Lecture & Conversation in English and French between our Transatlantic guests
Reserved to AFG members and their friends.
American art historian/critic, Beth Gersh-Nesić and French poet/literary critic Jean-Luc Pouliquen share a deep appreciation for the poet/critic André Salmon, who was the close friend of poet/critic Guillaume Apollinaire and artist Pablo Picasso. From both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, they reminisce about the beginning of the twentieth century when Salmon participated in the great adventure Cubism. Transported by their conversation, the two travel down the road of time to the most recent contemporary expressions. Within this exchange, they ask each other about the current state of affairs for poetry and art in Europe and in the United States, how the new forms of communication spread the word about the arts, and how these art forms are shared from one culture to another. As they acknowledge the globalization of art, they conclude with the statement that once again the arts try to "do good," as was their purpose in the past.
with Focus on French Cinema
Pierrot le Fou Tuesday, May 22|7:30 pm
Followed by Q&As hosted by Joe Meyers
Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. An iconic classic by Godard. Discover with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina.
Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often hilarious observations on the world around her. But as her appointment with death approaches, Paloma finally meets some kindred spirits in her building's grumpy concierge and an enigmatic, elegant neighbor, both of whom inspire Paloma to question her rather pessimistic outlook on life.