France-Atlanta 2018 | Culture Events [fr]
With vibrant communities for music, street-art, dance and film, Atlanta is a cultural power house. For France-Atlanta 2018, the cultural services of the Consulate General of France in Atlanta is proud to present a series of events that take the best of Atlanta culture and gives it the “French touch”
- Street Art in ATL: Mural Installation by CEET
- Internationally-renowned street artist CEET, who hails from Atlanta’s sister city of Toulouse, will create a mural in Atlanta’s historic Cascade Heights neighborhood. The project will be carried out in conjunction with the City of Toulouse and Elevate, Atlanta’s public art festival.
- CEET, whose bold graphic work features colorful chickens with big eyes, is the latest participant in a long-standing collaboration with the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, which has seen murals installed by French street art superstars JR, Tilt and Jo Di Bona. He has presented solo shows in Africa, Asia, North America and Europe, including a pop-up at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
-* The mural installation will take place October 17-22 at 2289 Cascade Rd. For more information click here
- Au Cœur de Mai 68
- 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 protests in Paris and throughout France. This series of demonstrations radically transformed the fabric of French society.
- France-Atlanta, in partnership with the University of Georgia, will commemorate these historic events with an exhibition featuring 40 previously unseen images of the protests by French photographer Philippe Gras, on display at the UGA Jackson Street Building through November 16.
- Meanwhile, the Alliance Française of Atlanta will screen filmmaker Dominque Beaux’s “The Odd Spring of May 1968” a beautifully woven series of interviews which tell the story of the protests through the eyes of politicians, police, and those “on the other side of the barricade”
-* The documentary screening will take place on October 19 at 6:00 p.m. To register click here
- ’Right in the Eye’ Ciné-concert of Georgies Méliès films
- The silent films of famed French cinematographer Georges Méliès are set to a live score by French musicians Alcoléa & Cie in this charming ciné-concert entitled “Right in the Eye.” The musicians make their Atlanta debut using more than two dozen instruments to create the music and sound effects for 11 of Méliès’ most iconic short films. The production includes an original score, lighting and scenic design.
- Méliès, originally an illusionist, became one of cinema’s founding fathers and invented some of movie-making’s first special effects.
-* Performances will be held on October 21 and 25. For times and locations, click here
We hope to see you at this year’s cultural activities! To check out the other France-Atlanta 2018 events, click here.