L'Alliance Française du Manitoba is more than a school!
The Alliance Française du Manitoba organises many cultural events on a monthly basis: concerts, movie screenings, Spoken Word and traditional French events (Le Beaujolais Nouveau, Bastille Day Celebration...). These all contribute to a very dynamic and eclectic program that will appeal to anyone who likes French culture or wants to learn more about it. These events also allow our students to immerse themselves in all aspects of French culture and practice their French.
SPOKEN WORD #2 - season 2018-2019
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.
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.
In the mood for Melville
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.