About the exhibition
Programme of conferences, concerts and film screenings
Free admittance to all events for all (resident and non-resident of the Club), but for organizational reasons
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SATURDAY 28 JULY
L’Art au bout de la nuit (Art into the Night) – guided tour of the exhibition with Alice Mogabgab Karam (60’, French/English)
Lumière sur la nuit (Focus on the Night) – conference on the theme of the night in painting, a theme that has fascinated artists and the public for centuries. With Alice Mogabgab Karam (90’, French, slide show).
SATURDAY 4 AUGUST
Le Songe d’une nuit d’été (100’, film from the Paris Opera, French, 2017). Choregraphy by George Balanchine, after William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream, music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, sets and costumes by Christian Lacroix, musical direction Simon Hewett, choir leader José Luis Basso, soloists Pranvera Lenhert and Anne-Sophie Ducret. Principal dancers, first dancers and the Paris Opera corps de ballet. The Paris Opera orchestra and choir. In partnership with the Paris Opéra 3ème Scène.
Nos nuits sont plus belles que le jour (Our nights are more beautiful than the day) (90’, French and original soundtrack for the film extracts) by Rabih Haddad, critic, script writer and writer, teaches Le cinéma et la politique and La mémoire de la Guerre du Liban at the Institut des Sciences Politiques at the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut, where he also manages the film club. This first conference in a series of four is the introduction to the close relationship between the night and cinema, illustrated by numerous film excerpts.
SATURDAY 11 AUGUST
Tales of the Night (75’, animated feature film directed by Michel Ocelot, 2011, French with English subtitles). Every night, a girl, a boy and an old technician meet in a small derelict movie theatre brimful of wonders. The three friends invent stories, get information, make drawings, dress up and become the heroes of new adventures on magical nights where everything is possible — sorcerers and fairies, mighty kings and stableboys, werewolves and merciless beauties, cathedrals and straw huts, golden cities and deep forests, streams of harmony from huge choirs and spells cast by a single tom-tom, evil that devastates and innocence that prevails… The tales: The Werewolf, Tijean and the Beauty Not Known, The Chosen Girl of the Golden City, Tom-tom Boy, The Boy who Never Lied, The Doe Girl and the Architect’s Son.
Night on Earth (129’, film directed by Jim Jarmusch, USA, 1991, original soundtrack with French subtitles), screening followed by a debate with Rabih Haddad (French). Five cities, five stories unfolding simultaneously from dusk to dawn, retracing the brief encounters between a taxi driver and his passengers.
SATURDAY 18 AUGUST
After Hours (96’, film directed by Martin Scorsese, USA, 1985, original soundtrack with French subtitles), screening followed by a debate with Rabih Haddad (French). Paul Hackett, a computer engineer, bank employee and great admirer of Henry Miller, is drawn into a hellish night in bohemian Soho, New York.
Alf Leylas wa Leyla (90’, concert, Arabic). Accompanying himself on oud, Daher Slim interprets twenty some songs celebrating the Oriental night. With his deep, powerful voice the singer covers the most popular tunes from the repertoire of Alf Leylas wa Leyla. Rendezvous with the leading stars of “tarab”: Oum Kalthoum, Farid El Atrach, Asmahan, Wadih El Safi and Fairouz.
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST
A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (88’, film directed by Woody Allen, USA, 1982, original soundtrack with French subtitles), screening followed by a debate with Rabih Haddad (French). In the course of the summer 1905, Andrew and his wife invite their friends to their house in the country – a weekend of attractions and fantasies that will either break or strengthen the cohesion of the couples.
Odes à la nuit, secrets, rêves et prières de l’opéra (Odes to the Night – secrets, dreams and prayers in opera) by Lama Tyan. A passionate lover of music and art, of culture and languages, and a chorister for her own personal satisfaction, Tyan has been initiating and teaching listening and appreciation of opera since 2003. With a view to share her passion Lama Tyan has created OperaTrotter, regularly organising cultural journeys since 2013.
Daniel Barenboïm, The Warsaw Recital (90’, film-concert, 2010). In 2010, all of Europe celebrated the bicentenary of Fréderic Chopin, born in a village near Warsaw. This anniversary coincided with Daniel Barenboïm’s 60 years of career. A unique encounter between two musical giants at the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw Varsovie for a masterful concert.