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February 9 - 16   

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Reed Lecture Conversation

Tues. Feb. 19 - 1:30pm 

Byram Shubert Library

 

International Book Club

Tues. Feb. 19 - 5pm

A Place of Greater Safety

Byram Shubert Library  

 

French Cinémathèque 
FFC Kick-Off! 

Thurs. Feb. 21 - 6:30pm

The Big Picture - Reception & Screening

Avon Theatre - Stamford

 

Café Franco-Américain

Friday, Feb. 22 - 9:30am

Rsvp: sbenthall@aol.com    

 

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Thursday, February 14  
1:00 pm

Ciné-critique
Le Ciel est à vous 

Ce film, tourné pendant l'occupation allemande lors de la seconde guerre mondiale, est inspiré par un fait réel: le record établi en 1938 par l'aviatrice Andrée Dupeyron (Madeleine Renaud), femme d'un garagiste de Mont-de-Marsan (Charles Vanel). Grémillon nous plonge au coeur de la vie de province, avec ses mesquineries, lâchetés et rêves

Movie in French with English subtitles, discussion in French.

Please arrive on time as we will have to free up the room by 3:00pm 

 

Cos Cob Library 
5 Sinawoy Road 
Monday, February 25  
1:30 pm 

Change: Les Causeries will take place  
February 25 this month.

At the
Cos Cob Library
Tuesday, February 12   

BEGINNING OF 
REGISTRATION STILL OPEN!  
EDUCATION 
French Immersion Summer Camp

 
Register Now!

FOCUS ON FRENCH CINEMA  
ALL THE MOVIES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!
 
More details, including full schedule, soon!

 
SAVE THE DATE
Pre-Festival Kick-off Screening
at the Avon Theatre
 
A taut, critically-acclaimed thriller with Romain Duris, Marina Foïs, Catherine Deneuve & Niels Arestrup 

Discount! 
One-time-only discounted VIP Passes and tickets options for the festival 
(same as members discount, so bring your non-members friends!) 
 
February 21 
Reception at 6:30pm, Movie at 7:20pm
Madeleines and gourmet coffee by Lorca 
 
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