CANAPE, the NY Emmy-Nominated French cultural newsmagazine
on CUNY TV, greets September
CUNY TV is cablecast in the five boroughs of New York City on Ch. 75 (Time Warner and Cablevision systems), Ch. 77 (RCN Cable), and Ch. 30 (Verizon FiOS). CANAPE can be seen in French Thursday 9/20 at 10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., and Saturday 9/22 at 2 p.m. It can be seen with English subtitles on at the same times on Thursday 9/27 and Saturday 9/29. It can also be seen online after 9/20 at www.cuny.tv.
Following are September's stories on CANAPE:
Jean-Michel Othoniel: My Way
One mark of an artist’s originality is how the art eludes easy classification. The new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum Jean-Michel Othoniel: My Way presents a survey the twenty five year career of the multi-media artist. Just as his influences range from Constantin Brancusi to Sophie Calle, his materials range from heraldic banners to Murano glass sculptures. CANAPE queries the artist about the intensely personal mythology that unites the work.
Based on true events that took place in the USA, the new French film 17 Girls balances gracefully on a tightrope between social conscience and teen comedy. When one high school girl finds herself pregnant her classmates make a pact to join her. These singles mothers y create their own local baby boom. Praised at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the movie is as sure to create debate as it is to provoke laughter. Filmmaker-writers Delphine and Muriel Coulin share their perspective with CANAPE.
Jean Luc Moulene
Best known for enigmatic, large format photographs, Jean Luc Moulene has for thirty years followed a broader artistic project that investigates critically what it means to author a work. To do so he has created a large body of objects that explores materials, manufactured and found, industrial and organic. To map this overall vision the Dia Foundation offers a sweeping exhibit titled Opus + One that displays thirty nine objects as well as photographs. CANAPE stops by for a look.
In his new musical Beloved French director Christophe Honore explores the contrasting love lives of a mother and daughter. Mother was a child of the free loving sixties. Daughter is a product of the age of AIDS. In Honore’s musical universe their songs are more than interludes. They reveal the characters’ thoughts and feelings. And those characters are embodied by real life mother and daughter Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni. CANAPE catches up with film’s creator.
Nearly one billion people -- one of every six human beings -- lack access to clean drinking water. Sadly, contaminated water is the leading cause of death in the world today. In the face of these facts, how can one person make a difference? The new documentary La Source demonstrates what one man who inspires others can achieve. A Princeton university janitor by day and a cab driver by night Josue Lajeunesse has a mission to bring water to his impoverished native village in Haiti. CANAPE talks to the hero and the documentarian Patrick Shen who brings his story to the screen.
Ferdinand Hodler: View to Infinity
Austrians Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele were great admirers of the great Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler, who has remained little known in the USA. A major retrospective at the Neue Galerie in New York Ferdinand Holder: View to Infinity shows clearly what the better known artists saw of worth in their neighbor’s work. 65 paintings, 20 drawings, and 45 intimate photographs suggest the range of the artist’s interests from self-portraits to majestic Swiss alpine landscapes. Organizing curator Jill Lloyd talks to CANAPE about mounting a breakthrough exhibit.
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