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Mon. Feb. 11 - 1:30pm 

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Tuesday February 12

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Ciné-Critique

Thurs. Feb. 14 - 1pm

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Wednesday, February 6 
1:30 pm 

Club de Lecture 

 

9 juillet 1961.

Dès le lever du jour, il fait déjà une chaleur à crever. Albert est ouvrier chez Michelin. Suzanne coud ses robes elle-même. Gilles, leur cadet, se passionne pour un roman de Balzac. Ce jour-là, la télévision fait son entrée dans la famille Chassaing. Tous attendent de voir Henri, le fils aîné, dans le reportage sur la guerre d'Algérie diffusé le soir même. Pour Albert, c'est le monde qui bascule.

Saura-t-il y trouver sa place?

Réflexion sur la modernité et le passage à la société de consommation, En vieillissant les hommes pleurent jette un regard saisissant sur les années 1960, théâtre intime et silencieux d'un des plus grands bouleversements du siècle dernier.

Ce livre, publié en France en 2012, a reçu le Grand Prix RTL et de nombreuses critiques élogieuses.

 

"Le roman de Jean-Luc Seigle est une tragédie murmurée, l'histoire d'une fin annoncée, d'un heritage impossible. Un hymne à la vie qui porte les couleurs du désespoir" - L'Express

 

At the 
Byram Shubert Library
Thursday, February 7  
12:30 pm 

La Table Française 

Aromatic Seasonal Salad

 

Hot Arlequin Soup

 

Comté Cheese Soufflé

 

or Shrimp & Vegetables Greek Style.

 

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Sautéed Arctic Char

 

Assorted Seafood & Fresh Tagliatelle

 

Short Ribs au Poivre

 

or Braised Leg of Duck.

 

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All Chocolate Napoléon "à la minute"

 

Bartlett Pear Clafoutis Cake
& Vanilla Ice Cream


Nougatine of Mixed Nuts
& Mocha Scented Crème Brûlée

 

or Selection of Sorbets & Ice Creams.

 

 

RSVP: reineesther@earthlink.net 

 

530 Milton Road 

Rye, NY10580 

Thursday, February 7  
5:00 pm 

Proust Group 

In this month's reading, the narrator and a group of adolescent girls go through experiences that would shape their life, but the narrator also shows his mistrust of aimless friendships and idle conversation. Following is an excerpt:

"People who enjoy an artistic capacity are also under an obligation to live for themselves. And friendship is a dispensation from this duty, an abdication of self. Even conversation, which is the mode of expression of friendship, is a superficial digression which gives us no new acquisition. We may talk for a lifetime without doing more than indefinitely repeat the vacuity of a minute, whereas the march of thought in the solitary travail of artistic creation proceeds downwards, into the depths, in the only direction that is not closed to us, along which we are free to advance - though with more effort, it is true - towards a goal of truth." 
 
Byram Shubert Library 
21 Mead Avenue 
Greenwich, CT 
Friday, February 7
9:30 am - 12pm

Café Franco-Américain

rsvp: sbenthall@aol.com
EDUCATION 
French Immersion Summer Camp
 
Registration Starts Today!

OTHER EVENTS NEAR YOU 
PULP FICTION SERIES @ JACOB BURNS FILM CENTER

Including several French movies by masters such as François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol & Bertrand Tavernier!

 

Shoot the Piano Player (1960) trailer with subtitles
Shoot the Piano Player  
La Ceremonie
La Ceremonie
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MADE IN U.S.A.
Made in U.S.A.
COUP DE TORCHON -  Trailer ( 1981 )
Coup de torchon

 

 

 

 

 

 

C

 Churned out quick and cheap on the coarse paper from which its name derives, pulp fiction was made for the movies. Filmmakers discovered a vulgar poetry in the damaged vixens, trigger-happy antiheroes, and unpredictable psychopaths in magazine serials and dime novels from the first half of the 20th century, and bringing them to twisted life on film redefined crime drama around the world. Walk down these mean streets with us for this celebration of 19 sensational pulp stories that blasted their way to the screen.

 ALL DETAILS HERE 

 

 

MOVIE NIGHTS @ BRUCE MUSEUM
In Partnership with Connecticut Film Festival

In partnership with the Connecticut Film Festival and Some Things Fishy Catering, the Bruce Museum will host Movie Nights in February and March.  

 

AMOUR
Nominated for 5 Oscars
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Foreign Film 
Still playing at the Avon!

 

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested. -- (C) Official Site

Directed by Michael Haneke - France/Germany/Austria  

With Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant   

PG13 | 127 minutes | In French with English subtitles

 

Palme d'Or Winner - Cannes 2012

 

"A masterpiece about life, death, and everything in between."  

- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"An emotional tale of enduring love.
The L.A. Film Critics Association thinks it's the best picture of the year. And so do I"

- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times


Save the Date for February 21: The Big Picture, with Romain Duris & Catherine Deneuve. A Focus on French Cinema kick-off event at the Avon... More details soon!