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OCT. 30 - NOV. 3, 2017 AT CZECH CENTER in NEW YORK

FILM: BLACK PETER

NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE AT METROGRAPH

The essence of an ordinary summer in a small Czech town in the early 1960s is told through the life of a 16-year-old boy that cares more about fun and lust rather than work. 

Director: Miloš Forman, 1964, 86 min, Czechoslovakia 

November 1, 7PM at Metrograph 

RSVP   FILM: INTIMATE LIGHTING

NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE AT METROGRAPH

A music teacher living in a small Czech village learns that his childhood friend, a successful musician living in Prague, plans to visit. 

Director: Ivan Passer, 1965, 75 min, Czechoslovakia 

November 2, 7PM at Metrograph

RSVP   CONCERT: DVOŘAK'S NEW WORLD

Mannes Sounds Festival honors Dvořak and his American students with a vocal and instrumental concert featuruing a selection from the Slavonic Dances, American String Quartet, and compositions by Henry Thacker Burleigh, Rubin Goldmark, and Will Marion Cook. 

November 2, 7PM in the Ballroom 

RSVP
    FILM: THE FIREMEN'S BALL

NATIONAL FILM ARCHIVE AT METROGRAPH

A brilliant satire of a fire brigade's disastrous shindig critiques communism's failings. 

Director: Miloš Forman, 1967, 73 min, Czechoslovakia 

November 3, 7PM at Metrograph

RSVP   THE VELVET REUNION

An open house night of film, panel discussions, theater, comedy, photography, beer, and live rock music to celebrate the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.

November 17, 7PM at BNH

RSVP  

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Cocktail Mingle at Scandinavian Spaces with special guest Magnus Leijon - Nov 3 2017

DESCRIPTION The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Texas would like to invite you to a magical evening in a wonderland of workspace interiors. Featuring a thrilling live reading by Magnus Leijon from his true story book ‘Off Grid’, the opportunity to mingle with key members of Austin's social scene, and cocktails++. 

We think you should be there.

You must RSVP to confirm your spot as this event will be capacity and only confirmed guests will be allowed in. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cocktail-mingle-at-scandinavian-spaces-with-special-guest-magnus-leijon-tickets-38772495578

Sponsored by San Luis Spirits, Rentsch Brewery and Austin Eastciders.

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Austin - New Central Library Grand Opening - Sat, Oct 28 2017

The inauguration of the New Central Library (710 W. Cesar Chavez) this Saturday October 28th. The Grand Opening Festivities will start at 10 am and the doors will open at 1 pm. Books in Spanish, German, French, Russian, Polish, Italian and more are on the 5th floor in the "World" section and movies in many languages are also in that floor in the "Media" section.  New Central Library | Nueva Biblioteca Central Grand Opening | Gran Apertura Central Library Grand Opening on Saturday, October 28 at 710 W. César Chávez St. Everyone is welcome. There will be live music and fun for the kids until dusk. La Nueva Biblioteca Central de Austin abre sus puertas en 710 W. César Chávez St. el sábado 28 de octubre. Todos son bienvenidos. Habrá música en vivo y diversión para los niños hasta el atardecer. 10 AM     Grand Opening Festivities Inauguración
11 AM     Remarks and Ribbon Cutting Discursos y el corte de la cinta  
1 PM       Library open to the public La Biblioteca estará abierta al público
6 PM       Library will close La Biblioteca cerrará
Facebook RSVP Confirme la Asistencia en Facebook Sustainable Transportation Parking  

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Open House New York Weekend October 14 and 15, 2017

Open House New York Weekend October 14 and 15, 2017 VIEW The event guide online  http://www.ohny.org/sites/default/files/pdf/2017OHNYWeekendEventGuide.pdf For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.   From historical to contemporary, residential to industrial, hundreds of sites across the five boroughs are open to visit, with tours, talks, performances, and other special events taking place over the course of OHNY Weekend. Through the unparalleled access that it enables, OHNY Weekend deepens our understanding of the importance of architecture and urban design to foster a more vibrant civic life, and helps catalyze a citywide conversation about how to build a better New York.  OHNY Weekend Sites Reveal
The full list of participating sites and programs can now be viewed under Plan Your Weekend. Free printed event guides with all Open Access sites will also be inserted into the October 4 issue of Time Out New York; available at all TONY street distribution locations; at all west elm stores in New York City; and at select sites in all five boroughs. 140+ Open Access Sites
Almost two-thirds of the sites that participate in OHNY Weekend require no advance reservations, and can be visited completely free of charge! Make sure to check each site’s listing once they are available, as sites have different hours. Click here to see the list of Open Access sites. 100 Advance Reservation Sites
While the majority of OHNY Weekend sites are Open Access and can be visited free-of-charge without reservations, some sites and tours require Advance Reservations. Reservations for these sites will begin on Thursday, October 5 at 11 am. Click here to see the list of Advanced Reservation sites. Changes, Additions, and Cancellations
There will be changes, additions, and cancellations leading up to and throughout OHNY Weekend. To see a list of changes that have taken place since the OHNY Weekend Event Guide was printed, and/or since the lineup was released on October 4, click here. To receive news and updates, click here to sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you have questions or need more information, email us at info@ohny.org.   OHNY Weekend Event Guide   2017 OHNY Weekend Event Guides are now available! Click the links below to download your copy today.  OHNY WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE - OPEN ACCESS SITES ONLY
Open Access Sites are sites that can be visited free of charge during the days and hours listed in the event guide. All Open Access sites are listed in the guide by borough and then by neighborhood. VIEW THE OHNY WEEKEND EVENT GUIDE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS GUIDE
While the majority of sites open during OHNY Weekend are Open Access, some sites require Advance Reservations. For more information about reservations, visit www.ohny.org/reservations. VIEW THE ADVANCE RESERVATIONS GUIDE   Printed copies of the free 2017 OHNY Weekend Event Guide with all Open Access sites are also available as an insert in the October 4 issue of Time Out New York and available at all TONY street distribution locations. Event guides are also available to be picked up, beginning on October 4 at all West Elm stores in New York City. West Elm Broadway
1870 Broadway, New York, NY 10023
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-7pm West Elm Chelsea
112 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 11am-7pm West Elm DUMBO
2 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-8pm, Sat 7:30am-9pm, Sun 11am-7pm Guides will also be available in all five boroughs at the following distribution locations: Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 12pm-6pm Brooklyn Public Library Central Library (Welcome Desk)
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Hours: Mon-Wed 9am-9pm, Thu-Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 1-5pm Brooklyn Army Terminal Building B (Lobby Management Office)
140 58th Street, Brooklyn NY 11220
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Governors Island Welcome Center
Near Manhattan ferry landing
Hours: Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. Also available during the week at the Manhattan Ferry Terminal.  Federal Hall National Memorial (Information Desk and Rotunda Podium)
26 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Center for Architecture (Front Desk)
536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8 pm; Sat 11am-5pm General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen (Lobby and Library)
20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm Ukrainian Institute of America (Lobby)
2 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-6pm Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York (Literature Self at Entrance)
141 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031
Hours: Open 24/7 Queens Museum (Welcome Desks at Both Entrances)
New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368
Hours: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm National Lighthouse Museum (Entrance Lobby)
200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island, New York 10301
Hours: Tue-Sun 11am-5pm  

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Moana - Free Disney Movie previe Friday Oct 6 2017

MOANA Mueller Lake Park 4550 Mueller Blvd, Austin, Texas 78723 Hosted by Mueller Austin Join us for a free, family-friendly event taking place at Mueller’s outdoor amphitheater on Friday, Oct. 6.

The first Friday in our two-event series, we will be screening Disney’s Moana. Grab your friends, family, blankets and join us for a fun evening under the stars.

Can’t make it that week? Join us the following week for a screening of the Jungle Book (2016).

Stayed tuned for updates! Kid Friendly https://www.facebook.com/events/126643064732770/

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Oct 1 Free Movie Screening with Austin Polish Society

WHAT: Courage / Wymyk, 2011 - drama, 1 hr 25 min., English subtitles.
WHERE: Austin Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745, Tel: 512-974-8700
WHEN: Sunday, October 1 at 3:30pm

COST: FREE
CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr AT gmail.com

Director: Greg Zgliński
Screenplay: Janusz Marganski, Greg Zglinski
Cinematography: Witold Płóciennik
Music: Jacek Grudzień, Mariusz Zięmba

Cast: Robert Więckiewicz, Gabriela Muskała, Łukasz Simlat, Marian Dziędziel, Anna Tomaszewska, Jacek Łuczak, Michal Podsiadło, Włodzimierz Adamski, Karolina Kominek, Tomasz Schuchardt, Paweł Tomaszewski, Stefan Popkowski

Awards:
• 36th FFF in Gdynia: Best Directing Debut, Best Screenplay, Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
• 27th WFF in Warsaw: Special Jury Award for Best Actor for Robert Więckiewicz and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury for Greg Zgliński

Trailer (English subtitles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umr-LWuHSo4

Synopsis:
From the creators: "Courage" is a contemporary story about two brothers who are struggling over the family business. After facing a violent incident on a train, their lives change completely and the situation forces them to reveal who they really are. The story is based on true events. There were numerous cases of people being thrown from trains in many countries around the world. What interested us in this story is touching the fundamental themes of cowardice, associated guilt, and redemption. Each one could encounter a similar situation. But how would we react?

Read reviews: 
http://exclaim.ca/film/article/courage-directed_by_greg_zglinski
http://culture.pl/en/work/courage-greg-zglinski

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Oct 14 2017- the Ukrainian Institute of America as part of the 15th Annual Open House New York

Saturday, October 14 from 10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Take a tour of the Ukrainian Institute of America as part of the 15th Annual Open House New York Weekend, America’s largest architecture and design event. Free half-hour tours are offered at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm.

The Annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city. We are proud to be among ten sites that participated in Open House New York since their first OHNY Weekend in October 2003.

Congratulations to OHNY and its organizers, supporters and participants for fifteen wonderful years of highlighting the remarkable history of New York!

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Ukraine - Reception for the artist RomanLuchuk: Friday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

September 29 – October 22, 2017
Roman Luchuk: Paintings of the Carpathian Mountain Landscape Art at the Institute is pleased to welcome the Fall 2017 season with an exhibition of thirty expressionist landscape paintings by Roman Luchuk. Curated by Walter Hoydysh, PhD, this is the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
Read PRESS RELEASE.

Reception for the artist: Friday, September 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Please RSVP to attend.

EuroCircle New York Team

EuroCircle New York Team

 

Volunteers for Austin Polish Film Festival

Dear Members and Friends, 
  Austin Polish Film Festival  is coming up - November 2nd - 5th, 2017 and additional screening on Nov. 6th at Regal Arbor 8    We need your help !
  All volunteers will have an  opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event.
  We are looking for help in: * advertising * material distribution * welcome guests * reception etc.
  If you can help please let Magda Boudni knows at 512-586- 1104 or magdaboudni@gmail.com 
  All help will be appreciated - volunteers will receive free tickets or passes.

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

APS - Austin Polish Film Festival 2017 Nov 2-5 2017

We are happy to announce that this year's festival dates and venue are set. Make plans to see the latest and the best in Polish film at the 12th APFF,  November 2nd - 5th, 2017 at the newly renovated AFS Cinema (the same venue where we have held our festivals since 2011, formerly  Marchesa Hall & Theater) and a special screenings on November 6 at the Regal Arbor 8. Stay tuned for information about films, guests, and event details. http://www.austinpolishfilm.com/

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Polish History Club will take place on Sunday August 20th at 6pm.

First meeting of Polish History Club     Inbox x       Austin Polish Society 12:20 PM (2 hours ago)   to         Austin Polish Society We are happy to announce that the first meeting of Polish History Club will take place on Sunday August 20th at 6pm. at 3607 Greystone Dr. in Austin.   The purpose of meeting is to discuss polish history and culture in regards to some historic events. Because of a recent Battle Anniversary, we will be talking about Battle of Grunwald (Bitwa pod Grunwaldem).that took place July 15th 1410.  This fascinating event is by many considered the most important battle in history of Poland.  English:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB-1VCmruCw  http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/battle-grunwald   Polish:  http://www.polskieradio.pl/39/156/Artykul/242559,Krwawa-i-ryzykowna-bitwa-pod-Grunwaldem  www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9pM_lU05I4   The intro will be conducted in Polish by Kris Matyszewski, the discussions may be conducted in Polish and English as needed.   Event info:   Time:   Sunday August 20th at 6pm. Venue:  Westdale Parke clubhouse located at 3607 Greystone Dr (next to community fitness center) Look for red and white baloons! Language:   Polish and English as needed

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Random events in Austin - Aug & Sep 2017

I usually work throughout the weekend but since most of you do not, here are some events for you to check out 8/19/17
Bat Fest 
Congress Avenue Bridge 
Celebrate this batty event as the world's largest urban bat colony (1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats which take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard's Congress Street Bridge) take to the skies for their nightly flight. Enjoy live music, children activities, a costume contest and more.
www.roadwayevents.com   8/20/17
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival 
Fiesta Gardens 
If you wanna beat the heat this summer then you gotta eat the heat! Join the Austin Chronicle for one of the world's largest hot sauce festivals with as many as 10,000 spectators each year.
www.austinchronicle.com   8/26/17
Austin Pride Festival & Parade 
Fiesta Gardens 
The PRIDE Festival is the largest annual LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas! Dozens of non-profit organizations and social clubs use the Festival as a platform to inform and interact with the thousands of attendees. Each year, countless people find new organizations to join, causes to support and opportunities to volunteer.
www.austinpride.org   9/2/17 - 9/3/17
Pirelli World Challenge
Circuit of The Americas
Sports car racing enthusiasts don’t want to miss this unparalleled series at COTA. Top racers and race cars from around the world go head to head on the track for three full days of action.
www.circuitoftheamericas.com   9/12/17-9/16/17
Austin Music Video Festival
Various Locations
Now in its second year, the Austin Music Video Fest celebrates Austin's longstanding music video heritage with screenings, awards, parties, panels and workshops around town.
www.austinmusicvideofestival.com 9/15/17 - 9/16/17
Lone Star Le Mans
Circuit of The Americas 
This three-day event is COTA's unique twist on the world's greatest sports car endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The weekend features live music, interactive displays, an open paddock and nearly nine hours of racing, finishing under the stars - all topped off with a dazzling fireworks show.
www.circuitoftheamericas.com  9/17/17
Austin Museum Day 
Museums Across Austin 
Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership, this special day features free exhibitions and activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites.
www.austinmuseums.org 9/23/17 - 9/24/17
Fall Pecan Street Festival 
Sixth Street Austin 
The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried music, arts and crafts festival held on historic Sixth Street. The show proudly features over 300 artisan vendors from all over the world who display and sell homemade art and craft work.
www.pecanstreetfestival.org 9/30/17
Texas Craft Brewers Festival 
Fiesta Gardens 
The Texas Craft Brewers Fest is the largest beer festival for and by Texas Brewers. This annual event features the best of Texas craft beer and displays the thriving beer community across the Lone Star State.
www.texascraftbrewersfestival.org 9/30/17
AustOberfest
Scholz Garten
This year, the Austin Saengerrunde will celebrate the 5th annual AustOberfest at Scholz Garten, the oldest continuously operating tavern in the state. This festival celebrates German heritage in Texas with beer, sausage, live music and bowling!
www.austoberfest.com

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Polish Movie review Sunday Aug 6 2017 FREE

ugust 6, Sunday at 3:30 pm WHAT: AmbaSSada / EmbaSSy, 2013 – comedy, 1 hr 45 min., English subtitles. WHERE: Austin Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745, Tel: 512-974-8700 WHEN: Sunday, August 6 at 3:30 pm COST: FREE CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr  AT  gmail.com

Director & Writer: Juliusz Machulski
Director of photography: Witold Adamek
Music: Bartosz Chajdecki Cast: Magdalena Grąziowska Bartosz Porczyk, Robert Więckiewicz, Ksawery Szlenkier, Adam Darski, Aleksandra Domańska, and others.   Synopsis: Something silly to escape the heat outside – a Polish fantasy-comedy film involving time travel. The whole story seems to start in August of 2012. A young married couple, Melania , an actress, and Przemek, a writer, house-sit a luxurious flat in a building situated in the heart of Warsaw’s finest district. Before the war, it had been the site of the German embassy. Soon strange things start to happen. They discover that the house’s main elevator not only transports people up and down the floors but also is a time machine between the 21st century and year 1939, just days before the outbreak of World War II. To their astonishment, they find an operating German Embassy and Nazi headquarters of August 1939. So, they decide to change the course of history and prevent Germany from attacking Poland.

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

AUSTIN'S BEST ICE CREAM SHOPS FOR BEATING THE HEAT

I have a real weakness for ice cream - I can eat easily a pint of ice cream at one sitting, This article about the best ice cream places  peaked my interest for sure,,,   Prohibition Creamery East Austin Holla Mode Zilker Michoacána Natural Ice Cream North Austin Spun Ice Cream East Austin   Gelateria Gemelli East Austin   Gelateria Gemelli East Austin   Dolce Vita Hyde Park   Cow Tipping Creamery South Austin   https://www.thrillist.com/eat/austin/best-ice-cream-spots-in-austin

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

How not to die when it’s 100 degrees in Austin?

This is actually a real issue in Austin - it is super hot. I thought I share this article with you all in case you do not know all of this Go for a swim  First of all, you’re going to need to submerge yourself in a body of water. We’ve put together a definitive guide to all of Central Texas swimming holes, because Barton Springs and Hamilton Pool get crowded fast. We even made an interactive map, so you can make your plans to visit every last spot. You can also check out the Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s handy “park viewer” map, which will help you locate different public pools around the city and see when they’re open. And did you know that There are also a number of hotel pools in Austin that offer day passes or free swimming Stay safe  AND keeps your pets safe TOO! http://www.austin360.com/entertainment/how-not-die-when-100-degrees-austin/HYXd4JXwSNgzlsmG82qZLO/

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

THE CZECH CENTER - ANTIDIMENSION by SOTC with opening film COLD WAR CHRISTMAS

THE CZECH CENTER NEW YORK PRESENTS THE JULY 2017 NEW BOHEMIA EXHIBITION

ANTIDIMENSION by SOTC
with opening film COLD WAR CHRISTMAS OPENING RECEPTION: JULY 7, 7-10PM in the Gallery EXHIBITION: JULY 7-AUGUST 4, 10AM-6PM RSVP for ANTIDIMENSION RSVP for COLD WAR CHRISTMAS ANTIDIMENSION is a multi-media art exhibition by Prague based art collective SOTC as a part of the New Bohemia series highlighting artists under the age of thirty. The exhibition will open with artist Emma Penaz Eisner's Special Jury Mention short film COLD WAR CHRISTMAS. 
 

 One Way Ticket To the Moon / Bilet na księżyc, 2013 – comedy, period drama, 120 min – English subtitles (FREE MOVIE)

Lots of hilarious dialogues, ending based on a real story, award winner including an audience award - join us for: WHAT: One Way Ticket To the Moon / Bilet na księżyc, 2013 – comedy, period drama, 120 min – English subtitles   WHERE: (Different than our usual location - only in June and July) Yarborough Branch of the Austin Public Library, 2200 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX, 78756, tel: 512-974-8820 WHEN: Sunday, June 4 at 3:30pm COST: FREE CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr@gmail.com Director: Jacek Bromski
Screenwriter: Jacek Bromski
Director of photography: Michał Englert
Music: Luděk Dřízhal, Aaron Frescas, Spencer Gibb Synopsis
One Way Ticket to the Moon is a coming of age road film set in 1969, the year when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. The script follows the cross-country trip taken by two brothers – the younger getting ready to join the army and the older trying to prepare him for the rough life ahead. While they travel they meet old friends and make new acquaintances, resulting in a comic story set in the reality of the communist People’s Republic of Poland. In the last phase, Bromski ‘s light-hearted comedy shifts into a melodramatic hostage caper in edgy Berlin, in a bizarre, but true-story ending. Trailer (subtitled) https://vimeo.com/96567042 Awards
2013 – Best Screenplay at Gdynia Film Festival
2013 – Project London Award for the film with the largest potential for distribution in Great Britain and Ireland
2014 – Best Director at the Tiburon International Film Festival
2014 – Audience Award at the Toronto Polish Film Festival

Kaisa Kokkonen

Kaisa Kokkonen

 

Free French Films in New York City Parks

JUNE 2 TO SEPTEMBER 7, 2017   This year marks the 10th anniversary of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks.   In its landmark 10th year, Films on the Green will present French cinema through the eyes of 10 guest curators and some of the most creative and compelling filmmakers, actors, and artists of our time: Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, James Ivory, Saul Williams, Isabella Rossellini, Wanda Sykes, Laurie Anderson, Matthew Weiner, Matías Piñeiro, and Amy Hargreaves.   Free and open to the public.
All films are in French with English subtitles, except for the July 12th screening, which is in French and English with Spanish subtitles.
Music by WNYU and WHCS DJs prior to the screenings!
Follow #FilmsOnTheGreen on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! READ MORE   FESTIVAL LINE-UP Wanda Sykes' pick: POTICHE (TROPHY WIFE) June 2, 2017 | 8:30pm
Central Park, Cedar Hill It's 1977 and women's liberation is in the air but Suzanne is still the self-effacing, elegant housewife of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol. When Robert is taken hostage by his employees, who are in strike, Suzanne steps in to manage the factory. To everyone's surprise, she proves to be a remarkably effective leader. But when Robert returns to the factory, things get complicated. Directed by François Ozon (R, 2010)
With Catherine Deneuve, Fabrice Luchini, Gérard Depardieu READ MORE Saul Williams' pick: TEY (TODAY) June 9, 2017 | 8:30pm
Washington Square Park Today is the last day of Satché’s life. Though he is strong and healthy, he knows this to be true. Walking through the streets of his home town in Senegal, Satché takes in the sites of his past as if he were looking at them for the last time: his parents’ house, his first love, his friends, his wife and children. He greets these final moments with great fear but also with a sense of joy. Directed by Alain Gomis (2013)
with Saul Williams, Aïssa Maïga, Anisia Uzeyman Presented with the support of The Washington Square Park Conservancy. READ MORE Amy Hargreaves' pick: LA TRAVERSEE DE PARIS June 16, 2017 | 8:30pm
Washington Square Park Two unlikely companions, the straight-laced Martin and the bombastic Grandgil, must smuggle four suitcases filled with contraband pork across Nazi-occupied Paris. While Martin tries to make it through efficiently, Grandgil seems to create, and then surmount, obstacles for the fun of it. Directed by Claude Autant-Lara (1956)
With Bourvil, Jean Gabin, Louis de Funès Presented with the support of The Washington Square Park Conservancy. READ MORE Wes Anderson's pick: MAUVAIS SANG June 23, 2017 | 8:30pm
Transmitter Park, Brooklyn Marc and Hans, two old gangsters, plan to steal the vaccine for a mysterious virus which affects those who make love without being in love. After the death of their associate, the two accomplices call on his son, Alex, a talented conjuror. But Alex falls madly in love with a girl he sees on a bus. Her name is Anna and she turns out to be Marc's mistress... Directed by Leos Carax (1986)
With Michel Piccoli, Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant READ MORE Jim Jarmusch's pick: CONTEMPT June 30, 2017 | 8:30pm
Transmitter Park, Brooklyn Parisian screenwriter Paul Javal and his wife Camilla join director Fritz Lang and American film producer Jeremy Prokosch on the set of an adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey in Italy. Camille is bored and unhappy about this long journey away from home and among strangers... Directed by Jean-Luc Godard (PG, 1963)
With Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli, Jack Palance READ MORE Matthew Weiner's pick: LA CEREMONIE July 7, 2017 | 8:30pm
Tompkins Square Park When Catherine Lelievre hires rigid, taciturn Sophie, she thinks she has found the perfect housekeeper for her family’s remote mansion in Brittany. But, detached and automated, Sophie displays odd behavior that becomes inexplicably disturbing. When she becomes friends with the impertinent, outspoken busybody Jeanne who runs the post office, the tension between Sophie and her employers increases. Directed by Claude Chabrol (1995)
With Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Bonnaire READ MORE Laurie Anderson's pick: PORT OF SHADOWS July 14, 2017 | 8:30pm
Tompkins Square Park Jean, an army deserter, hitchhikes his way into Le Havre looking for a place to hide until he can leave the country on one of the many ships anchored there. He never expects to become embroiled in a dispute between local “tough” guy Lucien and wealthy but shady shopkeeper Zabel. Nor does he expect to fall in love with the beautiful Nelly… Directed by Marcel Carné (1938)
With Jean Gabin, Michèle Morgan, Michel Simon READ MORE Matías Piñeiro’s pick: LUMIERE D'ETE July 21, 2017 | 8:30pm
Riverside Park Pier I Arriving at a remote mountaintop hotel in Provence, the Parisian Michèle is involved in a love triangle with a worker and an aristocrat whose neighboring castle will be the scene of a show-stopping costume ball. Directed by Jean Grémillon (1943)
With Madeleine Renaud, Pierre Brasseur READ MORE Isabella Rossellini’s pick: ELENA AND HER MEN July 28, 2017 | 8:30pm
Riverside Park Pier I In a pre-WWI Paris, Elena is a beautiful, but impoverished, Polish princess who drives men crazy. When a famous general falls for her charms, Elena finds herself entangled in both romantic intrigue and political conspiracy—with the hearts of several men, and the future of France, in her hands.

Directed by Jean Renoir (1956)
With Ingrid Bergman, Jean Marais,  Juliette Gréco Preceded by The Trip to the Moon by Georges Méliès (1902) READ MORE   SPECIAL SCREENING WITH SPANISH SUBTITLES LA CIENCIA DEL SUEÑO (The Science of Sleep) July 12, 2017 | 8:30pm
J. Hood Wright Park, Washington Heights En francés e inglés con subtítulos en español/In French and English with Spanish subtitles

Stéphane, un joven diseñador tímido e introvertido, tiene una imaginación tan grande que a veces se impone al mundo real.  Su madre lo convence de mudarse a París y le ofrece un empleo. La decepción es grande cuando se encuentra con un trabajo rutinario, pero se desvanece cuando se enamora de su vecina Stéphanie. La relación se ve amenazada por la constante infiltración del mundo fantástico de Stéphane en el mundo real.

The whimsical and imaginative Stéphane has a mundane job at a calendar company in Paris and wishes for a more creative outlet. He becomes enamored of his neighbor, Stéphanie, but the relationship is threatened by the constant seepage of his fantasy life into his real world. Dirigida por/Directed by Michel Gondry (R, 2006)
Con/With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gael García Bernal Presented in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. READ MORE   FILMS ON THE GREEN @ COLUMBIA James Ivory’s pick: THE WILD CHILD September 7, 2017 | 7:30pm
Columbia University A scantily clothed and dirty young boy is admitted to the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb in Paris. Having been found in the forest, the child is unable to speak, communicate or function in society. His case is taken up by Doctor Itard, a lone physician (played by Truffaut himself) who has unyielding dedication to re-integrating the lad into society. But the road to tame the beast is a rocky one… Directed by François Truffaut (PG, 1970)
With Jean-Pierre Cargol, François Truffaut Presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française. READ MORE   IN THIS ISSUE FESTIVAL LINE-UP   SPECIAL SCREENING WITH SPANISH SUBTITLES   FILMS ON THE GREEN @ COLUMBIA     FILMS ON THE GREEN - LEAD SPONSOR     FILMS ON THE GREEN - OFFICIAL SPONSORS             FILMS ON THE GREEN - FRIENDS           Cultural Services of the Embassy of France to the United States 972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075            
 

Ukrainian Institute: FILM: Mustafa | May 26 @ 7PM

BUY TICKETS Q&A with the film director and the producer will follow the screening. The film includes recreated scenes from the life of Mustafa Dzhemilev: you will visit his prison, speak with his associates in the struggle for the return of Crimea in the Soviet and in modern times, feel like an activist of the national Crimean Tatar movement, plunge into the life story of a strong and unbroken leader whose name is Mustafa Dzhemilev. The goal of this film is to tell the public a life story of the Ukrainian politician and public figure, who personifies the fight for the survival, dignity and honor of the Crimean Tatars. Project team:
– Ahmed Sarihalil, film director;
– Tamila Tasheva, producer;
– Efim Chupakhin, Ukrainian composer, pianist, sound-producer;
– Vakhtang Kipiani, Ukrainian journalist, publicist, historian;
– Maksym Pasichnyk, lead character, role of Mustafa Dzhemilev. The film premiere took place on October 28, 2016 as part of the program “Ukrainian premieres” at the Kyiv International Film Festival “Molodist.” The Documentary “Mustafa” was presented at the European Film Market in the framework of the 67th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin and at the 11th edition of One World in Brussels within One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Soon the film will be screened at one of the largest film festivals in the Middle East, the International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival “Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan,” and a number of the other human rights film festivals. Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 East 79th Street, NYC
 

Ukrainian Institute: Trunk Show: Extraordinary Jewelry by Masha Archer | May 25 – 26, 2017

Champagne opening reception on Thursday, May 25th from 5 – 8 pm.   Please RSVP to attend   Shop extraordinary jewelry while enjoying a glass of champagne.   Masha Archer was born in Kyiv, Ukraine to Sophia and Mykola Muchin, both artists and teachers of painting and sculpture at the Kyiv and Kharkiv Art Institutes. After spending the post WWII years in Europe, they emigrated to the United States in 1949. Masha resides in San Francisco.

Among her clients are Barbara Walters, Laura Bush, Beyonce, Gladys Knight, Iris Apfel, Ivana Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Sex and the City: The Movie, and Harrison Ford.   Trunk Show Hours: May 25 – 26, 2017 from 2 – 8 pm.   Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075
 

The free outdoor FRENCH film festival

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks. #FilmsontheGreen
Free and open to the public | Films in French with subtitles
Music by WNYU and WHCS DJs prior to the screenings!     2017 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
  June 2, 8:30pm | Central Park, Cedar Hill
POTICHE (TROPHY WIFE) by François Ozon, 2010
Wanda Sykes' Pick
  June 9, 8:30pm | Washington Square Park
TEY (TODAY) by Alain Gomis, 2013
Saul Williams' Pick

  June 16, 8:30pm | Washington Square Park
LA TRAVERSEE DE PARIS by Claude Autant-Lara, 1956
Amy Hargreaves' Pick
  June 23, 8:30pm | Transmitter Park, Brooklyn
MAUVAIS SANG by Leos Carax, 1986
Wes Anderson's Pick
  June 30, 8:30pm | Transmitter Park, Brooklyn
CONTEMPT (LE MEPRIS) by Jean-Luc Godard, 1963
Jim Jarmusch's Pick

  July 7, 8:30pm | Tompkins Square Park
LA CEREMONIE by Claude Chabrol, 1995
Matthew Weiner's Pick
  July 12, 8:30pm | J. Hood Wright Park
LA CIENCIA DEL SUENO (THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP) by Michel Gondry, 2006*
*Film in French and English with Spanish subtitles
  July 14, 8:30pm | Tompkins Square Park
PORT OF SHADOWS (QUAI DES BRUMES) by Marcel Carné, 1938
Laurie Anderson's Pick
  July 21, 8:30pm | Riverside Park, Pier I
LUMIERE D'ETE by Jean Grémillon, 1943
Matías Piñeiro's Pick
  July 28, 8:30pm | Riverside Park, Pier I
ELENA AND HER MEN (ELENA ET LES HOMMES) by Jean Renoir, 1956
Preceded by THE TRIP TO THE MOON (LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE) by Georges Méliès, 1902
Isabella Rossellini's Picks
  September 7, 7:30pm | Columbia University
THE WILD CHILD (L'ENFANT SAUVAGE) by François Truffaut, 1970
James Ivory's Pick http://frenchculture.org/film-tv-and-new-media/festivals/films-green-2017
 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - EuroCircle's Night of Live Art Rooftp Party

Join us for “A Night with Live Art” at the Attic Rooftop & Lounge RSVP Here: http://www.eurocircle.com/euro/new-york-june-6-2017/ No Cover when you say EuroCircle at the door! Enjoy live art by NYC artist Anton Vitkovsky & paintings by NYC artist Ben Moon. There will be a $10 Eurotini on special throughout the night. Food is available for purchase. Featured Host: Ilona Lee, Poland – Art Attache Look forward to seeing you on June 6th! Best, Alexandra, Ilona and the EuroCircle New York Team
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