A Season of Francophone Cultural Events in Brooklyn

From James Baldwin writing in Paris, to Marcel Duchamp exhibiting in New York, to Agnès Varda filming the street muralists of Los Angeles, France and the US share a long history of artistic collaboration and mutual admiration. This fall, an array of cultural events by Francophone artists across Brooklyn testifies to the continued creative exchange between the two countries.

From September 14, 2019, to February 1, 2020, more than 20 Brooklyn-based cultural institutions have chosen to present projects by authors, artists, choreographers, curators, directors, and publishers from the French-speaking diaspora. Many of these events are free, several are U.S. premieres, they all are unique experiences.

To shed light on this outstanding season, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FACE Foundation have grouped these events into a single program. The Brooklyn Falls for France Cultural Season offers a rare opportunity to experience a slice of contemporary Francophone culture across New York City’s largest borough, from street performances and virtual reality presentations to large scale theatrical projects and retrospectives.

It is our hope that the Brooklyn Falls for France Cultural Season will inspire audiences from Bushwick to Bensonhurst to see not just one performance, exhibition or film screening this season, but a constellation of events.

A bientôt!

Brooklyn Falls for France is the Cultural Services of the French Embassy's first-ever Brooklyn-focused multi-disciplinary cultural season running from September 2019 through January 2020 in partnership with Brooklyn venues. The program aims to highlight Brooklyn’s vibrant French and French-speaking cultural life and underscore the cross-cultural dialogue between Brooklyn and Francophone countries.  #BrooklynFallsForFrance 

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy promotes the best of French arts, literature, cinema, language, and higher education across the US. Based in New York City, Washington DC and eight other cities across the country, the Cultural Services brings artists, authors, educational and university programs to cities nationwide. It also builds partnerships between French and American artists, institutions and universities on both sides of the Atlantic. In New York, through its bookshop, Albertine, it fosters French American exchange around literature and the arts. www.frenchculture.org