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A Picasso 7:30 pm
A Picasso
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
A Picasso
A PICASSO Saturday, October 7th Join us for “A Picasso”, a play by Jeffrey Hatcher. Renowned and praised for his unique plays, this American author offers a prime piece on Art in general, and in particular on Picasso’s work. Presented in French with English subtitles. Promenade Playhouse 1404 3rd Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401 Wine & Cheese reception AF members : $10.00 | AF non members : $15.00 Read more | REGISTER HERE
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Book Club October 17th 12:45 pm
Book Club October 17th
Oct 17 @ 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Book Club October 17th
ABOUT THIS EVENT: Flyer Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 12:45 pm Un Aller Simple is a 1994 novel by the French author Didier Van Cauwelaert. Winner of the 1994 Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize! Un Aller Simple recounts the comic, absurd, and all-too-believable adventures of Aziz Kemal, a young Frenchman raised as an Arab by Marseille gypsies. Arrested for a crime he did not commit, Aziz becomes the target of a government campaign to repatriate illegal immigrants and finds himself en route to Morocco, despite the fact that he is not Moroccan. Accompanying Aziz is a touchingly naïve and neurotic “humanitarian attaché” named Jean-Pierre Schneider, who drowns his own personal woes in his zeal to build a new life for his charge in a land neither one has ever seen. At once humorous and poignant, the story of this journey is “a beautifully realized blend of sensitivity, humor, intelligence, and good sense—a rich and engaging novel, filled with a lucid and compassionate humanity” (Jean-Claude Lebrun). Bonne lecture! Free for AF members | $10 for non members. Click here to register. Click here to become a member of the Alliance Française today!
AILS Conference- October 17th 2017 7:00 pm
AILS Conference- October 17th 2017
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
AILS Conference- October 17th 2017
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR LEVINASSIAN STUDIES presents Alterity in Question “How Tasty Was my Little Frenchman“: Questioning Alterity By Professor Jean-Claude Carron The title of my talk is borrowed from the award-winning 1971 film by Brazilian director Nelson Pereira dos Santos. The film tells the story of the surprising treatment of a 16th-century French explorer by a tribe of cannibals. The historical encounter with the New World and the discovery of totally new civilizations raised the question of the “other” for Europeans. One of these encounters occurred when French Catholics and Protestants, having settled in the bay of Rio de Janeiro, came into contact with the Topinamba people, practitioners of cannibalism. We will see how this encounter with the so-called “savages” helped early modern writers reassess their sense of moral certitudes. Jean-Claude Carron, who has a Doctorate (PhD) from the University of Geneva (Switzerland), is Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA. Specialist in Renaissance studies and poetry, he has published, among other topics, on sixteenth-century French literature (Rabelais, Montaigne, Tyard), rhetoric, the philosophical dialogue, and the history of gastronomy. He currently serves as the Scientific Director of the American Institute for Levinassian Studies. Presented in English with Q&A and cocktail reception. REGISTER HERE
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Sing Along 4:00 pm
Sing Along
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing Along
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. … You don’t need to sing in tune, just come and have fun with us! This is one of the best ways to add vocabulary and reinforcing your knowledge! Come and join us at Alliance Française on October 21st for good old French songs you all know! Come and sing 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 Register here – Register here via EventBrite
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Cine Club – Une Vie Ailleurs 7:00 pm
Cine Club – Une Vie Ailleurs
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cine Club - Une Vie Ailleurs
EVENT FLYER CINE CLUB – Wednesday October 25th Une Vie Ailleurs The story hinges on Sylvie’s son, Felipe, who was abducted at the age of five by his father, Pablo. Four years and a few hiccups by social services later, thanks to Pablo’s death and the work of a private detective, Sylvie has finally picked up Felipe’s trace in the Uruguayan countryside, Pablo’s home country. Mehdi is a social worker who has lost his faith in his job and has been so moved by Sylvie’s struggle that he has decided to leave everything to help her. Together, they set out to Uruguay in order to kidnap the child and take him back to France. Directed by Olivier Peyon and thanks to the actors Isabelle Carré and Ramzy Bedia, the movie is known to be ‘Un dilemme traité avec nuance, l’image de l’interprétation la fois sensible et subtile d’Isabelle Carré et Ramzy Bedia.‘ (Studio Cine Live) Presented in French with English subtitles A discussion will follow the film. Refreshments provided! Free for Members – $10 for non-members Read more | Register here
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