David Bowie Rises Again

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 28 October 2016 > What's On

Music legend David Bowie died on 10 January, but the consummate showman couldn’t resist stage-managing his life and work right up to the end. Shortly before his death, after suffering from cancer for 18 months, he co-wrote a musical, Lazarus, a sequel to his 1976 film The Man Who Fell to Earth. After a sell-out … Continue reading “David Bowie Rises Again”

Comic Con Paris

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 21 October 2016 > What's On

After New York Comic Con and C2E2 in Chicago, Comic Con Paris will take place from 21 to 23 October. It is the European reference in terms of pop culture. After a successful first edition, and more than 30 000 visitors, Comic Con Paris comes back with a second edition, for the best of entertainment. … Continue reading “Comic Con Paris”

Tim Burton: Gloriously Peculiar

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 05 October 2016 > What's On

Tim Burton’s latest film is being hailed as his best in twenty years. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children could have been written for the director who has always had a fascination for misfits, from Edward Scissorhands to Ed Wood or Corpse Bride. The film is based on the best selling American novel by Ransom … Continue reading “Tim Burton: Gloriously Peculiar”

Oscar Wilde: Online Learning

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 30 September 2016 > What's On

To accompany the Oscar Wilde exhibition now on at the Petit Palais in Paris, the Sorbonne is offering a free MOOC about Oscar Wilde, in French, from October 26. The online course is taught by English Literature professor Pascal Aquien. It will consist of six sessions, each with six 10-minute parts. They will start out … Continue reading “Oscar Wilde: Online Learning”

Paris-New York Weekend

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 07 October 2016 > What's On

The Théâtre de la Ville in Paris is turning all New York for a mini-season and particularly the weekend of 8-9 October. The Théâtre de la Ville has pioneered an exchange with the Brooklyn Acadamy of Music, a cutting-edge performance venue in the super-trendy borough of New York. The Paris end of it runs till … Continue reading “Paris-New York Weekend”

And the winner is…

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 04 October 2016 > What's On

The 27th edition of the Dinard British Film Festival marks the triumph of Sing Street. The film swept the board with wins in four categories: – The Golden Hitchcock Jury Grand Price Cine + – Hitchcock for Best screenplay, by Allianz – Hitchcock of the Audience Premiere – La règle du jeu Heartbeat Hitchcock. Sing … Continue reading “And the winner is…”

Dinard British Film Festival

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 23 September 2016 > What's On

From 28 September to 2 October, Dinard will celebrate the 27th edition of its British Film Festival. This year, the jury will be headed by French director Claude Lelouch who will personally award the Golden Hitchcock. There are six films in competition and a whole host of homages and premieres, to catch the best new … Continue reading “Dinard British Film Festival”

Free State of Jones: Fighting for Freedom

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 21 September 2016 > What's On

This movie is about an under-recognized piece of America’s past. Set during the Civil War, it tells the true story of Newton Knight, a poor farmer from Mississippi who led a revolt against the Confederacy and created a state where black and white people could live together: the Free State of Jones. Newton Knight, played … Continue reading “Free State of Jones: Fighting for Freedom”