Alliance Française de Tulsa

Stillwater, an Oklahoma-France film connection

Filmed in Oklahoma! Plus, Matt Damon had some Okie dialect coaching.

Matt Damon portrays a father who travels from Oklahoma to France to help his estranged daughter, who is in prison for a murder she claims she didn’t commit.

Also starring Abigail Breslin.

Opens Friday, July 30, 2021.

More details: Circle Cinema

Trois films…soudainement!!

Chris Marker – 100th Anniversary with rare Short Films – Saturday, July 24th at 1:00PM – NR, 90 minutes, In French with English Subtitles. To celebrate what would be the late French filmmaker Chris Marker’s 100th birthday this year, see three previously unreleased documentary shorts! These films capture political upheaval in eastern Europe and the indomitable spirits of those affected.

Berliner Ballade (29min) Months after the fall of the Berlin wall, Chris Marker made his passionate documentary reflecting the spirit of the city.

Prime Time in the Camps (28min) Marker documents Bosnian refugees creating their own television program for a viewership that has been stripped of a homeland.

Blue Helmet (Casque Blue, 25 min) As United Nations Peacekeeper Francois Cremieux recounts his experiences in Bosnia, Marker injects images into the interview.

Tickets at:

Note: A single special showing date, Saturday, July 24, 2021

LabelFrancÉducation awarded to EIS, our Partner in Education

“Très heureux d’avoir remis le LabelFrancEducation à l’école internationale Eisenhower de Tulsa dont le programme d’immersion linguistique a été pionnier en Oklahoma. Le LabelFrancEducation regroupe 456 établissements dans le monde dont 55 aux Etats-Unis.”

@Alexis_Andres__ Consulate of France in Houston

What: Eisenhower International School awarded “LabelFrancÉducation” by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

When: Monday, July 19, 2021

Where: Eisenhower International School, 3111 E. 56th St.

Contact: Lauren Partain Barber at or 918-605-6009

TULSA, Okla. – This afternoon, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded Eisenhower International School the “LabelFrancÉducation” for its successful French language program. Launched in 2012, the “LabelFrancÉducation” seal is granted to schools promoting French language and culture as part of their specific curriculum. “LabelFrancÉducation” recognizes and rewards public or private schools that offer students enhanced instruction in the French language while also teaching other subjects in French. Today’s presentation included special guests such as Consul General of France Alexis Andres, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist, State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Eisenhower International School Principal Connie Horner, and Oklahoma State Department of Education Director of World Languages Cathleen Skinner.

“We are so proud of our team at Eisenhower International School,” said Superintendent Deborah Gist. “Student access to multilingual education correlates with higher academic achievement and expanded college and career opportunities, and we are thrilled that Eisenhower’s program is, once again, being put on the map globally for their outstanding program.”

In Eisenhower’s language immersion program, students are immersed in Spanish or French 90 percent of their instructional time from kindergarten through 2nd grade. Over time, instruction in English is gradually added, and students learn 50 percent of the time in English and 50 percent of the time in Spanish or French by 5thgrade. Eisenhower began their French dual language in 1993. This is the second time Eisenhower has received the “LabelFrancÉducation” for its successful French language program.

“Language is power, and bilingualism is an experience that shapes our children’s global cultural competence for a lifetime,” said Principal Connie Horner. “LabelFrancÉducation promotes outstanding education in French among students and parents, and we are so excited to continue enhancing our immersion programming at Eisenhower International School for years to come.”

The “LabelFrancÉducation” is granted by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on the advice of an interministerial advisory committee composed of representatives from the French Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, the Agency for French Education Abroad, the French institute, and Mission Laïque Française, a non-profit organization. Since November 2020, approximately 450 schools from across the world have received the “LabelFrancÉducation” seal.


To learn more about Tulsa Public Schools multilingual language programs, visit


Visit to learn more about the LabelFrancÉducation.




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July 19, 2021

Demystifying the French: A Panel Discussion – August 28

Understanding Cultural Differences
On August 28, the Federation AFUSA is offering a panel discussion on Zoom that features some of the world’s foremost experts in the domain of French-American cultural differences: Adrian Leeds, Janet Hulstrand, Harriet Welty Rochefort and Mark Greenside. This event is part of the Federation’s cultural offerings program, free to all AF members. Details and registration are here.

Film – Un peuple et son roi

One Nation, One King de Pierre Schoeller (2017) – UniFrance

Paris, 1789. The Bastille has been stormed and a breath of liberty blows through the streets of Paris. Françoise, a young washerwoman, and Basile, without a family or a name, discover the unique exhilaration of love and revolution. With their friends and the working-class people of Paris, they begin to realize dreams of emancipation in the newly formed assembly where they witness, with both hopes and doubts, the creation of a new political system. Their debates and the riots on the streets hold the fate of their once sacred king and the birth of a republic. Freedom has a story.

UniFrance Synopsis. Discovered this rental is available on Amazon, 2021.

Bastille day options

BASTILLE DAY – Virtual and In-Person Options, Wed, July 14, 2021 |LINK to various options

On July 14th, IN-PERSON DINING in Tulsa, the FOOLISH BAR & BISCUIT (Brookside) offers a special menu that can be paired with a selection of French wine after 6:00pm AND/OR you can reserve a seat for dinner at THE FRENCH HEN (Downtown). Be sure to mention you heard about it from l’Alliance!

Foolish Bar & Biscuit Menu for July 14, 2021, after 6pm.
Foolish Bar & Biscuit, July 14, 2021 | Special Menu after 6pm

We are sharing the locations for these special dinner options so you can more comfortably set your own time and seating arrangements with each establishment. If you specifically wish to sit at the same table with one of our classes, you can email directly to our AF instructor to make those arrangements.