Sunday, September 15, 2019

What: Afternoon of French Conversation
Where: At an Alliance member’s home in Jamestown.
When: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free for Alliance members.
$20 dollar guest fee for guests accompanied by members.
RSVP: Reservations are necessary. Please RSVP by September 8, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

What: AFN’s Annual Rentree.
This year’s event will feature Nora Bartosik, acclaimed pianist performing for members enjoyment. This is will be a festive Rentrée–celebrating the beginning of a new Membership Year. Refreshments will be served.
Where: The Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
When: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Cost: Free to Alliance members.
$20 guest fee for guests accompanied by Alliance member.
RSVP: Send email to: afnewportri@gmail.com for more information.

Tuesday November 12, 2019

What:   “Le Brio”  
A French language movie shown exclusively by the Alliance Francaise in the United States and in association with the Jane Pickens Theatre.
Synopsis: Neïla, a girl of Algerian descent, lives in a housing project in the suburbs of Paris with her mother and her grandmother. She has good friends in the neighborhood, including a boyfriend named Mounir, an Uber driver. Always a good pupil, she has decided to become a lawyer and to this end has enrolled at the Assas University in Paris. But her first day proves a harrowing experience. Arriving late in the great amphitheater where Pierre Mazard, a seasoned but controversial law professor, gives his class, poor Neïla is taken to task by him, and in words tainted with racism. Some students complain about Mazard’s attitude, which urges the President to intervene. He firmly asks the prof that he do something to redeem himself. And to this end, why not train his victim for the prestigious speech contest Assas is associated with? Reluctant at first, Pierre is forced to accept the deal. But how will Neïla put up with working under the yoke of her torturer? (by Guy Bellinger on IMDB.com)
French with Subtitles
Where:  The Jane Pickens Theatre, Washington Square, Newport, RI
When: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m
Cost: $12. Click here for tickets

Monday, December 2, 2019

What: Fete de Saint Nicholas
The Alliance Francaise de Newport Christmas/Season celebration.
Where: Edward King House in Newport, RI
When: Monday December 2, 2019 6:00PM – 8:00PM.
More details to follow
Other: Wine and pastries will be provided!
Please bring an hors d’oeuvre if you are able to do so.

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