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Alliance Francaise Activities this month

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Sent on: Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:17 PM

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 e-newsletter  -  28 février 2013     




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Looking for interesting things to do this month? Watch an acclaimed film, attend an international music concert, discuss a great book, join your friends for happy hour! There is no reason to stay on the couch this month, so





Les Èvènements Culturels    




Thursday, February 28th (fourth Thursday of each month)

5:00-6:30 p.m. at 2028 E. North Avenue, Milwaukee

Practice your French in the relaxed and cool setting of the Hotel Foster.  (All levels of French are welcome!) Join the AF and other French-speaking members of the community for drinks and conversation en français at popular bar on North Avenue.  All francophone guests will receive $1 off glasses of wine.  Free and open to the public! For more information, call contact Nada Johnson at [address removed]. 



Thursday, March 7 at 12:00 p.m.

Anaba Tea Room, 2107 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood

Join fellow French speakers for conversation and a fun lunch on the town!

RSVP by March 6th to George Stone, [address removed]




Saturday, March 9, 8:00 p.m. Wehr Hall, Alverno College

To one side, a cello; on the other, a kora (a 21-stringed lute-harp from West Africa).  Together two gifted artists, French cellist Vincent Segal and Malian kora player Ballake Sissoko, unite on stage to create profoundly beautiful and original music. Celebrate this collaboration of francophone cultures.   Click here for more information or to purchase tickets online




mardi, 12 mars, 12h00 - 13h30

Emory & Co. Office, 250 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 910 

Join fellow French speakers for a discussion on a business topic (topic to be announced). There is meter parking on Broadway, and a structure attached (enter on Broadway).  

$10 par personne, déjeuner compris. RSVP avant le 10 mars: Anne Leplae, [address removed];[masked].




samedi, 16 mars, 10h00-12h00 

À l'Alliance Française, 1800 E Capitol Drive, Shorewood 

Join advanced French-speakers for a discussion about the amusing novel Messieurs les enfants de Daniel Pennac (1997), a tale about three friends in fifth grade who wake up to be adults. 




"FANNY" by Marcel Pagnol (1932)

French with English subtitles, 140 minutes

Saturday, March 16, 1:30 - 4 pm 

$5 per screening / free for AF members

Shown at AF, 1800 E Capitol Drive, Shorewood


Join us for the second film in the Marcel Pagnol trilogy! Marius has left, signed up for a five year hitch on a ship bound for the Indian Ocean. In his few letters to his father César, he hardly mentions Fanny. When she finds she is pregnant, she considers her options: suicide, to raise the child on her own, to wait for Marius, or to marry Honoré Panisse, the older merchant who seeks her hand. These choices are emotional: to raise a bastard, to trust in Marius' eventual return, to believe he'll want to marry her, to save her mother from shame, to fool Panisse, to give her child a name. In scenes dramatizing Fanny's honesty, she talks to her mother, then Panisse, César, and later Marius, and she makes her choices.


Film Presenters:

Randy Williams is past President of the Alliance Française de Chicago and current member of the Alliance Française de Milwaukee. The French government has designated him Chevalier in both the Order of Arts and Letters and the National Order of Merit. Discussions will be insightful and fun. 


Claude Scher is a native of the Marseilles area of southern France who brings a great deal of personal experience to the films of Provence. Claude has actually lived right next to where many of those movies were shot and stories took place. He can talk for hours about the best historical or touristic sites to see in Provence, the gastronomy of Provence, the dialect(s) and people of Provence.   He is an IT Manager at Miller-Coors and a member of the Board of Directors of Alliance Française de Milwaukee.


Pre-film discussion in English will begin at 1:30 p.m. and film presentations at approximately 1:45 p.m. Discussion and a reception will also follow the film screening. Please RSVP at (414)[masked] or [address removed].



Les Annonces 



The Alliance Française is currently in need of a Front Desk volunteer on Thursdays, between 12:00 and 5:00.  (You don't have to be fluent; all levels of French are fine!) If you are available for any or all of this time frame, please contact Anne Leplae, at [masked] or  [address removed].  Merci!



The French language class schedule for the Spring Session at the Alliance Française is about to be posted.  If you are interested in taking French lessons, stay tuned!  Registration will begin in the first week of March!




The Alliance Française is currently in need of a Front Desk volunteer on Thursdays, between 12:00 and 5:00.  (You don't have to be fluent; all levels of French are fine!) If you are available for any or all of this time frame, please contact Anne Leplae, at [masked] or  [address removed].  Merci!


This summer over the Bastille Days weekend,

July 11th -14th, l'Alliance Française is looking for families to host French students, ages 13-18, and/or adult chaperones. Forty students and ten chaperones will be part of

le Jeune Choeur Polyphonique de Foix and will be performing during the Bastille Days festival!  Please contact Anne Leplae, if you are interested, at [masked] [address removed].  Merci!


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