As part of its documentary screening program, the French Institutes presents a new cinema screening every Wednesday in February. Discover documentaries through various genres, about musical struggles around the world, representative of various movements in the music world from February 5, 2020!
What if French Rock were born with Edith Piaf? From sweet sixties pop to today’s gender-indifferent anthems, from feminist rebels of the seventies to fashion icons of the social media age, from Françoise Hardy to Christine & The Queens, via Vanessa Paradis, Catherine Ringer, Charlotte Gainsbourg and many more, Oh Les Filles! tells the untold story of French female rock stars. Narrated by Elisabeth Quin, this groundbreaking documentary combines interviews and iconic footage to radically reverse perspectives and give the patriarchy a kick! Welcome to France, the land where women rock!
Wednesday 12 February at 7pm
by Julian Starke (2017) – 65 minutes / French OV with English subs
Fees: $2 ($1 for Media Library members) / Free for IFC students
French Waves tells a history of French electronic music through its feature documentary, web Series, immersive website and international live tour. Starting in the 1990s with the genre’s creation in Detroit and Chicago, followed by an exploration of rave culture and the French Touch movement, and ending with the very latest generation of electronic music, French Waves tells the story of a societal and generational phenomenon.
In turn ironic, light-hearted and cruel, encompassing music and ballet, the film turns the spotlight on great passions, and tells the story of life behind the scenes at one of the most prestigious performing arts institutions in the world.
In Iran, since the 1979 Islamic revolution, women are no longer allowed to sing in public as soloists – at least in front of men. Defying censorship and taboos, the young composer Sara Najafi is determined to organize an official concert for solo female singers.
Music Documentary Series
Every Wednesday in February at 7pm
$2 ($1 for Media Library members) / Free for IFC students