AF Ottawa events

Click here to view the full calendar for March and April 2017 in PDF format.

 

EXHIBITION AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 18TH 2017 –  “THANK YOU, CANADA”


Artist: Marie-Lyne Bourassa
Location: Alliance Française, 352 MacLaren Street

Exhibition inspired by the artist’s travelling and photography all over Canada, her native country. It portrays semi-figurative or abstract original paintings photographed by the artist: horses, mountains, the country side, sea side and more.

“I want to create canvases with different effects: an intense experience that gives energy, or a place where you can dream or find sanity”

She creates in a spontaneous manner while using her talent to spread multiple layers of paint using knives, engravers and water flows. In nature as well as in our lives, unique textures and complex elements surround us. Her art reflects this conscious effort that helps us appreciate the infinate beauty implied.

Free entrance. Opening hours 

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FILM SCREENING – “IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD”

Date: Friday, March 24th, 2017
Director: Xavier Dolan
Run: 97 mn
Location: Alliance Française, 352 MacLaren street | 6PM

“It’s only the end of the world ” (2016):

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Louis, a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

English subtitles

Won at the Cannes Festival:

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Grand Prize of the Jury

Cesar

Best actor (Gaspard Ulliel),
Best director & editing (Xavier Dolan)

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Free entrance.

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

Date: Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Guests: To be announced
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Partnership: Théâtre français du CNA, Radio-Canada and Alliance Française Ottawa
Presentation: Julien Morissette
Research: Guy Warin

For this fourth edition of the live recording of baladodiffusion at the Alliance francaise d’Ottawa, Julien Morissette meets with actors to be revealed. They will be discussing the making of the play “Dehors”, which will be running at the French theatre of the CNA from March 29th to april 1st.

Dehors: Arnaud is a war correspondent. When he learns of his father’s death, he takes a leave from his assignments to go home to the family farm, whose sole remaining resident is his brother Armand. Returning after an absence of more than a decade, Arnaud faces the ghosts of the past: old wounds, flashbacks of the violent scenes he’s witnessed in hostilities around the world, but also the enigmatic words uttered by a teenage girl …

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

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CONCERT – “FRANGLAISE

Date: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Genre: Jazz acoustic and classical
Location:  Alliance Française, 352 MacLaren street | 6PM

“Franglaise” is a group formed by Seraphin LaRiviere and Lyn Tremblay, who sings a wide selection french and english classics celebrating the Quebec and Canadian music culture.

Along with the songs, they discuss how the lyrics change in translation, and question why Quebec music has been sadly kept mostly to its own province, while anglo music has proliferated throughout the country.

With a 5-octave vocal range that runs the gamult from tender to tempest, Serafin LaRiviere has cultivated a cross-genre audience that embraces Jazz, Torch and even Classical music.

One must employ the word “Cabaret” with caution.  Often thought of as Déjà Vu, “been there, done that, got the top hat”, Lyne Tremblay comes to her cabaret repertoire following long service on the most prestigious stages of Europe, where the art form is taken seriously and the audience takes no prisoners.

Wine and cheese will be served.

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FREE for members and students of the Alliance Française of Ottawa
Non-members: $5

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FILM SCREENING – “LES INNOCENTS AUX MAINS SALES”
CYCLE IN TRIBUTE TO ROMY SCHNEIDER – N*2 PRESENTED BY MAURICE GRAFFIN

Date: Friday, April 7th, 2017
Director: Claude Chabrol
Run: 125 mn
Location: Alliance Française, 352 MacLaren street | 6PM

“Les innocents aux mains sales” (1975):

Saint Tropez, 1975. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the assassination of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves…

ABOUT THE TRIBUTE

35 years after the death of Romy Schneider, the AFO is happy to present a cycle honouring her work in French cinema. Presented by our very own expert Maurice Graffin, member of the AFO board, each film will be introduced before the screening and discussed afterwards. Maurice has been involved in the cinematic world for quite a while now, and he specialises in French cinema. He is not only a film club and cinema festival organizer, but also a radio host of various programs, cinema critic for Radio-Canada and UNIQUE FM 94.5 and a jurist for the Ottawa Film festival.

 

Free entrance.

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FILM SCREENING – “MY GOLDEN DAYS”

Date: Friday, April 21st, 2017
Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Run: 120 mn
Location: Alliance Française, 352 MacLaren street | 6PM

“My golden days” (2015):

Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother’s madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.

English subtitles

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Cesar for best director, Directors’ Fortnight prize at Cannes Film Festival

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Free entrance.