Embassy of France - Calendar of Events
April 3 - 30, 2016

French Cultural Events this Month
French Film Festival

March 31 - April 3, 2016
Richmond, VA

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy supports the French Film Festival – Richmond, VAand announces Documentary Screenings.

The Festival has promoted French and francophone cinema in the United States for 24 years by introducing more than 400 films to American audiences. Three documentary films are featured in the 2016 edition.

Cinéastes : les hommes by Julie Gayet and Mathieu Busson
Un temps de Président by Yves Jeuland
Le C.O.D et le coquelicot by Jeanne Paturle and Cécile Rousset


The French Cinémathèque at the Avalon Theatre Presents: In Harmony

April 20, 2016 | 8:00 p.m. 
Avalon Theater

The monthly French Cinémathèque series at the Avalon Theatre, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents the screening of the 2015 film In Harmony (En Equilibre) by Denis Dercourt.

After a serious accident which traumatically injures him, Marc, an equestrian stuntman, loses all hope of ever getting back on a horse. Florence works for an insurance company and is in charge of Marc’s case.



Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora

April 16 - September 4, 2016
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, present exhibition Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora including French artistWilliam Adjété Wilson's work The Black Ocean (L'Ocean Noir).

Exploring the history of the Gulf of Benin from the 15th to the 21th century through Benin’s traditional art of weaving and “appliquéd” tapestries, The Black Ocean is both a memory and a personal work, that reveals William Adjété Wilson’s strong connection to his African heritage.

You may find here interview of curator Rebecca A. T. Stevens.



French and American Music: The Concert Series Continues

April 21, 2016 | 7:30 p.m
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center and INTERFERENCE ensemble, presents Solos & Ensemble -Tribute to Pierre Boulez, the last performance as a part of the concert series Connected: Music in the Museum.


Opera Lafayette presents: Opera and the French Revolution

April 29, 2016 | 7:30 pm 
Lisner Auditorium at the Georgetown University

Opera Lafayette, with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents Opera and the French Revolution.

Three dramatic scenes based on classical Greek tragedies that were popular in the 1790s will be performed by international soloists and The Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Ryan Brown.

Sapho by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini
This 1794’s opera is a modern premiere.

Médée by Luigi Cherubini
This opéra-comique (1797), with libretto by François-Benoît Hoffmann, was based on Euripides' tragedy of Medea and Pierre Corneille's play Médée.

Œdipe à Colone by Antonio Sacchini
First performed at Versailles in 1786 in the presence of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, opera Œdipe à Colone, with libretto by Nicolas-François Guillard, is inspired by Sophocles’Oedipus at Colonus.

For more information and ticket reservations, please click here.

International Jazz Day

April 30, 2016
Washington, DC

International Jazz Day is a worldwide celebration of jazz that each year on April 30th includes thousands of performances, education programs and community service initiatives in more than 190 countries around the world. For its fifth anniversary in 2016, Washington, DC will serve as the Global Host City.


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