October 2018
Thank you Patient Matadi!

The lecture on the Democratic Republic of Congo was very informative and well-received. We hope to offer more this in the future.
Un grand merci!!
Thank you to Melanie Halstead and Dr. David Ross for their book donations! Our library is growing.
Maréchal Vineyards
Wine Tasting

October 13
2:00 pm
Let's celebrate the fall wine harvest at Maréchal Vineyards, in the Sanger area. Maréchal Vineyards will offer several wines for us to taste for $5.00, payable on the day of the event. However, space is limited so join us at our Open House and guarantee your spot!
If you would like to attend, please email Natalie Muñoz by October 10: Natalie Muñoz

Tasting Room:
1835 N. Zediker Ave.
Sanger, CA 93657
(559) 578-3470
The Alliance Française of Fresno is proud to sponsor
2 Cineculture films this month.
Cineculture films are screened at 5:30 pm in the Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of the Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center)
October 12: Homeland
Discussants: Dr. Zoulikha Mouffak & Dr. Rose Marie Kuhn
Directed by Algerian-French director Mohamed Hamidi, Homeland narrates the adventures of Farid, a 26-year old French law student, who travels to his father’s native Algeria because of a family emergency. Discovering this country where he had never been before, he comes in contact with a colorful gallery of amazing characters whose warmth and simplicity deeply touch him. He is particularly struck by a cousin who dreams to leave Algeria and live in France. Farid’s trip becomes an incredible journey, full of humor and humanity, an experience that will totally upset the image he had of his family and lead him to take a new look at his own identity.
In French and Arabic, with English subtitles. 117 minutes.
Sponsors: The French Program, the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures, The Alliance Française de Fresno .
October 19: Iqaluit
Discussant: Benoît Pilon, director and screen writer, via Skype
In Iqaluit by French-Canadian director Benoît Pilon, Carmen travels for the first time to Iqaluit, the capital of Canada’s newest, largest and northernmost territory. Her husband Gilles has been gravely injured and she wants to be at his bedside. Trying to find out how her husband sustained his injuries, she grows closer to Noah, an Inuk (or Eskimo) friend of Gilles and soon comes to understand that their dramas are deeply intertwined. What happened? What is Noah’s involvement in these events? Will Carmen be able to find the answers to her questions? In French, Inuktitut and English, with English subtitles. 102 minutes.  
Sponsors: The French Program, the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures & The Alliance Française de Fresno.
Pizza Apéritif Dînatoire
Oct. 27: 6:00-8:00 pm
Join us for a Pizza apéritif for only $5! You get two pieces of pizza and one glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage and unlimited comaraderie! Please bring your friends.

Pay online or at the door.

New Class Schedule and New Book Series!
We are very pleased to announce our new 5-week class series for the new academic year. The entire year-long schedule is on our website. This new format gives you more flexibility and a lower price of $175 per session, which includes the price of the book. Subsequent courses will only be $125 if you continue in the same book!! This will also allow you to progress easily from one session to the next and one level to the next. Accordingly, we have also implemented a new textbook, Edito , that is recommended and used by the national Alliance Française USA.

To find out where you need to begin your journey with French, you can take our new placement test, also used by the national Alliance Française in Washington.

We would like to introduce two new teachers: Lena and Randa.

Please visit our website today: Alliance Française of Fresno Class Schedule

Or contact Patience Tshimika: patience_23K@yahoo.com

Have a specific skill or talent? Let us know! We are always in need of extra help. Please consider donating your talents to AFF. Contact Scott Donaghe (presidentofaff@gmail.com) if you are interested in any of the following:
  • Film committee
  • Hospitality committee
  • Fundraising committee
  • Jennifer Dupras Scholarship Committee
  • Book club
  • Book curator
  • Housekeeping

We also need people with promotional skills:
  • photographer
  • videographer
  • video editor
  • graphic artist
Need French Books!

We need to replace our library after our devastating loss. If you have French books in good shape (no cracked bindings or ripped pages), we are ready to accept your donations. We are also looking for someone to help curate the book collection. You can start by bringing your books to Open House!
Please visit our website for the Alliance Française of Fresno and like our Facebook page. Upcoming events:
  • Wine tasting
  • French language Films
  • Pizza Apéritif
  • Christmas Potluck
  • La Chandeleur
  • Mardi Gras
  • Book club
Stay informed at:
Alliance Française de Fresno
1477 E. Shaw Suite 126
Fresno, CA 93710