Welcome to the Alliance Française de Sacramento! Our mission is to share the French language and culture and promote friendship between Americans and French-speaking people in the Sacramento region. We offer French courses for all levels and cultural events throughout the year. Please check out our website to learn more about us, and feel free to stop by our center at CLARA Midtown.
27aug3:00 pm- 5:00 pmJoie de lire: "L'homme aux cercles bleus"
Les membres du club de lecture Joie de Lire vont se réunir pour discuter du livre L'homme aux cercles bleus de Fred Vargas.
On se retrouve à l'Alliance Française de Sacramento, 2420 [...]
Les membres du club de lecture Joie de Lire vont se réunir pour discuter du livre L’homme aux cercles bleus de Fred Vargas.
On se retrouve à l’Alliance Française de Sacramento, 2420 N St., de 15h à 17h. Apportez un goûter ou une boisson à partager si vous voulez.
“Victor, mauvais sort, que fais-tu dehors ? ”
Depuis quatre mois, cette phrase accompagne des cercles bleus qui surgissent la nuit, tracés à la craie sur les trottoirs de Paris.
Au centre de ces cercles, prisonniers, un débris, un déchet, un objet perdu: trombone, bougie, pince à épiler, patte de pigeon… Le phénomène fait les délices des journalistes et de quelques psychiatres qui théorisent un maniaque, un joueur.
Le commissaire Adamsberg, lui, ne rit pas. Ces cercles et leur contenu hétéroclite sont de, mauvais augure. Il le sait, il le sent: bientôt, de l’anodin saugrenu on passera au tragique. Il n’a pas tort.
Un matin, c’est le cadavre d’une femme égorgée que l’on trouve au milieu d’un de ces cercles bleus. (Babelio)
Join us for our September Soirée Cinéma where we'll show the 2008 comedy Rumba.
Directed by Fiona Gordon (II) , Dominique Abel, and Bruno Romy, the film features Fiona Gordon, [...]
Join us for our September Soirée Cinéma where we’ll show the 2008 comedy Rumba.
Directed by Fiona Gordon (II) , Dominique Abel, and Bruno Romy, the film features Fiona Gordon, Dominique Abel, Philippe Martz, Clément Morel, and Bruno Romy.
The film will be presented in French with English subtitles, with a discussion following the film. Please bring snacks to share. Reservations are not required, but come early to ensure a seat!
This is a free event for members and their guests, but donations are highly appreciated to support the Ciné-Club and continue building our video library collection.
Fiona and Dom are teachers at a rural school. They share a passion for Latin dance and they’re deeply in love. On weekends, they enter dance competitions around the country. Their house is crammed with trophies. One night, as they are coming back from a competition, they encounter a man on a clumsy suicide mission, standing in the middle of the road. They swerve to avoid him, crash into a wall and their life is thrown into turmoil. (rottentomatoes.com)
17sep8:45 am- 5:30 pmMuseum Trip: "Degas: Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade"
Come along with us on an excursion to San Françisco on Sunday, September 17, to see the temporary exhibition of Degas: Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade at the [...]
Come along with us on an excursion to San Françisco on Sunday, September 17, to see the temporary exhibition of Degas: Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade at the renowned Legion of Honor. Our bus will leave the Alliance parking lot at 8:45am to drive to San Francisco, where we’ll have a timed entry to view the special Degas exhibit.The day continues with lunch (bring a bag or try the museum cafeteria) and time to see the other temporary and permanent galleries, before a late afternoon return to Sacramento.
8:45 am: Bus leaves Alliance Française parking lot, 2420 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 5:30 pm: Bus returns to Sacramento
The trip includes transportation in a large, comfortable bus, admission to the Legion of Honor and the special Degas exhibition.
Snacks will be served in the bus.
AF members: $70
High School/College students: $55
Registration deadline: August 30
Payment options: Check: Send your check to Alliance Française, 2420 N Street, Sacramento, CA Credit card: Purchase tickets online or call the office at (916) 453-1723
Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, “dared to go into ecstasies in front of the milliners’ shops,” Paul Gauguin wrote of his lifelong friend.
Degas’ fascination inspired a visually compelling and profoundly modern body of work that documents the lives of what one fashion writer of the day called “the aristocracy of the workwomen of Paris, the most elegant and distinguished.” Yet despite the importance of millinery within Degas’s oeuvre, there has been little discussion of its place in Impressionist iconography.
The exhibition will be the first to examine the height of the millinery trade in Paris, from around 1875 to 1914, as reflected in the work of the Impressionists. At this time there were around 1,000 milliners working in what was then considered the fashion capital of the world.
Current exhibitions at the Legion of Honor:
Parallel Visions: Poets, Artists, and the Book
Sarah Lucas: Good Muse
Séraphin Soudbinine: From Rodin’s Assistant to Ceramic Artist