French Ciné-Club


This series presents the most acclaimed directors' finest works combined with the opportunity to share the experience while speaking French!

Each month we have two screenings of a new film, at 7:00 pm on:
        the first Friday of the month at the AFNO, 1519 Jackson (includes reception with wine)
        the last Monday of the month at Café Istanbul, Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude

FREE for Members ($5 non-members) Note: Friday screenings include wine reception

All films are shown in French with English subtitles.

Presented at Alliance by Carol Bidault from MediaFusion Entertainment.

Presented at Cafe Istanbul by Alexandre Vialou.



Friday, April 4 at 7:00 pm - at AFNO
Monday, April 14 at 7:00 pm - at the Healing Center

L'Auberge Espagnole

Comedy Cedric Klapisch, 2002, France - 1h32min

Starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris.
A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.

Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 am - at the Healing Center       *Ciné Junior

Brendan et le secret de Kells

Movie by Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey, 2009 - 1h15min

This film, is a collaboration between Belgian, French, and Irish animators.  Set in the Abbey of Kells at the time of the Viking Raids, the story follows a 12-year-old boy whose life changes when he encounters the guardian of the fabled illuminating Book of Iona.


Friday, May 2 at 7:00 pm - at AFNO
Monday, May 26 at 7:00 pm - at the Healing Center

French Cancan

Dramatic Comedy by Jean Renoir, 1955, France - 1h37min

Nineteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in Jean Renoir's exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays the wily impresario Danglard, who makes the cancan all the rage while juggling the love of two beautiful women-an Egyptian belly-dancer and a naive working girl turned cancan star. This celebration of life, art and the City of Light is a Technicolor tour de force by a master of modern cinema.


Friday, June 6 at 7:00 pm - at AFNO   ** Special D-Day Screening and talk with the Director
Monday, June 30 at 7:00 pm - at the Healing Center

Cigarettes et Bas Nylon
Historical film by Michelle Benoit and Glen PItre, 2010, France - 1h37min

Three women in a foreign land. They hardly speak the language, don't know the customs, but vow to be good wives to young men they barely know. The year is 1946. The foreign land is the United States.
In WWII, during brief encounters and stolen moments, 6,500 American recruits married French girls even while fighting their way to Paris and beyond. An overwhelmed U.S. Army set up "cigarette" camps - Camp Chesterfield, Camp Lucky Strike - to "Americanize" the brides before shipping them to the care of in-laws they'd never met.
Cigarettes & Nylons follows three young women through hope and disillusionment, love and heartbreak, to a time when even as the world was burning, young hearts were set aflame.

*Friday, Jun 6 event includes screening of D-Day 70th Anniversary commemorations in Normandy, as well as the feature film, Cigarettes et Bas Nylons, and a discussion with the film's director.

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