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French Embassy Hosts Screening of 'Van Gogh' Jan. 14

December 17, 2019

As part of the film series Vies d’Artistes, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents a screening of the film Van Gogh on January 14, 2020 starting at 7:00 pm.


One of Maurice Pialat’s masterpieces, Van Gogh retraces the last 67 days of the Dutch painter’s life. It explores his complex relationships with women, his brother Theo, and his physician, as well as his declining mental health. The film also subtly portrays the social dynamics that characterized the 19th Century.


Perfectly encapsulating Pialat’s unsentimental and realist style, the film is renowned of its subtle anti-melodramatic approach to Van Gogh’s life. The film stars French actor Jacques Dutronc as Vincent Van Gogh, a role for which he won the 1992 César Award for Best Actor.

In French with English subtitles.


Admission is free.

Register here. No need to print your ticket, but no one will be admitted without reservation and proper ID.


SECURITY RULES: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.


Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. Use of taxi, ride-sharing or public transportation is encouraged.


Embassy of France is located at 4101 Reservoir Road, NW.

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Jordan's Ambassador to Honor Jose Andres

May 23, 2019

Jordan’s Ambassador Dina Kawar and World Central Kitchen Chef /Founder José Andrés are known for their compassionate work with refugees and migrants.

Now, Her Excellency  Dina Kawar will honor Andrés at CARE’s Global Leaders Network reception on Tuesday, June 11, at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C.  She will present him with the the GLN Humanitarian Action Award.

Jordan's Ambassador to United States Dina Kawar (Photo by: Embassy of Jordan) Jordan's Ambassador to United States Dina Kawar

Spanish-born Andrés -- arguably  the most respected chef and restaurant owner in the United States -- has spent considerable time in disaster zone in the past several years.

As a nominee for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, Andrés earned good guy status when he traveled to Puerto Rico to feed the displaced following Hurricane Maria in 2017.  He prepared hot meals for survivors of the Camp Fire in California.  He set up food stations to help out federal workers during the last government shut down.

Andrés is the face of ThinkFoodGroup, the parent company behind Jaleo, Oyamel, Minibar, America Eats Tavern and other restaurants around the country, Ambassador Kawar is known for her universal work in promoting women’s rights as well as advancing the welfare of refugees and migrants.

Michele Flournoy (left) presents Canadian Minister marie-Claude Bibeau with a Global Leaders Network Humanitarian Award. (Photo by: Neshan Naltchayan) Michele Flournoy (left) presents Canadian Minister marie-Claude Bibeau with a Global Leaders Network Humanitarian Award.

Another CARE honoree will be Michéle Flournoy, co-founder of WestExec Advisors and former Undersecretary of Defense. She will receive the Global Peace, Development and Security Award.  Presenting the award will be Former Sen. Sam Nunn, chairman and founder of the Nuclear Theat Initiative. 

Global Leader Award recipients also will be Sen. John BoozmanSen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Marco Rubio. Also recognized for their achievementswill be Rep. Nina Lowey, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and Rep. Kay Granger, ranking member of the Appropriations Committee

CARE's President and CEO Michelle Nunn will give opening introductions. CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

The CARE awards reception is being co-hosted by the U.S. Institute of Peace.

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WFP Lists Modern Georgetown Penthouse

January 9, 2019

Washington Fine Properties is pleased to offer this stunning modern, sun-filled three bedroom, three and-a-half bath customized Georgetown penthouse in The Montrose at $2,550,000 situated on beautiful grounds and located directly across from beautiful Montrose Park. 

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This residence includes FOUR deeded parking spaces, a private elevator within the unit, open and airy floor plan, charming terrace off top floor.

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Distinguished by large luminous rooms, high ceilings, numerous built-ins, elegant finishes and views all the way into Virginia, this lovely apartment features a generously proportioned living/dining room with a gas fireplace and built-in bookshelves, separated from the kitchen by a marble-topped island.

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Sleek and white, the kitchen is outfitted with top of the line stainless steel appliances and has plentiful storage and counter space. There are two master suites (one of which is currently used as an office), a guest bedroom and an attractive study or television viewing area at the top of the stairs.


The unit has an interior elevator, a large capacity washer and dryer, four designated parking spaces in a gated lot and a spacious storage area in the building’s lower level.


Pet friendly.


For a virtual tour, click here.

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For more information and to schedule a visit, contact:


Heidi Hatfield or 202.243.1634


Anne Hatfield Weir or 202.243.1635


Andrea Hatfield or 202.243.1632

Tammy Gale or 202.243.1649

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