Julia Podgorsek    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 Podgorsek 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 Podgorsek
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 Podgorsek 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!

“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!

“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

SHORT FILMS FROM QUÉBEC

Sunday MARCH 17th

1:00 P.M. | AFS CINEMA

6259 MIDDLE FISKVILLE RD, AUSTIN, TX 78752

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Join us for a special AFA Ciné-Club celebrating Francophonie Month, presenting a selection of short films from Québec in partnership with Le Bureau du Québec à Houston! Followed by an in-person Q&A with Marie-Michèle Déraspe from the Québec Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie.

MARGUERITE by Marianne Farley, 19 min, 2017
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past. Nominee, 2019 Academy Awards

FAUVE by Jeremy Comte, 16 min, 2018
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Nominee, 2019 Academy Awards

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PILE OU FACE by Fernand-Philippe Morin-Vargas, 15 min, 2018
A hotly-contested local election proves that sometimes every vote really does count. Selection, 2018 Austin Film Festival

POISSON DE MARS by Pierre-Marc Drouin and Simon Lamarre-Ledoux, 14 min, 2018
Struggling with depression, Louis finds out that his family is planning a prank on him for April Fools' Day. Problem is: we're still in March... Winner, Best Script/Best Actor/Best Supporting Actor, 2018 NYC Independent Film Festival

LUNAR ORBIT RENDEZVOUS by Mélanie Charbonneau, 15 min, 2018
A woman-tampon joins a man-astronaut on a road trip to the moon. Daniel is on a mission to scatter his mother’s ashes and Claude is hoping for her period to make a miraculous return. A modern tale that captures the fever dream of a first voyage to the moon. Special Jury Mention, 2018 Regards sur Courts

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L'ASSAILLANT by Olivier D. Asselin, 6 min, 2018
Among the concrete highways, as life constantly keeps driving people crazier and crazier, a small group is peacefully enjoying its coffee break. Momentarily without their day-to-day concerns, rescued by the sunny temperature from their every-instant run life, everyone is slowly enjoying its cafe latte. At once, time has stopped. Everything is perfect. Until the beast inside them is awaken by the brutal assault of a car alarm... Selection, 2018 Fantasia International Film Festival

L'APPARTEMENT by Justine Gauthier, 11 min, 2018
Between tension and tenderness, a mother welcomes her two children in her new and modest apartment for a weekend. Selection, 2018 Festival Regard


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 Podgorsek at cine-club@afaustin.org
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