CGC Events March 2023

This March, we celebrate Women's Month at Reid Hall with diverse programs in both French and English featuring contemporary and historic filmmakers, progressive thinkers, and resistant artists.
Alice Guy: l'inconnue du 7ème art
 In-Person Event | March 1, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.

The screening and discussion will be held in French.

Alice Guy, one of the world's first female filmmakers, was a producer for Gaumont in France before founding a production company in New York with her husband in 1910. This event will begin with a screening of the documentaryAlice Guy - L'inconnue du 7e art, followed by a discussion with filmmakers Nathalie Masduraud and Valérie Urrea, and Margot Gallimard, director of the L’imaginaire imprint at Gallimard.

La fureur de vivre / Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing
In-Person Event | March 6, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.

The readings and discussion will be held in English and French.

In celebrating the release of the French translation of Lauren Hough's memoir Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing, or La fureur de vivre (published by Les Éditions du Portrait), this event will include readings from the French translation, which was prefaced by Cate Blanchett, who also voiced the audio book. A book signing will follow, with copies of the book being sold by Librairie Maruani.

Le Populisme en Débat
In-Person Event | March 14, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. (Paris)
Sciences Po - Campus Saint Thomas
Salle K011, 1 place Saint Thomas d'Aquin 75007, Paris

This event will be held in both French and in English.

Why has populism implanted itself in the international political landscape? How have many forms of populism recently evolved around the world? Is populism still on the rise? To better understand this complex political phenomenon, CERI/Sciences Po, Alliance Program, Columbia Global Centers | Paris and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination propose a series of three round-tables, opening with a debate about the current state of populism.


ArtApéro | Diane Bodart at the Beaux-Arts de Paris

 In-Person Event | March 14, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. (Paris)

This event will be held in English.

Columbia Professor of art history Diane Bodart presents Gribouillage / Scaraboccio, an exhibition open through April 30 that she co-curated at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. An informal discussion over drinks will follow Professor Bodart’s presentation of this exhibition, which examines hundreds of years of scribbles and sketches by notable artists.




Variety, screening with Bette Gordon

Variety, screening with Bette Gordon

Screening of Variety (1983)

In-Person Event | March 20, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.

with director Bette Gordon, followed by a discussion.

A bold story about a woman who sells tickets at a pornographic movie theatre, set in the neon-lit squalor of Times Square in the mid 1980’s. She becomes increasingly obsessed with a wealthy patron who may or may not be involved with the mafia. Bette Gordon’s acclaimed classic indie film VARIETY (1983) stars Sandy McLeod, Will Patton, and Richard M. Davidson, with a screenplay by Kathy Acker from a story by Gordon




A Woman in the Resistance: Rose Valland, the Art Spy

In-Person Event | March 27, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.

Michelle Young presents her upcoming book on Rose Valland, the spy who saved thousands of works of art during the Nazi occupation of France.

This event is co-sponsored by

Columbia Alumni Association | France


Columbia University GSAPP


This event will explore why Rose Valland, one of the most decorated women of World War II, and one of the greatest spies in the Resistance against Nazi art looting has been mostly forgotten. In a forthcoming narrative non-fiction book from HarperOne (Harper Collins), Columbia University GSAPP graduate and professor, Michelle Young, will examine the life and career of Valland as well as the role played by her gender and sexual orientation. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with Ariela Katz, Associate Professor at the École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris-Malaquais.



L'Histoire oubliée des femmes au foyer | Projection et discussion

L'Histoire oubliée des femmes au foyer | Projection et discussion

In-Person Event | March 28, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.

Projection du film documentaire suivie d’une discussion avec Marie-Pierre Rixain, Michèle Dominici et Jeanne Lazarus

Projection du film documentaire de Michèle Dominici, L'Histoire oubliée des femmes au foyer, suivie d’une discussion avec Marie-Pierre Rixain, Michèle Dominici et Jeanne Lazarus.


Se dédier aux tâches domestiques, de la préparation des repas au ménage, veiller au bonheur paisible des siens dans un chez-soi coquet… C’est au milieu du XIXe siècle, avec l’avènement d’une nouvelle classe moyenne, qu’apparaissent en France les premières femmes au foyer. Au sortir de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, dopé par le consumérisme des Trente Glorieuses, ce statut s’impose comme une promesse d’accomplissement personnel pour des générations de jeunes filles, convaincues de la noble mission de se dévouer entièrement à la famille. Mais sous le vernis de l’idéal valorisé par la pression sociale, au fil des années et de la quête d’autonomie des enfants qui grandissent, l’ennui engendré par la routine, le sentiment de mal-être et parfois la dépression rongent en silence beaucoup d’entre elles.



March 28, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8pm
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