Embassy of France - October Calendar of Events

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy are pleased to announce the French cultural events that will be presented in Washington, DC and its consular district this month.


Foto Week DC : “Sylvania” by Anna Beeke and “Intersection” by Léa Eouzan

On view from October 14 to November 14, 2015
Cross MacKenzie Gallery

As a part of the 8th edition of FotoWeek DC festival, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with Cross MacKenzie Gallery, present the exhibitions “Sylvania” by Anna Beeke and“Intersection” by Léa Eouzan.

The visual French-American dialogue between Anna Beeke and Léa Eouzan explores the physical presence of the forest in the contemporary world as a metaphor for the chaotic, yet passionate relationship between human beings and nature.

An opening reception, hosted by Anna Beeke, will take place on October 14th. Léa Eouzan will attend a second reception on November 10th.


Agnès Varda, A Retrospective

October 2 to November 22, 2015

American University
McKinley Building - Forman Theater

The National Gallery of Art
East Building Large Audtorium

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with the National Gallery of Art and American University's School of Communication and College of Arts and Sciences, present a retrospective of French filmmaker Agnès Varda.

French Cinémathèque: Poupoupidou

October 13, 2015 | 7:00 p.m
Embassy of France

The monthly French Cinémathèque seriespresents the screening of the 2011 crime-fictionPoupoupidou (Nobody Else But You) by Gérald Hustache-Mathieu.

The story begins with the arrival of cult novelist David Rousseau in the distant French mountain village of Mouthe. When Candice Lecoeur, a local TV star who believed she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe, is discovered dead in the snow, David Rousseau finds himself drawn in to the investigation.

Online reservations are required.

French Cinémathèque at the Avalon Theatre: 24 jours

October 21, 2015 | 8:00 p.m
Avalon Theatre

The monthly French Cinémathèque series at the Avalon Theatre, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents the screening of the 2014 film 24 jours (24 days) by Alexandre Arcady.

Alexandre Arcady's most recent feature film is a perspective on the 2006 true story of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Parisian kidnapped and tortured by a group that was soon to be known as the Gang of Barbarians.


Chanson Medieval: Music of Machaut and Dufay

October 9 to October 11, 2015
Folger Theatre

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with Folger Consort, present Chanson Medieval: Music of Machaut and Dufay.

With a program featuring Guillaume de Machaut and Guillaume Dufay, this concert explores  the ongoing musical creation in the Middle Ages and its influence on the Renaissance style in the 15th century.

Jasmin Toccata

October 25, 2015 | 4:00 p.m
The Phillips Collection

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with the Phillips Collection present the musical project Jasmin Toccata.

The 2015 creation Jasmin Toccata is the fruit of an encounter between three talented artists, percussionist Keyvan Chemirani, harpsichordist Jean Rondeau and lutenist Thomas Dunford. The project brings together two musical worlds: Persian percussion and Baroque instruments.

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