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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

#ParisPeachy #FrancePeachy #FIAF @FIAFNY January Events & Free Classes

January Events & Free Classes

Dreaming of DIOR
A Conversation with Marie-France Pochna and Matthew Yokobosky

Thu, Jan 13 at 7pm
In Person (Skyroom) + Livestreamed
In English

Christian Dior remains one of the most renowned and influential fashion designers of the 20th century. Join us for an inside look at the visionary couturier by Marie-France Pochna, author of the recently published Christion Dior: Destiny - The Authorized Biography, and Matthew Yokobosky, Senior Curator of Fashion and Material Culture at Brooklyn Museum. Yokobosky collaborated on the Brooklyn Museum's celebrated current exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Language Center Open House

Free Trial French Classes
for Adults and Children
Wed, Jan 5 & Thu, Jan 6
In Person (FIAF Manhattan) + Online
10% Open House discount offered on winter session (Jan 10–Mar 28) classes—new students only.

Winter session starts Jan 10. Take a free trial class on Wed, Jan 5 or Thu, Jan 6! This is the perfect way to get a taste of FIAF’s fully immersive French courses and experience the innovative HyFlex format firsthand. HyFlex gives adults and kids ages 7+ the flexibility to attend class in person at FIAF or online on Zoom.

Adults enjoy 45-minute French lessons at 5:30pm and 6:30pm inspired by themes like Shopping on the Champs Elysées, Dreaming of Your Next Trip to France, Culinary Adventures in French, and Flirting in French.

Children (ages 1–17) enjoy 30-minute fun activities in French during the day, all inspired by the theme “Discover France!”

New CinéSalon Series

Comedy on Film: What Makes the French Laugh

Jan 11–Feb 22
In Person (Florence Gould Hall) + Online
In French with English subtitles
Free for FIAF Members!

Start the new year with a good laugh! The delightful new French and Francophone comedies featured in this series remind us that what really matters is not what happens around us, but how we respond to life’s misadventures. And everything is always better with a good dose of humor!

The series kicks off on Tue, Jan 11 with A Brother’s Love and continues on Jan 18 with The Trouble With You and an exclusive sneak preview of Aline, the fake biopic and true love story of Céline Dion. Additional films in the series will be announced in early January.


En avant, la musique!

Hosted by Anthony Roth Costanzo
Wed, Jan 19 at 7:30pm
In Person (Florence Gould Hall)
+ Livestreamed

New York Philharmonic Artist-in-Residence, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo hosts an evening of song and conversation at FIAF. He is joined by Roots/Blues artist Paul Beaubrun, Haitian-American songstress Pauline Jean, singer/composer/producer Malika Zarra, and performers from the New York Philharmonic. Presented as part of Authentic Selves: The Beauty Within, Anthony Roth Costanzo's series of concerts and events with the Philharmonic this season.

This February

Animation First Festival

Celebrating 5 Years!
In-Person Weekend at FIAF
Fri, Feb 11–Sun, Feb 13

Continues Online Nationwide
Mon, Feb 14–Mon, Feb 21

FIAF's popular Animation First Festival returns this February for a special fifth edition featuring two distinct in-person and online programs.

The only festival dedicated to French animation in the US will present 50 premieres, a 2nd Annual Student Short Film Competition, and highly anticipated Works in Progress. Guest of Honor Florence Miailhe will open the festival with her award-winning feature The Crossing. A new partnership with The Met Museum will look at Disney’s influence on French animation, along with a 30th anniversary screening of Beauty and the Beast. Plus, there will be plenty of shorts, video game demonstrations, virtual reality and more.

Get the Full Festival Pass to enjoy all in-person screenings and events at FIAF, plus bonus access to the online program. Individual tickets to in-person films and an online program pass are also available.

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