Cage Call 25

Cage Call 25

September 7
6:30 pm
Cage Call 25 is a retrospective exhibition of the most in-depth photographic study of hard rock mining communities ever produced in Canada.
A prophet

A prophet

September 8
7:30 pm
Malik El Djebena, who has been sentenced to prison for six years, is illiterate.
Exceptional meeting with Agnès Varda

Exceptional meeting with Agnès Varda

September 10
3:00 pm
During the TIFF, Alliance Française, Unifrance, The Consulate General of France in Toronto and the Institut Français are pleased to invite you to a special meeting with Agnès Varda.
Sienna Dahlen sings her Ice Age Paradise

Sienna Dahlen sings her Ice Age Paradise

September 10
8:00 pm
This concert will mark the release of Juno award-winning vocalist, Sienna Dahlen’s new album “Ice Age Paradise”, a luscious collection of original chamber folk and jazz-influenced music.
Retrospective Agnès Varda

Retrospective Agnès Varda

September 11
11:00 am
11 a.m. : screening of Jacquot de Nantes (1991) and 1 :30 p.m. : screening of the documentary Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000)
From the « roman noir » to the foreign domain: Meeting with Viviane Hamy, French publisher

From the « roman noir » to the foreign domain: Meeting with Viviane Hamy, French publisher

September 13
6:30 pm
An important figure in French publishing, Viviane Hamy has strived since 1978 to discover new voices, and to re-discover texts from the French and foreign domain.
“Dialogic" Teaching

“Dialogic" Teaching

September 14
7:00 pm
Educator, religious studies scholar,art critic,and translator,Professor Norman Cornett, Ph.D, teaches at universities throughout North America and Europe.
Life and Nothing But

Life and Nothing But

September 15
7:30 pm
January, 1920. 350,000 French soldiers remain missing in action.
Céleste Lévis in concert!

Céleste Lévis in concert!

September 22
8:00 pm
Le Centre Francophone, Francophonie en Fête and Alliance Française are pleased to present this exceptional artist with the charming voice who won the 2016 Réseau Ontario Coup de Foudre award!
European Language Day

European Language Day

September 23
5:00 pm
European Language Day has been celebrated in Europe since September 26, 2011, at the initiative of the Council of Europe.
Meeting with graphic novel author Jean-Louis Tripp

Meeting with graphic novel author Jean-Louis Tripp

September 28
7:00 pm
Jean-Louis Tripp published his first comics strips at 19 years old in Métal Hurlant.
Mommy

Mommy

September 29
7:30 pm
Forty-six year old Diane Després - "Die" - has been widowed for three years. Considered white trash by many, Die does whatever she needs, including strutting her body in front of male employers who will look, to make an honest living.
Tribute to Dexter Gordon: Our man in Paris

Tribute to Dexter Gordon: Our man in Paris

September 30
8:00 pm
Allan Gorman is a performer and an educator in the Toronto music community. He grew up in northern Ontario and that experience has been an important influence throughout his life.
Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince

October 2
2:00 pm
A little girl lives in a very grown-up world with her mother, who tries to prepare her for it.
Discussion with Béatrice Vaugrante, general director of Amnesty International Canada

Discussion with Béatrice Vaugrante, general director of Amnesty International Canada

October 4
6:30 pm
Discussion with Béatrice Vaugrante, general director of Amnesty International Canada, French division, followed by the documentary Voyage en barbarie by Delphine Deloget and Cécile Allegra, which won the 2015 Albert Londres Award.
Voyage en barbarie

Voyage en barbarie

October 4
6:30 pm
Discussion with Béatrice Vaugrante, general director of Amnesty International Canada, French division, followed by the documentary Voyage en barbarie by Delphine Deloget and Cécile Allegra, which won the 2015 Albert Londres Award, the 2015 Scam Étoile award, the Primed Grand Prix award, the OMTC Award from the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva, the New York City Film Festival’s Best Documentary Award and the Arusha African Film Festival’s Best Documentary Award.
Coherence over time

Coherence over time

October 5
6:30 pm
"This exhibition is intended to be a visual exploration and a celebration of what represents the sensitive reality of my environment in 2016.
Queen Catherine de’ Medici and Queen Margot

Queen Catherine de’ Medici and Queen Margot

October 6
6:30 pm
In the film Queen Margot, Catherine de Médicis is depicted as one of the main instigators of the massacre of Protestants at the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.
Queen Margot

Queen Margot

October 6
7:30 pm
Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.
Special meeting with Patrice Leconte

Special meeting with Patrice Leconte

October 12
7:00 pm
Exceptional meeting with French director, scenarist and producer Patrice Leconte
The widow of Saint-Pierre

The widow of Saint-Pierre

October 13
6:00 pm
In a small French colony, a drunken man kills someone. While a guillotine is being shipped in, he changes, becoming a good and popular man.
Ridicule

Ridicule

October 14
8:30 pm
To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles.
Glenn Gould and the Toronto School: Words, Music, Images

Glenn Gould and the Toronto School: Words, Music, Images

October 15
8:30 pm
As part of the international conference, “The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next” (October 13-16, 2016), the Alliance Française, in collaboration with the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, and The Glenn Gould Foundation is pleased to present “Glenn Gould and the Toronto School: Words, Music, Images”.
Chance in History: always in control?

Chance in History: always in control?

October 18
7:00 pm
Voltaire liked to recognize, “His majesty, Chance.” Current-day historians tend to attribute to it all its importance.
The Gypsies of Andalusia, a creative mutual discovery

The Gypsies of Andalusia, a creative mutual discovery

October 20
6:00 pm
Towards the middle of XVth century, old gypsy tribes millennia arrived in Andalusia after a hard and perilous journey of five centuries on several continents. The fusion between this culture and the andalusian one, the most multicultural region of the Peninsula gave unique results. This lecture will be based on the one given at the Institute of mediteranean studies on March 2016.
THE TERROR GROUP, la relève espagnole

THE TERROR GROUP, la relève espagnole

October 20
7:30 pm
Joanne Belluco’s 2012 documentary, the new wave of Spanish horror filmmakers (52 minutes), with the director in attendance. Official selection, 2011 Sitges Film Festival (Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya).
Sonates Françaises à la Belle Epoque

Sonates Françaises à la Belle Epoque

October 21
8:00 pm
Music of Maurice Ravel and Albéric Magnard.The involvement of the two composers in the global conflict was very different. Ravel, a pacifist sensitive to the ideas of Jean Jaurès, tried to join the war effort despite being refused by the military authorities.
Gravitational waves: a discovery offering a new perspective on the Universe

Gravitational waves: a discovery offering a new perspective on the Universe

October 24
7:00 pm
Gravitational waves are tiny ripples in the shape of space-time, predicted by Einstein and generated during cataclysmic events such as black hole collisions. After lengthy experimental research, scientists were able to make their first direct detection of gravitational waves in 2015 thanks to large interferometers.
Meeting with Lola Lafon

Meeting with Lola Lafon

October 25
7:00 pm
Lola Lafon is a French writer, composer, feminist and libertarian. Her latest novel, The Little Communist Who Never Smiled, has been translated into more than ten languages and published in English by Seven Stories Press.
Cinefranco

Cinefranco

October 27
6:30 pm
Cinéfranco/ Francophone International Film Festival 2016
Socalled's "The Golem"

Socalled's "The Golem"

October 29
8:00 pm
Just in time for Halloween, Montreal's Socalled will present a live soundtrack to the 1915 silent horror film version of "the Golem" written and directed by Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen. Based on an ancient Jewish myth set in Prague, Socalled developed a live soundtrack to the film some ten years ago in that very city, where his grandmother's family was from.
From hiding to immigration to Canada : the fate of a hidden child

From hiding to immigration to Canada : the fate of a hidden child

November 3
7:00 pm
Born in Paris in 1931, Muguette Myers is the author of the memoirs Where Courage Lives, published in the spring of 2016 by the Azrieli Foundation.
No Exit

No Exit

November 4
8:00 pm
Who better than Sartre himself to talk about No Exit? "Hell is other people has always been misunderstood. It has been thought that what I meant by that was that our relations with other people are always poisoned, that they are always hellish relations. But what I really mean is something completely different... there are vast numbers of people in the world who are in hell because they depend too much on the judgment of others.”
Mélanie Brulée & Pandaléon in concert !

Mélanie Brulée & Pandaléon in concert !

November 5
8:00 pm
Certainly the most inventive group on Canada’s French music scene, this trio, with its abstract musical universe, simultaneously ambient and vibrant, is a must-see.
Halloween's party// CANCELLED

Halloween's party// CANCELLED

November 9
7:00 pm
CANCELLED
The tenant (Le locataire)

The tenant (Le locataire)

November 10
7:30 pm
Roman Polanski's 1976 film The Tenant (Le locataire) (126 minutes) - with the support of the Toronto Jewish Film Society.
Generating Electro - Martin Messier and Myriam Bleau

Generating Electro - Martin Messier and Myriam Bleau

November 11
8:00 pm
This performance, co-presented with New Adventures in Sound Art, will feature two rising Quebecois media artists.
Discovering the world of Jennifer Couëlle and the songs of Philippe Flauhaut

Discovering the world of Jennifer Couëlle and the songs of Philippe Flauhaut

November 13
2:00 pm
Her first children’s books were published in France in 2005, and she has since published over twenty works for children, including albums, poetry collections and a short story, in Québec, Ontario and France.
Science café : Biodiversity crises : the perspectives of a paleontologist and a biologist

Science café : Biodiversity crises : the perspectives of a paleontologist and a biologist

November 14
6:30 pm
Discussion between Jean-Bernard Caron, invertebrate paleontology curator at the Royal Ontario Museum and Jean-Christophe Auffray, advisor for science and technology at the French Embassy in Canada.
Cinema Faces

Cinema Faces

November 16
5:00 pm
The TIFF is one of the most important Film festivals in the world, in which French projects and French talents play a major part.
L'amour fou

L'amour fou

November 17
7:30 pm
Shortly after the death of Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008), his lover Pierre Bergé talks to the camera about their life together, moving chronologically from their meeting when 21-year-old Saint Laurent became creative director at Christian Dior
Victory or defeat ? The Battle of the St.Lawrence, 1942-1944
Lecture

Victory or defeat ? The Battle of the St.Lawrence, 1942-1944

November 23
7:00 pm
Captain Hugues Canuel, PhD student in War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada. Presented by the Société d’Histoire de Toronto (SHT).
Poetry

Poetry

November 24
7:30 pm
South-Korean director Lee Chang-dong’s 2010 film Poetry (139 minutes), as an introduction to the classical music concert of November 25th, The Aroma of France and Korea.
The Aroma of France and Korea

The Aroma of France and Korea

November 25
7:00 pm
“The Aroma of France and Korea” is a chamber music concert, focused on works for flute, clarinet, piano and vocal. The programme includes various French composers' classical music, Korean-Canadian composer and the Toronto Messiaen Ensemble (TME)'s artistic director, Gideon Gee-Bum Kim’s new work based on a Korean folk tune, and Kim's two arrangements of French and Korean popular songs such as "Hymne a l'amour" and "Magic Castle".
The Colonial Legacy and the Far Right in Contemporary France

The Colonial Legacy and the Far Right in Contemporary France

November 29
7:00 pm
Lecture on the origins of France’s far right by Jack Veugelers, professor of sociology at the University of Toronto.
Adapting Literature to film

Adapting Literature to film

December 1
7:30 pm
Many filmmakers base their storylines on literary works. What is the process involved in moving from a written work to a film?
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

December 1
8:30 pm
A dashing officer of the guard and romantic poet, Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with his cousin Roxane without her knowing.
A special meeting with Yves Beauchemin

A special meeting with Yves Beauchemin

December 2
6:30 pm
Yves Beauchemin is a leading light on the Quebec literary scene.
A Tribute to Miriam Makeba

A Tribute to Miriam Makeba

December 3
9:00 pm
The daughter of the legendary South-African jazz singer Thandie Klaasen, Lorraine is one of the last artists to preserve the classic sound of Township Music.
The delights of Christmas

The delights of Christmas

December 4
4:00 pm
Classical music concert with Christina Tannous, soprano, and Dominic Boulianne on piano.
What natural selection teaches us about human beings

What natural selection teaches us about human beings

December 7
7:00 pm
Natural selection is a simple mechanism, discovered by Darwin, allowing us to understand the living world and its adaptations.
Mapantsula

Mapantsula

December 8
7:30 pm
The movie tells the story and the transformation of Johannes «Panic», a talented thief, in South Africa in the 1980s
A man and a woman

A man and a woman

December 15
7:30 pm
A man and a woman meet by accident on a Sunday evening at their childrens' boarding school.
Laurence Anyways

Laurence Anyways

January 5
7:30 pm
Architectures of the body and the built environment: impressions, sensations and expressions

Architectures of the body and the built environment: impressions, sensations and expressions

January 11
6:30 pm
The double life of Veronique

The double life of Veronique

January 12
7:30 pm
Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected.
The Spirit of 1867 : the turning point in the history of French America

The Spirit of 1867 : the turning point in the history of French America

January 18
7:00 pm
Patrice Dutil is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University. He holds a PhD from York University, an M es Arts from the Université de Montréal, and a BA (Hon.) from York University.
Dangerous Liaisons directed by Stephen Frears

Dangerous Liaisons directed by Stephen Frears

January 19
7:30 pm
A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman.
Yesterday and today, a recital of the songs and music of New France

Yesterday and today, a recital of the songs and music of New France

January 20
8:00 pm
This concert will cover an important period in the history of French song in Canada,including all the provinces and all the varieties of French spoken in the country.
Today's intellectuals: in decline or on the rise ?

Today's intellectuals: in decline or on the rise ?

January 25
7:00 pm
Jean-Paul Sartre said that “an intellectual is someone who meddles in what is not his business.”
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Solutions locales pour un désordre global

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Solutions locales pour un désordre global

January 25
7:00 pm
Ukraine, South America, India, France - farmers, scientists, producers of organic food present their views as well as successes of their work with earth, which is presented in second plan as a woman.
Grey Matter

Grey Matter

January 26
7:30 pm
Balthazar is a young filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, «The Cycle of the Cockroach», a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities only to find herself committed to the same mental institution as a man driven insane by the crimes he perpetrated during the war.
"A chantar": Medieval songs of Courtly Love

"A chantar": Medieval songs of Courtly Love

January 28
8:00 pm
Canadian ethnomusicologist and musician Judith Cohen, who specializes in medieval and traditional music, will bring you into the universe of the music of the Middle Ages, exploring all facets of this tradition of Courtly Love which governed the delicate and complex relationships between the men and women of the period
What's that noise? Two children's authors, two spooky stories

What's that noise? Two children's authors, two spooky stories

January 29
2:00 pm
Come listen to children’s authors Diya Lim and Mireille Messier, as they tell their stories.
Mysteries, deaths, tombs, gods and scholars in Ancient Egypt

Mysteries, deaths, tombs, gods and scholars in Ancient Egypt

February 1
7:00 pm
Death on the Nile is perhaps not just the idea of the afterlife passed down from the royal mummies
Congo: the next Coltan war is in our hands

Congo: the next Coltan war is in our hands

February 2
6:30 pm
Lecture and debate with Blaise Ndala, author of J’irai danser sur la tombe de Senghor
Blood in the mobile

Blood in the mobile

February 2
7:30 pm
Frank Poulsen’s 2010 documentary
La trace de Satyr

La trace de Satyr

February 3
8:00 pm
An evening combining poetry and classical and jazz improvisation
Encounters with the Sublime

Encounters with the Sublime

February 8
6:30 pm
Outstanding exhibit by Sebastião Salgado, one of the world’s greatest photographers, and Bradford Washburn, explorer, geographer and mountaineer
Concert of Malian music with Diely Mori Tounkara

Concert of Malian music with Diely Mori Tounkara

February 11
9:00 pm
Born into a large family of Malian griots, Diely Mori Tounkara followed in the footsteps of his musician father
The many faces of Vimy ridge

The many faces of Vimy ridge

February 15
7:00 pm
The Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place from April 9–12, 1917, is an iconic victory for Canada
Lumumba

Lumumba

February 16
7:30 pm
The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba.
Art and energy: How culture changes

Art and energy: How culture changes

February 22
7:00 pm
Barry Lord has edited and authored several books on culture, in addition to articles and exhibition catalogues
Exceptional screening: "Three colors: Red"

Exceptional screening: "Three colors: Red"

February 23
6:30 pm
Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours' phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism.
Carnival evening // cancelled

Carnival evening // cancelled

February 24
7:00 pm
Kamba the little girl from Kasaï

Kamba the little girl from Kasaï

February 26
2:00 pm
Through story and song, this show will take the whole family on a journey to the foreign lands of the Kasaï-Oriental province in the Congo
The vampire in literature and film : from terror to seduction

The vampire in literature and film : from terror to seduction

March 1
7:00 pm
Alexandra Grenier is a Ph.D. Candidate in English Studies at Université de Montréal. She previously obtained a Master in English at Concordia University. Alexandra is a lecturer at Université de Montréal, where in particular, she taught vampires in film and literature. She is also coordinator at the Virtuoso research centre on digital uses, cultures, and documents.
Etienne Brûlé in 1952 and today

Etienne Brûlé in 1952 and today

March 2
7:00 pm
Few historical Canadian figures have undergone such an image change as Étienne Brûlé. Come see for yourself!
The work and ideas of Pierre Schaeffer

The work and ideas of Pierre Schaeffer

March 3
8:00 pm
Pierre Schaeffer was an important figure in building the foundation for the development of electroacoustic music in Canada.
Photographic memories of lost spaces : The Children of Cité Lesage-Bullourde and Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris 1949-1954

Photographic memories of lost spaces : The Children of Cité Lesage-Bullourde and Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris 1949-1954

March 8
6:30 pm
This exhibition brings to the Alliance Francaise, Toronto a series of compelling, rarely seen photographs taken in the spring of 1950 in post war Paris.
Contempt

Contempt

March 9
7:30 pm
Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.
Estonian film screening at Alliance Française: Tangerines

Estonian film screening at Alliance Française: Tangerines

March 10
7:00 pm
War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region 1992: local Apkhazians are fighting to break free from Georgia.
Goodbye Morocco

Goodbye Morocco

March 15
7:30 pm
Dounia, a woman divorced with one child, lives in Tangier with a Serbian architect who is overseeing a luxury property development.
Concert of Gnawa music with the group: Marocouleurs

Concert of Gnawa music with the group: Marocouleurs

March 18
9:00 pm
Directed by Fath Allah Laghrizmi, this group brings together talented musicians, including Khalil Abou Abdelmajid, who heads the group Bambara Trans.
Tales, stories and film

Tales, stories and film

March 19
2:00 pm
Meet children’s author Andrée Poulin followed by Ernest and Célestine, the 2012 animated film by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier (76 minutes).
How to speak to French people (and in French) without getting tired

How to speak to French people (and in French) without getting tired

March 22
7:00 pm
How do you make yourself understood in a country where arguing is a way of getting to know someone and where “having nothing to say” is practically a crime? Starting from their observations on the peculiar culture of French conversation, the authors share their reflexions on the French language and Francophonie.
What you need to know before viewing The Last of the Mohicans

What you need to know before viewing The Last of the Mohicans

March 23
6:30 pm
With this film, we experience the reality of the war between the French and British empires in North America starting in 1755. Aboriginals played an important role in this conflict and the conquest of New France had significant consequences for both the Europeans and the Aboriginal peoples. Marcel Martel is a professor of Canadian history at York University. His research deals with identities, nation-building and the French presence on the North American continent.
The last of the Mohicans

The last of the Mohicans

March 23
7:30 pm
Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.
Mehdi Cayenne in concert !

Mehdi Cayenne in concert !

March 25
8:00 pm
Atypical artist with an inconceivable charisma, Mehdi Cayenne Club keeps marching to the rythm of his strange and charming drum. With two abums ("Luminata" in 2011 and "NA NA BOO BOO" in 2013), he crafts bilingual songs that effortlessly fuse singer - songwriter immediacy, worldly sensibilities and a post-punk terseness.
NORTH YORK CAMPUS: All about Actresses

NORTH YORK CAMPUS: All about Actresses

March 28
5:00 pm
Maiwenn, a former actress and one-time movie director, wants to shoot a documentary about the real life of actresses
Staging Charpentier's Médée for the 21st Century

Staging Charpentier's Médée for the 21st Century

March 29
7:00 pm
The staging of French baroque opera presents unique challenges for a 21st century director: it is an orchestral event, a singing event, a dancing, literary, and costume event. Mr. Pynkoski will examine how Opera Atelier combines these elements to create a production of Médée which pays homage to the 17th century while embracing today’s world. Médée will be presented from April 22–29, 2017.
Godin

Godin

March 30
7:30 pm
This documentary deals with the life and work of Gérald Godin, poet and Quebequois politician (1938-1994). He also was one of the mains actors of the important social and political changes during the last 50 years in Québec.
//POSTPONED// Tango ! Music and dance show

//POSTPONED// Tango ! Music and dance show

March 31
8:00 pm
Tango ! Music and dance show
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: U

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: U

April 1
4:00 pm
Mona lives in a ruined castle by the sea. She is a princess but lives a life of misery, mistreated by an odious pair of rats.
Toronto's great War Attics

Toronto's great War Attics

April 5
6:30 pm
Toronto’s Great War Attic is a documentary consisting of 10 short films about familiar objects belonging to Toronto families during World War l.
Torontonians and their memory of the first world war

Torontonians and their memory of the first world war

April 5
7:30 pm
Exhibition of artifacts related to the First World War
The man by the shore

The man by the shore

April 6
7:30 pm
In the 60's life in Haiti was not an easy thing unless you belonged to the ruling class or the dictator's family or friends of the family.
The Illusionist

The Illusionist

April 9
2:00 pm
The Titanic years and the beginnings of mass tourism in Egypt

The Titanic years and the beginnings of mass tourism in Egypt

April 12
7:00 pm
A hundred years passed since the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912.
Discussion between Line Boily and Laurent Patenaude around Les Violons du Roy

Discussion between Line Boily and Laurent Patenaude around Les Violons du Roy

April 13
6:00 pm
Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

April 13
7:30 pm
A society lady engineers a marriage between her lover and a cabaret dancer who is essentially a prostitute.
"HUMAN" with director Yann Arthus-Bertrand

"HUMAN" with director Yann Arthus-Bertrand

April 18
6:00 pm
Tuesday, April 18th, Alliance française Toronto will have the honor to welcome Yann Arthus-Bertrand for an exceptional evening.
"There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator" Henri Bergson

"There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator" Henri Bergson

April 19
6:30 pm
Poetry explosion

Poetry explosion

April 20
6:30 pm
To mark World Book and Copyright Day, the Association des auteures et auteurs de l’Ontario français (AAOF/association of French authors of Ontario) invites you to a poetry evening
Concert of South African Music with Nhapitapi Mbira

Concert of South African Music with Nhapitapi Mbira

April 22
9:00 pm
An outstanding group of musicians, Nhapitapi specializes in the mbira (thumb piano), a traditional instrument of Zimbabwe
NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Rust and bones

NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Rust and bones

April 25
5:00 pm
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family.
Etienne Brûlé seen from France: an adventurer on a quest for notability

Etienne Brûlé seen from France: an adventurer on a quest for notability

April 26
7:00 pm
Lecture by historian Éric Brossard from Champigny-sur-Marne, France.
European book club Toronto

European book club Toronto

April 27
7:00 pm
The Toronto European Book Club is back in 2017 to put the spotlight on Europe’s literary legacy and its influence on contemporary publishing.
Day for night

Day for night

April 27
7:30 pm
The shooting of "Je vous presente Pamela" (may I introduce Pamela) begins
Jayme Stone’s Folklife

Jayme Stone’s Folklife

April 28
8:00 pm
Four of North America's most distinguished roots musicians pay tribute to pioneer folklorist Alan Lomax by reviving powerful songs from his collection of field recordings
Etienne Brûlé: a rock opera!

Etienne Brûlé: a rock opera!

April 29
7:00 pm
In 2013, the students of Paul Vaillant-Couturier College in France discovered Étienne Brûlé, born in their city.
Islamism: Genealogy and the excesses of a political ideology

Islamism: Genealogy and the excesses of a political ideology

May 3
7:00 pm
Islamism is a political ideology that is wrongly confused with Islam, which is a religion
//Cancelled// Staging Moliere's Don Juan in 2017

//Cancelled// Staging Moliere's Don Juan in 2017

May 4
6:30 pm
Dom Juan tells the joyful descent into hell of a being who very closely resembles us all!
Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

May 4
7:30 pm
Mozart’s opera adapted to film and directed by Joseph Losey, 1979
Portraits of Georgian Bay

Portraits of Georgian Bay

May 5
8:00 pm
A concert featuring original music by young composers of the province, evocative of Canada’s wide-open spaces, and in particular, the beauty of Ontario
Photography exhibit as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival

Photography exhibit as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival

May 10
6:30 pm
Photography exibit as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival.
TCAF 2017: Heroines in Comic Arts

TCAF 2017: Heroines in Comic Arts

May 11
6:30 pm
Meetings with comic-book writers as part of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF).
TCAF 2017: Today’s Comic Arts: a European Panel

TCAF 2017: Today’s Comic Arts: a European Panel

May 11
7:30 pm
Meetings with comic-book writers as part of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)
Italian fervour in London

Italian fervour in London

May 12
8:00 pm
Many were the foreign musicians who came to London at the end of the 17th century to try their luck
Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

May 18
7:30 pm
Yves Saint Laurent's life from 1967 to 1976, during which time the famed fashion designer was at the peak of his career
Cinquante ans de "p’tits bonheurs" au Théâtre français de Toronto

Cinquante ans de "p’tits bonheurs" au Théâtre français de Toronto

May 24
7:00 pm
Since 1967, more than 290 performances have been presented by "le Théâtre du P'tit Bonheur" which became "Le Théâtre français de Toronto" (TfT) in 1987.
Little Lion

Little Lion

May 25
7:30 pm
NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Laurence Anyways

NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Laurence Anyways

May 30
5:00 pm
The movie highlights ten years in the life of a literature teacher named Laurence who transforms himself into a woman after years of concealing his feelings.
Lafayette and L'Hermione : Throughout the course of the American revolution (1775-1781)

Lafayette and L'Hermione : Throughout the course of the American revolution (1775-1781)

May 31
7:00 pm
The marquis de Lafayette is known universally as the "Hero of Two Worlds" for his decisive role in the American War of Independence (1775-1783) and of course in the French Revolution (1789-1799).
The blue room

The blue room

June 1
7:30 pm
A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room.
The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie

The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie

June 8
7:30 pm
A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.
Belleville, les petits nouveaux from Paris to Toronto

Belleville, les petits nouveaux from Paris to Toronto

June 10
8:00 pm
Exhibit Opening:  Lycée Français Toronto’s photography competition

Exhibit Opening: Lycée Français Toronto’s photography competition

June 12
6:00 pm
Exhibit of the photos from the Lycée Français Toronto’s photography competition open to students aged 10 to 18.
Clouds of Sils Maria (Date modified)

Clouds of Sils Maria (Date modified)

June 14
7:30 pm
A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career.
Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains

Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains

June 15
8:00 pm
In the time since 2014’s Piano Ombre, Frànçois Marry rediscovered his adolescent passion for the power of grunge. This energy he “lost on the way”, in his own words, resurfaced on two occasions.
Fishbach in concert !

Fishbach in concert !

June 19
8:00 pm
It had been a while since we’d witnessed so astounding a take off for an artist: Fishbach, age 25, has her name on everyone’s lips, fascinating and troubling all who come across her. Revealed in France only just a year ago, the young singer’s voice is one of surprise and sensuality which instantly sets itself apart from the norm.
Je me souviens : Vimy 100

Je me souviens : Vimy 100

June 20
5:30 pm
This exhibit is the result of the reflections of photojournalist Racheal McCaig on the magnificence of a monument commemorating the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Special event for the end of the Season
Special Event

Special event for the end of the Season

June 23
5:00 pm
NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Persepolis

NORTH YORK CAMPUS: Persepolis

June 27
7:00 pm
In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Jour de fête

*MISSISSAUGA CAMPUS: Jour de fête

June 28
7:00 pm
Once a year the fair comes for one day to the little town 'Sainte-Severe-sur-Indre'. All inhabitants are scoffing at Francois, the postman, what he seems not to recognize.
Wild reeds

Wild reeds

June 29
7:30 pm
In a village in the Southwest of France, 1962
From the land to the moon (premiere in Canada)
Special Screening

From the land to the moon (premiere in Canada)

July 5
7:30 pm
Bastille Day 2017

Bastille Day 2017

July 9
11:00 am
Prayers, Petitions, and Protests: The Fight Against Regulation 17 in Southwestern Ontario
Talk

Prayers, Petitions, and Protests: The Fight Against Regulation 17 in Southwestern Ontario

November 1
7:00 pm
During the First World War, Franco-Ontarians waged a fight against a Catholic Bishop named Michael Fallon, who advocated for the dominance of the English language in the Ontario school system.