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”

I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 14 October 2016 > What's On

Ken Loach returns to his social realism roots for I, Daniel Blake, which won the Palme d’or at Cannes 2016. The film is based on interviews with unemployed and homeless people and puts a human face on recent changes in the benefits system in the U.K. it centres on Daniel and Katie. Daniel has worked … Continue reading “I, Daniel Blake by Ken Loach”

National Theatre Live

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 03 November 2016 > What's On

See a play in English… at the cinema! The National Theatre Live brings broadcasts of acclaimed West End productions to cinemas around the world. Coming up in France, performances in Valbonne, Aix en Provence, Strasbourg and Paris. London is a mecca for excellent theatre productions, and the National Theatre’s productions starring the crème de la … Continue reading “National Theatre Live”