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The Louvre at nightfall. © Paris Update


Paris Update This Week’s Events

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French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Hélène Angel's Primaire. Cinéma Le Brady, Paris, Feb. 24

Virtual reality on show
> Virtuality will host speakers and networking sessions on this hot topice. Centquatre, Paris, Feb. 24-26.

Contemporary textile art
>Miniartextil is an exhibition of new textiles from around the world. Le Beffroi, Montrouge, Feb. 22-March 19.

A barnyard in Paris

> The Salon International de l'Agriculture brings the best of the country's livestock and crops and the products made from them to Paris. Porte de Versailles, Paris, Feb. 25-March 5.

Before and after ecological disaster
> The Chic Planète festival presents two types of films, those celebrating the bounty of the earth and science-fiction views of what will happen after an ecopalypse. Forum des Images, Paris, March 1-April 13.

Paris semi-marathon
> Starts and ends on the Esplanade du Château de Vincennes, March 5.

French film with English subtitles
> Lost in Frenchlation shows Matthew Lancit's Flâneurs (Street Rambles). Cinéma MacMahon, Paris, March 3.

Literary conversations
> The festival New Writings, New Styles brings well-known Irish and French writers together to discuss contemporary literature in the two countries. Irish Cultural Centre, Paris, March 3-4.

Indian film scene
> The festival India Express takes a tour of new and classic films focusing on the subcontinent’s major cities. Forum des Images, Paris, through Feb. 26.

Young European photographers
> The Festival Circulation(s) features emerging photographers. Centquatre, Paris, through March 5.

Frank Capra Retrospective
> The great American director in the spotlight. Cinémathèque Française, Paris, through Feb. 27.


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What's New in Paris: Paris Face Cachée

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The private gallery of the Rosenbloom Collection.

The annual three-day event Paris Face Cachée (Jan. 31-Feb. 2) opens the doors to 90 unusual places and activities in Paris and environs that are not normally accessible to the public. Space is limited, and tickets go very fast, so make sure you go online on Fri., Jan. 12, or Wed., Jan. 22, to book your “experience.” The idea is that you don’t know exactly what you will see or where (the address will be on the ticket you receive), but you will be given a general description and warned of age limits or other constraints. Today the press was shown one venue: a private art gallery concealed behind a big black garage door in an unprepossessing modern apartment building. Inside is an exhibition staged by the Rosenblum Collection of contemporary art, including Matthew Day Jackson’s impressive installation inside a real American bomb shelter. Heidi Ellison