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This edition: January 2009

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 22, 2009.

1/ Miro exhibit at MoMA
Joan Miro was born in Barcelona but like his fellow Catalan Pablo Picasso felt the magnetic pull of Paris, the world capital of art from the end of the 19th century until the end of World War II. The recent exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art Joan Miro: Painting and Anti-Painting 1927-1937 explores the rich context in which Miro created some of his finest work. In only ten years he created twelve series of works. CANAPE tours the show and finds pieces from all the series on display.

2/  “The Secret of the Grain” by Abdellatif Kechiche
Every May the movie world camps on the Riviera at the chic Cannes Film Festival. But the Riviera is much more than a playground of the wealthy. It’s also a region of ports, not all fashionable or rich. Abdellatif Kechiche’s magnificent new film The Secret of the Grain takes a close look at this other Riviera through the experience of a Tunisian immigrant family. CANAPE takes at look the film the New York Times calls “bustling and brilliant.”

3/ James Ivory at FIAF
Tasteful and intelligent are words forever associated with the movies of Merchant-Ivory Productions. Director Ivory, who hails from Oregon, has crossed the globe making films from India to Long Island. In late 2007 the French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York offered him a lifetime achievement award recognizing his many films set in France.  CANAPE chats with the lauded filmmaker about his longtime relationship with the City of Light and the French Republic.

4/ "Glacial Period" by Nicolas de Crécy
A couple of thousand years in the future there are no lines around the Louvre. It’s been buried by a new Ice Age and is only just being rediscovered by a team of archaeologists and their genetically enhanced bespectacled dog colleague Hulk. Such is the premise of Nicolas De Crecy’s graphic novel Glacial Period, a project developed with the Louvre as a way of introducing itself to new audiences. Author De Crecy chats with CANAPE about the value of all the fun.

5/ "On the Line", Le Bernardin by Eric Ripert 
What takes $12,000 of flowers a month, 500 pounds of black sea bass a week, and 1300 hand washed glasses a day? The answer is New York’s three star Michelin restaurant Le Bernardin. But it takes a book to tell the whole story of how the landmark eatery has achieved its reputation and continues to please the palates of critics and customers. Author of On the Line, chef Eric Ripert gives CANAPE an inside view.

Guest List

Nicolas de Crécy author

James Ivory Film Director

Abdellatif Kechiche Film Director

Eric Ripert Executive Chef, Le Bernardin

Anne Umland Curator, Museum of Modern Art