Dans notre voisinage - In our neighborhood
This page features events in our area not organized by the Alliance Française de DuPage but which have a French theme and which may be of interest to some of our members and friends.
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Loving Vincent - Now playing at the Glen Art Theater, 540 Crescent Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, IL
The tragic story of beloved Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, who died in the small French country town of Auvers. This movie, which took years to create, is done with animated paintings in Van Gogh's own style. www.glenarttheatre.com
Cézanne et Moi - Movie screening at the Charlestowne Mall in St. Charles
Dec 6, 2017 - 1 pm and 7 pm
A historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th century French artists - painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet) - from their first meeting as schoolmates to their creative rivalry as fame and success continue to elude Cézanne.
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Driehaus Museum L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters
Special Exhibit from February 11, 2017 – January 7, 2018
L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters features approximately 50 posters by the five grand masters of the medium: Jules Chéret, Eugène Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Alphonse Mucha. The posters date from 1875 to 1910, the exuberant era in France known as the Belle Époque. These pioneering artists reigned in Paris during this period of artistic proliferation, defining a never-before-seen, and never forgotten, art form.
French DJ Petit Biscuit concert Dec. 12, 2017 6:00 pm
Concorde Music Hall, Chicago
New international sensation French DJ Petit Biscuit (aka Mehdi Benjelloun) is back on tour this fall in the US. Still in his teens, Petit Biscuit has proved himself as an exciting prodigy over the last few years with notably successfully and critically praised tracks such as "Sunset Lover", "Oceans" and "You". He just released his debut album titled Presence mastered by legendary engineer Chab (Daft Punk, Air, Sebastien Tellier) in a nod to the forefathers of French dance music. Featuring others artists, including SONIA, Lido and Panama who all bring uniquely warm sounds to the project, the album illustrates his progressive, melodic EDM attributes, enticed with heavy synth patterns and heartwarming vocal elements which accurately represents how far he's come in such a short amount of time. From French Cultural Services in Chicago
Last update November 28, 2017