OPEN HOUSE – FINAL TUESDAYS
CINE CLUB – WEDNESDAY JULY 12TH
Cesar nominated film, “La French” is based on the true story of a judge in Marseille who became obsessed with taking down a heroin kingpin in the 1970s. The movie has a perfectly retro feel with red-tinged club scenes, wardrobes of brown plaid, mirrors everywhere and an evocative soundtrack including Blondie and “Bang Bang.” ; a steady tension keeps things interesting and there’s something about this particular gritty true-crime story that still fascinates all these years later. Oscar winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) plays the judge, Pierre Michel, and Gilles Lellouche takes the role of the mob boss, Tany Zampa.
Directed and co-written by Cédric Jimenez, THE CONNECTION was entirely shot on 35 mm and is the European flipside to William Friedkin’s The French Connection. A stylish, 70’s-period crime thriller inspired by true events, it tells the story of real-life Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history: the French Connection.
Presented in French with English subtitles
A discussion will follow the film. Refreshments provided!
Free for Members – $10 for non-members
Tickets are now on sale
For the 5th year, Riviera 31 inside Sofitel Los Angeles, is ready to celebrate this Bastille Day, on July 14th from 6 pm to 1 am!
Flaunt your French style for a soirée of fun and entertainment. Blue, White, and Red will be the colors of the Bastille Day Party Special. But don’t forget to dress to impress as you will mingle with people from all over the world.
We will feature a red carpet, French-inspired entertainment, French Can-can dancers, Live Music and a French DJ!
BUT remember you do not have to be French to enjoy this fabulous celebration, just arrive early 😉
Special promotion for Alliance Française members, $5.00 off with the discount code : Alliance
This is a 21+ event.
Riviera 31 at Sofitel Beverly Hills
8555 Beverly Blvd
Beverly Hills CA 90028
AMERICAN WOMEN REBUILDING FRANCE 1917-1924
In commemoration of the Centennial of the US entry into WWI
July 15 – August 5, 2017
Private tour for Alliance Française guests, led by Elaine Leary, Manager of the Traveling Exhibition and former Executive Director of American Friends of Blerancourt.
Tuesday, July 18th from 10.00 to 12.00 pm Register HERE
Since 2010 this remarkable exhibition has appeared in 12 important museums, libraries and French cultural institutes throughout the U.S. and continues to travel. It has been viewed by more than 100,000 people.
Featuring 29 World War I-era photographs and rare silent film footage, this powerful exhibition brings to life the extraordinary work undertaken by 350 American women – all volunteers – who left comfortable lives in the U.S. to devote themselves to humanitarian aid in France.
Excluded from the right to vote or serve in active combat, American women otherwise directed their considerable energy toward international relief work to counter the Great War’s devastation. The dynamic leader of the group was Anne Morgan, daughter of prominent financier John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan, who dedicated her life to humanitarian causes, collecting private funds and founding the American Committee for Devastated France.
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Having trouble retaining French verbs? Do you want to learn French catch phrases? Come and join fellow students and teachers! Singing can boost your memory, give you an inside look at French culture, improve your comprehension and help you sound like a native French speaker. This is one of the best ways to add vocabulary and reinforcing your knowledge!
Come and join us at the Alliance on July 22nd for The American musicals en français ! You know: ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Singing in the Rain’, right? I bet you don’t know the French versions?” La mélodie du bonheur”, “Le violon sur le toit”, “Chantons sous la pluie”! Come and sing with me! En français! You don’t need to be a good singer, this is not ‘American Idol’! And you don’t need to be in any advanced French classes.
Just come and have fun with us!
Cheese and Wine provided 🍷
$10 for members – $15 for non-members
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Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 at 12:45 pm
Notre Dame de Paris is a 1831 novel by the French author Victor Hugo.
Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers.
This extraordinary historical novel, set in Medieval Paris under the twin towers of its greatest structure and supreme symbol, the cathedral of Notre-Dame, is the haunting drama of Quasimodo, the hunchback; Esmeralda, the gypsy dancer; and Claude Frollo, the priest tortured by the specter of his own damnation. Shaped by a profound sense of tragic irony, it is a work that gives full play to Victor Hugo’s brilliant historical imagination and his remarkable powers of description.
Part 2 : Livre 7 to the end
Free for AF members|$10 for non members.
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