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 | Alliance française du Manitoba
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"TU PEUX TOUJOURS RÊVER"
A MUSICAL SHOW FOR CHILDREN 
From the age of 4 onwards

Alex Toucourt & Julien M’a Dit, two French artists, are coming to Winnipeg to present their children's show « Tu peux toujours rêver » ("You can always dream"). A funny tale on friendship with furiously catchy songs - it will be impossible not to dance! 


 | Winnipeg Art Gallery
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Presented by Plug In ICA, and hosted at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in their auditorium on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the legendary Buren will give a public talk detailing his bold and categorical work.

Plug In ICA presents this talk as part of our STAGES Speaker Series in anticipation of the STAGES biennial in 2019. For STAGES 2019, Buren will remount a work for the first time since 1981 titled, Limited Time Only!. This site-specific intervention was initially produced in Toronto in a St. James Town apartment block for which Buren offered to wallpaper apartments within the building with his signature stripes. Residents of the apartment block could have an artwork by Buren for the minimal cost of the wallpaper itself: $50 for one wall, $125 for an entire room. Plug In ICA will work with Buren to restage this work in Winnipeg in August 2019, selecting an apartment block similar in history and economic status to the original, offering its residents an opportunity to have a work by Buren installed in their homes for a Limited Time Only!. The title emulates language used in advertising, but references the tenuous and precarious nature of the renter. 


 | Forth - 171 McDermot Ave
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The Alliance Française du Manitoba invites you to a relaxed French conversation meetup. This fall we will be meeting at Forth the first Wednesday of each month. Come have a drink and practice your French among francophones and francophiles in the heart of the Exchange District. All levels of French are welcome!! Spots are limited, a Meetup registration is required.
Meetup Event


 | Université de Saint-Boniface
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As part of the celebrations of La Francophonie in March 2019, take part to a"dictée" (dictation) taken from Gabrielle Roy's work, organized by La Maison Gabrielle-Roy and the Alliance Française du Manitoba in partnership with the Gabrielle Roy Library in Quebec City. No matter the number of mistakes on your copy, the result will remain anonymous! Registered participants may win participation prizes. No losers, no winners. Minimum French level requirement: B1.

CinéFeel : "Sans Maman"

CinéFeel : "Sans Maman"
 | Alliance française du Manitoba
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For the International Day of Francophonie, Alliance française du Manitoba is happy to screen "Sans Maman", by Marie-France Guerrette, a franco-albertan filmmaker (who will be present for this occasion!)
On August 31, 1995, Guerrette's family life takes a dramatic turn. Mona, the mother, passes at 42 of the remnants of a breast cancer, leaving behind a husband and two daughters, Mylène and Marie-France, to which she bequeaths a tape containing the testimony of her life. How to recover, as a child, from the death of a parent? By recording her life, as well as her family's, Marie-France Guerrette welcomes us into her mourning. The archives, sometimes flawed or imprecise and filled with emotions, build the history of her family. Marked with authenticity, these interviews represent a freeing speech. Along her path, she discovers a heavy legacy: genetical cancer. This documentary has had many positive points on Marie-France's life - ease the mourning process, incitate a call for action, as well as anchoring her in the side of the livings.


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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Ever wondered what the Alliance Française du Manitoba is all about? Now is your chance to find out! We're hosting an Open House on Saturday, March 16th from 10am-2pm. It's the perfect opportunity to drop in one of our classes, learn about our cultural events and activities, or just simply to see the facility. The event is free and there are participation prizes and discount vouchers to win!


 | Winnipeg Cinematheque
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"Wrong Cops, Jazztronauts & Synchronized Swimming"! The Alliance Française French Film Festival is back for its fifth edition! Organized by Alliance Française du Manitoba and Winnipeg Cinematheque as a part of the 24th edition of the French Language and Francophonie week, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is an invitation to discover films from different times and places and experience the sophisticated, vibrant and daring films from France. All films are shown at Winnipeg Cinematheque and come with English subtitles.


 | Forth - 171 McDermot Ave
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The Alliance Française du Manitoba invites you to a relaxed French conversation meetup. This fall we will be meeting at Forth the first Wednesday of each month. Come have a drink and practice your French among francophones and francophiles in the heart of the Exchange District. All levels of French are welcome!! Spots are limited, a Meetup registration is required.

Meetup event


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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Come share your words in any language you wish to use, and help us build a strong community of poets.

Bring your voice and your instruments, we'll be there to listen.

In 2018-2019, the host is Amber O’Reilly, a multilingual spoken word artist and poet. Born under Yellowknife’s midnight sun, she has lived in Winnipeg since 2013. Amber has performed at Northwords NWT, Speaking Crow, Winnipeg Poetry Slam, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Thin Air and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and published in the Winnipeg Free Press, L'Aquilon and Oratorealis. She writes theatre reviews for La Liberté and is a board member of the Association des auteur-e-s du Manitoba français and Thin Air, Winnipeg International Writers Festival.

Entrance is free and open to all


 | Winnipeg Cinematheque ($6 for students & members)
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Black Space Winnipeg in partnership with the Winnipeg Film Group and Winnipeg Cinematheque is proud to present the 2019 Afro Prairie Film Festival with our Opening Reception on the festival's French Themed Night with Alpha Toshineza and SPAZZ Like the DJ, Friday, February 22 at 9:00 PM.

Come out and help us celebrate the festival’s second year on our French-themed night. Featuring musical performances by Alpha Toshineza and tunes spun by Spazz Like the DJ, light refreshments provided.

FREE ADMISSION - For festival tickets and passes visit: https://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/product/afro-prairie-film-festival-single-tickets/


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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Alpha Toshineza presents his latest solo project Triple in an intimate circle. Exclusive listening session and artwork display for the new album. Free Pizzas + surprises....
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Alpha Toshineza présente son nouveau projet Triple A dans un cadre intimiste. Session d'écoute en avant première et découverte du artwork accompagnant le nouveau projet. Pizzas Gratuites et petites surprises à la fin.


 | Alliance française du Manitoba/Winnipeg Cinémathèque
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 Jean-Pierre Melville, one of the greatest French filmmaker, was born 101 years ago. As an homage, the Alliance Française du Manitoba and the Winnipeg Cinemathèque will screen a retrospective of a dozen of his best movies. Many of his artworks have gone into the Hall of Fame of cinema: Le Samouraï, Army of Shadows, Le Cercle Rouge. Melville has done 13 movies in total, filled with gangsters and dark politicians. He has always been associated with the neo-noir movement, but he explored many other genres, like surrealism. His unique style and his huge artwork is to be rediscovered through this retrospective!

This retrospective will take place from January 10th to February 20th, in partnership with Winnipeg Cinémathèque. More details coming soon.


 | Forth - 171 McDermot
Published

The Alliance Française du Manitoba invites you to a relaxed French conversation meetup. This fall we will be meeting at Forth the first Wednesday of each month. Come have a drink and practice your French among francophones and francophiles in the heart of the Exchange District. All levels of French are welcome!! Spots are limited, a Meetup registration is required. 

Meetup event


 | Maison des artistes visuels francophones
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Land. Water. Climate Change. Colonialism. 

Each year the Institut français, which links the Alliance française network, holds a global "Nuit des idées," or "Night of Ideas." This is a celebration of thought and an opportunity to renew intellectual debate "à la française." It is an evening of dynamic and engaging exchanges that highlight contemporary debates in a creative and multidisciplinary way. This year's theme is "Face au present," or "Facing the present." 

Pop-Up Theatre: Screening of "Outside"'s capture

Pop-Up Theatre: Screening of "Outside"'s capture
 | Alliance française du Manitoba, 934 Corydon
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DEMISTIFY THEATRE PROFESSIONS

As part of the Théâtre Cercle Molière's pop-ups, come watch the capture of the play Dehors, from Gilles Poulin-Denis, played at the Cercle Molière during the 2017-2018 season, and discover the processes of the theatrical creation.
The projection will be followed by a session of questions and answers from Les Productions Rivard and the directeur Gabriel Tougas.
This workshop is part of Cercle Molière's pop-ups serie, and is perfect for all the curiouses willing to know more about what's behind the scenes.
Entrance is free and open to all. 
No inscription is needed. 


 | Alliance française du Manitoba
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In the mood for Melville is a documentary about the famous French filmmaker.  
Jean-Pierre Melville, his 14 movies and his 25 years-long career is an international legend.
His artwork, filled with dark atmospheres, is pretty unique and has made him one of the leader of the neo-noir movement.
His influence has reached Asia, and some of the most renowned filmmakers there testify to depict the impact he has had on their art.

The movie will take place at the Alliance, on 934 Corydon. Entrance is free and open to all.


 | Maison Gabrielle-Roy
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Come share your words in any language you wish to use, and help us build a strong community of poets.

Bring your voice and your instruments, we'll be there to listen.

In 2018-2019, the host is Amber O’Reilly, a multilingual spoken word artist and poet. Born under Yellowknife’s midnight sun, she has lived in Winnipeg since 2013. Amber has performed at Northwords NWT, Speaking Crow, Winnipeg Poetry Slam, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Thin Air and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and published in the Winnipeg Free Press, L'Aquilon and Oratorealis. She writes theatre reviews for La Liberté and is a board member of the Association des auteur-e-s du Manitoba français and Thin Air, Winnipeg International Writers Festival.

This second edition of the 18/19 Spoken Word will take place at the Maison Gabrielle-Roy, on 375 Rue Deschambault.
Entrance is free and open to all.

RADIO: Alliance Française on ICI Manitoba

RADIO: Alliance Française on ICI Manitoba
 | Manitoba
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Every two weeks, Alan Nobili and Nicole Jowett from the Alliance Française of Manitoba are on air with Martine Bordeleau on the daily radio program l'Actuel on ICI Manitoba (88.1 FM). After our segment "Funny French Language" that dissects expressions and words of the French language, we reveal the cultural agenda of the Alliance Française of Manitoba and share a new French track.


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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This award-wining adaptation of King Ubu has garnered much praise – the objects' raw form and the performance's frenetic pace are perfectly suited for Jarry's cruel farce. Since its creation, Ubu has been performed over 850 times in Québec, Mexico, Brazil and Europe! Two armies of French baguettes face each other in a stand-off as tomato bombs explode, an egg beater hovers over fleeing troops and molasses-blood splatters on fork-soldiers as they charge Père Ubu. Anything goes as Poland's fate is sealed on a tabletop! Multiple film references spice things up as two performers hammer-out a small-scale fresco of grandiose buffoonery.

Ciné/Feel: Where the Poppies Grow

Ciné/Feel: Where the Poppies Grow
 | 934 Corydon Avenue
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Where do the images of the First World War that haunt our imagination come from ? To actually visualize the Great War, rather than just hearing about it, to portray it and bring it to life again : that is what today’s comic books capable of. By delving into archives and historical accounts, the comic book illustrators in this film take us back in time. They bring the First World War to life in our imagination : their drawings are more than just strokes of a pen. These major artists have made the Great War the main subject of their graphic narratives. In their company, we will try to trace the fragmented memory of 1914 – 1918 as a comic book chronicle. This film is in French with English subtitles and is being shown in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.


 | French Way Café
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Come and celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau with us with a delicious dinner!


 | Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones
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Slimane Zeghidour is a writer and journalist. Born in Kabylie in 1953, he grew up in Erraguene, a regroupment camp, and learned to read and write with young French people. He moved to Paris in 1974 and began as an illustrator for Libération and Pilote before embarking on a career as a writer and reporter (Le Monde, Le Nouvel Observateur, Géo, Télérama, El País, La Vie). He is the chief editor at TV5 Monde. He is the author of La Vie quotidienne à La Mecque (Hachette, 1989) which received the Clio Prize for History, Le Voile et la bannière (Hachette, 1990), L’Algérie en couleurs with Tramor Quemeneur (Les Arènes, 2011). The discussionw will be followed by a panel organized in collaboration with Accueil Francophone and Réseau Immigration Francophone. This will take place at the Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones, on 219 Provencher. Free.


 | Forth - 171 McDermot
Published

The Alliance Française du Manitoba invites you to a relaxed French conversation meetup. This fall we will be meeting at Forth the first Wednesday of each month. Come have a drink and practice your French among francophones and francophiles in the heart of the Exchange District. All levels of French are welcome!! Spots are limited, a Meetup registration is required.

Meetup event

SPOKEN WORD #1 - season 2018-2019

SPOKEN WORD #1 - season 2018-2019
 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
Published

Come share your words in any language you wish to use, and help us build a strong community of poets.

Bring your voice and your instruments, we'll be there to listen.

In 2018-2019, the host is Amber O’Reilly, a multilingual spoken word artist and poet. Born under Yellowknife’s midnight sun, she has lived in Winnipeg since 2013. Amber has performed at Northwords NWT, Speaking Crow, Winnipeg Poetry Slam, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Thin Air and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word and published in the Winnipeg Free Press, L'Aquilon and Oratorealis. She writes theatre reviews for La Liberté and is a board member of the Association des auteur-e-s du Manitoba français and Thin Air, Winnipeg International Writers Festival.

This first edition of the 18/19 Spoken Word will take place at the Alliance française du Manitoba, on 934 Corydon.
Entrance is free and open to all.


 | Cineplex Silvercity Saint-Vital
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The Alliance Française du Manitoba is a proud partner of Cinémental,the Francophone film festival in Manitoba. This year, we are presenting "At War" with Vincent Lindon. Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries decides to shut down a factory. The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do everything to save their jobs. In French with English subtitles.


 | Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
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This year again, we are a proud partner of Cinémental, the francophone films festival in Manitoba. We present Custody , a 2017 French  film directed by Xavier Legrand. It was screened in the main competition section of the 74th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Silver Lion. Supremely crafted and performed, this contemporary French thriller about a broken marriage and ensuing custody battle is a gripping, edge-of-seat drama that never lets up. In French with English subtitles.


 | Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain
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Stand up comedy 50% in French et 50% en anglais.  How many kisses do you have to do when saying hello? Pourquoi y a-t-il 15 jours dans 2 semaines? Why are French anglicisms not real English words?
Ce sont des questions que Paul Taylor se pose tous les jours. Paul is a bilingual Brit confused about his identity. Il parle français comme un Froggy mais il pense comme un Rosbif. This is why, in 2015, he quit his job at Apple to take to the stage and find some answers.


 | Cordova Tapas & Wine 93 Albert Street
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What now? Join the Alliance Française du Manitoba at Cordova bar for an après Nuit Blanche afterparty. Francophone and francophile DJs will spin French-inspired experimental and rare electronic tracks, from Femminielli to Flavien Berger, going all night for a real nuit blanche. Step into an interactive poetry machine to add your own French touch to the dance floor.


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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What lessons can be gathered from a discussion between two writers who share stories that make us question the very ideas of morality and forgiveness? Join Rhéal Cenerini and François Gilbert at Alliance Française for Sowing Compassion, one of the first sessions of the Thin Air International Writers Festival. Expect an evening of lively exchanges with these two talented artists. Appetizers and drinks will be served.


 | Manyfest (Lakeside Lounge Stage)
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Did you love our event Discotheque on Ice in February? The Alliance Française DJs are back for a scorching free summer event!

Alliance Française du Manitoba, in collaboration with ManyFest Winnipeg, invites you to celebrate the summer heat by busting out your coolest moves. Local francophone and guest francophile artists from all over Canada will spin French inspired disco and electronic tracks, from Ceronne to Daft Punk, at the Lakeside Lounge Stage. Keep the summer going and join us for dancing under the stars!


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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To celebrate the start of the new school year, l'Alliance invites you to its first Kids' Movie Night! "A Cat in Paris" is an Oscar-nominated cartoon that tells the story of Dino, a cat who lives his life between two houses. By day, he lives with Zoé, the daughter of the police chief. By night he scales the roofs of Paris with Nico, a skilled burglar. Meanwhile at the police station, Zoé's mom needs to stop a jewel thief and keep her eyes on a piece of art coveted by the criminal Costa. The movie is rated PG but does have some moments that might be sad or scary, so it is recommended for kids over five. It is in French with English subtitles. The movie is free and so is the popcorn!


 | Gimli Theatre 72 2nd Avenue
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Xavier Legrand | France | 2017

The Gimli Film Festival is once again offering a French language series this year and the Alliance Française du Manitoba is proud to present one of these films. CUSTODY is the story of a broken marriage which leads to a bitter custody battle for a son who is forced to fight for himself.

The film will screen July 27 at 10:30am and July 28 at 5:30pm


 | Boulevard Provencher
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The French community and the Alliance Française du Manitoba invite Winnipeggers to celebrate Bastille Day, France’s National Day. "Blues Blanc Rouge" is the ideal way to mark this special occasion. This free public event will consist of live music, as well as artisanal cheese and wine tastings. With the support of la La Maison des artistes visuels and Le 100 NONS, we will bring life, culture and entertainment to the gardens surrounding Saint-Boniface’s old city hall.


 | Sculpture Garden, Old City Hall, Saint-Boniface
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This year again, the French community and the Alliance Française du Manitoba invite Winnipeggers to celebrate Bastille Day, in a demonstration of French joie de vivre. From 5 to 9 pm, Blues, Blanc, Rouge is a free outdoor event with music by Kelly Bado, artisanal cheese, waffles and wine tastings, and more! 


 | Alliance Française du Manitoba
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On Tuesday, July 10th, starting at 1PM, an unprecedented francophone sportive dual will be held: France-Belgium, for the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup in Russia! Free pizza will also be offered ! Don't miss this occasion that may see France reach the World Cup final !


 | West End Cultural Centre
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Alliance Française du Manitoba is excited to partner with Jazz Winnipeg to present Guillaume Perret at the 2018 Winnipeg Jazz Festival! Perret is a virtuoso jazz saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer from Annecy, France. After recording two excellent albums with his group Electric Epic, French saxophonist Guillaume Perret went solo with Free in 2016: with funky grooves and abstract harmonies, impressions of a retro-futurist Africa and post-psychedelic U-turns, it’s a fusion of all forms of jazz, where all influences collide. He will join Manchester-based leftfield piano trio GoGo Penguin at the West End Cultural Centre.


 | 934 Corydon Avenue
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Join the Alliance Française du Manitoba in welcoming the summer with a free performance by talented local bilingual artist Rayannah.

Rayannah creates soundscapes from scratch by running voice, breath, synth and percussion through loop pedals. Underscored by intricate beat-making, her visceral lyrics in French and English rise above it all, offering a glimpse into her experiences both dark and sweet. Having released her debut EP Boxcar Lullabies in 2015, Rayannah is now unveiling music from her forthcoming album, beginning with her first single, En attendant demain.

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