French Institute Alliance Française’s essential festival returns with a surplus of US premieres and a series paying tribute to Paul Grimault, one of France’s most accomplished animators.
This year’s FIAF Animation First Festival showcases the work of emerging filmmakers, all of whom build on the rich history of French animation that began over a century ago.
Memory is directly linked to our sense of smell. That’s why Cyril Teste chose to engage the audience’s noses in directing Opening Night at the Crossing the Line festival.
With climate change an undeniable threat, will arts festivals have to reassess their reliance on air travel?
This boldly minimalist production — a co-presentation of FIAF’s Crossing the Line festival, the Invisible Dog Art Center, and The Cooper Union directed by Fanny de Chaillé — revisits a text written for times of upheaval.
Huyghe’s The Host and the Cloud, which ran at the Crossing the Line festival, creates a surprising sense of solemnity in making ready for events.
The experimental play Manmade Earth, a co-presentation of FIAF’s Crossing the Line festival and The Invisible Dog Art Center, demanded that its audience listen to the experiences and anxieties of adolescents from around the world.
In Opening Night director Cyril Teste and actor Isabelle Adjani went to lengths to present their protagonist with psychological depth and intimacy at FIAF’s Crossing the Line festival.
The ninth edition of the French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line festival concluded on October 4 after presenting over three weeks of interdisciplinary performances at various venues across New York City.
With recent statistics showing that only 31% of the solo exhibitions at NYC galleries are devoted to women, it comes as a pleasant surprise that over a two-month period this spring there are several exhibitions simultaneously showcasing the work of second-generation feminist artists.