Alliance Française de Tulsa

Virtual Film Selection

Bonjour!
The Sacramento French Film Festival is pleased to share the film selection for their 20th anniversary summer festival! The event kicks off a week from today, on Friday June 18th, and will run for two weekends. With things opening up in California this will be a hybrid event, with two screenings taking place in their local theaters. Due to the success of their virtual platform, they will continue offering films this way as well, and wanted to share the nine titles that you can view from anywhere within the United States.
A new film will become available for rental every day starting on Friday, June 18th, with the last one on Saturday, June 26th.
Click here to access & print the Calendar of Releases.

Single film rental is $12, and a pass is available for the entire virtual event for $90. Details regarding rental terms are available at this streaming platform, which you can access here.
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SFFF hosts Zoom discussions after some films. These will be announced through their website, so please sign up or check there for more information.
As always, bon spectacle!

En plein air!

FACE-TO-FACE MEETING ON SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2021 FROM 10AM – 12NOON

IN PERSON –  Conversation Française – Tulsa

NOTICE THE TIME – come earlier to meet in person!!

We’ll meet at Haikey Creek Park at 11327 S. Garnett Ave.
Broken Arrow, OK 74011; Shelter #3 (turn at the 2nd entrance to the park, not the soccer fields).

Francophones and Francophiles!

We welcome people of all levels of ability to join the conversation, as long as you are willing to leave your English behind for a couple of hours and immerse yourself in the French language. It is OK to feel lost sometimes; that is part of the learning process.

Club de lecture

We’ll be getting together to discuss the book La Délicatesse by David Foenkinos, a romance novel which was selected as the Alliance Française USA’s One Book, One Federation in 2019. Your $5 attendance fee will cover a locally-sourced charcuterie board. You will also be able to purchase your own wine on place.

When you RSVP for the event, a $5 fee will be charged.

Please read the book (and even watch the movie) before attending.

Amazon link to purchase book

One Book, One Federation Reading Guide: Cliquez ici

The ABCs of Love

Let’s celebrate the end of this unusual school year with a sweet and funny comedy about how school opens our minds and brings us together. Cheers to all the teachers! Not Rated (all audiences).

This is a US premiere and celebrates teachers, parents, and students as we end this unprecedented school year

Original title: Parents d’élèves

Reviews

A lot of smiles in store! It’s fresh, light, colorful, sweet and really funny. – Femme Actuelle

A romantic comedy that happily strays off the beaten path. A fun break. – Le Soir

Truly joyful entertainment. – Femina

As always, you can read more about the film at the SFFF streaming platform: Sacramento French Film Festival | The ABCs of Love

If you purchase an online showing of the film, you can receive an invitation to join a virtual Q&A with the film’s director, Noemie Saglio, on Sunday May 24th. Noon/PDT or 10:00/CDT

*Stay tuned for more films from the 20th annual Sacramento French Film Festival on June 18-27, 2021.

Nouvelles – avril 2021

  • Travel – France may open travel to vaccinated Americans early this summer, according to this France Today article.
  • The history of “La vache qui rit” is covered in this RFI article in English, with historical photos.
  • Fans of Gad Elmaleh will enjoy this videoon YouTube.
  • The Académie Française would prefer that French people stop using these 17 English words.
  • France-Amérique magazine is running a Mothers’ Day give-away of almost $2700 in prizes; for details visit here and share with your friends, if you like.
  • French Tacos – The New Yorker published a fascinating article about the unlikely rise of French tacos.
  • The hijab is discussed in this article, which includes input from several women.
  • France’s current lockdown is described in this article in English from France24 and in this article from the New York Times.
  • 318 Profiles – The French government has put together a 450-page document (Portraits de France) that contains biographies of 318 French people representing diversity and importance to the history of France.
  • Building a mosque in France is covered in this New York Times article.
  • Choix de coeur: An official at the Académie Française recently gave a speech on how French is “un choix de coeur.”
  • Several YouTubers share their opinions on the positives and negatives of living in France (notes: 1) contains a bit of rough language, 2) the viewpoints are from youthful perspectives, and 3) contains ads.
  • Changes in the Latin Quarter, including gentrification and the closing of bookstores, are covered in this New York Times article.
  • Air France is opening seasonal direct flightsbetween Paris CDG and Denver.

Petite Fille

Bonjour mes amis!
Here we are again, reaching out with news from the Sacramento French Film Festival and their latest Friday Film series offering! They have announced two films remaining in this series. Petite Fille is scheduled on April 30th (thru May 3rd). Following this award-winning film screening, they are hosting the director, Sebastien Lifshitz for an audience Q&A virtually that you can join on May 2 . The virtual discussions with filmmakers (with the help of their very own SFFF interpreter Marie) have been really popular and this is such a beautiful film.
Petite Fille is about a young trans girl in a small French community and documents her family as they work towards her acceptance in the community and particularly at school. The link to the SFFF page is shared, below, as well as an online review, if you’d like to read more.
We can, once again, extend a discount to our AF de Tulsa members and thank you once again for sharing this post with French film enthusiasts as appropriate. The code for the 10% discount can be received by replying to RSVP@aftulsa.org
We can soon announce their screening in May. Their annual summer film festival kicks off in June with the “format to be determined,” but even if they make it back into the cinema, we will surely still receive virtual options to share with you, our audience.
Bon spectacle! With special thanks to SFFF!
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