Julia McMahan    Founder and director of AFA Ciné-Club    Presse   “The goal of the ciné-club is to make French cinema and French culture accessible to everybody in a community feel and laid back environment. It’s time to break the elite-stereotype of French cinema and bring it to the people.”   Julia McMahan is a film curator and film promotion professional from Paris, France. She discovered her passion for cinema in her small neighborhood high school and graduated from La Sorbonne with a MA in Film and American Studies. She moved to Austin in 2014 and now works for Film Festivals in town.

Julia McMahan
Founder and director of AFA Ciné-Club
Presse

“The goal of the ciné-club is to make French cinema and French culture accessible to everybody in a community feel and laid back environment. It’s time to break the elite-stereotype of French cinema and bring it to the people.”

Julia McMahan is a film curator and film promotion professional from Paris, France. She discovered her passion for cinema in her small neighborhood high school and graduated from La Sorbonne with a MA in Film and American Studies. She moved to Austin in 2014 and now works for Film Festivals in town.



BIENVENUE AU CINÉ-CLUB!

Join us on Saturday, September 22nd , 7:30-9 PM for our first Ciné-Club September Soirée!!! A great opportunity to support your Ciné-Club and talk about French cinema and more with Ciné-Club’s founder/director Julia McMahan! TIX and INFO here!

“WHAT IS CINE-CLUB?”

A monthly screening of classic and contemporary French films followed by a 30-min discussion about the film (in English), in a community feel and laid back atmosphere.

“WHO CAN GO?”

Everybody! All films are subtitled in English. Bring your friends!

“WHEN?”  

Special October Screening in partnership with Champs-Elysées Film Festival
Saturday, October 27th at 4 PM
Join us at 3 PM to meet, mingle and enjoy some Champs-Elysées goodies!

“WHERE?”

AFS CINEMA - 6259 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752

“WHAT ABOUT FOOD AND DRINKS?”

Enjoy AFS Cinema's full bar (including rotating draft beers, local and imported wines and craft cocktails), award-winning popcorn, and grab & go candy and snacks.

“WHAT ABOUT THE PRICE?”

$6.00 for AFA and AFS members
$9.00 for General Public

TICKETS HERE

AFA Ciné-Club is excited to present a special October screening in partnership with Champs-Élysées Film Festival. We will be honored by the presence of Champs-Élysées Film Festival Events and Arts Director Justine Levêque for the Austin premiere of two films from CEFF 2018 Official Selection. 

SPECIAL SCREENING

Champs-Élysées Film Festival and AFA Ciné-Club present

68, MON PÈRE ET LES CLOUS
Preceded by the short film
ORDALIE

Saturday, October 27th
4 PM
AFS Cinema

3PM: Meet, Mingle & Enjoy some Champs-Élysées goodies! 

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68, MON PÈRE ET LES CLOUS
By Samuel Bigiaoui, 2017, France – 84 min – Documentary in French with English subtitles

Opened 30 years ago, in the Latin Quarter, the hardware store of the filmmaker’s father is a hotbed for meeting people. It is also the former playground of his childhood. Bricomonge is about to close its doors for good. At the time of inventory and accounts, Samuel Bigiaoui decides to accompany his father during the last moments of the store. And he tries to understand what led this Maoist militant of the 1960s-1970s, a graduated, brilliant mind, to sell nails.

68, MON PERE ET LES CLOUS won the Prix du Jury and the Prix du Jury Etudiant at Champs-Elysées Film Festival 2018.

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ORDALIE
By Sacha Barbin, 2017, France – 15 min – Dark Comedy in French with English subtitles
With Gaspard Ulliel, Michel Fau

At tea time, someone rings at Mr. Kaplan’s door. The fifty-something man finds himself face to face with a young man he doesn’t know, and a visit he didn’t expect.


About our partner

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CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES FILM FESTIVAL is the one and only French-American Film Festival based in Paris, dedicated to the public and devoted to promoting US and French independent films with the desire to create and to bring the best of French and American cinema to the audience. The festival also highlights contemporary films and restored classics. Each year, the festival takes place on the most beautiful avenue in the world and promotes its movie theaters. A mythical place and a major Parisian meeting point, the Champs-Élysées is also one of the avenues with the most movie theaters within a mile radius.

Ciné-Club is a non-profit and non-commercial event proposed by Alliance Française, a self-financed, 501c(3) non-profit organization. It is made possible with support from Institut Français, Austin Film Society and YOU!

For more information, contact Julia McMahan at cine-club@afaustin.org
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