26th annual Toronto Jewish Film Festival

We are pleased to present at Alliance Française de Toronto - Centre culturel two films programmed as part of the 26th annual of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival !

 

SIMON AND THEODORE - a french movie by Mikael Buch (2017, 84 minutes)

In this very touching French drama, Simon, an emotionally-troubled man is about to become a father. But, he wonders, how can he take care of his baby when he can barely take care of himself? His encounter with a rebellious teen forces him to question his uncertainties.

Saturday May 5 2018 • 9:00 pm • Alliance Française
Wednesday May 9 2018 • 5:00 pm • Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Cinema 5

 

Trailerhttps://vimeo.com/261210682

Buy ticketshttps://tjff.com/films/simon-theodore/

 

THE N°5 WAR - a french movie by Stéphane Benhamou (2017, 52 minutes)

In 1921, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel created her iconic fragrance, Chanel N°5, which quickly became the ultimate symbol of luxury. French-Jewish businessmen, the Wertheimer brothers, financially backed the perfume. Never satisfied with the ownership agreement, Chanel used her Vichy connections and the war’s Aryanization laws to try to force the Wertheimers out of the contract.

Sunday May 6 2018 • 5:30 pm • Alliance Française
Tuesday May 8 2018 • 3:30 pm • Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk, Cinema 9

Buy ticketshttps://tjff.com/films/the-n5-war

ALL SCREENINGS ARE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

WeeFestival - Play words

Vox Theatre Company (Ottawa)

Life played on the score of words!
Available from 18 months to 4 years

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 16th, 10:00 am - 11:15 am and 1:00 pm

Location: Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst St, Toronto ON M5V 2R2

Three actors are at the centre of this universe where words, speech and language are found, with their rhythms, sounds, musicality and poetry. Life as a poem. Words like toys. Word games, word games.

To purchase tickets, visit: www.weefestival.ca

For information contact: 416.537.4191 x220

The beautiful Helen

The operetta by Offenbach “La Belle Helene” will be performed at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts on April 27, 28 and 29th, 2018. (The operetta will be performed in English)

C'est la vie

C’EST LA VIE! (LE SENS DE LA FÊTE)

A film by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache Starring Jean-Pierre Bacri, Gilles Lellouche, Suzanne Clément France – French with English Subtitles - 117 min.

SYNOPSIS

After running his catering company for 30 years, Max has begun to grow tired. While planning a large wedding for clients Pierre and Helena, a series of mishaps upends a very tight schedule, and every instant of happiness and emotion could veer into disaster and chaos. From the preparations to daybreak, we get a behindthe-scenes look at a wedding party through the eyes of the people working the event. They will all have to count on their one common quality: they know what it means to throw a good party!

GOOD TO KNOW! Closing Night Film - TIFF 2017 IN THEATRES ON DECEMBER 15 IN QUEBEC Later in the rest of Canada

Café bilingue - Francoqueer

FrancoQueer presents its second conference on Franco-Canadian History and Culture.

The French Language Services Commissioner, Me François Boileau, will focus on the history and the context of the French Language Services Act, an inventory of French services in Ontario and his vision for the future of French language in Ontario as well as the pertinent issues for services offered to the LGBTQ community. 

February 15, 2018, @ 6:30pm (doors) and 7pm (conference starts), at 519 Community Centre, 519 Church St. Toronto, Ontario.

Free admission.

Thibaut Garcia

The Guitar Society of Toronto presents :

THIBAUT GARCIA

Garcia, whose Spanish origins have influenced his style, began playing the guitar at the age of seven. He obtained his chamber music diploma in the class of Renaud Grus in Toulouse, and his guitar diploma with the honour mention in the class of Paul Ferret. At sixteen he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) and studied with Olivier Chassain with whom he achieved his bachelor with the honours. 

"What is most impressive listening to Thibaut Garcia is the ease with which he transforms into music every technical and interpretive gesture, every breath and every silence, using the guitar as a natural extension of his own voice."

- Lorenzo Micheli, guitarist

 

Thibaut Garcia will be in concert at the Church of St. Simon the Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E, Toronto

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 8pm

 

Advance Tickets : $30 (General) / $25 (Sen. & Std.)

At the door : $35 (General) / $30 (Sen. & Std.)

 

Learning from Paris

Alliance Française Toronto is happy to share with you this event Curious Minds: Learning from Paris: What 1,000 years of Parisian art, food and revolution have given us. http://ow.ly/VF8j30f5U1T

Parisians have been figuring out urban living for a very long time. From the muddy beginnings of Paris to today’s sparkling cosmopolitan centre, the City of Light has helped define Western ideas about city life. We’ll discuss historical turning points—including how Parisians invented the restaurant, with the famous “Belly of Paris” market—and talk about literary Paris with celebrities like George Sand, Gertrude Stein and Hemingway. We'll look at the revolutions, both physical and artistic, that have torn up the city's streets, and how the unstoppable Baron Haussmann destroyed and rebuilt Paris for modern living. And we'll wrap up with shimmering contemporary Paris and what the city has to offer the future.
This course is led by Lisa Pasold, a Governor General’s Award–nominated writer, journalist and television host. A Montreal native now based in Paris, Lisa’s work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Chicago Tribune, National Post and Billboard, among others, and in Michelin, Time Out and Fodor's guides. She has lectured and led workshops from Dawson City, Yukon, to the American University in Paris and her third book of poetry, Any Bright Horse, was nominated for the 2012 Governor General’s Award. She is the host and co-writer of Discovery World’s TV travel show, Paris Next Stop.
Doors will open one hour before the first class. Registrants will receive supplementary materials in advance of their first class.

Co-presented by Alliance Francaise de Toronto and Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema 

Ensemble Tessala at Small World Music Centre

The Ensemble Tessala is a group that revisits the main pages of some traditional and classical repertoires. It draws its inspiration from the traditional Arab-Andalusian melodies, as well as Jewish melodies from the medieval and baroque periods, even re-appropriating the tunes of Quebec folklore.

The main objective of the Ensemble Tessala is therefore to explore certain artistic aspects rooted in tradition and present them to the public in a contemporary form while respecting traditional aesthetics.

The Ensemble Tessala is composed of three master instruments: the classical guitar, played by Samuel Bonnet, the oriental percussion (Riqq & Bendir) by Nathaniel Huard and the Oud, by Khalil Moqadem.

Robert Charlebois at the Flato Markham Theatre

Robert Charlebois will be at the Flato Markam Theatre on Thursday September 28th at 8pm

Robert Charlebois brings to the stage his new show Rock’Oustic a musical tour-de-force that is part acoustic and all rock.  Order of Canada recipient, Charlebois influenced an entire generation of musicians and changed Quebec’s musical landscape in 1968 with nothing more than an electric guitar, an idea and his words.  With such hits as “Lindberg”, “Conception” and “Frog Song”, Charlebois has established himself in the world’s francophone community as an essential figure in rock and roll.