Francophone cultural events in America.

Francophone cultural events in America.

January 13, 2019

Rendez-vous d’Amérique follows cultural news that takes place throughout the United States. From famous French actors and actresses like Marion Cotillard or Gerard Depardieu to film festivals and stimulating discussions with entrepreneurs and artists, Rendez-vous d’Amérique covers it all. Your host on this cultural experience is Didier Allouch - reporter, cinephile, and a familiar face interviewing celebrities on the red carpet at events such as the Oscars, Golden Globes, and the Cannes film festival. Follow Didier as he travels America on a cultural journey - click here to check out the Rendez-vous d'Amérique Blog!

 

  • The Strasbourg Christmas Market in New York

    The Strasbourg Christmas Market comes to New York! Also, Jocelyn Bouissy and the CGR team open the ICE Theatre, an immersive cinema experience, in downtown Los Angeles. French composer and musician Annabelle Playe gives 3 concerts in Washington, New York, and Memphis. The animated film J’ai Perdu...
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  • Ignited by French illustrator Philippe Briones

    In this edition of Rendez-vous d’amérique, the comic book Ignited uses subversion to shed light on important issues facing America today. French electronic music duo Polo and Pan go on U.S. tour. The AFI film festival in Hollywood features French language films Antigone by Sophie Deraspe, Portrait...
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  • Gaume and Gîmes

    In this episode, French musician Gaume from Nantes performs in his first solo concert in New York, the film Grâce à Dieu by Francois Ozon is released throughout the US, following his sold-out performance at the Stade de France, rapper Maître Gimes goes on tour throughout the US, and Radio Live...
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  • Best International Film

    In this episode of Rendez-vous d'Amérique, visit the ColCoa Film Festival, where France's submission to the Academy Awards is presented in front of an adoring audience. Also travel to the Mill Valley Film Festival and Zaz in concert throughout America.
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  • Passionately

    Meet the French curator behind one of the world's largest arts organizations, the Getty Museum, and discover some of her favorite works of art!  
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  • A summer of French culture

    In this special summer edition, look back on a unique concert featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and cellist Gautier Capuçon and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, and a Palm Springs art installation by Franco-Colombian artist, Ivan Argote.
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  • Orelsan Performs in Brooklyn

    In this episode, French rapper Orelsan performs in Brooklyn. Also, we review French films coming to American movie theaters following the 2019 Cannes film festival.
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  • Amelien

    In this episode, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet visits Hollywood to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film Alien. Cellist Vincent Courtois, saxophonist Daniel Erdmann, and clarinetist Robin Fincker perform concerts in Boston, New York, and Seattle. Director Denis Do presents the French animated...
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  • It's all about the exchange

    French jazz students travel to Harlem to learn American jazz; French comic book authors convene in Huntington Beach, CA for the inaugural comic and cartoon festival; French jazz artist Vincent Peirani revolutionizes the accordion and more!
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  • See you later, alligator

    Learn about the growing genre of French horror films with promising Director Alex Aja. Go behind the scenes with famed muralist and artist, JR as he prepares for his exhibit "JR: The Chronicle of San Francisco" at SF MOMA. Plus, meet screen writer and recipient of the 2014 honorary Oscar Jean-...
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  • Art.

    Enjoy art in all its forms. Ivan Argote, French Colombian artist transforms the Coachella Valley, close to the Salton Sea with his Desert X art installation. Plus, Emmanuel Noblet memorizes audiences with the adaptation of Maylis de Kerangal's Réparer les vivants (The Heart) in a one-man show about...
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  • Francophone Special

    Celebrate la francophonie in the USA from the Caribbean arts Tout-Monde festival in Miami to the film premiere of the "Rockumentary", On Va Continuer!, at the New Orleans French Film Festival featuring the Lafayette-based Lost Bayou Ramblers.
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  • French pianist André Manoukian

    In this episode, French jazz pianist André Manoukian performs for the first time in Los Angeles at the Globe Theatre. Also, the 24th annual edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, featuring a week of French film screenings at Lincoln Center in New York, begins with the French comedy En...
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  • Night of ideas

    In this week's episode, explore "The Night of Ideas" at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, where hundreds of attendees tried eating bugs, wearing vegan clothing, and conversing about any and all exploratory idea that could make the world seem a little less bleak.
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  • The Sundance Kid

    - French talent was in abundance at Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah, and Sundance's very own founder, Robert Redford produced Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre's film, The Mustang -Denver Art Museum hosts the Dior exhibition: From Paris to the World
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  • Francophone Startups at CES

    Travel to CES in Las Vegas, home to the world’s largest stage of cutting-edge consumer technology. Designed to accelerate tech growth in French-speaking countries, get a behind-the-scene look at CES’ Village Francophone. Meet exciting Francophone startups, view the latest technological trends, and...
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  • Dominique Crenn and Jean-Luc Godard

    Meet the Dominique Crenn, the only woman chef in the US with 3 Michelin Stars, watch director Jean-Luc Godard at the Cannes press conference via FaceTime, and much more!
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  • Best of Rendez-vous d'Amérique 2018

    Watch the BEST moments of 2018 with a very special Rendez-vous d'Amérique episode on January 5 at 6:30pm ET! RVA is a lifestyle program that covers all aspects of Francophone news and events in America! Over the course of its five years, RVA has covered more than 1,000 events, in which viewers...
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  • Capuçon and Thibaudet in Los Angeles

    Travel to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and watch good friends cellist, Gautier Capuçon and pianist, Jean-Yves Thibaudet perform to a sold-out crowd.
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  • Street Art for Mankind and Frenchies at the Academy Awards

    From street art’s raw impact, to cinema’s intriguing glamour, and beyond - Rendez-vous d'Amérique invites you to explore Francophone culture in America. Street Art for Mankind's exhibit at the United Nations in New York focuses on the fight against child slavery. Also, the French language...
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  • Disney and Veteran's Day

    Disney's "Ralph Breaks the Internet" is released, featuring the work of French animators Nicolas Prothais and Marie Tollec. Also, the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri presents a global commemoration of World War I. French pianist Delphine Bardin performs at Carnegie Hall in...
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  • Machine De Cirque and The Bureau

    On this week's episode of Rendez-vous d'Amérique, the lifestyle program that covers all aspects of Francophone news and events in America: The fourth season of the popular French TV series, "The Bureau," premieres in the US. "Machine De Cirque," a traveling circus troupe from Québec, makes...
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  • Maitre Gims, Mathilde Ollivier, and BIM!

    Congolese-born rap phenomenon Maître Gims performs 2 sold-out shows in Colorado! French actress Mathilde Ollivier makes her Hollywood debut in the thriller Overlord, produced by JJ Abrams. The group BIM joins the New York music festival (T)here, featuring music from Benin.
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  • Jim Carrey, Michel Gondry, and Delacroix!

    Director Michel Gondry makes his US TV series debut with “Kidding,” starring Jim Carrey. Visit the Met to see Delacoix's masterpieces, on loan from Le Louvre for the first time. Plus, meet innovative musicians testing the bounds of tradition!
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  • Bonjour Toronto!

    The Toronto International Film Festival has become essential for world cinema today. From Bradley Cooper to Julia Roberts, Robert Redford, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Javier Bardem, and even Lady Gaga, everyone was in Toronto this year. Amongst them, a lot of Frenchies…
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  • Frenchies at Sundance!

    In snow-covered Utah, experience the Sundance Film Festival from a filmmaker's perspective. Discover some of the best performing French language talent at Sundance: Une anné polaire, Les faux tatouages, and animated film Croc-Blanc. Take a poetic trip around the world and hear stories...
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  • Exclusive report with Sheila!

    See an exclusive peek at Sheila recording her newest album along with singers from Chicago and Santana in Los Angeles Vianney performs for the first time in New York Imany shares her perspective of her own musical style Original air date: July 1, 2017
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  • Louisiana music special - with a French accent!

    One of the most appreciated musicians in town sings in French A young Louisiana native attempting to keep the French language alive through rock music A musician from Normandy - the TBC Brass Band Frenchie Original air date: September 23, 2017
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  • New Orleans prepares for its 300 year anniversary in 2018

    Theater director, Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, discusses the intrigue and popularity behind Camus' drama, L’État de siège, to the sold-out shows in Los Angeles. Next month, New Orleans is throwing a huge party to celebrate 300 years of history and 50 years of the Council for the Development of...
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  • Inside Look at the International Space Station!

    Visit with French astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, who spent 196 days in the International Space Station. Talk with some French Golden Globes winners, which included Alexandre Desplat, for his score in The Shape of Water and In the Fade, for the best foreign film. From Normandie, France to New...
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  • French writers travel to Hollywood

    Dedicated film director Benoît Cohen got his taxi cab license in order to write a script about a French actress living in New York French TV writers travel to Hollywood to meet their U.S. counterparts Original air date: August 12th, 2017
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  • 200th Episode!

    Discover how Filmmaker Agnès Varda and co-director and artist JR inspired each other in their 2017 film Faces/Places, winner of the best documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival. Carla Bruni debuts her newest album in English, French Touch, singing cover songs of classic rock...
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  • Matt puts a smiley on Los Angeles

    Listen to Bach as you've never heard it before See why Bordeaux is taking over Harlem Matt puts a Smiley on Los Angeles! Original air date: June 3rd, 2017
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  • Montmartre's queen and blue cotton candy's king

    Discover Demain, the movie that changed everything about the environmental question in France Get a glimpse of the trade show floor at the world's most important movie exhibitor convention, CinemaCon Experience Amélie, The Musical, the theatrical adaptation of the 2001 film on Broadway...
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  • Dalida and Groot

    The biggest French film festival in the U.S., COLCOA, wraps up with exclusive clips featuring Lambert Wilson, Patrick Bruel, Claude Lelouch and others Stars from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 talk about French language and culture Meet the first French actress to obtain a...
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If you yearn for international experiences, or just speak French and want to catch up on Francophone happenings in America, Rendez-vous d’Amérique is the perfect TV show to watch.  Americans who love French culture are welcome too! Keep up with American awards shows, French speaking musicians in America, and French athletes such as Thierry Henry and Alain Bernard as they compete across the United States. Stay connected to your favorite aspects of French culture as it happens in America with Rendez-vous d’Amérique.

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