Suzanne’s Bay Area Francophile List May 17 - 25, 2012


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Greetings !

This week!

In music, celebrate HAITIAN FLAG DAY with AFRICOMBO at Ashkenaz, or NUIT DU BAZIN with SEKOU SENEGAL AFRICAN ETOILE, also at Ashkenaz… ZYDECO FLAMES perform in this venue as well, while LAURENT FOURGO performs in Redwood City…

In theater, see ALEXANDRE DUMAS’ THE THREE MUSKETEERS in Tiburon… MOLIERE’s TARTUFFE closes in Pleasant Hill…

In dance, attend LISTEN & WATCH with CIE 7273’s NICOLAS CANTILLON, presented by the SFIAF…

In art, attend a GRAPHIC MEMOIR WORKSHOP with French graphic artist DANIELE ARCHAMBAULTANNE SUBERCASEAUX’s exhibition closes in Pacifica… Work by Swiss artist MISHO can be found in the gallery of the same name… Or, see works by PIERRE FLANDREAU, JEAN-MARC BRUEILLES and GEOFF BERNSTEIN in Fairfax...

In cinema, ELLES (with Juliette Binoche) opens in Bay Area cinemas, while the French Film Club of Palo Alto screens MARGUERITE DURAS’ NATHALIE GRANGER… Or, enjoy ERIC ROHMER’s FOUR ADVENTURES OF REINETTE, and MIRABELLE, and LE RAYON VERT (SUMMER) with the San Francisco Film Society… A new release of MARCEL CARNE’s CHILDREN OF PARADISE will be screened at the Castro, while the Smith-Rafael shows LA FILLE MAL GARDEE… Other films of francophile interest include THE ARTIST and MONSIEUR LAZHAR

Or, hear JACQUELINE WIDMAR STEWART speak about PARKS AND GARDENS IN GREATER PARIS, while DAVID DOWNIE talks about PARIS, PARIS… Or, attend the SOIREE DES ANCIENS DES GRANDES ECOLES FRANÇAISES in SF, or a SINGALONG IN FRENCH (or CONVERSATION) in Berkeley… If you’re a TINTIN fan, there will be a silent auction of Tintin memorabilia at the AF-San Francisco… Or, attend ROBOTS & HUMANS at swissnex San Francisco, or a workshop on the IMPERFECT TENSE at The French Class…

Plus, one annoucement of possible interest:

MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR JEAN-LOUIS MILESI. My name is Jean-Louis Milesi, I am a screenwriter and director. The latest film that I penned, The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Robert Guediguian, was shown at this year’s edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival. The film was selected at the Cannes Film Festival and also won best screenplay at this year’s Prix Des Lumières (equivalent to The Golden Globe Awards). I wrote all together 10 screenplays for Robert Guediguian of which “Marius and Jeannette” and “Marie-Jo and her two lovers”. Less than 2 years ago, I arrived to the Bay Area with my family, just to see this region nothing else. Initially we were supposed to spend 1 year. I liked what I saw and here we are 22 months later we’re still here and thinking of staying even longer. I became extremely inspired cinematically by the Bay Area. Actually, I am in the midst of preparing to shoot a film this summer, called Don’t Give Up The Ghost. It is the story of a family for a family audience. A comedy set in the backdrop of summer in the Bay Area. I wanted to break away from the traditional ways of raising money and decided to do a kickstarter campaign. We’ve launched this campaign 2 weeks ago and have raised 30% of our goal. If we do not raise the entire amount by our deadline date we do not get any money, it’s all or nothing and your account will not be debited. I like this way of raising funds, it is interactive, the audience is completely involved from the beginning and they get great incentives for their contributions. For everyone who would like to support us, our campaign ends on the 5th of June. Every penny counts. You can become a backer of the project for as little as $10. For your generous contribution you can get downloads of the film to ticket to the premiere or a day on the set, have a scene in the film, there’s even a week stay in a lovely cottage in Provence... But if you are maxed out on donations for the year, you can spread the word.

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Bonne lecture!


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