>> For complete details and ticket information, visit www.francophonieatlanta.org.

The Atlanta Francophone Festival is organized by the General Consulates of Belgium, Canada, France, Haïti, and Switzerland, the Delegation of Quebec in Atlatna, American Association of Teachers of French in Georgia, the Alliance Française of Atlanta, the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, Atlanta-Accueil, l’École du Samedi and le Théâtre du Rêve.

 

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Justice


The Tabernacle
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, March 22 | 8:30 PM

Critically acclaimed French electronic music duo, known for incorporating a strong rock and indie, is coming to Atlanta. After receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album for their debut album, the group went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical in 2009. The band released their second album, Audio, Video, Disco, in October 2011.

>> For ticket information, visit:
http://www.ticketmaster.com

 

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Mathilde Roussel-Girardy: Anatomia Botanica


Cheekwood Art and Gardens
Nashville, TN
Thursday, March 15

After weeks of creative labor, the 2011 Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence Mathilde Roussel will discuss Anatomia Botanica, her latest exhibition of sculptures and drawings that subtly weaves together human, animal, plant and mineral forms represented through ceramic, glass, soil, seeds, paper, graphite, metal and fabric. She will explain how she started integrating plants in her work as a metaphor for our inner landscape.

Then come celebrate the grand opening of Anatomia Botanica on Saturday, March 24. Bring your family for a day of art, activities, tours, and music.

>> For the complete program, visit : Cheekwood.

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Mohamed Bourouissa, Le miroir, digital c-print, 2006. © Mohamed Bourouissa, Courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York and Kamel Mennour, Paris

Exhibition by Mohamed Bourouissa: Le Miroir (The Mirror)


SCAD Museum of Art
Savannah, GA
Now through May 6, 2012

After dazzling the public at France-Atlanta 2011, "Le Miroir" (The Mirror) by acclaimed French artist Mohamed Bourouissa is now on display at SCAD Savannah.

What is the image that the French society is sending to the youth of African origins? How can you define your belonging when you are trapped in preconceptions and your loyalty to the nation that is yours is questioned all the time?

Guest-curated by Simon Njami, this riveting solo exhibition of photographs shows how the mirror does not only reflect an individual image, but it reflects a society in all its complexity. Playing on constructions of “us” and “the other”, his work seeks to deconstruct the frozen image of the suspect that the other has always been.

General Admission is FREE.

>> For museum hours, visit: SCAD Savannah.

Born Digital


CAM Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
Now through April 30, 2012

Come experience and physically explore CAM Raleigh’s newest feature exhibition, Born Digital, showcasing 18 remarkably inventive, movement-driven artworks by 12 national and international pioneers of digital and new media art.

Making their United States première, Scenocosme, a collaboration between French artists Grégory Lasserre and Anaïs met den Ancxt, presents an interactive garden that invites the spectator to be in the center of a musical plant experience. Akousmaflore is a small garden composed of living musical plants which respond with sound to visitors’ gestures and touch. Inviting visitors to look at action and reaction, at our physical relationships, as critical experience—this exhibition offers a unique encounter on art as experience.

>> For more information about Born Digital, visit: CAM Raleigh

Embodied Seeing: Modernist Works on Paper


Emory University, Michael C. Carlos Museum
Atlanta, GA
Now through May 20, 2012

Whether it is a woodcut, lithograph, drawing, or a printed book, these media on exhibition are oriented toward the body in a way that move away from painting, sculpture, and cinema. Carrying a sense of intimacy and tactility related to the hand and to the seated body, the books and works of art displayed in this exhibition are meant to solicit emotions and inspire awe that is behove of visual phenomena of a highly sophisticated order. Artists and writers represented in the exhibition include: Pierre Bonnard, André Breton, Paul Gauguin, René Magritte, André Masson, Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault.

>> For more information this exhibit, visit: http://carlos.emory.edu

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Self-Portrait, 1966, silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on nine canvases. The Museum of Modern Art. Gift of Philip Johnson. © 2011 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Picasso to Warhol


High Museum
Atlanta, GA
Now through April 29, 2012

Exclusively assembled for the High Museum from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, Picasso to Warhol presents the work of fourteen of the 20th century’s most iconic artists who have revolutionized and redefined the very idea of art. From Cubism to abstraction, exploring new forms of media such as film, collage, and silkscreen—these individuals broke with tradition and forever changed the way we see and understand art. This exquisite exhibition unites modern masters never before shown together in the Southeast, including French or French-born artists Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, and Louise Bourgeois.

>> For more information about the Picasso to Warhol exhibit, visit: www.high.org

 

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Justice


The Tabernacle
Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, March 22 | 8:30 PM

Critically acclaimed French electronic music duo, known for incorporating a strong rock and indie, is coming to Atlanta. After receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album for their debut album, the group went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical in 2009. The band released their second album, Audio, Video, Disco, in October 2011.

>> For ticket information, visit:
http://www.ticketmaster.com

 

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ALABAMA

The Artist

Capri Theatre
Montgomery, AL
March 16 – 22

This 2011 release takes us back to Hollywood 1927—epoque of silent films. George Valentin is a star of silent films who is quite the charmer. Peppy Miller, a young film-extra, is about to make it big among the stars. With the arrival of talking movies, can their romance last in the face of stardom, pride, and money?

>> For screening times and other information, visit: Capri Theatre

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GEORGIA

The Illusioniste

Batdorf & Brons Coffee Roaster (1530 Carroll Dr NW, Ste 100)
Atlanta, GA
Friday, March 30 | 7pm

The Department of Communications at Georgia State University, in collaboration with the Atlanta Film Festival, ASIFA Atlanta, MINT Gallery, and Batdorf & Bronson presents the Tournées Festival, with the support of the The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Centre National de la Cinématographie, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, and Highbrow Entertainment.

This Academy Award and a Golden Globe nominee tells the story of a failing French magician and a little girl who still believes in magic who find appreciation in Scotland.
Free and open to the public

>> Free and open to the public

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Two in the Wave

The Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce de Leon)
Atlanta, GA
Saturday, March 31 | 12:15 pm

The Department of Communications at Georgia State University, in collaboration with the Atlanta Film Festival, ASIFA Atlanta, MINT Gallery, and Batdorf & Bronson presents the Tournées Festival, with the support of the The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Centre National de la Cinématographie, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, and Highbrow Entertainment.

This fascinating documentary traces the rise and thorny fall of the friendship between François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

>> Free and open to the public

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A Prophet

The Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce de Leon)
Atlanta, GA
Saturday, March 31 | 2 pm

The Department of Communications at Georgia State University, in collaboration with the Atlanta Film Festival, ASIFA Atlanta, MINT Gallery, and Batdorf & Bronson presents the Tournées Festival, with the support of the The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Centre National de la Cinématographie, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, and Highbrow Entertainment.

>> Free and open to the public. Click here to read the synopsis

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The Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce de Leon)
Atlanta, GA
Saturday, March 31 | 4:45 pm

The Department of Communications at Georgia State University, in collaboration with the Atlanta Film Festival, ASIFA Atlanta, MINT Gallery, and Batdorf & Bronson presents the Tournées Festival, with the support of the The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Centre National de la Cinématographie, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, and Highbrow Entertainment.

An English writer and an anonymous woman who seem to have just met call into question fake versus authentic.

>> Free and open to the public

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Potiche

The Plaza Theatre (1049 Ponce de Leon)
Atlanta, GA
Saturday, March 31 | 6:45 pm

The Department of Communications at Georgia State University, in collaboration with the Atlanta Film Festival, ASIFA Atlanta, MINT Gallery, and Batdorf & Bronson presents the Tournées Festival, with the support of the The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Centre National de la Cinématographie, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, and Highbrow Entertainment.

Housebound “trophy wife”, Suzanne Pujol steps in to manage the umbrella factory run by her tyrannical husband after the workers on strike kidnap him. To everyone’s surprise, Suzanne proves to be a remarkably effective leader. But when Mr. Pujol comes back, things get complicated…

>> Free and open to the public

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NORTH CAROLINA

It’s Hard Being Loved By Jerks

Elon University, McEwen 011
Elon, NC
Wednesday, March 7| 6:30 pm

The Department of Foreign Languages and the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs present the Tournées Festival.

This important documentary on the freedom of the press, censorship, and the rights of religious minorities looks at a crucial 2007 Paris Trial. Admission: $3 at the door.

>> For more information, go to: Elon Tournées Festival

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The Girl on the Train

Elon University, McEwen 011
Elon, NC
Wednesday, March 7| 6:30 pm

The Department of Foreign Languages and the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs present the Tournées Festival.

A drama centered on a young woman who claims she was the target of an anti-Semetic attack and the subsequent media sensation it creates.Admission: $3 at the door.

>> For more information, go to: Elon Tournées Festival

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Persepolis

UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Monday, March 19 | 5pm
Saturday, March 24 | 1 pm

Presented by UNC Charlotte Department of Foreign Languages, Pfeiffer University, and the Alliance Française de Charlotte, this Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC). A discussion will follow the screening.

Persepolis is the poignant story of a young girl coming of age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

>> For more information, go to: http://filmfest.uncc.edu

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Of Gods and Men

UNC Charlotte, Student Union Theater
Charlotte, NC
Wednesday, March 21 | 5 pm

Presented by UNC Charlotte Department of Foreign Languages, Pfeiffer University, and the Alliance Française de Charlotte, this Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC). A discussion will follow the screening.

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of French monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

>> For more information, go to: http://filmfest.uncc.edu

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The Wedding Song

UNC Charlotte, College of Health and Human Services Building, Room 380
Charlotte, NC
Thursday, March 22 | 5 pm

Presented by UNC Charlotte Department of Foreign Languages, Pfeiffer University, and the Alliance Française de Charlotte, this Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC). A discussion will follow the screening.

Set in Nazi-occupied Tunis in 1942, The Wedding Song focuses on the friendship between teenagers Nour, a devout Muslim celebrating her engagement to Khaled, and her neighbor Myriam, a secular Jew living with her widowed mother.

>> For more information, go to: http://filmfest.uncc.edu

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White Material

UNC Charlotte City Center, Room 204
Charlotte, NC
Saturday, March 24 | 3 pm

Presented by UNC Charlotte Department of Foreign Languages, Pfeiffer University, and the Alliance Française de Charlotte, this Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC). A discussion will follow the screening.

In an African region on the brink of civil war, Maria refuses to leave her coffee plantation before the end of the harvest, despite the threat of war menacing her family.

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>> For more information, go to: http://filmfest.uncc.edu

A Prophet

UNC Charlotte City Center, Room 204
Charleston, SC
Saturday, March 24 | 5 pm

Presented by UNC Charlotte Department of Foreign Languages, Pfeiffer University, and the Alliance Française de Charlotte, this Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC). A discussion will follow the screening.

Malik, the 19-year-old French-Arab criminal enters prison as an uneducated naïf. But by the time he leaves jail, he will know how to read—and how to kill.

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>> For more information, go to:http://filmfest.uncc.edu

 

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