Do not miss our delicious cooking demo on Saturday June 15 at 10:30am
Sylviane Leibowitz will show how to make La Tartiflette
Free event at Byram Shubert Library

YOUR FRENCH WEEK
Tuesday June 18
Reed Lecture Conversation: discussion avec Francis Polizio
1:30pm | Byram Shubert Library
Sujet : Les jeunes gens d'aujourd'hui (1968)

Lecture and Conversation in French for native speakers and advanced level.

Free Event
Reserved to AFG members and their guests


Tuesday June 18
International Book Club: The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
5-6pm | Byram Shubert Library

The Tale of the Genji , written in the 11th century by Murasaki Shikibu, a court lady, is Japan's oldest novel and one of the first novels in world literature.
The novel describes life in the Japanese imperial court, its etiquette and intrigues, and, above all, the central character of Prince Genji who is the perfect gentleman in looks and deed. Genji's relations, love affairs, and transition from youth to middle age are all captured by Murasaki's brilliant writing  which combines romanticism and realism in equal measure to capture a timeless treatment of human relations and the general impermanence of all things. 


Free event
Reserved to AFG members and their guests

Tuesday June 18
French Cinémathèque: Non-Fiction by Olivier Assayas
7:30pm | Avon Theatre Stamford CT
Non-Fiction (Doubles vies) by Olivier Assayas - 2018

Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet reunite with acclaimed director Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper, Carlos) for this wry, slyly seductive tale of sex, lies, and literature. Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, Non-Fiction traces the romantic and emotional fallout that results when a controversial writer (Vincent Macaigne) begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs-including a passionate fling with an actress (Binoche) who happens to be married to his editor (Canet)-as fodder for his explosive new novel. Balancing dry wit with keen observations on the tensions between art, commerce, and technology, Non-Fiction is a buoyant, breezy delight from a master director at his most effortlessly brilliant.


Advanced tickets recommended
AFG members $8 / general public $13

Wednesday June 19
Café Crème Conversation - Open to all
9:30am | Pain Quotidien Greenwich CT
 
 
Rejoignez-nous autour d'un café pour une conversation en toute décontraction.
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Come join us enjoy a coffee and engage in a fun conversation in a relax atmosphere.

Conversation Group open to all! Last café before summer break! 

Contact Claire Négrin at  clairenegrin@gmail.com

Le Pain Quotidien | 382 Greenwich Avenue | Greenwich CT
Thursday June 20
Proust Group 
5:00 pm | Byram Shubert Library
Friday June 21
Café Franco Américain 
  9:30am - Résidence 

Please contact Susan Benthall at

Limited space!
Friday June 21 - Saturday June 22
From our friends at Manhattanville College
Purchase, New York
The Caribbean: Vulnerability and Resilience 
International conference organized in partnership with EMMA ( Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier) and MIGRINTER (CNRS- Université de Poitiers).  The conference will include an interdisciplinary study of the wider Caribbean as a space of cultural, historical, geographic, and linguistic diversity, a meeting place of peoples from different corners of the world. 


More details and registration at 
COMING SOON
Thursday June 27
Ciné Club: The Son of Saul (Le fils de Saul)
7:00pm | Byram Shubert Library
 The son of Saul (Le fils de Saul)- 2015

The year is 1944 at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Saul Auslander ( Géza Röhrig ), a member of the camp's Sonderkommando-prisoners forced to help the Nazis exterminate Jews, thereby delaying their own deaths for a few months-walks toward the camera from far off in the woods before finally coming into focus in the center of the frame. From there, Hungarian director and co-writer  László Nemes  follows Saul as he goes about his daily work herding new arrivals toward the undressing room and into the gas chamber. They'd been promised hot meals and well-paying jobs, something Saul has heard countless times before.
 
Free screening