The Sacramento French Film Festival and Downtown’s Revitalization

Now that the Festival de Cannes is over for 2016 and the winners declared, the Sacramento French Film Festival can finalize the selection of films for its 15th annual showing of the best in new...

Le District: A New French-Inspired Marketplace in New York

A hot new marketplace in Battery Park- complete with an outdoor space on the Hudson.

Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and more at the AGO in Toronto

This October, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto invites visitors to witness the spiritual journeys of some of the greatest artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, van Gogh and...
San Francisco and the Bay, as seen from the top of Twin Peaks

Interview with Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, New Consul General of France in San Francisco

When Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens stepped off the plane in May to take the position of Consul General of France in San Francisco, he was fulfilling a dream. But it was his New Zealand friend, Nick,...

From Cartier-Bresson to Contemporary PhotoFairs: San Francisco Photography

Looking at Henri Cartier-Bresson’s black and white photographs at the Leica Store Gallery exhibit, it’s clear that he put the “instant” in Instagram. There’s a man leaping into a water puddle the instant before...
An Erté 'costume collectif'

From Fashion to Movies: Erté & the History of Art Deco in Paris

The world’s first Art Déco building was the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées built in Paris prior to the First World War. Between the two wars, the style was popularized by designers and artists who used...
Pointe aux Canons Lighthouse, Saint-Pierre

Saint Pierre and Miquelon: France Far-off, France Forever

Fog-ridden. Weather-beaten. A treeless outcrop crusted with the spit of the sea. This seems to be the standard first impression of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, a tiny cluster of French islands tucked beneath the vastness...

Toulouse-Lautrec Illustrates the Belle Époque: Washington DC

In a special exhibition opening on February 4, The Phillips Collection in Washington presents an extraordinary selection of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s  iconic and rare printed works from nearly the entire period of his lithographic...

An Interview with Martin Walker, author of “Bruno, Chief of Police”

Martin Walker, a journalist, novelist, and historian, divides his time between Washington D.C. and a village in the Périgord region of France. He has recently retired after six years as director of the Global...
COLCOA

Dispatch from the 20th COLCOA French Film Festival in Los Angeles

The COLCOA French Film Festival (April 18 -26), embarked on its 20th anniversary this year with the North American Premiere of the incredible Monsieur Chocolat.  This period piece stars Omar Sy in a lively biopic about...