Alliance Française de Tulsa

Quoi de neuf?

For additional virtual fun, you can find some additional upcoming plans with our Federation of Alliances Françaises USA network at events/  or by perusing some recent curated news articles as follows, below.

  • La révolution, a French historical drama, is now available on Netflix.
  • Spiritual scammers in Paris are covered in this article.
  • Links from Elaine Sciolino: The Oct. 6 event with Elaine Sciolino (NY Times journalist and author of The Seine, the River that Made Paris), attracted close to 300 participants. Her books can be found at Barnes & Noble this month, where it is a featured monthly pick. And check out the author’s interactive map of the Seine (click each star for an explanation).
  • French School Dress Codes are discussed in this article from Forbes.
  • Emily in Paris is newly available on Netflix. The series was reviewed by Elaine Sciolino. The series would be great as the subject of discussion of clichés of both Americans and the French.
  • Hip Paris makes some recommendations for Paris podcasts.
  • frenchtoday website has some free online quizzes that are fun and educational. The editor took the Audio-based Modern French Level test and found it to be top quality.
  • Living in France: This article explains why an expat has decided to live in France.
  • French Expats in the U.S. may be interested in Premier Cap, an online educational guidance platform for high-school students living abroad who wish to study in France.
  • The Adrian Leeds event drew over 350 participants. The celebrity has agreed to do another one for AF USA members. Signups are already in progress here for the next event, scheduled for January 23, 2021.

Meet Bestselling author and storyteller, Cara Black, online

Saturday, November 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. Pacific /  1:00 pm Central / 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Federation of Alliances Françaises USA
In English

Cara Black, the bestselling author of 19 books, is a favorite presenter within the Alliance Française network—she’s been captivating us with her great stories during meetings at our individual chapters for the past decade. We are pleased to host Cara in this national Zoom session, for all to enjoy. She’ll talk about her latest books, Three Hours in Paris, her first standalone thriller and her Aimée Leduc series, each of which features a different arrondissement of Paris. She’ll touch on the challenges and the joys of writing stories based in Paris. Her interviews with Paris police, café owners and delving in the archives. She’ll discuss how she goes about the research process from her base in San Francisco and over frequent visits to Paris (pre-pandemic!).

The general public, Francophiles and budding writers, especially ones with a Francophile bent, will all pick up tips and inspiration for their next trip or the next tale. If you’re journalling, keeping a notebook, or have a story idea this can be your jumpstart! This particular event is being held in November because this month is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)—an annual internet-based creative writing project.

Bio: Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture—and invitations to be the Guest of Honor at conferences such as the Paris Polar Crime Festival and Left Coast Crime. With more than 400,000 books in print, the Aimée Leduc series has been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew. Visit her website for more info. Her books are available at independent bookseller and on Amazon.

This event will be on Zoom and is free for all Alliance Française members, AATF members, and invited guests of the presenter. Non-members or persons who have no AF chapter nearby can purchase tickets ($10). Please click here to register.

Musique, First Friday @ NEFF

Set this date, Friday, November 6, 2020 on your calendar and plan to join us for 🦋 Papillon “musique du café Parisien” with a warm welcome at NEFF Brewery.

When: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Where: 321 South Frankfort, Tulsa

PAPILLON • Musique du café Parisien • First Friday, November 6 • NEFF Brewery

Streaming films

Sacramento French Film Festival

Sacramento’s 7th MiniFest of French films are available to stream October 21-25, 2020.

• If you are a fan of “Call My Agent” on Netflix, you’ll recognize two actors from the show in this 7th MiniFest program: Grégory Montel (Gabriel) in PERFUMES, and Laure Calamy (Noémie) in MY LOVER, MY DONKEY & I. They are both pretty wonderful!
Find out more on their Streaming Platform:

Virtual Special Screening De Gaulle

US Virtual Premiere
Thursday, October 15–Thursday, October 22, 2020
Stream on Kino Marquee

FIAF and Focus on French Cinema present a virtual special screening of De Gaulle, Gabriel Le Bomin’s new biopic starring Lambert Wilson.

Thu Oct 15–Thu Oct 22
On Kino Marquee
Directed by Gabriel le Bomin
Starring Lambert Wilson, Gilles Cohen, and Isabelle Carré
In French and English with English subtitles

De Gaulle

FILM ACCESS. De Gaulle :: Kino Marquee


May 1940. As the war intensifies, German forces launch their invasion of France. They will soon reach Paris as the French army crumbles underneath unrelenting Luftwaffe and Panzer attacks. Once unthinkable, the prospect of defeat has caused panic within the French government. One man, Charles de Gaulle, a newly minted general, refuses to surrender. As his wife, Yvonne, and three children flee the city, he leaves for London where he’ll give rise to another voice—that of “la Résistance.”

A portion of the proceeds go to support FIAF cultural and education programs.

Co-presented with the Alliance Française of Greenwich’s Focus on French Cinema Festival.

This special screening is made possible with the generous support of BNP Paribas.

Qu’est-ce qu’un cercle de lecture ?

«Un club de lecture, ou cercle de lecture, est un regroupement de lecteurs qui lisent un même livre, pour ensuite en discuter. Chaque membre a une fonction: tous font des résumés, une personne est l’animatrice qui pose une question, il y a aussi l’illustratrice qui dessine ce qu’elle perçoit comme étant une version imagée du livre. Il y a aussi la biographe, qui recherche des informations sur l’auteur (e).

AF de Tulsa has an active book discussion group preparing to read La Grammaire Est Une Chanson Douce by Erik Orsenna. EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST in joining a “cercle de lecture” as a New Year’s resolution in 2021 with us peut-être? We can provide further information about our upcoming plans.