French Film Series: Le Dîner de Cons - The Dinner Game
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

French Film Series: Le Dîner de Cons - The Dinner Game

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French Alternative

The Film Bar in partnerships with the Af is delighted to present to you the new French Film Series of this fall.

To enjoy a French night out, visit the FilmBar for one of these classical movies:

  • Le Dîner de Cons - The Dinner Game: Tuesday, September 25th, 7pm
  • Playtime: Tuesday, October 30th
  • L'Ecume des jours - Mood Indigo: Tuesday, November 27th, 7pm


About "Le Dîner de Cons - The Dinner Game"


To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime. Each member seeks to introduce a champion dumbbell. Pierre, an avid participant of the game, runs into one problem after another that devilishly compromises his secrets, turning the tables on him and his objective, which diverges as the movie progresses. Firstly, wishing to be certain he has selected a winner, he invited his guest, Mr. Pignon, to meet him at home before setting off; but night of all nights, Pierre has put his back out and it is questionable whether he can manage to get to the dinner. The blundering Mr. Pignon will continually spring forward to help relieve Pierre of his troubles, which have drastically compounded, pointing in the direction of friends, taxes and women, and Pierre's dimwit Pignon accordingly will prove his substance to the end.

 

The FilmBar

  • 815 N. 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • 602-595-9187
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Picasso Series - Picasso's Cubism & Ballets Russes
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Picasso Series - Picasso's Cubism & Ballets Russes

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The Af of Greater Phoenix is pleased to announce you a new series of lectures by Anne Connor this falll.

Date & Location

Friday, October 12h - 6:30pm

     Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix

           14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A

              Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The lecture will be followed by a wine & cheese reception

Members = $10 - Non-Members = $15

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French Film Series: Playtime
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

French Film Series: Playtime

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French Alternative

The Film Bar in partnerships with the Af is delighted to present to you the new French Film Series of this fall.

To enjoy a French night out, visit the FilmBar for one of these classical movies:

  • Le Dîner de Cons - The Dinner Game: Tuesday, September 25th, 7pm
  • Playtime: Tuesday, October 30th
  • L'Ecume des jours - Mood Indigo: Tuesday, November 27th, 7pm


About "Playtime"

Monsieur Hulot curiously wanders around a high-tech Paris, paralleling a trip with a group of American tourists. Meanwhile, a nightclub/restaurant prepares its opening night, but it's still under construction.

 

The FilmBar

  • 815 N. 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • 602-595-9187
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Picasso Series - Picasso Surrealism & Discovery of Sculpture
Nov
9
6:30 PM18:30

Picasso Series - Picasso Surrealism & Discovery of Sculpture

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The Af of Greater Phoenix is pleased to announce you a new series of lectures by Anne Connor this falll.

 

DATE & LOCATION

            Friday, November 9 - 6:30pm

     Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix

           14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A

              Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The lecture will be followed by a wine & cheese reception

Members = $10 - Non-Members = $15

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French Film Series: L'Ecume des jours - Mood Indigo
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

French Film Series: L'Ecume des jours - Mood Indigo

French Alternative

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The Film Bar in partnerships with the Af is delighted to present to you the new French Film Series of this fall.

To enjoy a French night out, visit the FilmBar for one of these classical movies:

  • Le Dîner de Cons - The Dinner Game: Tuesday, September 25th, 7pm
  • Playtime: Tuesday, October 30th
  • L'Ecume des jours - Mood Indigo: Tuesday, November 27th, 7pm


About "L'Ecume des jours - Mood Indigo"

Wealthy, inventive bachelor Colin endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she's diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.

 

The FilmBar

  • 815 N. 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • 602-595-9187
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Picasso Series - Picasso Youth & Early Career
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Picasso Series - Picasso Youth & Early Career

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The Af of Greater Phoenix is pleased to announce you a new series of lectures by Anne Connor this falll.

 

Date & Location

Friday, September 14th - 6:30pm

     Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix

           14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A

              Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The lecture will be followed by a wine & cheese reception

Members = $10 - Non-Members = $15

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Memoir of War - French Movie Opens at Harkins - Phoenix
Sep
7
to Sep 14

Memoir of War - French Movie Opens at Harkins - Phoenix

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The AF i s pleased to announce you the upcoming release of MEMOIR OF WAR, a new French WWII drama directed by Emmanuel Finkiel and based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Marguerite Duras. MEMOIR OF WAR opens on September 7th at the Harkins Shea 14 theater in Phoenix.

About MEMOIR OF WAR: Set in Paris in 1944, author Marguerite Duras must shrewdly navigate the French Resistance and the Gestapo to uncover the whereabouts of her imprisoned husband in this emotionally complex story of love, loss, and perseverance against a backdrop of wartime intrigue.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hb0qN9Ss3I

What the critics are saying:

“Melanie Thierry gives a heart rending performance that reaches prize-worthy heights.” David Gonzalez, Cineuropa

“Absorbing.” Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

"In many respects the most sophisticated and accomplished film of [Emmanuel] Finkiel's cinematic career." - Stuart Liebman, Cineaste

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Open House with TV5 Monde
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Open House with TV5 Monde

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The AF of Greater Phoenix, in partnership with TV5 Monde will organize an open house on Saturday morning at the AF location in Scottsdale.

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You will have the opportunity to learn about TV5 Monde, the networks, the possibility to watch it at the Alliance Française whenever we are open and the subscriptions to watch it at home!

This is also the opportunity for you to purchase your Fall Session classes, which begin on Monday, September 3rd.

Don't hesitate to join us on Saturday!

DATE & LOCATION

Saturday, September 1st | 10am to 1pm

Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix

14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Paris Combo
Aug
1
7:00 PM19:00

Paris Combo

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Paris Combo

Thanks to the Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix come enjoy the Paris Combo festival at the MIM with a 20% discount code for the AF Members: "Paris20"

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

$43.50–$48.50 

https://mim.org/events/paris-combo/ (Ticket Link)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h18zYRIS9Mc (Video)

France’s Paris Combo creates a unique, cosmopolitan sound, establishing the band as one of the most piquant, intriguing groups on the international music scene. Fronted by the charismatic vocals of chanteuse Belle du Berry, the combo has struck a chord with critics and audiences alike with their fun-loving mix of swinging gypsy jazz, cabaret, French pop, and Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms.

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Django Festival
Jul
24
to Jul 25

Django Festival

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Django Festival All-Stars

Thanks to the Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix come enjoy the Django festival at the MIM with a 20% discount code for the AF Members: "Django20"

 

Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E Mayo Blvd - Phoenix, AZ 85050

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

$38.50–$43.50

https://mim.org/events/django-festival-all-stars-jul-24-and-25-2018/2018-07-24/ (Ticket Link)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=lZX6QTtyoJs (Video)

Traveling the world with their unique, high-energy performances, the Django Festival All-Stars pay tribute to the style of Django Reinhardt, one of the greatest guitar players of all time and the first European jazz musician to make major contributions to the development of the guitar genre. His driving, swinging style became known as “hot jazz” and it continues to grow in popularity globally. The Django Festival All-Stars honor the best energetic traditions of this French gypsy jazz but add their own creative interpretations, arrangements, and original compositions, all with the stunning virtuosity typical of these highly regarded players.

After the show on Tuesday, July 24. MIM will provide wine and you can meet the artists.

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Paris Combo

Thanks to the Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix come enjoy the Paris Combo festival at the MIM with a 20% discount code for the AF Members: "Paris20"

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.

$43.50–$48.50 

https://mim.org/events/paris-combo/ (Ticket Link)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h18zYRIS9Mc (Video)

France’s Paris Combo creates a unique, cosmopolitan sound, establishing the band as one of the most piquant, intriguing groups on the international music scene. Fronted by the charismatic vocals of chanteuse Belle du Berry, the combo has struck a chord with critics and audiences alike with their fun-loving mix of swinging gypsy jazz, cabaret, French pop, and Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms.

After the show on Tuesday, July 24. MIM will provide wine and your guests can mingle with the artists.

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World Cup Final France - Croatia
Jul
15
8:00 AM08:00

World Cup Final France - Croatia

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Come at the Alliance Française to watch the final game with us!

Soccer/Football game FRANCE - CROATIA

 

 

Sunday, July 15th, July, 2018

8am - 11am

Alliance Française location:

Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix
14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Coffee and Croissants

The game will be broadcast at the Alliance Française location by TV5 USA/Sling.

Visit their website:

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FETE DU 14 JUILLET
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

FETE DU 14 JUILLET

Come celebrate with us, Saturday, July 14 at Alliance Francaise location 7-10PM

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We will welcome SEBASTIEN RICHARD new paintings exhibit.

Wine & cheese and French pastries

$5 for members - $10 for non-members.

 

 

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Sébastien Richard is known for his scenes of daily life as well as for his landscapes. His work is classical; his touch contemporary. During his childhood, he spent a number of years in artists’ workshops before pursuing his studies at an art school in Paris. There, he learned numerous techniques, including hand-drawn mapping, using a fountain pen. This enabled him to develop a precision that he now blends seamlessly with his talented work using a palette knife, which he appreciates for the spontaneity of each stroke.

His first exhibition was in 1993 and he has not stopped painting since then. In 2001, he began to gain recognition throughout his country as his work appeared in various galleries and exhibitions. On several occasions he won People’s Choice awards.

Sébastien Richard does not try to shock or jolt the viewer with works out of tune with his own character. Instead, what he likes above all is to interpret the emotions he feels when he first observes his subjects, and then present them like a gift on a blank canvas. Without any doubt, his subjects reflect the image of the artist himself. Indeed, he is a contemporary yet timeless soul; continually evolving and growing through his art. He paints our daily lives, our planet … from Provence to New York by way of Egypt or tropical islands … then steps back to allow us to enter his universe.

Through these life changes he has gained experience that enhances his work. “The artist must not remain in his comfort zone. The evolution of his body of work is necessary and he must strive for balance”, says Sébastien.

Lately, he travels frequently to California, where scenes of daily life inspire him; the exploration of motion becomes his new quest. Characters come alive; the picture is no longer a single image but a moment of life. S. Richard continues to paint with a palette knife but he also uses a brush that gives a softness to the skin of his characters. Blue is often present and light permeates his large format canvases.

We join the artist at play and our imagination is imbued with the moment he gives us. 2015 rings in a new visual direction for Sébastien Richard.

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Bastille Day Dinner
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Bastille Day Dinner

French National Day

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On Thursday, July 12, Newcomers will join with Phoenix's Alliance Française to commemorate Bastille Day, the French National Celebration.  We have a festive evening planned, beginning with a talk by Anne Connor titled “Bastille: Fortress, Prison, Revolution.”

Anne spent her early years in Brussels and came to the Valley in 1990.  She received her Masters in Art History at ASU where she taught courses in Northern and Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art.  She has also taught at Scottsdale and Glendale Community Colleges.  Now retired, she teaches at Scottsdale Artists School and gives regular lectures to special interest groups.

A scrumptious dinner follows, planned by Vincent Guerithault at his namesake restaurant on Camelback Rd.  Considered by many to be Phoenix's culinary prize, Vincent's training in classically prepared haute cuisine began in his youth in France.  Once established here, he began to add southwestern ingredients to produce a hybred cuisine based on the most exacting French techniques. 

Vincent was the first chef ever to receive a Citation of Excellence from the International Food & Wine Society.  He has enjoyed countless commendations, including the James Beard award as “America's Best Chef: Southwest,” and in 2018 was elevated to the rank of Officier in the National Order of Agricultural Merit on behalf of France.  He and his restaurant have been lauded by Zagat, Mobil Travel Guide, Gourmet magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure.

Dinner begins with a small mixed green salad, followed by a choice of Chicken Crepe, Sauteed Salmon with Basil Beurre Blanc, or Basil Pasta with Ratatouille Vegetables.  Dessert is the Chef's Bistro Choice of the Day.  Coffee, tea, tax and gratuity are all included.  Cash bar.

In partnership with the Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix and Newcomers & Neighbors of Scottsdale.

Date & Location

Vincent on Camelback Restaurant

3930 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 85018

 6:00 for talk; 7:00 for dinner

 Thursday, July 12, 2018         

Click on the button below to register! 

Cost                           

$33 per person includes tax & gratuity; Payment by Credit Card, Debit Card or PayPal only

Registration Ending Time: Monday, July 9, 2018; Newcomers & Neighbors of Scottsdale have priority reservations until June 15; after that registration is open to Alliance Française members 

If you cancel on or before July 9th, your payment will be credited to your Club account which can be used to pay for any future online paid activity. 

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French Movie and Wine Tasting Events at the FilmBar
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

French Movie and Wine Tasting Events at the FilmBar

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The FilmBar and Phoenix Sister Cities Grenoble Committee are pleased to announce a serie of French Movies and Wine Tastings in April, May and June.

We selected funny movies for these 3 evenings (See flyer et links in attachment)

Wine Tasting will start at 6.30 p.m. and the Film at 7.30 p.m.

You can buy tickets at the exceptional package price of $ 15 per person (Movie + Wine Tasting).  

Here are the ticket links for the events:

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/delicatessen--french-wine-tasting

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/micmacs--wine-tasting

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/the-brand-new-testament--wine-tasting

Trois Belles Soirees en perspective!

Address FilmBar:

815 N 2nd St,

Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

 

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La Fête de la Musique
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

La Fête de la Musique

La Fête de la Musique !

A little bit of History

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The "Fête de la Musique", also known as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June.

On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks. Free concerts are also organized, where musicians play for fun and not for payment.

The first all-day musical celebration on the day of the solstice was originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, and by Maurice Fleuret, and was first celebrated in Paris in 1982. Music Day later became celebrated in 120 countries around the world.

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Date & Location

The Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix & Phoenix Sister Cities Grenoble Committee are excited to perpetuate this fantastic and altruistic musical tradition by inviting you to our own version of the Fête de la Musique.

Join us on Thursday June 7th at the Marshall Gallery in Old Town Scottsdale for an evening delight to celebrate Music !

 

 

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French Movie and Wine Tasting Events at the FilmBar
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

French Movie and Wine Tasting Events at the FilmBar

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The FilmBar and Phoenix Sister Cities Grenoble Committee are pleased to announce a serie of French Movies and Wine Tastings in April, May and June.

We selected funny movies for these 3 evenings (See flyer et links in attachment)

Wine Tasting will start at 6.30 p.m. and the Film at 7.30 p.m.

You can buy tickets at the exceptional package price of $ 15 per person (Movie + Wine Tasting).  

Here are the ticket links for the events:

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/delicatessen--french-wine-tasting

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/micmacs--wine-tasting

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/the-brand-new-testament--wine-tasting

Trois Belles Soirees en perspective!

Address FilmBar:

815 N 2nd St,

Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

 

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May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Exhibit - Elaine Phelps

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Attention!! This exhibition will happen on May 11th and not on May 4th as initially posted. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you on Friday May 11th!

Thank you !

 

The Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix is pleased to introduce you to Elaine Phelps.

The Opening of the exhibit will will be held at the Alliance Française, on  Friday, May 11, from 6-8pm. Elaine Phelps will be here to welcome you. Cheese and wine reception to follow.

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A LA RENCONTRE DES PASSEURS DE MOTS
Apr
26
to Apr 28

A LA RENCONTRE DES PASSEURS DE MOTS

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Philippe Guinet founder of the organization will be visiting our Alliance Francaise chapter

Schedule:

  • Thursday, April 26 - evening for students AF only
  • Friday, April 27

. 2pm - 3pm "L'art de vivre a la Francaise"

. 6pm - 8pm "Lectures Gourmandes" followed by a reception

These two Friday's events are opened to our public, by RSVP ONLY (480) 948-0728 At the Alliance Francaise location - $5/member and $10/non-member

  • Saturday, April 28 -  for AF staff only

 9:00pm to 11:00pm "De la voix à la Parole" 

 

 

Les Passeurs de Mots / Philippe Guinet

The purpose of our interventions is to participate with French Teachers’ Associations and professors, Universities, the French Alliance and Cultural Institutes to contribute to the success of their pedagogical projects which favor the expansion of both French language and culture.

Our mission is also to adapt our interventions to each cultural and economic identity, to share the constant linguistic intermixing with students and adults, to enlarge the influence of the French language through the words of authors both from the past as well as contemporary authors. We lend our support to teachers of French as a foreign language with our oral expression training workshops.

Through written and oral expression we aim to give a new voice to French in order to expand Confidence and Citizenship for each participant.

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Biography

Born in Paris in 1954. After having studied Classic Liberal Arts at the Saint Luc Institute in Tournai, Belgium and Graphic Arts and Advertising I became interested in the History of Letters and Civilizations. Having passed the competitive entrance exam, I left for Switzerland to study at the Roman University of Typography, acquired degrees in classical civilization and art history, and the Applied Arts School ( ECAL) in Lausanne.

My first encounter with travel literature was thanks to the travel writer Nicolas Bouvier. As a neighbor to the University, he visited us from time to time to discuss subjects including the French language, his travel correspondence and his collection of short stories so well illustrated by his travel diaries.

Thanks to his book “L’usage du Monde” I discovered the precision of words and the desire to encounter others.

1976, My Moped and I took to the road from Lausanne to New Delhi for a gap year of discovery: You need to return home to understand the importance of your personal journey which brought you towards what is essential- naked authenticity. Coming home is the hardest.

1978, Press photographer for ABC News Europe, Reporter, Image Bank…On the war front, photo  journalism is totally unscrupulous, worse than grave robbers, we bring out death in nightmarish proportions. Exploiting every trick in the book, every pretense, every trap door. Winners are losers and we play the game until we have lost our own souls- sometimes forever.

1981-2003, Vice-president at IPS Communication (250 employees)

Communication and Corporate Publishing Agency-where words and image serve corporate and advertising needs

1990-1995 Communication Advisor for the Secretary of State for Francophone

Encounter with Alain Decaux and Mrs. Michaux-Chevy where I learned that 200 million people in the world speak French.
Attended the Francophone Summit, The Salon du Livre de l’Outre-Mer…I met with the network of French Cultural Institutes, French Alliance and International Universities.

1999, Association Les Passeurs de Mots

Creation of this Association in order to promote oral expression and transmission of the French language in many forms: Vocal work, photography, dance, theatre…

Training Workshops, live performances, oral expression contests, self-esteem building through oral expression, personal development. Helping others become aware of their personal value, the individual leans heavily upon the group and vise versa in order to achieve personal and group dynamic awareness. The French language is both vessel and passenger through oral expression.

 

 

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French Riviera Sax Orchestra
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

French Riviera Sax Orchestra

French Riviera Sax Orchestra

 

The French Riviera Sax Orchestra is doing a Spring Tour with 3 concerts in Greater Phoenix.

Schedule:

  • Sunday, April 22: 
    • Arboretum de Boyce Thompson, Superior, at 11:30am
    • History Museum, Tempe at 7:00pm

 

  • Wednesday, April 25:
    • Gilbert-Chandler Community College, at 7pm
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Festinema
Apr
24
to Apr 25

Festinema

Festinema

Alliance Francaise initiative presented at ISA

The Alliance Française and the International School of Arizona organize 2 film screenings at the end of April.

Schedule:

  • Morning, Wednesday, April 25, Le roi et l'oiseau, from Paul Grimault - for 7-12 years old
  • Date & Location:  

    Wednesday, April 25

    8:45 am - 11:00am

     International School of Arizona

    9522 E San Salvador Dr

    Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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  • Morning, Tuesday, April 24, Les 4 saisons de Leon, from Pierre-Luc Granjon and Pascal Le Notre - for 4-6 years old

Date & Location:  

Tuesday, April 24

8:45 am - 11:00am

 International School of Arizona

9522 E San Salvador Dr

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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French Movie and Wine Tasting Events at the FilmBar
Apr
23
6:30 PM18:30

French Movie and Wine Tasting Events at the FilmBar

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The FilmBar and Phoenix Sister Cities Grenoble Committee are pleased to announce a serie of French Movies and Wine Tastings in April, May and June.

We selected funny movies for these 3 evenings (See flyer et links in attachment)

Wine Tasting will start at 6.30 p.m. and the Film at 7.30 p.m.

You can buy tickets at the exceptional package price of $ 15 per person (Movie + Wine Tasting).  

Here are the ticket links for the events:

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/delicatessen--french-wine-tasting

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/micmacs--wine-tasting

https://www.thefilmbarphx.com/movie/the-brand-new-testament--wine-tasting

Trois Belles Soirees en perspective!

Address FilmBar:

815 N 2nd St,

Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

 

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French Riviera Sax Orchestra
Apr
22
11:30 AM11:30

French Riviera Sax Orchestra

French Riviera Sax Orchestra

 

The French Riviera Sax Orchestra is doing a Spring Tour with 3 concerts in Greater Phoenix.

Schedule:

  • Sunday, April 22: 
    • Arboretum de Boyce Thompson, Superior, at 11:30am
    • History Museum, Tempe at 7:00pm

 

  • Wednesday, April 25:
    • Gilbert-Chandler Community College, at 7pm
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Conference: "Homage & Commemoration 14/18"
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Conference: "Homage & Commemoration 14/18"

Conference: "Homage & Commemoration 14/18"

 

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Guy Benoit will host a conference about WWI on Friday, April 20.

At the Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix

DETAILS 

  • Friday, April 20th | 6pm to 8pm
  • Location : Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix

14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

  • Intermissions & Reception with Wine & Hors d'oeuvres 
  • Free parking

PRICE 

  • $5 Adults 
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Conference: Madeleine Castaing
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Conference: Madeleine Castaing

MADELEINE CASTAING (1894-1992): MORE THAN A STYLE AN ART DE VIVRE, from Montparnasse to Saint-Germain-des-Pres" 

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By Frederic Canovas 

 

Frederic Canovas will host a conference about Madeleine Castaing on Friday, April 13.

Madeleine Castaing was a French antique dealer and interior designer of international renown.

From Montparnasse to Saint-Germain-des-Près, Madeleine Castaing (1894-1992) became a central figure of Parisian life for both artists and art lovers and set new standards in France. When asked what the three most important things in her life were, Castaing would list love, the painter Soutine and her passion for decorating houses. In this visual presentation of Madeleine Castaing, Frédéric Canovas will focus on those three essential aspects of her life and career: her incredible love story with the art critic Marcellin Castaing, her unrelenting support of the Jewish Lithuanian painter Chaim Soutine and, last but not least, her extraordinary talent for interior design, a taste still referred to today as “le goût Madeleine Castaing”.

Frederic Carnovas is a French teacher at ASU. Since 2000 he has taught both at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, on French literature and culture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, on seventeenth-century French theater as well as on French film.

Visit his resume from the ASU website: https://silc.asu.edu/content/frederic-canovas

 

Date & Location

Friday, April 13

 6pm - 8pm

Followed by a wine & cheese reception

Alliance Francaise location

$5 member - $10 non-nember

RSVP (480) 948.0728

 

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Conference: "Vel d'Hiv. Rafle"
Apr
12
10:30 AM10:30

Conference: "Vel d'Hiv. Rafle"

Conference: "Vel d'Hiv. Rafle"

 

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On Thursday, April 12, Jeri Benoit will hold a conference about the "Vel d'Hiv. Rafle" at the Scottsdale Community College.

The "Vel d'hiv. Rafle", or "Vel' d'Hiv Roundup" was a Nazi directed raid and mass arrest of Jews in Paris during the WWII on 16 and 17 July 1942. However, the Vel d’Hiv round-up was organized by the French authorities and carried out by the French policemen.  It became engraved in the French national memory as a symbol of the responsibility  of the Vichy regime and the French nation for the Holocaust of the Jews of France.  That is why it was hard for me to do this presentation because of the reality of it.  

Date & Location

Thursday, April 12 at 10:30am

Scottsdale Community College

9000 E Chaparral Rd

Scottsdale, AZ 85256

 

Visit the Scottsdale Community College website: 

 

6th GENOCIDE AWARENESS WEEK  |  NOT ON OUR WATCH  |  APRIL 9 - 14, 2018

Genocide Awareness Week is a series of lectures, exhibits and storytelling by distinguished survivors, scholars, politicians, activists, artists, humanitarians and members of law enforcement. This week-long event seeks to address how we, as a global society, confront violent actions and current and ongoing threats of genocide throughout the world, while also looking to the past for guidance and to honor those affected by genocide.   Attached is more information about it:

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This may be also of interest to you: The Children of Willesden Lane! This will be at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, on April 4th at 7PM.  This is the link: https://scottsdaleperformingarts.org/event/the-children-of-willesden-lane/  If you are interested, we can have free tickets to this because of my participation in the Genocide Program at the Scottsdale Community College.

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Festinema
Apr
3
8:00 AM08:00

Festinema

Festinema

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Alliance Francaise initiative presented at ISA

The Alliance Française and the International School of Arizona organize 2 film screenings at the beginning of April.

 

Schedule:

  • Morning, Tuesday, April 3, Les 4 saisons de Leon, from Pierre-Luc Granjon and Pascal Le Notre - for 4-6 years old

 

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  • Morning, Wednesday, April 4, Le roi et l'oiseau, from Paul Grimault - for 7-12 years old

 

Location:  

 International School of Arizona

9522 E San Salvador Dr

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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FRANCOPHONIE - FRENCH MOVIES FROM QUEBEC
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

FRANCOPHONIE - FRENCH MOVIES FROM QUEBEC

FRANCOPHONIE - FRENCH MOVIES FROM QUEBEC

To celebrate the month of "la Francophonie", the Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix organizes a projection of 2 movies from Quebec, Canada:

  • One short: Je suis une actrice from Benoit Lach
  • One feature film: Origami from Patrick Demers

The presentation will be follow by a wine & cheese reception sponsored by the Quebec  Government Office in Los Angeles & the Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix

Adults only - $5 per person - 

Wine & Cheese reception to follow.

Presence of the Quebec Representative in Los Angeles, Ms. Elizabeth MacKay.

RSVP mandatory: Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix

Tel: (480) 948.0728

Date & Location :

International School Of Arizona, 

9522 E. San Salvador Drive

Scottsdale - AZ 85258

 

Saturday 17th, March, 2018

From 6pm to 9pm

 

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OPEN HOUSE
Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

OPEN HOUSE

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Open House

Come celebrate "la Francophonie"with us!

The French language is used in many countries in the world. These French-speaking countries have created an worldwide organization named "La Francophonie". This year, we celebrate our love for the French language during March with some events in the world!

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During the Open House at the Alliance Française office in Scottsdale, we will offer you some coffee and delicious croissants.

You will also have the opportunity to register for the Spring Session (Saturday 10th, March will be the last day of the Early Bird!

The Alliance Française will organize a book sale during the Open House and will give you some advice and reading suggestions.

An opening photography exhibit will also be held at the Open House:

Lea Noble

Exhibit "FULL CIRCLE" 

Lea Noble photography explores season, repetitive line, and water -  all metaphor for life and death itself. The peeling rust on a boat, a wall dripping with mold can become things renewed, an abstract Phoenix. The circle of life and death goes on creatively. Lea Nobles art represents reincarnation, renewal and life coming full circle.

About the Portrait work- 

Lea’s recent Portrait Work discovers her subject - like the gemologist, she excavates a persons true essence to discover their uniqueness, their rarity. Strength of character in an otherworldly scene create the modern, meaningful portrait for which she is becoming known.  

BIO

Lea Noble has a BA in Film and Tv in and has worked as an set artist in the film industry for years. Her creative work has been seen on every major Tv station and in print magazines such as Vogue. Her new photo exhibit, Full Circle, displays images representing the cycle of life. They are a conglomeration of images taken around the world.

Date & Location

Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix
14415 N 73rd Street, Ste 107A
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

From 9am to 12pm

 

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Fanny's Journey | French Film
Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

Fanny's Journey | French Film

Important Info

Fanny's Journey

Based on a true story, this is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children. When the Nazis arrive in Italy, their caretakers desperately organize the departure of the children to Switzerland. When they are suddenly left on their own, these 11 children do the impossible and reach the Swiss border to freedom.

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French Hockey Night at Gila River Arena
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

French Hockey Night at Gila River Arena

Arizona Coyotes vs. Montreal Canadiens !

Sponsored by Quebec Government Office & Alliance Francaise of Greater Phoenix

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Important Info

  • Location: Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave. Glendale, AZ 85305
  • Pre-Game Reception at 6pm 
  • Game Time: 7pm 
  • Post -Game photo on the Coyotes bench 

Purchase your tickets below!

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Training for French Teachers
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Training for French Teachers

FLE Training

‘How to build your lesson plan with a variety of activities around the 3 modes of
communication (interpretive, interpersonal, presentational) in order to dynamize your
language class? ’ by Guy Vandenbroucke.

Important Information

  • Free for Français Langue Etrangère Teachers
  • February 10, 2018 | 9 am to 4pm
    • 1-hour break for lunch
  • RSVP Mandatory at (480) 948.0728 or by emailing us HERE.

Training Session Content 

Part one (for teachers working in the Alliances Françaises)

9h00 – 12h00

This workshop will focus on the works of the Common European Framework of Reference and on textbooks offered by European publishers*. The objective is to see how to supplement textbook contents with teacher-developed materials such as resources lists, activity lists and assessment plan.

Participants will examine model teaching units that involve all communication skills and will create their own lesson plans based on the specificities of their audience and their curriculum.

They will also reflect on the relevance of an ongoing evaluation vs. a test schedule.

At the end of the workshop, participants will develop a self-contained unit including essential goals, activities, formative and summative assessment, and rubrics.

Note: Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their laptop or tablet since they will make ample use of the internet.

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* the examples selected for this workshop are taken from the scope and sequence adopted by "Alter Ego Plus" (Hachette) but they are easily adaptable to any other textbook.

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Part two (for teachers working in American or French-American schools/colleges)

13h00 – 16h00

This workshop will focus on the recent works of the ACTFL. The objective is to see how to plan language lessons around the three modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal, presentational) while making sure to assess exhaustively and objectively all language skills (writing, speaking, reading, listening).

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