On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Alliance Française Toronto opens the doors of its new gallery!
The Grand Opening of this new location represents the culmination of a long-term project to equip AFT with a full-fledged cultural center with two complementary spaces, a theater inaugurated in 2014 and an art gallery.
For the occasion, this evening will be marked by the opening of the photography exhibition Our photos from film shoots presented by Marie-José Raymond (Producer) and Claude Fournier (director, author) responsable for Éléphant, la mémoire du cinéma québécois.
Theme of the exhibition: When the first film-shoots photos submitted by our cinema's artists appeared on a Facebook page at the invitation of two apprentice chroniclers—Serge Beauchemin and François Gill— Éléphant immediately realized that it could not remain indifferent to such an important act of memory. In the jungle of photos in which they quickly found themselves, the two chroniclers enthusiastically welcomed the support of Éléphant, which henceforth and for posterity will archive on its website, elephantcinema.quebec, the fabulous souvenir album of those who make it possible for cinema to create worlds.
At 8pm, an opening concert is offered with guitarist Stéphane Wrembel in duet with Tak Arikushi. Come and enjoy their performance entitled''Django Reinhardt: the French art of gypsy jazz and musette''.
An evening full of emotions and surprises awaits you! Thanks to the Photo Booth, immortalize your participation at this historic moment for AFT!
To satisfy your taste buds, come and enjoy a glass of Grand Marnier, savor the petits fours of the Baratin and indulge in the sweets of Saveur Sucrée.
- Wednesday, January 9, 2019
- New Gallery (entrance to Spadina Road)
- Free entry