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FIAF presents: Cinema According to Jackie Raynal

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Jackie Raynal’s movie houses [The Bleeker Street and the Carnegie Hall] are the New York equivalents of la Cinématheque Francaise in Paris.”  – François Truffaut

“No revival-house programmer has done more to raise the level of local [New York] film culture.” – Jim Hoberman, the Village Voice

Press Release Excerpt: The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, announced today the first-ever tribute to Jackie Raynal, a driving force in independent and French cinema in New York City. The French-born editor, distributor, actress and director will be showcased in FIAF’s CinémaTuesdays programming throughout the month of April with a series entitled, Cinema According to Jackie Raynal. The series will explore the various facets of Raynal’s extraordinary cinema career and will feature several premieres and screening introductions by Raynal herself and other celebrated New York film personalities.

While Raynal is best known as the former programmer of two of New York’s premiere art cinemas, she began her extensive career in film nearly forty years ago in Paris as a film editor. In 1964 she was the youngest film editor in France and working with the leading directors of the day. Raynal lent her editing skills to Paris vu par… (Six in Paris) and La Collectionneuse (The Collector), both to be screened as part of the FIAF series, working with Eric Rohmer, Jean Rouch, Jean-Luc Godard, and Claude Chabrol.

Every Tuesday during April 2009 | At the French Institute (Alliance Francaise) | New York (FIAF) : 22 E 60th St, New York, NY, tel: (212) 355-6100 | From Tuesday April 7th through Tuesday April 28th


April 7th at 7:30 PM
La Collectionneuse
by Eric Rohmer
Gare du Nord
by Jean Rouch
Program to be introduced by Bruce Goldstein and Jackie Raynal

April 14th at 7:30 PM
Lacombe Lucien
by Louis Malle
Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads
by Spike Lee
Program to be introduced by Aurore Clément and Vincent Malle (to be confirmed)

April 21 at 7:30 PM
Dragées aux Poivre
by Jacques Baratier (American Premiere)
Autour de Jacques Baratier
by Jackie Raynal (American Premiere)
Program to be introduced by Kent Jones and Jackie Raynal

April 28th at 7:30 PM
Hotel New York
by Jackie Raynal
From Paris Vu Par… To Zanzibar
by Jackie Raynal (Work in Progress with a 2008 interview with Eric Rohmer)
by Jackie Raynal (World Premiere)
Program to be introduced by Jonathan Rosenbaum

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Written by Jon Cronin

March 10, 2009 at 20:52

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