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  • 07 Feb 2020 11:08 AM | Anonymous member

    Enjoy a free screening of the French drama, You Will Be My Son on Friday, February 21, at 7pm.  The film will be shown at Perrysburg’s Way Public Library as part of the Reel Art International and Art Film Series, supported by the Skotynsky Financial Group.

    This story follows the emotional and intense journey of Paul de Marseul, a successful winemaker in Bordeaux, as he decides who will take over his business – Paul’s own “weak” son or the competent son of his business partner.

    The film is in French with English subtitles and is for adults only.  The runtime is 102 minutes.  Admission is free and open to the public.  No registration is needed.  See you there!

  • 30 Jan 2020 10:29 PM | Anonymous member

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  • 23 Jan 2020 9:34 PM | Anonymous member

    With its solemnity and spontaneity, Camille Pissarro’s Still Life of 1867 is one of the most rewarding and mesmerizing compositions in the collection of the Toledo Museum of Art. ONE EACH: Still Lifes by Pissarro, Cézanne, Manet & Friends is a one-gallery focus exhibition that places this masterpiece in context. The exhibition will feature still lifes by six French painters, all created in a single decade—the 1860s. Included are sterling examples from the hand of Édouard Manet, regarded as the ‘father of modern painting’, and Paul Cézanne, considered to have been the driving precursor of Cubism, the early 20th-century’s major art movement. Rounding out the group are superb paintings by, Claude Monet, Henri Fantin-Latour, and Gustave Courbet.  -Toledo Museum of Art  Jan. 18, 2020 — Apr. 12, 2020 | Gallery 18

  • 10 Dec 2019 4:41 PM | Anonymous member

    For the centenary of the Prix Goncourt awarded to Marcel Proust on December 10, 1919, a new selection of letters are online today and made available free to scholars and general readers alike. The Corr-Proust project at the University of Illinois-Urbana is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

  • 10 Dec 2019 4:36 PM | Anonymous member

    YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, aims to bring French films with no US distribution to art house cinemas, film societies, the Alliance Française network, and American universities. It offers a selection of today’s best French films and filmmakers. The program focuses specifically on rising talents from France, from high-profile independent works, to powerful documentaries and quirky discoveries. This program stands as proof that this young generation of contemporary French filmmakers is—more than ever—a genuine melting pot with a global vision and an amazing capacity to combine cultural influences. Across a wide range of subject matter, their work is innovative in both style and storytelling. Twelve films and a collection of short films will be shown December 13 & 14 at the General Film Center in Columbus. More information here:

  • 04 Nov 2019 8:38 PM | Anonymous member

    French cinema at State Theatre in Ann Arbor:

  • 04 Nov 2019 8:31 PM | Anonymous member

    Free French film festival by Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapid, Michigan:

  • 04 Nov 2019 8:29 PM | Anonymous member

    The Paris based Modigliani Quartet is a regular guest of the world’s top venues and finest string quartet and chamber music series.  In 2014, the Modigliani Quartet became Artistic Directors of the Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, a festival created in 1976 by Antoine Riboud and made famous through its former legendary artistic director Mstislav Rostropovich. The joint efforts of the Evian Resort and the Modigliani Quartet achieved immediate success and the festival has now become again one of Europe’s major and most publicized Summer musical events.

    “One of today’s best quartets in the world … Balance, transparency, symphonic comprehension, confident style, their performance reached a very high and inspiring level.” — Harald Eggbrecht in Süddeutsche Zeitung

    DATE: November 16, 2019 @ 8:00pm
    LOCATION: Southern Theatre

    More details:

  • 12 Apr 2019 11:07 PM | Anonymous member

    The French government is launching a new standard for keyboard layouts in France. The position of the letters (A-Z) will remain the same, but special characters like accents and punctuation marks are moving and many more are added to better support typing French and boost usability and speed. Read more here:

  • 31 Jan 2019 6:59 PM | Anonymous member

    The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit will present the first exhibition in the Midwest and most comprehensive show to date of the French art movement Supports/Surfaces. This group of fourteen artists, along with several others who were closely affiliated, lived and worked in the south of France, producing artwork marked by an interest in materiality, a lyrical use of color and expansive ideas of what constitutes a painting. French society was undergoing social protests and upheavals in the 1960s that mirrored the civil rights and anti-war movements in the USA.  Feb 1-April 21, 2019

    More information?

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The mission of the Alliance Française de Toledo is to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

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