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Albertine Cinémathèque

Film Club Agenda

Our Film Club has a new format!

  • Streaming the film and Q&A is FREE and reserved to Albertine Cinémathèque members and their students.
  • Members and students can RSVP below to receive a link to access the film.

Please forward the RSVP link to all your students so they can take advantage of the Albertine Cinémathèque Film Club!

If you have any questions, please contact albertinecinematheque@face-foundation.org

Film Club
Season 2022 – 2023

We are exciting to partner with Columbia University’s Maison Française again this Fall to co-present 3 virtual screenings as part of their film festival: Being in the World: People and the Planet in French and Francophone Cinema. Curated by Shanny Peer, Fanny Guex and Clara Wilhelm.

Don’t miss in-person screenings at Columbia University of The Velvet Queen (La panthère des neiges) by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier as part of FILMS ON THE GREENAbove Water (Marcher sur l’eau) by Aïssa Maïga, The Big Blue (Le Grand Bleu) by Luc Besson, Farrebique, or The Four Seasons (Farrebique, ou les quatre saisons) by Georges Rouquier, Narcisse (2022 U.S. Premiere), One Breath Around the World (2019), Ama (2018), Narcose (2014) – Four short films by Julie Gautier, Pierre Rabhi: In the Name of the Earth (Pierre Rabhi: au nom de la terre) by Marie-Dominique Dhelsing, A Bigger World (Un Monde plus grand) by Fabienne Berthaud, Antarctica: Ice and Sky (La glace et le ciel) by Luc Jacquet, The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) by Michael Dudok de Wit, The Great Green Wall by Jared P. Scott, and Bigger Than Us by Flore Vasseur.

And register for free from anywhere in the US for the 3 exclusive Virtual Screenings below:

Agenda

From Sunday, September 11, 2022 | 7pm EST
To Sunday, September 18, 2022 | 7pm EST

A COW’S LIFE (Bovines ou la vraie vie des vaches)
by Emmanuel Gras (2011)
Documentary | 64 min.
Bathysphere Productions

In the fields, we can see them, lying on the grass or grazing peacefully. Large placid animals we take for granted. Lions, gorillas, or bears capture our attention, but has anyone ever closely documented a cow’s life? Asked what they were doing with their days? What they do when a storm passes? When the sun comes back? What are they thinking about when they stand there motionless, seemingly contemplating the void? Bovines chronicles the true life of a cow: grazing, ruminating, gazing – but also feeling – mooing with grief, or just enjoying an apple…

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+ Emmanuel Gras will join us for a virtual discussion of his film A Cow’s Life on September 14 from 1:00 to 1:45 PM

This screening and virtual discussion are part of Columbia University’s Maison Française Film Festival: Being in the World: People and the Planet in French and Francophone Cinema and are co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française and Albertine Cinémathèque.


From Monday, October 3, 2022 | 7pm EST
To Sunday, October 9, 2022 | 11pm EST

Animal
by Cyril Dion (2021)
Documentary | 105 min.
Orange Studio

The place of humankind among the living is the main subject of this film. At the instigation of Cyril Dion, who has already shared his vision in the highly acclaimed 2015 film Tomorrow (Demain), two teenager activists (Bella Lack and Vipulan Puvaneswaran) embark on an extraordinary quest to understand the impact of the ecological crisis and sixth mass extinction of the earth’s living species, and to find better ways for humans to cohabit more harmoniously alongside other animals. To do so, they travel and meet with scientists and activists all over the globe.

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+ In connection with this virtual screening, we will present an online discussion and Q&A with Director Cyril Dion, Leah Aronowsky, and Jérémy Désir, moderated by Shanny Peer, on Thursday, October 6, 2:00-3:00 PM

This screening and virtual discussion are part of Columbia University’s Maison Française Film Festival: Being in the World: People and the Planet in French and Francophone Cinema and are co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française and Albertine Cinémathèque.


From Thursday, October 13, 2022 | 7pm EST
To Sunday, October 16, 2022 | 11pm EST

Cave of Forgotten Dreams
by Werner Herzog (2010)
Documentary | 89 min.
Swank Motion Pictures

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc caves of Southern France and captures some of the oldest known and most well-preserved pictorial creations of early humans, dating back as far as 32,000 years ago. The limestone cave contains a wealth of beautiful images of galloping horses and a ghostly menagerie of bison, cave lions, cave bears, and wooly mammoths.  Multiple red palm prints by one of the early artists reappear along the cave walls. The images attest to the admiration and respect these prehistoric humans held for animals and the natural world, and to their worldview described by an archeologist in the film as one with more porous boundaries between the seen and the unseen, and between animal spirits and the human souls who live alongside them.  Werner Herzog exercises all his talent here to capture what he calls the “beginnings of the early human soul.” Many of the researchers interviewed seem deeply moved by the cave drawings and the mysterious atmosphere they create, which the film hauntingly conveys to its viewers.

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This screening is part of Columbia University’s Maison Française Film Festival: Being in the World: People and the Planet in French and Francophone Cinema and are co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française and Albertine Cinémathèque.

Archives
Season 2021-2022

From Monday, February 28, 2022 | 8pm EST
To Sunday, March 6, 2022 | 11pm EST.
Photo © Kino Lorber

AS I OPEN MY EYES
by Leyla Bouzid

+ Masterclass at Columbia Maison Française & on Facebook on Friday, March 4, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

This screening and masterclass are co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison FrançaiseUnifrance and Albertine Cinémathèque.

From Monday, March 7, 2022 | 8pm EST
To Sunday, March 13, 2022 | 11pm EST.
The Wolberg Family © Pyramide Films International

THE WOLBERG FAMILY
by Axelle Ropert

+ Masterclass at Columbia Maison Française & on Facebook on Friday, March 11, from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

This screening and masterclass are co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison FrançaiseUnifrance and Albertine Cinémathèque.

Previous films on the Albertine Cinémathèque Film Club:

From Friday, January 28 | 12pm EST
To Monday, January 31 | 12pm EST
A German Youth © Big World Pictures

A GERMAN YOUTH
by Jean-Gabriel Périot
+ Q&A Session with Jean-Gabriel Périot by Sam Di Iorio (Hunter College/CUNY)

Monday, October 4 at 7pm EST
Faithful


FAITHFUL
by Hélier Cisterne
+ recorded Q&A with lead actor Vincent Lacoste – Q&A now available to watch on the Members’ Corner page*


Monday, October 18
Josep


JOSEP
by Aurel
+ recorded Q&A with the director* – Q&A now available to watch on the Members’ Corner page


Monday, November 8 at 8pm EST
THE MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE


MONOPOLY OF VIOLENCE
by David Dufresne
+ recorded Q&A with the director* – Q&A now available to watch on the Members’ Corner page


Thursday, November 18
Afrofuturistik - Quartiers Lointains


AFROFUTURISTIK – Quartiers Lointains Season 6
Curated by Claire DIAODistributed by SUDU CONNEXION
Short films by SOFIA ALAOUI, JIM CHUCHU, KANTARAMA GAHIGIRI, C.J. OBASI and BALOJI 
+ recorded Q&A © Courtesy of Mostra de cine africanos – Brazil, 2020 / Ana Camila Esteves


If you would like to organize a screening of the program on campus, please contact: Claire DIAO from SUDU CONNEXION at contact@sudu.film (+33 (0)6 78 02 04 94)


Monday, December 6
Skies of Lebanon © Moby Dick Films


SKIES OF LEBANON
by Chloé Mazlo
+ recorded Q&A with the director* – Access the screening here on December 6 at 7pm EST


Thursday, December 9
Des etoiles


UNDER THE STARRY SKY (DES ETOILES)
by Dyana Gaye
+ introduction by director – Special Event: Free and open to all: Reserve your FREE ticket now
(then just log in on December 9 from 7pm to 7:30pm EST)


Monday, December 13
SHOULD THE WIND DROP


SHOULD THE WIND DROP
by Nora Martirosyan
+ recorded Q&A with the director* – Access the screening here on December 13 at 7pm EST


Thursday, December 16
Tey

TEY (TODAY)
by Alain Gomis
+ introduction by director – Special Event: Free and open to all: Reserve your FREE ticket now!
(then just log in on December 16 from 7pm to 7:30pm EST


More exciting events with film directors to be announced soon!

If you are an Albertine Cinémathèque Member, you can find registration’s information for the FILM CLUB HERE.

*Those films are part of the Young French Cinema program (Unifrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US) – for more information about the program please click HERE.

Contact

Sandrine Neveux
Program Officer
T (929) 505 0839
albertinecinematheque@face-foundation.org