January 2018 newsletter
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Bonne Année 2018!

Que le chemin de l'année 2018 soit éclairé par l'étincelle de l'amour et la lueur de l'amitié! Bonne et heureuse année!

May your path in 2018 be lit with the spark of love and the light of friendship! Happy New Year!
UPCOMING EVENTS  
Fresno Filmworks and the Alliance Française of Fresno present:
"Faces Places"
Jan. 12, 2018 at 5:30 and 8:30
Tower Theater
Fresno Filmworks presents the French documentary “Faces Places,” Agnes Varda and photographer and muralist J.R.’s film following their journey through rural France as they photograph locals. Sharing a lifelong passion for images, 89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French artist J.R. travel around the villages of France in J.R.’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-sized portraits of them. The documentary focuses not only on the stories told through these images, but the relationship behind the artists themselves, showing us how the power of art can bring people together. Presented in French with English subtitles. Assistive listening services are not available for this film.

For more information or tickets, visit:
French classes begin on Jan. 16, 2018
We plan on offering the full range of French classes, beginning on Jan. 16, 2018. We will send out a schedule with teachers and locations as soon as we can. In the meantime, for more information, you can contact your teacher if you are already enrolled or the Director of Study, Patience Tshimika-Varin at patience_23K@yahoo.com
AFF Book Club
Please join us for our first book club meeting:

Feb. 3, 10 am - 12 pm

Fig Garden Library Meeting Room (3071 W. Bullard Ave. Fresno, 93711)

We will be reading Antoine Laurain's book: Le chapeau de Mitterand. You can also read it in English: The President's Hat.
This is a link to Amazon where you can get either version:


Last we checked, there were many copies still available, but the AFF is not responsible if Amazon sells out.

Watch this video of an interview with the author:

Ziveli Winery Wine Tasting
5840 N. Biola Ave.
Fresno, California

March 17, 2018
2:00 pm

We will be hosting a private wine tasting at Ziveli Winery. The cost is $15 per person payable on the day of the event.

If you would like to attend, please email Natalie Muñoz so that we can get an estimate of the number of attendees: nataliemunoz@sbcglobal.net

Check out their webpage and Facebook page for more information:


Conversations et café
Don't forget the weekly conversation group that meets on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 at
La Boulangerie in Fig Garden Shopping Center.

Venez parler avec nous!
Please remember the Alliance Française of Fresno in your yearly giving. We suffered some significant losses in 2017 and are working hard to rebuild. We can't do it without your help! Donate online on our webpage: Alliance Française de Fresno
Alliance Française de Fresno
Fresno, CA 93726