April 2012 at the Alliance française

APRIL

Friday, April 6th – 6:45 pm // Cinema @ Alliance française
Free for Alliance française members – 5$ for non members
Films are in french with English subtitles unless otherwise noted
INSPECTEUR LAVARDIN
Claude Chabrol – 1986 – Not Rated – 100min – with Jean-Luc Bideau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Bernadette Lafont, Jean Poiret

Friday April 6 and Saturday, April 7th // Jules Verne fait son cinéma @ Alliance française
Free for Alliance française members, 5 $ for non-members
Friday April 6 – 10:00 am
MICHEL STROGOFF
Saturday April 7 – 3:30 pm
VOYAGE AU CENTRE DE LA TERRE

Sunday, April 8th – 3.00 pm // Cinema @ Cinema Paradiso
Free for Alliance française members – 5$ for non members
Films are in french with English subtitles unless otherwise noted
INSPECTEUR LAVARDIN
Claude Chabrol – 1986 – Not Rated – 100min – with Jean-Luc Bideau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Bernadette Lafont, Jean Poiret

Monday, April 9th – 6:30 pm // Florida Grand Opera “Romeo et Juliette” @ Alliance française
Free and open to the public
Conductor Joseph Mechavich, Stage Director David Lefkowich, and French tenor Sébastien Guèze will present an overview of Florida Grand Opera’s production of Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and conduct a discussion of the opera’s particular challenges and the abundance of riches to be discovered as audiences experience it.
Florida Grand Opera will present Roméo et Juliette in Miami at the Adrienne Arsht Center from April 21 through May 5, and at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale on May 10 and 12, 2012.

Wednesday, April 11th – 6:00 pm // Cercle de lecture @ Alliance française
free admission, registration required / in French
Hygiène de l’Assassin, by Amelie Nothomb.
Gather with fellow Francophiles at the “Cercle de Lecture”, the Alliance française’s popular book discussion group who invites you to discover, rediscover and share French contemporary literature.
Moderated by Jean-François Chénin, director of the Alliance française South Florida and Délégué général of the Alliance française in the United States

Friday, April 13th – 7:00 pm // Apéro Jazz : The Kiki Sanchez Trio @ Alliance Française
Free admission – Wine bar
APERO JAZZ
A peaceful bubble in the heart of hectic Miami
Welcome the week-end by unwinding with a glass of wine as class jazz engulfs you in the heart of Miami. Come and share with the Alliance Française the vibrations of the Apéro Jazz.
AND EXHIBITION
Frédéric Pollet is a French artist working on various medias including video, sculpture, pastels and photographs. He lives and works in Paris but his works of arts have been exhibited all around the world. His will be in residency at the Alliance française of Miami for a month, working on Calle Ocho and its jobs, workers, encounters. After a month of work, he will present an exhibition in the Alliance française’s premises

Thursday, April 19th – 7:00 pm Noches Litterarias @ Alliance Francaise Aymara Aymerich
free admission / in Spanish
Noches Literarias under the direction of Manny Lopez, is a monthly literary series in spanish to bring our community closer to writers. This program is a free event for all who wish to be around literature; whether is poetry, short stories or fiction, and get to know local writers as well as those who visit us from abroad.

Friday, April 20th – 6:45 pm // Cinema @ MDC Tower Theater
Free for Alliance française members – 5$ for non members
Films are in french with English subtitles unless otherwise noted
LE COUPERET
Costa Gavras – 2004 – Not Rated – 122 min – with José Garcia, Geordy Monfils, Karin Viard
A business executive, who was fired by his company after it underwent restructuring, is ready to do anything to get his job back – even if it means killing his rivals.

Saturday, April 21st – 11:00 am // Macarons cooking class @ Lovely Daze Macarons
$65 members / $80 non members / 12 people maximum
Due to a strong demand, the now famous Macarons Pastry Class is back!

Saturday, April 21th – 1:30 pm // Goûter philo @ Alliance française
$ 5 for members, 19 $ for non-members
Have your children discuss issues for an hour, over cakes and fruit juice. The goûter allows children to expand their ability to think for themselves and to expand their critical thinking. Behind the title goûter, there is the idea of a break, pleasure and sweetness.

Tuesday, May 1 – 6:30 pm // Fighting for Heritage : crossed perspectives France-Florida on modernism conservation @ Alliance française Miami
25 $/15$ members
Roundatble in English with Stéphanie Celle, French State Architect and Urbanist, Conservator of National Monuments; William Cary, Assistant Director of the Miami Beach Planning Department; Jorge Hernandez, Um University, friends of Marine Stadium and Trustee of the National Trust and Jean-François Lejeune, UM university, founder and Vice-President of DoCOMOMO-US/Florida. Moderated by Flaminia Gennary, Vizcaya Museum.
Wine and cheese will be served
France and America have different views on heritage conservation. The conference will highlight the difficulties of the preservation of historical constructions and the specifics of conservation for 20th century buildings. It will be based on concrete cases, like the documentation experience of DoCOMOMO, or the struggle for the protection of the Marine Stadium, the Art Deco District in Miami and of the “Villa Savoye”, in Poissy (France), the monifesto of Le Corbusier’s new architecture.
Various panelists will share their experience and express their views, including French maître d’oeuvre at the Centre des Monuments nationaux, Stéphanie Celle : “Fighting for Heritage Preservation” could be her motto. Since 2000, she is working as an architect and urbanist of the state and has been in charge of the “bâtiments de France” in Paris where she filed and won a lawsuit against facadism operations, which she strongly opposed.
With the support of the Délégation générale of the Alliance française in the United States and the Centre des Monuments Nationaux. In collaboration with University of Miami, departement of architecture, Docomomo and Vizcaya Museum.

Wednesday, May 2 – 6 pm // Grand Châteaux and their Gardens in the Landscape of Greater Paris @ The preservation Foundation of Palm Beach
50 $/35$ members
Lecture in English presented by Stéphanie Celle, French State Architect and Urbanist, Conservator of National Monuments, with the participation of Laurence Sabatié-Garat, Head of Institutional and International Relations, Centre des Monuments Nationaux, following by a reception
Prestigious “châteaux de plaisance” in Ile-de-France were originally built in a close relation to landscape, enjoying the proximity of the river Seine and of a forest. They were places for leisure, entertainment and poetry.
Two centuries later, the surroundings have become suburban. To exist, these châteaux must fit in the missing piece of the Greater Paris puzzle.

Tuesday, May 8 – 8 pm // Not The Last Goodbye, David Servan-Schreiber @ Books and Books Coral Gables
Free and open to the public
Lecture in English presentend by Franklin Servan-Schreiber
What is a good death? How can we be empowered by the challenge of trying to die “well”, while losing the medical battle? How can we prepare for death while we’re still healthy?
Renowned psychiatrist and international bestselling author, Dr. David Servan-Schreiber, shared in his latest book, Not The Last Goodbye, his experience of living through a grave illness and his state of mind as he faced death. As a specialist in care for the terminally ill, an advocate of patient empowerment, and a 19 year brain cancer survivor, Dr. Servan-Schreiber’s testimony is uniquely authoritative. He candidly discusses the daily trials of being gravely ill, how he found spiritual solace, and how to remain “in life” until the end.
Dr. Servan-Schreiber died peacefully last July, surrounded by friends and family, while listening to his favourite music as he had wished and planned.
His brother, Franklin, will be presenting the book and will share the lessons he learned from being a care giver to his brother.

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