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BRAZILIAN

Coming soon.

INTERNATIONAL

9/8-9/14/17 The 2nd Annual New York State International Film Festival - is taking place at the Madison Theater in Albany New York. The Film Festival will present 64 short films of best drama, comedy, horror, animation, documentary, action, culture, experiment, education, music video short films from around the globe. We envisioned the Film Festival to educate, support, entertain and connect local and international filmmakers and bring their stories to Albany for audiences to see.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents:

  • 10/22/17 3:00 pm Paco Peña - Paco Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. More information here.
  • 2/28/18 7:30 pm Staatskapelle Weimar - "...an interpretation that is telling in its emotional thrust." - Thzze Telegraph (UK). More information here.
  • 3/19/18 7:30 pm The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba - "Since its inception on 1960, the Havana Symphony has been instrumental in developing and introducing Cuban and Latin American music to the international classical music community, in addition to covering a vast symphonic and chamber repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music. International tours have taken the orchestra to Russia, Poland, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Peru and Argentina." More information here.

FRENCH

9/23/17 Monsieur Lazhar - Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Monsieur Lazhar tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. This moving film features exquisite performances by Fellag and a stunning ensemble of child actors. Troy Public Library 1 pm. Planned by La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York.

Entre Amis - To find out more about this French discussion group based in Niskayuna, please contact Machteld Depoortere at mdepoortere@nycap.rr.com.. They typically meet the first Wednesday of the month from September to June, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. (no summer meetings). Participants must be able to carry on a discussion in French.

Le Groupe litteraire - Fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm meet to discuss selected works of French literature at the Colonie Town Library,  629 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211-1196, (518) 458-9274 For details contact Hannelore Wilfert, wilfeh@verizon.net.

COMING SOON Frantz Spectrum 8 Theater The intense romantic drama Frantz is set in a small German town just after the end of World War I. Anna (Venice Festival award-winning actress Paula Beer) is a young German woman frozen in grief for her dead fiancé, Frantz, killed in combat; she lives with his aged parents, helping alleviate their grief and despair. When she sees a mysterious young Frenchman laying roses on Frantz’s grave, she is surprised and curious. She learns that the fragile-looking Adrien (Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent) is a pre-war friend of Frantz’s who shares their mourning. While other townsfolk revile him as a murderer of Germans, Frantz’s parents, at first suspicious, welcome him into their home and treasure his stories about their son. But there are hidden secrets that eventually surface as the relationship deepens. Paula Beer is magnetic as Anna, a strong and complex woman, recovering from loss and slowly turning back to embrace life.

GERMAN

COMING SOON Frantz Spectrum 8 Theater The intense romantic drama Frantz is set in a small German town just after the end of World War I. Anna (Venice Festival award-winning actress Paula Beer) is a young German woman frozen in grief for her dead fiancé, Frantz, killed in combat; she lives with his aged parents, helping alleviate their grief and despair. When she sees a mysterious young Frenchman laying roses on Frantz’s grave, she is surprised and curious. She learns that the fragile-looking Adrien (Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent) is a pre-war friend of Frantz’s who shares their mourning. While other townsfolk revile him as a murderer of Germans, Frantz’s parents, at first suspicious, welcome him into their home and treasure his stories about their son. But there are hidden secrets that eventually surface as the relationship deepens. Paula Beer is magnetic as Anna, a strong and complex woman, recovering from loss and slowly turning back to embrace life.

HEBREW

99/12/17 6 pm "Is this Meal Diffrent from All Other Meals? Food and Ritual in the Early Seder" with speaker Clemens Leonhard, Professor of Liturgical Studies at the University of Munster in Germany. The talk is at the Colonie Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY.

ITALIAN

9/9/17 112th Annual Little Italy Street Fest - A taste of Italy right in the heart of Schenectady - introducing the 11th Annual Schenectady Little Italy Street Fest! Featuring some of Schenectady's most well-known Italian bakeries, restaurants, pastry and spumoni shops.  The culture tent is located in the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home parking lot and will feature many fun tidbits about Italian and Italian American heritage. Music all day long. Little Italy, North Jay St, Schenectady NY 12-9 pm

9/29/17/ Pizza & Movie Night – Italian American Heritage Association 6:30 pm: call  518-435-1979 to find out about the movie.

BRAZILIAN

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MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

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PORTUGUESE

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RUSSIAN

10/22/2017 Russian Masterpieces - CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT: Mark Prihodko, cello & Anna Keiserman, piano. New Russia Center 5-6:30 pm

12/6/17 Moscow’s Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker - Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world class Russian artists. Larger than life Puppets, Nesting Dolls and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. Palace Theater at 7 pm

SPANISH

9/1-9/7/17 The Trip to Spain - After jaunts through northern England (The Trip) and Italy (The Trip to Italy), Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish. Directed by Michael Winterbottom, who also helmed the previous installments. Spectrum 8 Theater

9/23/17 Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this tribute to Latin culture. Rich in tradition, the Hispanic community comes together in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for a colorful pageantry of live music, dance, food, and family friendly activities. Empire State Plaza 5:00-10:00 pm

9/30/17 Tango Fire - Twelve spectacular dancers and a quartet of brilliant musicians from Buenos Aires – combines the rawness and sophistication with the seductive and sultry sides of Tango, artfully tracing its origins from the streets of Argentina through its evolution into today’s ballroom styles. The Egg 8 pm

2/12/18 Tangos & More -  Max Lifchitz celebrates Mardi Gras and Carnival season performing dance-inspired piano music from Brazil, Cuba and the Americas. Performing Arts Center 7 pm

 

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