Audience/Program/Tickets

French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)

55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Florence Gould Hall

Le Skyroom

There are 3 options to buy tickets:

1) AT THE BOX OFFICE
French Institute Alliance Française, 55 East 59th Street , Between Park & Madison, New York, NY 10022

Box Office Hours:  Thu 12–7pm (Opening Night), Fri 10–8:30pm, Sat 10:30–7:15pm, Sun 10–8:45pm, Mon 12–8:15pm

2) By calling ticketmaster at 1 800 982 2787

3) ONLINE USING THIS LINK

4) for tickets to the Closing Ceremony and Reception @FRIARS CLUB only, use this link.

 

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Please note: Tickets ordered via Ticketmaster that require being picked up at Will Call can be done so at the Box Office on 59th Street 1 hour before each screening time. Will Call for the Skyroom Screenings (Shorts Programs A & B) can be claimed at the Skyroom’s entrance on 60th Street before each screening time. Please note, all walk-up ticket sales for Florence Gould Hall and Le Skyroom are processed at the main Box Office on 59th Street. Please allow extra time in your schedule for the possibility of lines as you make your film selections each day.

There will be a Q&A session with the filmmakers present after every screening.

THURSDAY, OCT. 18

Florence Gould Hall Theater

Doors Open 5:30 PM

6:00 PM OPENING CEREMONY

and screenning of 1968 (94’)

8:00 PM Cocktail Party fundrasing reception

In the precence of acclaimed Greek Directors:
Tassos Boulmetis,
Nikos Perakis,
Lucas Paleocrassas,
Grigoris Vardarinos

FRIDAY, OCT. 19

Florence Gould Hall Theater

11:00 AM Flowers Fade Early: Kakopetros, August 28, 1944 (64’)
In the presence of the co-director, Vicky Arvelaki
1:00 PM Nikos Papazoglou: Me and my shadow (100’)
3:15 PM Citizen Xenos (63’)
In the presence of the director, Lucas Paleocrassas
5:00 PM 1968 (94’) (R)
In the presence of the director, Tassos Boulmetis
8:00 PM Across Her Body (85’)
In the presence of the director, Zacharias Mavroeidis

Le Skyroom

4:00 PM Short Films Α (116’)
6:30 PM Short Films Β (118’)

SATURDAY, OCT. 20

Florence Gould Hall Theater

11:30 AM Flowers Fade Early: Kakopetros, August 28, 1944 (64’) (R)
In the presence of the co-director, Vicky Arvelaki
1:30 PM Across Her Body (85’) (R)
In the presence of the director, Zaharias Mavroeidis
3:45 PM DAN GEORGAKAS TRIBUTE
A Girl in Black (100’)
In the presence of the honoree, Dan Georgakas
6:45 PM Success Story (110’)
In the presence of the director, Nikos Perakis, the scriptwriter, Katerina Bei, and the leading actress, Fiona Georgiadi

Le Skyroom

4:00 PM Short Films Α (116’)
6:30 PM Short Films Β (118’)

SUNDAY, OCT. 21

Florence Gould Hall Theater

11:00 AM Citizen Xenos (63’) (R)
In the presence of the director, Lucas Paleocrassas
1:00 PM The Great Fire of Salonica: Birth of a city (62’)
In the presence of the director, Grigoris Vardarinos
3:00 PM My Homeland’s Flag Is Blue… (109’)
5:30 PM Success Story (110’) (R)
In the presence of the director, Nikos Perakis, the scriptwriter, Katerina Bei, and the leading actress, Fiona Georgiadi
8:15 PM Chinatown: The Three Shelters (91’)
In the presence of the director, Aliki Danezi-Knutsen and the young actress, Phaedra

Le Skyroom

4:00 PM Short Films Α (116’)
6:30 PM Short Films Β (118’)

MONDAY, OCT. 22

Florence Gould Hall Theater

1:00 PM Chinatown: The Three Shelters (91’) (R)
In the presence of the director, Aliki Danezi-Knutsen and the young actress, Phaedra
3:30 PM Nikos Papazoglou: Me and My Shadow (100’) (R)
5:45 PM The Great Fire of Salonica: Birth of a city (62’) (R)
In the presence of the director, Grigoris Vardarinos
7:45 PM My Homeland’s Flag Is Blue… (109’) (R)

TUESDAY, OCT. 23

FRIARS CLUB

Honoring Giorgos Kimoulis for his Contribution to Greek Theater and Cinema.

We have a total of 15 short films that will be screened in 2 sets of:

“The purpose of tragedy is to arouse “terror and pity” and thereby effect the catharsis of these (audience’s) emotions.”
Aristotle

 

Κάθαρσις (καθαίρω):  Catharsis, is the purification or purgation of the emotions primarily through art.

Το ἀκροατήριον – Akroatērion (ἀκροάομαι – hear/see): The Audience

Δημιουργός < δῆμος + ἔργον (public + act) < δημιουργέω, δημιουργῶ The Creator Producer

 

Through art, audience feels the catharsis of negative emotions, after watching a Greek drama play.
Audience feels satisfaction as the creator / producer drives his existence in a parallel time and space of the play action, while he controls audience emotions as he deploy the history of characters and events in the acts. The creator / producer of a play turns it to a psycho-therapeutic process that can educate / heal / entertain / create memories and many more, as the connection between him and the audience is very intense. All these would never happen without the Sponsor contribution in creating culture.
In simple words: Another example of human civilization.