Throughout the month For a list of French movies available on US television during the month of September see le site web du service culturel de l'ambassade de France
March 1, 2002, Milwaukee/Shorewood. An Evening with Québec Novelist Diane-Monique Daviau.7 :30 p.m. Alliance Française de Milwaukee 1800 E. Capitol Drive Shorewood, WI 53211 (414)964-3855 A native of Montréal, Mme Daviau began publishing her works in the seventies, while studying German literature. Her work for Radio Canada, and the Montréal daily Le Devoir, as well as other programs like Lettres québecoises and Liberté, not to mention her consulting on various film and theater projects gives her a wonderful perspective on the richness of the contemporary Québec arts scene. She has always had a special relationship with languages, and understands the condition of the Québecoise writer in contrast to that which exists in France and the United States. Don't miss this unique opportunity to :
|Monday, March 11, Milwaukee Great Books Roundtable Discussion, focusing on Guy de Maupassant,
will be held from 7-9pm in the Special Collections Room (4th Floor) of the Golda Meir Library at UW-Milwaukee. If you are interesting in joining, the texts for the discussion are available on-line in both French and English (although the discussion will be in English).
The address is:
http://maupassant.free.fr/contes3.htm The short stories are listed alphabetically in French, with the English title following:
Apparition, 1883, Apparition (the English title, too)
Le diable, The Devil 1886 (look under 'D')
Un fou, 1885, Diary of a Madman (look under 'F')
La parure, 1884, The Necklace (look under 'P').
If you would prefer to pick up a hard copy, copies in both languages will be available at the Great Books Office, Curtin Hall 806 (look for them to the right of the door).
About the Great Books Roundtable Discussion:
These discussions are open to all members of the UWM community - students, faculty, staff, friends, and neighbors. Part of the purpose is to illustrate the pedagogical methods of "shared inquiry." There is no lecture. A moderator begins with a broad question about the text; thereafter the discussion is allowed to grow spontaneously among the participants. The one rule is that comments must be aimed at gaining an understanding of the meaning of the text. No expertise is required; we only ask that you read the selected text. Undergraduates are especially welcome.
Great Books Roundtable Discussions are sponsored by UWM's Certificate Program in the Study of the Liberal Arts through Great Books, a program aimed at promoting the study of foreign languages, mathematics, history and great books at UWM. For more information, contact David Mulroy, Curtin Hall 805, 229-4711. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Week of March 11 Godard Week.Featuring four of legendary French New Wave filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard's
touted masterpieces, three in new film prints, Godard Week is a tribute to maybe the cinema's greatest living filmmaker.
"JLG/JLG" *Free and Open to the Public Tuesday, March 12 - 7pm Jean-Luc Godard stars as a fictional character of his own creation, musing about in his home in Rolle, Switzerland. As he suffers the rude interruption of critics and the cheeky services of a pretty maid, he contemplates the end of western culture, cinema, and himself. Bursting with the genius and humor of Godard. Experimental Tuesdays Presentation, cosponsored by UWM Film Department & Union Theatre. (Jean-Luc Godard, France, 60min, French w/English Subtitles, 35mm, 1994) "Radiant, cranky, tender, poignant, voluptuous, revelatory, this putative self-portrait is actually an elegy for the death of cinema. BEST FILM OF THE 1990's!" Amy Taubin, Village Voice
"Weekend" *New 35mm Print Wednesday and Thursday, March 13 & 14 - 8pm A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations. Jean Luc Godard's outrageous work mixes pornography, slapstick violence, political rhetoric and virtuoso camerawork. (Jean-Luc Godard, France, 105min, French w/English Subtitles, 35mm, 1967) ($3 Discount, $4 General) "It's his vision of Hell and it ranks with the greatest." (Pauline Kael)
"Band of Outsiders" *New 35mm Print Friday - Sunday, March 15 -17 - 7pm "All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun." Jean Luc Godard. This French New Wave gangster movie, long unavailable in the United States, follows two small-time toughs who begin a dalliance with a local girl, the ephemeral Anna Karina, whose aunt just happens to have a large pile of banknotes lying in a cupboard at home. Described by Pauline Kael as 'a reverie of a gangster movie ...It's as if a French poet took a banal American crime novel and told it to us in terms of the romance and beauty he read between the lines; Godard recreates the gangsters and the moll with his world of associations -- seeing them as people in a Paris cafe, mixing them with Rimbaud, Kafka, "Alice in Wonderland". This lyrical tragicomedy is perhaps Godard's most delicately charming film.' (Jean Luc Godard, France, 95min, French w/English Subtitles, 35mmB/W, 1964) ($4 Discount, $5 General) "One of Godard's most appealing and underrated films!" Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Breathless" *New 35mm Print Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16 - 9pm Ranking with The Birth of a Nation and Citizen Kane as one of the true major turning points in the history of cinema, Godard's first feature, the harbinger of the French New Wave, is a jazz like improvisation on Existential crime thrillers. Features the now legendary performances of Jean Paul Belmondo as a small time hood and Jean Seberg as the casual American girl. As funny, daring, and fresh today as it was forty years ago. (Jean Luc Godard, France, 90min, French With English Subtitles, 35mmB/W, 1959) ($3 Discount, $4 General) "...not only the most important of the New Wave Films, but also the most passionate." Andrew Sarris, Village VoiceUWM Union Theatre
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., 2nd Fl. UWM Union
(414) 229-4070 or (414) 229-4825
Discount Tickets: Students; UWM Faculty, Staff and Alumni; and Senior Citizens.
March 20, 2002. Around the world. La Journée de la Francophonie !
l'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie vous invite à faire la fête ! Où que vous soyez, quelle que soit votre activité, quel que soit votre âge, prenez l'initiative d'organiser un événement dont la Francophonie soit le centre et le moteur. Vous pouvez faire diffuser votre événement auprès de la Communauté francophone en nous informant de votre projet à l'adresse suivante : http://20mars.francophonie.org
|The producers of Milwaukee's 2002 Bastille Days are searching for francophone performers of music and other fine arts for the "secondary" stages. If you are interested, please email John Ertl at email@example.com. Please forward this email to friends or acquaintances who might be a good fit. Merci!|
I would once again like to let you all know about the upcoming Language, Culture and Education Institute on April 5-6, 2002 at the Oshkosh Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. There will be a variety of sessions related to working successfully with linguistically diverse populations in Wisconsin, with a particular interest on weaving the arts into one's work with language and culture. Registration material should be available from UW Oshkosh Continuing Education in approximately one week. However, you can register online today
by following these steps:
1) Go to the UW Oshkosh Continuing Education website http://www.uwosh.edu/cont_ed/program1.htm#educators
2) Click on the 2nd Annual Language, Culture and Education Institute icon - Click on Education - Click Language, Culture and Education Institute 3) Scroll down to the bottom and click on Language, Culture and Education Institute. And then finally fill out the needed information and submit it in by clicking the icon. If you have questions or problems with getting into the website please contact Don Hones at (920) 424-7209 or email Don Hones, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Katie Grothman (920) 424-0413.
|April 2, Green Bay Art by French playwright Yasmina Reza, Weidner Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay. 7:30 pm. Presented in English by the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Art is a comedic play about the power and problems of friendship. Tony Award winner. For Information see www.uwgb.edu/weidner/broadway/art.html|