Radio-Canada Visits Portland:
The Alliance hosted a visit this week from national reporter Dominique Arnoldi from Radio-Canada. Arnoldi interviewed director Linda Witt for an upcoming broadcast on the growth of French immersion schools in the United States.
FAIS Holiday Market on December 6: The Alliance is pleased to be a sponsor and longtime exhibitor at the FAIS (French-American International School) holiday market. The market is on Saturday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8500 NW Johnson Street in the Cedar Mill area. The event will host a number of French-connected vendors, including Alliance Les Amis members. Practice your French and remember that Alliance members get 10% off their purchases with Les Amis participating businesses. Also, visit the Alliance booth at the event to enter your name into a free raffle for a French class at the Alliance (value $295). Finally, look for year-end membership specials to be featured at the Alliance booth. CARMEN Advance Ticket Sales:
The Portland Opera opens its 50th season with French composer Georges Bizet's CARMEN, February 6-14, 2015. Advance ticket sales available to Alliance bulletin readers, before they go on sale to the general public. The opera will be sung in French with English titles projected above the stage at the Keller Auditorium; show dates are Feb. 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14. To purchase Carmen tickets before the general public on-sale, go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/Carmen-tickets/artist/803605 and use the password ALLFR. For more information about Portland Opera's 50th anniversary season, please visit: www.portlandopera.org.
Photo credit: Carmen  (c) Opera Omaha
Job Postings: The Alliance is accepting applications for part-time teachers (days, evenings and Saturdays). Must be native-fluent and highly experienced. Applications are also being accepted for part-time administrative support staff. Requires good office software mastery including Word, Excel (Quickbooks is a plus) with demonstrated attention to detail. Experience with events, social media and/or tutoring may also be pluses. Must be very flexible on work shifts which include extensive evening hours; total hours for the administrative position can range from 20-35 depending on the candidate's skill set. Email resumes to email@example.com. Hire date is early January. All applicants must already have the legal right to work in the United States.
French Films at Cinema 21: Cinema 21 will show Jean-Luc Godard's latest film, GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE 3D, starting 11/28. It is a dense, challenging, somewhat experimental film - not for everyone perhaps but definitely an impactful film that has received great reviews from the New York Times critics. Also coming on December 5 is HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR - a new 4K digital restoration of Alain Renais' 1959 film based on the novel by Marguerite Duras. It stars Emmanuelle Riva (who starred in Michael Haneke's acclaimed film AMOUR in 2012).
Holiday Hours for Thanksgiving Week: The Alliance will be closed Thursday and Friday (11/27-28). Regular office hours resume on Saturday (11/29) and Monday (12/1).