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!

“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?”  

On every 3rd Sunday of the month. 

“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?”

You can choose the amount you want to pay! The basic price is $6 but if you want to support the Ciné-Club you can buy a $7 or $8 ticket*.
Please note that the minimum ticket at the door is $8.

Choose the amount you want to pay to support your Ciné-Club:
How did you hear about Ciné-Club?

Get your ticket in advance online** to book your seat!
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are good for specific screening only. All sales are final.

 

 

 

The Aquatic Effect (French: L'Effet aquatique) by Sólveig Anspach.

 

L'EFFET AQUATIQUE

SUNDAY AUGUST 19th

NEW TIME: 12:15 P.M. | NEW LOCATION: AFS CINEMA

6259 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752

 

By Sólveig Anspach, 2016, France/Iceland – 83 min – Romantic Comedy in French with English subtitles

With Florence Loiret Caille, Samir Guesmi, Didda Jónsdóttir, Frosti Jón Runólfsson, Philippe Rebbot, Estéban

Crane operator Samir (Samir Guesmi, DISTRICT 13) runs into young widow Agathe (Florence Loiret Caille, TROUBLE EVERY DAY) at a café in suburban Paris. She's clearly uninterested in a relationship, but Samir is hopelessly smitten and signs up for lessons at the public pool where Agathe works as a lifeguard and swimming instructor. His romantic pursuit soon takes him to a lifeguards' convention in Iceland, where he poses as an Israeli delegate (with a plan to use swimming pools for peace in the Middle East) and contends with a string of new complications. This final film by Sólveig Anspach (QUEEN OF MONTREUIL) is a quirky but sincere romcom about the extremes—geographic and otherwise—that some will go for true love.

L'EFFET AQUATIQUE won the 2017 César Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Director's Fortnight at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.


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Check out Austin Film Society’s upcoming Summer French Film screenings in partnership with Alliance Française d’Austin/AFA Ciné-Club. Become an AFA member today to receive a $2 off discount to these notable films français. 

BREATHLESSJuly 6 at 7 p.m. | July 8 at 6:30 p.m.

THAT MAN FROM RIOJuly 13 at 7 p.m. | July 15 at 5 p.m.

CLAIRE’S CAMERAJuly 16 and July 22 at 7 p.m.

LEON MORINJuly 18 at 6:30 p.m. | July 24 at 8:30 p.m.

LE MAGNIFIQUEJuly 27 at 7 p.m. | July 29 at 4 p.m.

LA PLANÈTE SAUVAGEAugust 11 at 7:15 p.m. | August 12 at 5:30 p.m. | August 14 at 8:30 p.m. | August 17 at 7:00 p.m.

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Interested in additional French cinema?

Check out the great selection of French films at Vulcan Video and the special Ciné-Club picks that we curated for you!

*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 and YOU - Ticket sales are used to cover the screening room rental and compensate the film curator.

**By paying online, you will be automatically added to our emailing list, you can unsuscribe anytime through the email received. 

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