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  • 06 Jul 2015 11:56 AM | Anonymous member

    "They are rightly called the Dark Years. From 1940 to 1944, France, with the help of the collaborationist Vichy government, was occupied by Germany. Many Frenchmen and women looked away -- or helped the Nazis outright. Still others risked their lives and went underground in the Resistance movement."

    You can read the review at this link:

  • 04 May 2015 9:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Alexis Czajka!  

    Alexis has been selected as the 2015  recipient of the AFT's $1000 Travel Scholarship.

    Alexis is a student at Bowling Green State University planning to study abroad next year in Pau and Grenoble. 

    The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 16th at  11am in Suite 102 at the Common Space Center for Creativity, 1700 N. Reynolds Road. 

  • 23 Apr 2015 9:42 PM | Anonymous member
    Created in 1984, the Lyon Opera Ballet has revolutionized the classical ballet world, presenting new, contemporary works with witty and often surprising choreography. In Cinderella, Maguy Marin’s magical retelling of the fairy tale, the story unfolds in a three-story dollhouse, a child’s world of toys and wonder. Human dancers are transformed into fat-cheeked dolls, Cinderella scoots off to the ball in a toy car, Prince Charming searches for her on his rocking horse, and Prokofiev’s score is spliced with coos and gurgles. The “astonishingly original and magical” production (New York Times) unfolds with a dreamlike quality, a vision of childhood without sentimentality but with affectionate insight. The work was last seen at UMS in 2002, also performed by Lyon Opera Ballet, and Ann Arbor is the only city in the country that will host this fascinating production this year. - See more at:
  • 03 Apr 2015 8:57 PM | Anonymous member

    Check this out!

  • 23 Feb 2015 8:46 PM | Anonymous member

    When: Friday, March 6 (Note: a change from the usual Friday— this is the FIRST FRIDAY of the month!)
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Where: CVA (Center for Visual Arts, next to the Toledo Museum of Art)
    Room 009 (Haigh Auditorium)

    What: Les émotifs anonymes (Romantics Anonymous)
    (Améris, 2010, 78 mins.)

  • 19 Feb 2015 8:47 PM | Anonymous member

    March 6 - April 2, Gene Siskel Theater, Chicago

  • 18 Feb 2015 9:18 PM | Anonymous member

  • 13 Feb 2015 6:56 PM | Anonymous member

    Le Festival de la Francophonie is back this March at the Alliance Française de Chicago and better than ever!

    Highlights include exclusive film screenings, live music performances, a book fair with author talks and signings, the ever so popular Soirée Commune and a very special Soirée Cambodge-France.

    Que la fête commence !  Interested?  More info here:

  • 13 Feb 2015 4:32 PM | Anonymous member

    Opened in September 2014 at the French Embassy in New York, Albertine Books has launched an online shop that offers the most comprehensive selection of French-language books and English translations in the United States.  Because of reduced shipping cost this source is less expensive than  For more info see

  • 13 Feb 2015 3:21 PM | Anonymous member

    Film Club

    A new movie series for families begins with a showing of "A Cat in Paris" at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Little Theater. The Oscar-nominated French animated adventure film tells the story of a little girl, Zoe, who discovers her pet cat’s double life as the assistant to a burglar. The Sunday Family Film Club program features movies inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions, in this case, Best in Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza Collection. Free.

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