AF Ottawa events

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 FILM SCREENING – “MUSTANG”

Date: Friday, May 5th, 2017
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Run: 93 mn
Location: Alliance Française, 352 MacLaren street | 6PM

“Mustang” (2015):

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

THE MOVIE WILL BE IN TURKISH WITH FRENCH SUBTITLES

Trailer

Nominated for an oscar.

César 2015 for best film, best editing, best script, best first film.

Click here for the press release.

Free entrance.

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 FILM SCREENING – “CHOCOLAT”

Date: Friday, May 19th, 2017
Director: Roschdy Zem
Run: 120 mn
Location: Alliance Française, 352 MacLaren street | 6PM

“Chocolat” (2015):

The life of “Chocolate”, the first black clown  who rose to  fame in France in the late  19th century.

THE MOVIE WILL BE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Trailer

Cesar for best decor and best supporting actor.

Click here for the press release.

Free entrance.

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PLUS QUE DU THÉÂTRE
LIVE RECORDING OF BALADODIFFUSION IN FRONT OF PUBLIC

Date: Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Partnership: Théâtre français du CNA, Radio-Canada and Alliance Française Ottawa
Guests: Sophie Cadieux and Marie Brassard
Presentation: Julien Morissette

For this fifth edition of the live recording of baladodiffusion at the Alliance francaise d’Ottawa, Julien Morissette meets with Sophie Cadieux and Marie Brassard. They will be discussing the making of the play “La fureur de ce que je pense”, which will be running at the French theatre of the CNA from May 24th – May 27th.

The recordings will be available on:
cna-nac.ca/balados
ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/premiereplus

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CONCERT FOR WORLD MUSIC DAY WITH DJANGO LIBRE

 

Date: Tuesday, June  20th, 2017
Genre: Gypsy Jazz
Location:  Ecole Secondaire de la Salle, 501 Old St Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 8R3 | 6:30PM

ABOUT WORLD MUSIC DAY

Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for culture, the Fête de la Musique is held in more than hundred countries in Europe and over the world. It takes place every 21st June, the day of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. The World Music Day is free and open to everyone. As a popular event – blending different musical types and dealing with the general public – it aims to popularise the musical practice as well as familiarise everyone from any social condition to musical expressions.

ABOUT DJANGO LIBRE

Genre: Gypsy Jazz

Django Libre was founded in 2007 by a group of Ottawa musicians who wanted to introduce gypsy jazz. The gypsy jazz was created in the thirties by the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and mixes the American orchestral swing with the exotic sounds of the songs of the gypsy folklore. Django Libre approaches this style with a modern, technical sensitivity and love for this music.

WITH:

Christian Flores | guitar
Andrew Tesolin | guitar
John Earl | double base
Peter Dawson | violin
Philippe Mineau | accordion

Wine and cheese will be served

Free entrance
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