Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, September 25, 2020
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Register


    FALL SESSION 2020

    From September 9 to November 17 

    10 weeks



    Pay for your class right here. 


    • Thursday, September 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, September 25, 2020
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Register


    FALL SESSION 2020

    Children classes start on Saturday, September 12.


    Pay for your class right here. 


    • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, October 13, 2020
    • 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    L'impact socio-culturel de Simone de Beauvoir 

    à travers "Le deuxième sexe"


    Tuesdays | 7 PM

    From September 15 to October 13

    5 classes of 2 hours | $175.00


    SOLD OUT !

    We are offering an extra session starting October 20, 2020.

    Sign up HERE


    Advanced levels only (310 +)


    Avant tout connue pour être la compagne de vie du philosophe Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir était aussi romancière à son propre compte, intellectuelle de gauche et scribe de ce même milieu parisien, étudiante brillante en philosophie ainsi que professeur du lycée. Mais le féminisme était sa focalisation la plus profonde, mise en évidence par son essai volumineux, Le deuxième sexe (1949). À l’époque ces deux tomes ont fait scandale, mais avec le temps l’ouvrage compréhensif et pionnier est devenu un classique sur la condition féminine autour du monde. 

    Dans cet atelier de cinq semaines, vous explorerez la jeunesse et les premières influences sur cette auteure/féministe légendaire. Puis, à travers l’œuvre elle-même ainsi que les critiques et les rétrospectives en forme de lecture et de vidéo, vous examinerez de près le deuxième tome (« L’expérience vécue ») du livre, sur le plan culturel, social, politique, ainsi que les réactions variées aux idées de De Beauvoir au cours des années. Dans un troisième temps, vous analyserez l’héritage du Deuxième Sexe, et sa pertinence actuelle.

    Claudia Brown est traducteur et enseignante de langue, culture et littérature françaises et francophones depuis plus de 20 ans.  Elle s’est spécialisée en français à l'université aux États-Unis (BA), y compris un semestre à l’Université de Paris VII-Denis Diderot, puis elle a obtenu sa maîtrise en lettres françaises de l’Université de Paris X-Nanterre. Elle a écrit son mémoire de maîtrise sur Jean-Paul Sartre. Elle a alors fait d’autres études graduées en Études Françaises et Journalisme à New York University.  Claudia a servi de professeure adjointe de français aux universités de Georgetown, American, George Mason, Trinity Washington et Villanova.  Elle est à présent professeure adjointe de français à Rosemont College où cet automne elle offre un cours multidisciplinaire de Women’s Studies qui examinera les rôles genrés de la femme française à travers un siècle (1920-2020).

    • Monday, September 21, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    • 2
    Register



     De l'Art!

    September: L'Art à travers le monde


    BASIC/INTERMEDIATE


    Interested in Art but all your wine and paint activities have been cancelled due to the pandemic?


    We've got you covered! This class is designed as an immersion for basic and intermediate levels. Although a few structures and useful words will be provided during each session, the focus is conversation. In this class, we will describe and analyze art in the world and learn about a different artist each week. Come just this once to quench your Basquiat thirst or come every week to acquire structures through repetition, the choice is yours.

    Class 1

    September 21 at 3:30 pm

    21 Septembre à 15:30 


    Good to Know / Bon à savoir

    Le niveau de conversation nécessaire pour participer à la classe est intermediate.

    From level 201 to 301.

    Price: $15

    Duration: 1 hour

    On Zoom 

    Places limitées à 6 étudiants.


    PROGRAM

                             

    • Lundi 21 septembre - Frida Kahlo
    • Mercredi 23 septembre - Jean-Michel Basquiat
    • Lundi 28 septembre - Pablo Picasso
    • Vendredi 30 septembre - Keith Haring

    We will send you the link of the meeting (via zoom) by email the morning of the class.


    • Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    • 1
    Register



    De l'Art!

    September: L'Art à travers le monde


    BASIC/INTERMEDIATE


    Interested in Art but all your wine and paint activities have been cancelled due to the pandemic?


    We've got you covered! This class is designed as an immersion for basic and intermediate levels. Although a few structures and useful words will be provided during each session, the focus is conversation. In this class, we will describe and analyze art in the world and learn about a different artist each week. Come just this once to quench your Basquiat thirst or come every week to acquire structures through repetition, the choice is yours.


    Class 1

    September 21 at 3:30 pm

    21 Septembre à 15:30 


    Good to Know / Bon à savoir

    Le niveau de conversation nécessaire pour participer à la classe est intermediate.

    From level 201 to 301.

    Price: $15

    Duration: 1 hour

    On Zoom 

    Places limitées à 6 étudiants.


    PROGRAM

                             

    • Lundi 21 septembre - Frida Kahlo
    • Mercredi 23 septembre - Jean-Michel Basquiat
    • Lundi 28 septembre - Pablo Picasso
    • Vendredi 30 septembre - Keith Haring

    We will send you the link of the meeting (via zoom) by email the morning of the class.


    • Thursday, September 24, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    • 0
    Join waitlist



    PROGRAM


    September 10 | 3 PM

    Les anciens VS les modernes


    September 17 | 3 PM

    L'écologie


    September 24 | 3 PM 

    Le surréalisme


    October 1 | 3 PM

    Les inégalités sociales


    We will send you the link of the meeting (via zoom) by email the morning of the class.


    • Friday, September 25, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Alliance Française de Philadelphie
    • 3
    Register


    THE NEWSROOM...ONLINE !


    Join the Newsroom and practise your conversation en français for an hour !

    In a friendly atmosphere, we will discuss current events happening around the French and Francophone world. A teacher will be here to help you with your vocabulary and conversational skills.


    PROGRAMME 


    September 11 | 12:30 PM

    with Françoise Z. 


    September 18 | 4 PM

    with Gilles C. 


    September 25 | 11 AM

    with Abigail D. S.


    October 2 | 12:30 PM

    Françoise Z.


    REGISTRATION


    Register on our website and we will send you a link 24 hour before the event to join the meeting with the teacher and the other participants.


    Members and Non-members : $10

    /!\ Limited to 6 students per session /!\


    • Friday, September 25, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (EDT)
    • Via zoom
    • 1
    Register


    Let's talk about cinema!

    During this time of quarantine, it's important to socialize and have fun! And it's even better when you can do so by practicing your French and sharing your love of cinema and Francophones cultures.


    How does it work ? 

    • Each week, we have chosen a film for you to view at home; our selections are available via various streaming services.
    • Every participant watches the film before the discussion at a time that fits their own schedule.
    • On Friday at 5PM, participants join a meeting on Zoom and discuss about the film.


    It's a donation-based event (suggested donation: $10).

    Donations can be made here: https://afphila.com/sys/website/?pageId=248658

    Program of September / October

    September 25: Le chat du Rabbin

    October 2nd: 120 BPM

    October 9: Mariannes Noires

    October 16: Le prénom

    October 23: Welcome

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    Watch on Vudu  


    Le Chat du Rabbin (Comédie - Film d’animation)

    C'est l'histoire du chat  d'un rabbin juif algérien (lors de la possession française), qui apprend à parler…

    Set in Algeria in the 1930s, a rabbi's cat who learns how to speak after swallowing the family parrot expresses his desire to convert to Judaism.


    • Saturday, September 26, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register



    ONLINE IMMERSION CLASS

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

    L'Humour Français

    Immersion class represents four hours of intensive work with one subject area, geared toward conversation with reviews of grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary.


    Immersion class schedule :

    10AM -12PM 

    Break

    2PM - 4PM


    France is known around the world for its food, culture and quality of life but not so much for its sense of humour, which can often leave foreigners nonplussed. How much of that is due to jokes being lost in translation and how much of it is simply cultural?

    L’humour est une manière de s’exprimer qui tend à faire rire son interlocuteur en l’interpellant avec une histoire drôle ou un fait tourné en dérision. L’humour n’est pas forcément oral, les clowns et autres mimes pratiquent eux l’humour gestuel. Des images, comme des caricatures, peuvent également rentrer dans cette catégorie.
    Il est souvent dit que cette pratique est étroitement liée à la culture d’un pays, par exemple en Angleterre l’humour noir caractérise leurs blagues, alors qu’en France l’ironie trône en maitre sur cette discipline.
    En France, il est aussi important de noter que l’humour est reconnu comme un trait d’esprit important, nécessaire à l’intégration sociale. 



    You will explore this theme with more or less depth depending on your level.

    3 levels of classes are offered on the same day:

    Basic, intermediate and advanced. 



    If you are already enrolled in a class at the Alliance Française, you can find your level easily:



    102-106 = basic
    201-206 = intermediate
    301+ = advanced


     If you have never taken an immersion or regular class with us, and you are not a beginner, you will need to take a placement test to find your level.

    The placement test can be taken HERE or you can call our office at 215-735-5283.


     Price - $120 including materials.


    More information about how online classes work.

    • Monday, September 28, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    • 2
    Register



    De l'Art!

    September: L'Art à travers le monde


    BASIC/NTERMEDIATE


    Interested in Art but all your wine and paint activities have been cancelled due to the pandemic?


    We've got you covered! This class is designed as an immersion for basic and intermediate levels. Although a few structures and useful words will be provided during each session, the focus is conversation. In this class, we will describe and analyze art in the world and learn about a different artist each week. Come just this once to quench your Basquiat thirst or come every week to acquire structures through repetition, the choice is yours.

    September 28 at 3:30 pm 


    Good to Know / Bon à savoir

    Le niveau de conversation nécessaire pour participer à la classe est intermediate.

    From level 201 to 301

    Price: $15

    Duration: 1 hour

    On Zoom 

    Places limitées à 6 étudiants.


    PROGRAM

                             

    • Lundi 21 septembre - Frida Kahlo
    • Mercredi 23 septembre - Jean-Michel Basquiat
    • Lundi 28 septembre - Pablo Picasso
    • Vendredi 30 septembre - Keith Haring

    We will send you the link of the meeting (via zoom) by email the morning of the class.


    • Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    • 4
    Register



     De l'Art!

    September: L'Art à travers le monde


    INTERMEDIATE


    Interested in Art but all your wine and paint activities have been cancelled due to the pandemic?


    We've got you covered! This class is designed as an immersion for intermediate levels. Although a few structures and useful words will be provided during each session, the focus is conversation. In this class, we will describe and analyze Impressionist art and learn about a different artist each week. Come just this once to quench your Matisse thirst or come every week to acquire structures through repetition, the choice is yours.

    September 30 at 3:30 pm


    Good to Know / Bon à savoir

    Le niveau de conversation nécessaire pour participer à la classe est intermediate.

    From level 201 to 301.

    Price: $15

    Duration: 1 hour

    On Zoom 

    Places limitées à 6 étudiants.


    PROGRAM

                             

    • Lundi 21 septembre - Frida Kahlo
    • Mercredi 23 septembre - Jean-Michel Basquiat
    • Lundi 28 septembre - Pablo Picasso
    • Vendredi 30 septembre - Keith Haring

    We will send you the link of the meeting (via zoom) by email the morning of the class.


    • Thursday, October 01, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    • 4
    Register



    PROGRAM


    September 10 | 3 PM

    Les anciens VS les modernes


    September 17 | 3 PM

    L'écologie


    September 24 | 3 PM 

    Le surréalisme


    October 1 | 3 PM

    Les inégalités sociales


    We will send you the link of the meeting (via zoom) by email the morning of the class.


    • Thursday, October 01, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Thursday, October 1st
    4:00pm Pacific/5:00pm Mountain/6:00pm Central/7:00pm Eastern
    Federation of Alliances Françaises USA
    - In English - 

    A link to register and confirm will be sent to you after you register here

    Join Don George (above right) as he interviews Scott Dominic Carpenter (above left) about his hilarious new memoir, French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris. When Scott Carpenter moves from Minnesota to Paris, little does he suspect the dramas that await: scheming neighbors, police denunciations, surly demonstrators, cooking disasters, medical mishaps―not to mention all those lectures about cheese! It turns out that nothing in the City of Light can be taken for granted, where even trips to the grocery store lead to adventure. In French Like Moi, Carpenter guides us through the merry labyrinth of the everyday, one hilarious faux pas after another. Through it all, he keeps his eye on the central mystery of what makes the French French (and Midwesterners Midwestern).

    Published by Traveler’s Tales, an imprint of Solas House. Available in hardcover, paper, ebook, and audiobook.

    Press excerpts:

    “A delightful read…filled with levity and grace.” —Kirkus Reviews

    “This quirky travel memoir uncovers lesser-known facets with verve.” —Foreword Reviews, “Editor’s Pick”

    “Carpenter has a knack for turning potential catastrophes into comedy.” —Publishers Weekly

    “A delightful romp through French life and Midwestern sensibilities, all combined in one compelling story.” —Midwest Book Review

    “Loaded with lacerating wit and trenchant but tender observations, Scott Carpenter’s French Like Moi is also a true original: a serious memoir that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It is this humility that gives Carpenter’s book its undeniable strength—that, and his vivid, often hilarious storytelling.”—Marcia DeSanctis, NYT best-selling author of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go 

    Scott Dominic Carpenter teaches literature and creative writing at Carleton College (MN). Winner of a Mark Twain House Royal Nonesuch Prize (2018) and a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, he’s the author of Theory of Remainders: A Novel (named to Kirkus Reviews’ “Best Books of 2013”) and of This Jealous Earth: Stories. His shorter work has appeared in a wide variety of venues, including South Dakota ReviewThe RumpusSilk Road, Catapult, and various anthologies. His website is sdcarpenter.com.

    National Geographic has called Don George “a legendary travel writer and editor.” Don has been Travel Editor at the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle, founder and editor of Salon.com’s Wanderlust travel site, and Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet. He is currently Editor at Large for National Geographic Travel. Don’s best essays and articles from 40 years of travel writing have been collected in the award-winning anthology The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George. Don is co-founder and chairman of the acclaimed Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, now in its 29th year.

    To purchase the book from your local bookstore, click here.  To see purchase options from Amazon, click here.



    • Friday, October 02, 2020
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)
    • Alliance Française de Philadelphie
    • 3
    Register


    THE NEWSROOM...ONLINE !


    Join the Newsroom and practise your conversation en français for an hour !

    In a friendly atmosphere, we will discuss current events happening around the French and Francophone world. A teacher will be here to help you with your vocabulary and conversational skills.


    PROGRAMME 


    September 11 | 12:30 PM

    with Françoise Z. 


    September 18 | 4 PM

    with Gilles C. 


    September 25 | 11 AM

    with Abigail D. S.


    October 2 | 12:30 PM

    Françoise Z.


    REGISTRATION


    Register on our website and we will send you a link 24 hour before the event to join the meeting with the teacher and the other participants.


    Members and Non-members : $10

    /!\ Limited to 6 students per session /!\


    • Friday, October 02, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (EDT)
    • Via zoom
    • 3
    Register


    Let's talk about francophone movies and the topics they raise.

    (For intermediate to advanced levels)


    How does it work ? Comment ça marche? 

    • Each week, we have chosen a film for you to view at home; our selections are available via various streaming services.
    • Every participant watches the film before the discussion at a time that fits their own schedule.
    • On Fridays at 5PM, participants join a meeting on Zoom and discuss about the film.
    • Movies selected for ciné canapé usually target adult audiences because of the sensitive topics they may raise. 


    It's a donation-based event (suggested donation: $10).

    Donations can be made here: https://afphila.com/sys/website/?pageId=248658

    Program of September / October

    September 25: Le chat du Rabbin

    October 2nd: 120 BPM

    October 9: Mariannes Noires

    October 16: Le prénom

    October 23: Welcome

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    Rent and Watch on Youtube 



    120 BPM (Drame): 2h23 mn 

    Début des années 90. Alors que le sida tue depuis près de dix ans, les militants d'Act Up-Paris multiplient les actions pour lutter contre l'indifférence générale.

    Nouveau venu dans le groupe, Nathan va être bouleversé par la radicalité de Sean qui consume ses dernières forces dans l'action.


    In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its members, many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.



    • Tuesday, October 06, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Register

    Tuesday, October 6
    12:00 pm PST / 1:00pm MST / 2:00pm CST/ 3:00 pm EST / 9:00 pm Paris
    Federation of Alliances Françaises USA
    In English - 

    A link to register and confirm will be sent after you register here

    In the follow-up to her bestselling book THE ONLY STREET IN PARIS, Elaine Sciolino, former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, will share stories of her fascinating adventures along the most romantic river in the world as she discusses her beguiling book, THE SEINE: The River That Made Paris. She’ll talk about how artists like Monet and Matisse, writers such as Hemingway and Flaubert, musicians, and filmmakers were inspired by the river. She’ll regale us with tales of the wonderful real life characters she met on her journey down the Seine as she charts a course through history, recounting how the river has carried Roman conquerors, Viking invaders, World War II soldiers, and the ashes of Joan of Arc and of Napoléon Bonaparte in its current.

    Following this great body of water from its source in Burgundy to where it meets the sea in Le Havre, Sciolino deftly captures the natural ambience as she explores a champagne vineyard, joins the river police on patrol, and rows with an antique boat-restorer. Along the way, she reveals how the river that created Paris and shaped the lives of its inhabitants has touched her own life.

    About the author/presenter:

    Elaine Sciolino is the author of five books of nonfiction, including the New York Times bestseller The Only Street in Paris and La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life. She is a contributing writer and former Paris bureau chief for the New York Times and has worked as a foreign correspondent in countries around the world. In 2010, she was decorated as a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, the highest distinction of the French state. She and her husband have lived in Paris since 2002.

    This event is part of an international launch her new book, THE SEINE: The River That Made Paris. Participants are encouraged to pre-order the book at any of these links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | IndieBound

    Get a taste of her book here.

    Note that this event will be held in English with some French vocabulary.

    This event is free for current (dues-paid) members of all Alliance Française chapters in the U.S. and free for AATF members. If you are not a current Alliance Française member, contact your closest chapter; most allow you to register online.



    • Thursday, October 08, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    • 4
    Register



    PROGRAM


    September 17 | 3 PM

    L'écologie


    September 24 | 3 PM 

    Le surréalisme


    October 1 | 3 PM

    Les inégalités sociales


    October 8 | 3 PM

    Les intellectuels juifs de langue française


    We will send you the link of the meeting (via zoom) by email the morning of the class.


    • Friday, October 09, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Alliance Française de Philadelphie
    • 6
    Register


    THE NEWSROOM...ONLINE !


    Join the Newsroom and practise your conversation en français for an hour !

    In a friendly atmosphere, we will discuss current events happening around the French and Francophone world. A teacher will be here to help you with your vocabulary and conversational skills.


    PROGRAMME 


    September 11 | 12:30 PM

    with Françoise Z. 


    September 18 | 4 PM

    with Gilles C. 


    September 25 | 11 AM

    with Abigail D. S.


    October 2 | 12:30 PM

    Françoise Z.


    REGISTRATION


    Register on our website and we will send you a link 24 hour before the event to join the meeting with the teacher and the other participants.


    Members and Non-members : $10

    /!\ Limited to 6 students per session /!\


    • Friday, October 09, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (EDT)
    • Via zoom
    • 3
    Register


    Let's talk about francophone movies and the topics they raise.

    (For intermediate to advanced levels)


    How does it work ? Comment ça marche? 

    • Each week, we have chosen a film for you to view at home; our selections are available via various streaming services.
    • Every participant watches the film before the discussion at a time that fits their own schedule.
    • On Fridays at 5PM, participants join a meeting on Zoom and discuss about the film.
    • Movies selected for ciné canapé usually target adult audiences because of the sensitive topics they may raise. 


    It's a donation-based event (suggested donation: $10).

    Donations can be made here: https://afphila.com/sys/website/?pageId=248658

    Program of September / October

    September 25: Le chat du Rabbin

    October 2nd: 120 BPM

    October 9: Mariannes Noires

    October 16: Le prénom

    October 23: Welcome

    ---

    Rent and Watch on Vimeo 




    Mariannes noires (Documentaire)

    Elles sont artistes, entrepreneures, intellectuelles, et nous parlent de leur quotidien, de leurs aspirations et de leurs combats. Une chose ressort de ces entretiens : elles sont françaises. Naturellement. Sans questions. Pourtant, leur francité baigne, naît et s’épanouit dans des différences culturelles et esthétiques que la France a encore du mal à intégrer. Mariannes Noires, ce sont sept récits qui s’enlacent et se font écho afin de lever le voile sur une histoire, celle d’une France multiculturelle qui n’est plus à imaginer, une France qui doute, hoquette et s’épanouit dans la vie de jeunes femmes aux parcours à la fois atypiques et ordinaires.

    En évoquant des thèmes aussi divers que les représentations, la citoyenneté, les liens avec la diaspora noire, la beauté, ou l’accès aux moyens de production de richesses et de savoirs, ce documentaire lève un coin du voile sur l'expérience noire en France.


    Recent violence and growing nationalism in France have brought fierce debates about the country’s identity to the forefront. In Mariannes Noires, seven different French-born women of African descent confront their own unique identities and challenge the expectations of French society. 

    In this documentary, they take us through their battles and retrace their most grueling paths in order to understand the social confines that have affected them professionally, psychologically, and emotionally. They share their ideas and solutions to France’s most daunting issues at the heavy intersection of racism


    • Thursday, October 15, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    • 4
    Register



    PROGRAM


    September 24 | 3 PM 

    Le surréalisme


    October 1 | 3 PM

    Les inégalités sociales


    October 8 | 3 PM

    Les intellectuels juifs de langue française


    October 15 | 3 PM

    La famille : rupture et continuité


    We will send you the link of the meeting (via zoom) by email

    the morning of the class.


    • Friday, October 16, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (EDT)
    • Via zoom
    • 3
    Register


    Let's talk about francophone movies and the topics they raise.

    (For intermediate to advanced levels)


    How does it work ? Comment ça marche? 

    • Each week, we have chosen a film for you to view at home; our selections are available via various streaming services.
    • Every participant watches the film before the discussion at a time that fits their own schedule.
    • On Fridays at 5PM, participants join a meeting on Zoom and discuss about the film.
    • Movies selected for ciné canapé usually target adult audiences because of the sensitive topics they may raise. 


    It's a donation-based event (suggested donation: $10).

    Donations can be made here: https://afphila.com/sys/website/?pageId=248658

    Program of September / October

    September 25: Le chat du Rabbin

    October 2nd: 120 BPM

    October 9: Mariannes Noires

    October 16: Le prénom

    October 23: Welcome


    ---

    Rent and Watch on Amazon


    Le prénom (Comédie)

    Vincent , la quarantaine triomphante, va être père pour la première fois. Invité à dîner chez Élisabeth et Pierre (Charles Berling), sa soeur et son beau-frère, il y retrouve Claude , un ami d'enfance.

    En attendant l'arrivée d'Anna (Judith El Zein), sa jeune épouse éternellement en retard, on le presse de questions sur sa future paternité dans la bonne humeur générale... Mais quand on demande à Vincent s'il a déjà choisi un prénom pour l'enfant à naître, sa réponse plonge la famille dans le chaos.

    Vincent, a real estate agent and father-to-be is invited for dinner by his sister Elisabeth and his brother-in-law Pierre. Their childhood friend, Claude, is also invited. Vincent is a wealthy, successful capitalist, while Pierre, a university professor, is much more liberal. When Vincent reveals the name of his future son, his hosts are horrified. The situation eventually gets out of hand, when no one can come to an understanding, and everyone starts unearthing old rivalries and unspoken issues.


    • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    • 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Via Zoom
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    L'impact socio-culturel de Simone de Beauvoir 

    à travers "Le deuxième sexe"


    Tuesdays | 7 PM

    From October 20 to November 10

    5 classes of 2 hours | $175.00


    Advanced levels only (310 +)


    Avant tout connue pour être la compagne de vie du philosophe Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir était aussi romancière à son propre compte, intellectuelle de gauche et scribe de ce même milieu parisien, étudiante brillante en philosophie ainsi que professeur du lycée. Mais le féminisme était sa focalisation la plus profonde, mise en évidence par son essai volumineux, Le deuxième sexe (1949). À l’époque ces deux tomes ont fait scandale, mais avec le temps l’ouvrage compréhensif et pionnier est devenu un classique sur la condition féminine autour du monde. 

    Dans cet atelier de cinq semaines, vous explorerez la jeunesse et les premières influences sur cette auteure/féministe légendaire. Puis, à travers l’œuvre elle-même ainsi que les critiques et les rétrospectives en forme de lecture et de vidéo, vous examinerez de près le deuxième tome (« L’expérience vécue ») du livre, sur le plan culturel, social, politique, ainsi que les réactions variées aux idées de De Beauvoir au cours des années. Dans un troisième temps, vous analyserez l’héritage du Deuxième Sexe, et sa pertinence actuelle.

    Claudia Brown est traducteur et enseignante de langue, culture et littérature françaises et francophones depuis plus de 20 ans.  Elle s’est spécialisée en français à l'université aux États-Unis (BA), y compris un semestre à l’Université de Paris VII-Denis Diderot, puis elle a obtenu sa maîtrise en lettres françaises de l’Université de Paris X-Nanterre. Elle a écrit son mémoire de maîtrise sur Jean-Paul Sartre. Elle a alors fait d’autres études graduées en Études Françaises et Journalisme à New York University.  Claudia a servi de professeure adjointe de français aux universités de Georgetown, American, George Mason, Trinity Washington et Villanova.  Elle est à présent professeure adjointe de français à Rosemont College où cet automne elle offre un cours multidisciplinaire de Women’s Studies qui examinera les rôles genrés de la femme française à travers un siècle (1920-2020).

    • Friday, October 23, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (EDT)
    • Via zoom
    • 3
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    Let's talk about francophone movies and the topics they raise.

    (For intermediate to advanced levels)


    How does it work ? Comment ça marche? 

    • Each week, we have chosen a film for you to view at home; our selections are available via various streaming services.
    • Every participant watches the film before the discussion at a time that fits their own schedule.
    • On Fridays at 5PM, participants join a meeting on Zoom and discuss about the film.
    • Movies selected for ciné canapé usually target adult audiences because of the sensitive topics they may raise. 


    It's a donation-based event (suggested donation: $10).

    Donations can be made here: https://afphila.com/sys/website/?pageId=248658

    Program of September / October

    September 25: Le chat du Rabbin

    October 2nd: 120 BPM

    October 9: Mariannes Noires

    October 16: Le prénom

    October 23: Welcome

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    Watch for free on Tubi


    Welcome (Drame)

    Kurdish teen Bilal (Firat Ayverdi) has traveled all the way to the north of France in the hope of reuniting with his girlfriend in England. To get around a legal technicality, he decides to swim across the English Channel -- even though he's unable to swim. Simon Calmat (Vincent Lindon), the local swimming instructor who is struggling with his own impending divorce, agrees to train Bilal for his grueling journey. The two soon form a strong bond that helps them in unexpected ways.

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