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April 4-7 at BowTie Cinemas, Greenwich
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Apr 4:  premier of 9 mois ferme (2013; Albert Dupontel);  7:30 pm
Apr 4:  Opening Night Gala!  9:30

Apr 5:  Round table of Directors, actors, Experts;  10 am (Theater 1)
Apr 5:  Hiver Nomade (2013; Manuel von Stürler); 10 am (Theater 2)
Apr 5:  Quai d'Orsay (2013; Bertrand Tavernier); 11:45
(Theater 1)
Apr 5:  2 automnes 3hivers (2013; Sébastien Betbeder): 12 pm (Th 2)
Apr 5:  Violette (2013; Martin Provost); 2:30 
(Theater 1)
Apr 5:  Je te survivrai (2014; Sylvestre Sbille); 2:30 (Theater 2)
Apr 5:  Le Démantèlement (2013; Sébastien Pilote); 4:30 (Theater 2)
Apr 5:  Rue Mandar (2013; Idit Cebula); 5:30
(Theater 1)
Apr 5:  Avnt l'hiver (2013; Philippe Claudel); 7:30 (Theater 2)
Apr 5:  En solitaire (2013; Christophe Offenstein); 7:45
(Theater 1)
Apr 5:  2 automnes 3hivers (2013; Sébastien Betbeder): 9:45 (Th 1)
Apr 6:  Belle et Sébastien (2013; Nicolas Vanier); 10 am
(Theater 1)
Apr 6:  Je fais le mort (2013: J-P Salomé); 10 am (Theater 2)
Apr 6:  Un beau dimanche (2014; Nicole Garcia); 12:30 pm (Th 1)
Apr 6:  Sur le chemin de l'école (2013; Pascal Plisson); 12:30 (Th 2)
Apr 6:  Gilbraltar (2013: Julien Leclercq); 2:30
(Theater 1)
Apr 6:  Planète Océan (2012; Michael Pitiot); 2:30 (Theater 2)
Apr 6:  En solitaire
(2013; Christophe Offenstein); 4:30 (Theater 2)
Apr 6:  Le sens de l'humour (2014; Maryline Canto); 4:45
(Theater 1)
Apr 6:  Grigris (2013; M. Saleh Haroun); 6:30 pm (Theater 2)
Apr 6:  Talents Cannes 2013; 7 pm
(Theater 1)
Apr 6:  Avant l'hiver (2013; Philippe Claudel); 9 pm
Apr 6:  11.6 (2013; Philippe Codeau); 9:15 pm
(Theater 1)

April 8 Closing Ceremonies in NYC
at the French Institute / Alliance Française
Les Garcons et Guillaume
Les garçons et Guillaume, à table !

Directed by Guillaume Gallienne,
With Guillaume Gallienne, Diane Kruger, Françoise Fabian

Before he even knew what gay meant, Guillaume Gallienne’s domineering mother had labeled him as being different from his brothers. In this hilarious crowd-pleaser based on his sexually confused youth, Gallienne, an actor at La Comédie Française, stars as both his awkward teenage self and his confident, outspoken mother.


CinéSalon at the French Institute / Alliance Française
Florence Gould Hall / 22 E. 60th St / NYC
Apr 15:  Coq au vin:   4
Apr 15:  Inspecteur Lavardin:  7:30.  Introduced by John Farr
Apr 22:  L'Auberge espagnole:  4,
Apr 22:  Chinese Puzzle, 7:30:  Introduced by director Cédric Klapisch

Apr 29:  Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle:  4,
Apr 29:  Summer:  7:30.  Introduced by Richard Brody.

 Films In French with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.  Tix:  FIAF members free; $10 non-members  1-800-982-2787

Of Special Interest to
Connecticut Teachers

Paris as Muse
Photography, 1840's - 1930's

Through May 4, 2014
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

CorsetsThis exhibition celebrates the first one hundred years of photography in Paris. Known as the "City of Light" even before the birth of the medium in 1839, Paris has been muse to many of the most celebrated photographers, from Daguerre and Nadar to Charles Marville, Eugène Atget, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. The show focuses primarily on architectural views, street scenes, and interiors. It explores the physical shape and texture of Paris and how artists have found poetic ways to record its essential qualities using the camera.
 
Charles Marville:
Photographer of Paris

Through May 4, 2014
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
MarvilleWidely accepted as one of the most talented photo-graphers of the nineteenth century, Charles Marville (1813–1879) was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris and the broad boulevards and grand public structures that Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann built in their place for Emperor Napoleon III. This exhibition presents a selection of around one hundred of his photographs.

Gauguin:  Metamorphoses
March 8 - June 6, 2014
Museum of Modern Art, NYC


GauguinThis exhibition focuses on Paul Gauguin’s rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and their relationship to his better-known paintings and his sculptures in wood and ceramic. Comprising approximately 150 works, including some 120 works on paper and a critical selection of some 30 related paintings and sculptures, it is the first exhibition to take an in-depth look at this overall body of work....  
Spring Meeting
May 3, 2014 / Cavey's Restaurant
click image below to enlarge
Réunion printanière

AATF-CT Awards!
  May 19, 2014
Amity High School / Woodbridge, CT

2014 AATF-CT Calendar
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Apr
3
Soirées Littéraires
Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut
We are currently reading HHhH, a fast-paced novel by Laurent Binet set in Europe during WWII.  will summarize parts of the story you have missed.  If you are interested and want more information, contact Evelyne at 860-355-1985 or eacheson023@earthlink.net .

6:30 pm
Bridgewater Library
Main St. S
Bridgewater,    
 CT
Infos
Evelyne
860.
355.
1985
Apr
6
Parlons Français:  French Conversation Group
 Alliance Française de New Haven
Join this Meet-Up group for fun and French conversation

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Blue State Coffee
84 Wall St.
New Haven, CT
Infos
Apr
9
Club de Lecture: Germinal de Zola
13h30
Byram Shubert Library
21 Mead Ave Greenwich, CT
203.
629.
1340
Apr
10
Conférence, Dégustation, Musique!
"Paris:  La Reine des centres cultures européens" by Philippe Niez, owner of the Middlebury Baking Company.  After buying superb pastries, our members will be entertained by another presentation on Berlioz, but this time all in French.    Jeffrey Engle will talk about the life in Parisian artistic circles during the early nineteenth centurym and he will explain why the French capital atracted so many artists and composers.

6:30 pm
Middlebury Baking Co.
590 Middlebury Rd
Middlebury, CT

 
203.
577.
5342
Apr
10
French Cinémathèque:  Je t'aime, je t'aime
In this provocative sci-fi drama from Alain Resnais, a man wakes up in a hospital after an attempted suicide. He has invented a time machine that has proven effective, but only for one minute. Upon his release, he goes back to a time with a woman he fondly remembers. The two stroll on the beach before she leaves, but tragedy ensues and it is not clear if he has killed her or if it was accidental . The time-machine angle of the film features a dreamlike series of flashbacks making it unclear if the action is presently unfolding or is a vague memory from the past.

7:30 pm
Avon Theatre
272 Bedford St
Stamford, CT
203.
629.
1340
Apr
10
La Table Française
Alliance Française de Greenwich
Phone Sylviane for venue and time:  914.536.8643

914.
536.
8643
Apr
11
Café Franco-Américain
Looking to improve your French or English?
Every other Friday at 9:30am, join fellow Alliance members for coffee and conversation at a member's home. With one hour of discussion in French and one hour in English, Café Franco-Americain is an excellent way to improve your non-native language skills and meet new friends.

9:30 am
Alliance Française
299 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT
203.
629.
1340
Apr
11
The Little Prince:  A New York Story
Did you know that Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s famous novella Le Petit Prince was born in New York? From January 1941 to April 1943, the Saint-Exupérys (Antoine and Consuelo) lived in Manhattan and Long Island. Their friend, the French wife of Eugene Reynal (of the publishing company Reynal & Hitchcock) urged the adventurous pilot to write a children’s book. In 1943, he left the manuscript at the Reynal’s residence and returned to the warfront. The author disappeared on a mission shortly after. The Morgan Library acquired the manuscript in 1968. This is a rare opportunity to study the original drawings and learn more about the charming story behind this magical novella. Art historian Beth Gersh-Nesic will lead a tour through the gallery, encouraging discussions about the imagery and the text.
$25 per person RSVP: info@afgreenwich.org or (203) 629-1340

13h30
Morgan Library
New York City
203.
629.
1340
Apr
12
Café Conversation au Barn Club
Contact Noelle if you plan to bring refreshments or if you wish to present a subject for discussion.  Leading a sessioninvolves choosing an article or two and making a dozen copies for the group to read and discuss.  If there are dangerous road condititions,  telephone 203-266-5588 to find out if the event has been cancelled.
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Barn Club
558 Main St. South
Woodbury, CT
Noelle
203.
266.
5588
or
203.
263.
4096
Apr
13
Café Littéraire:  La petite poule d'eau
de Gabrielle Roy
Voici un club pour les membres qui veulent lire et parler d'un livre en français (réservé pour les gens qui ont un niveau avancé).  On discute des thèmes et des idées dans les romans avec le groupe.
 
17h30 à 19h00
304 Elm St.
New Haven, CT
203.
606.
6866
Apr
14
Causeries
13h30
Cos Cob Library
Cos Cob, CT

Apr
15
Conférence:  Vermeer, Rembrandt et Hals
par Kim de Beaumont
Inspirée par l'exposition Vermeer, Rembrandt and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis, qui a récemment attiré des milliers de visiteurs à la Frick Collection à New York, cette conférence aura pour sujet ces trois grands maîtres de la peinture hollandaise du dix-septième siècle: Frans Hals (1582/3-1666), célèbre surtout pour la virtuosité de son pinceau; Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669), qui a su communiquer à ses portraits et aux scènes bibliques une profondeur psychologique sans précédent dans l'histoire de l'art; et Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) dont La Fille à la perle (c. 1665) était la vedette de l'exposition récente. Portrait de fantaisie plus réelle que la réalité, ce tableau nous donne, à travers plus de trois siècles, une impression étonnante de vie.

13h30

Round Hill Com. Church397 Round Hill Rd
Greenwich, CT
203.
629.
1340
Apr
17
Proust Group

5-7 pm
Byram Shubert Library
21 Mead Ave Greenwich, CT
203.
918.
1238




Apr
20
Parlons Français:  French Conversation Group
 Alliance Française de New Haven
Join this Meet-Up group for fun and French conversation

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blue State Coffee
84 Wall St.
New Haven, CT
Infos
Apr 22 International Book Club:  Provence, 1970
Alliance Française de Greenwich
For a certain food lover, PROVENCE, 1970: M. F. K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste promises the unknown delights of, say, a lost recording of the Rolling Stones with the Beatles and Bob Dylan. All of those heavyweights plus Judith and Evan Jones, Richard Olney and Sybille Bedford in the same kitchen? Heaven"  - The New York Times

5-6 pm
Byram Shubert Library
21 Mead Ave Greenwich, CT
203.
629.
1340
Apr 23
Café Littéraire:  Est-ce que te dérange?
d'Anne Hébert
Voici un club pour les membres qui veulent lire et parler d'un livre en français (réservé pour les gens qui ont un niveau avancé).  On discute des thèmes et des idées dans les romans avec le groupe.
 
17h30 à 19h00
304 Elm St.
New Haven, CT
203.
606.
6866
Apr
24
Ciné-Critique / Ciné Club:  Germinal

Germinal is a 1993 French epic film. It was directed by Claude Berri, and stars Gérard Depardieu, Miou- Miou and Renaud. At the time it was the most expensive movie ever produced in France. It became the 4th most attended film of the year and won the César Award for Best Cinematog- raphy and Best Costume Design (among 12 nominations). The film, set in the nineteenth century, closely follows the plot of the novel, which is a realistic story of a coalminers' strike in northern France in the 1860s

7 pm
Byram Shubert Library
21 Mead Ave Greenwich, CT
203.
355.
9499
Apr
25
Café Franco-Américain
Looking to improve your French or English?
Every other Friday at 9:30am, join fellow Alliance members for coffee and conversation at a member's home. With one hour of discussion in French and one hour in English, Café Franco-Americain is an excellent way to improve your non-native language skills and meet new friends.

9:30 am
Alliance Française
299 GreenwichaAve
Greenwich, CT
RSVP to S.
Benthall
Apr
28
Annual Meeting and Program:  Four Women in the Time of Rochambeau (by Jini Jones Vail)

Mrs. Vail is a former board member of the AFNWCT, an author, and a past member on the CT Governor's Advisory Commission on American and Francophone Cultural Affairs. Reservations by April 21.


Breakfast: 10 am; Meeting/Awards, 10:30-11:30; Program: 11:30
Woodbury Sr Center
254 Main St S
Woodbury, CT
Infos
203.
263.
4096
May
1
Groupe de Lecture
Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut

If
you love to read French aloud and live in or near  Litchfield County (or if you don’t mind driving a few miles), this group may be perfect for you. 
We are presently reading Maigret, Lognon et les gangsters by Georges Simenon.   Don’t worry if you don’t own the book or  haven’t read it.  We share books or will help you find a copy.  We will summarize parts of the story you have missed.  If you are interested and want more information, contact Evelyne at 860-355-1985 or eacheson023@earthlink.net .

6:30 pm
Bridgewater Library
Main St. South
Bridgewater, CT
Infos
Evelyne
860.
355.
1985
May
4
Parlons Français:  French Conversation Group

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blue State Coffee
84 Wall St.
New Haven, CT
Infos
May
10
Café Conversation au Barn Club

Contact Noelle if you plan to bring refreshments or if you wish to present a subject for discussion.  Leading a sessioninvolves choosing an article or two and making a dozen copies for the group to read and discuss.  If there are dangerous road condititions,  telephone 203-266-5588 to find out if the event has been cancelled.

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Barn Club
558 Main St. South
Woodbury, CT
Noelle
203.
266.
5588
or
203.
263.
4096
May
18
Parlons Français:  French Conversation Group
 Alliance Française de New Haven
Join this Meet-Up group for fun and French conversation

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Blue State Coffee
84 Wall St.
New Haven, CT
Infos
May
24
Café Conversation au Barn Club

Contact Noelle if you plan to bring refreshments or if you wish to present a subject for discussion.  Leading a sessioninvolves choosing an article or two and making a dozen copies for the group to read and discuss.  If there are dangerous road condititions,  telephone 203-266-5588 to find out if the event has been cancelled.

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Barn Club
558 Main St. South
Woodbury, CT
Noelle
203.
266.
5588
or
203.
263.
4096
May
25
Café Littéraire:  Le ventre de l'atlantique
de Fatou Diome
Voici un club pour les membres qui veulent lire et parler d'un livre en français (réservé pour les gens qui ont un niveau avancé).  On discute des thèmes et des idées dans les romans avec le groupe.
 
17h30 à 19h00
304 Elm St.
New Haven, CT
203.
606.
6866





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