French Movie: At the PIFF festival earlier this year, the Alliance sponsored the popular César-nominated film, Cycling with Molière. We're pleased to report that the film (French title is Alceste à bicyclette) will start on May 23 at Living Room Theaters. It's described as a "warm, funny, literate comedy in which two French actors portray two French actors, friends at odds with one another in every possible way, except their love of Molière's The Misanthrope." The film, by director Philippe Le Guay, features Lambert Wilson (Of Gods and Men) and Fabrice Luchini (Women on the 6th Floor). Click here for the trailer and here for the theater's listing.
DELF/DALF Testing: The next session of testing will be June 3-13. Note that this testing is held only twice per year. Contact email@example.com for details and registration. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for lessons or classes to prepare for the exams.
Northwest in the French News: Les Echos recently published a very upbeat article on Seattle, its charitable institutions and the growth of its museums as world-class attractions. The article, in French, has great vocabulary for persons in the B2/C1 levels. The article quotes frequent Alliance partner, Jack Cowan of the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest (www.faccpnw.org). Click here for the article.
Business Class Tickets to Europe: The French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest is raffling a pair of round-trip BusinessElite tickets from Seattle to anywhere in Europe (destinations operated by Delta, KLM and Air France) on Delta Air Lines. Only 100 tickets for $100 each will be sold. Winner need not be present to win. For more information send an email to email@example.com.
The Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris' third arrondissement is an industrial design museum that houses the collection of the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (National Conservatory of Arts and Industry), a repository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions. Over the past several years, Gary Rogowski of Portland's Northwest Woodworking Studio has visited and written about the museum. On May 21 he'll show his photos of the museum and discuss how it has influenced his work as a designer and teacher. Click here for the museum's website and here for more info on the free presentation in Portland on May 21, 6-7:30pm at 1002 SE 8th Ave.
In the news: Alliance students Isidora and Iliana Geranios do the occasional print ads and commercials. They both appear in a new video for the National Institutes of Health. Félicitations!
St Honoré celebrates St Honoré Day! Visit St Honoré's locations on SE Division and NW Thurman for music, art and more on Friday, May 16, 5:30pm to 8pm. Click here for details.