Francophones and Francophiles! We are excited to start transitioning back to in-person conversations!
IN PERSON – Conversation Française – Tulsa, Sat, Jul 3, 2021, 10:00 AM | MEET UP
We’ll meet at Topeca Coffee in downtown Tulsa, inside the Philcade Building. There will be tables set up for us in the lobby of the Philcade building, to the right of the coffee shop entrance. Grab a coffee and a croissant and join us for a morning of French and Fun!
BASTILLE DAY – Virtual and In-Person Options, Wed, July 14, 2021 |LINK to various options
By reading our link above, you can find details for a VIRTUAL French cooking lesson and conversation. On July 14th, IN-PERSON in Tulsa, we are promoting a special menu that can be paired with French wine at Foolish Bar & Biscuit (Brookside) after 6:00pm and/or a seat for dinner can also be reserved at The French Hen (Downtown). Be sure to mention you heard about it from l’Alliance!
CLUB DE LECTURE – Tulsa, Veldy’s, Tue, July 20, 2021, 7:00 PM | MEET UP
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 (2019). REGISTER as seating is limited. Your $5 attendance fee will cover a locally-sourced charcuterie board. You will also be able to purchase your own wine on place.
MEMBERSHIP You can join or renew your 2021-2022 Membership.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST
Federation of Alliances Françaises USA
In English and in French
Join Master Chef Jean-Louis Gerin LIVE FROM FRANCE for a French Barbecue demonstration in honor of Bastille Day.Jean-Louis will be cooking “en ville” from his idyllic village of Duingt, located on the Western shore of Lake Annecy, accompanied by Marc Rollin, Maire et Vice-Président du Grand Annecy, and Chef-owner Nicolas Falquet. Jean-Louis will prepare Poisson du Lac, Jambon fumé et choux and Crozet Crayfish with “insane” amount of crème fraîche along withfellow chef and restaurant owner Nicolas Falquet preparing Pig Trotters, Leek Chiffonade avec la Bonne Sauce Mousseline Câpres et Cornichons. The Village Baker, Polo le Boulanger will present the famous Brioche de Saint -Genis. Recipes will be sent to all registered participants in early July in order to cook alongside Jean-Louis and prepare for Bastille Day chez vous. Enjoy this fabulous opportunity to cook alongside Chef Jean-Louis Gerin sharing specialties from the region while also learning about the magnificent area around Lake Annecy. For more details on the presenters, please click here.
This event will be on Zoom and is free for all Alliance Française members, AATF members, and invited guests of the presenter or publicist. Non-members or persons who have no AF chapter nearby can purchase tickets ($10). Click here to register.+ Google Calendar+ iCal Export
AN EXTRA SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR AF MEMBERS: Miam-miam (Yummy!): Celebrate Bastille Day with authentic French seafood rillettes (pâtés) and other products from l’Ile de Groix, France. Check out the offerings online at Americannery in Newport Beach and use the code, AF APERITIF, to get 20% off your order. Fast UPS shipping from CA.
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.
Sacramento French Film Festival | Home
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!
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.
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.
One Book, One Federation Reading Guide: Cliquez ici
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
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.