Born to Sing

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 06 January 2017 > What's On

Sing is a feelgood movie about a singing competition designed to save a failing theatre in a city entirely populated by animals. From the animators who made Despicable Me, The Minions and The Secret Life of Pets, Sing is full of humour, hit songs and anthropomorphic animals. It is based on a trope we’re all … Continue reading “Born to Sing”

Innovative Indian Dance Shows Tour France

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 12 December 2016 > What's On

Akram Khan, a British-born Bangladeshi dancer and choreographer, brings two shows to France which fuse classical Indian dance and stories with contemporary dance. Catch Until the Lions or Chotto Desh in and around Paris, Miramas, Angers, Sète, Brest or Reims between December and May. The 42-year-old Khan began his professional career at just 13, in … Continue reading “Innovative Indian Dance Shows Tour France”

The Big Founder!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 20 December 2016 > What's On

McDonald’s is the company which represents what people love or hate the most about America. This biopic, based on the book of the same name covers the main moments in the company’s history. It begins in 1954 when Ray Kroc (the Founder of the title) meets the McDonald brothers in their fast-food restaurant in San … Continue reading “The Big Founder!”

Peter Brook: The Valley of Astonishment

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 07 December 2016 > What's On

Back by popular demand, the legendary director Peter Brook’s  The Valley of Astonishment in Paris. The play examines the joys and dilemmas of people with exceptional perception and memory: who experience synaesthesia, where the senses become mixed and a person can taste colours or see sounds. And in particular those who can apparently remember everything … Continue reading “Peter Brook: The Valley of Astonishment”

The Art of Walt Disney Animation Studios – Movement by Nature

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 18 November 2016 > What's On

From the first animated feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to the recent Frozen, many Disney films have become cinema classics. With a selection of 350 art pieces specially collected together a new exhibition in Paris pays tribute to the art of the Walt Disney Animation Studios. The exhibition shows how much the … Continue reading “The Art of Walt Disney Animation Studios – Movement by Nature”

A Photojournalist’s View of the Trump Campaign

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 22 November 2016 > What's On

American photojournalist Christopher Morris followed Donald Trump on the campaign trail. He’s giving a talk about the experience at the American Library in Paris on 30 November. Hear about the Trump campaign from someone who observed it close up. TIME photographer Morris has won numerous awards for his work, including a Robert Capa Gold Medal … Continue reading “A Photojournalist’s View of the Trump Campaign”

African-American Artists and Segregation

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 25 November 2016 > What's On

“The Color Line” exhibition at Quai de Branly in Paris reviews the history of discrimination in the U.S.A. through the eyes of African-American artists. The show is an exploration of 150 years of American history from the end of the Civil War with the abolition of slavery, to segregation, the civil rights movement and the … Continue reading “African-American Artists and Segregation”