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

ADAMA

Sunday february 17th

1:00 P.M. | AFS CINEMA

6259 MIDDLE FISKVILLE RD, AUSTIN, TX 78752

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By Simon Rouby, 2015, France – 82 min – Animated Drama in French with English subtitles With Azize Diabaté, Pascal Nzonzi, Oxmo Puccino, Jack Mba

Join the AFA Ciné-Club for a special screening of ADAMA, in celebration of Black History Month.

Twelve-year-old Adama lives in a remote village in West Africa, sheltered by the Cliffs. Out, beyond, lies “The Land of Breaths,” the kingdom of wicked spirits hungry for war. When Samba, his elder brother, suddenly vanishes from the village, Adama decides to set off in search of him. His quest takes him over the seas, across France, to the hell-on-earth battle of Verdun, in World War I. The year is 1916.

Inspired by the true stories of West Africans who were conscripted by France to fight in World War I, director Simon Rouby’s debut film features impressive and distinctive animation techniques that combine sculpture, 2D and 3D animation to express an enormous spectrum of place and emotion. An unforgettable journey which will be adored by adults as much as by children.

ADAMA won the Work In Progress competition of France’s prestigious Annecy Animation Film Festival in 2014 and was nominated for the Best Animated Film at the César Awards 2016.


SPECIAL SCREENINGS! | TICKETS HERE

AFA CINÉ-CLUB AND AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY PRESENT

the baker’s wife

Saturday Feb. 2nd | Monday Feb. 4th

AFS CINEMA

6259 MIDDLE FISKVILLE RD, AUSTIN, TX 78752

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By Marcel Pagnol, 1938, France – 133 min – Comedy in French with English subtitles

With Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin, Robert Vattier, Charles Blavette

For years, baker Aimable (Raimu) has fed the residents of his quiet little town in Provençal. When he discovers his young wife Aurélie (Ginette Leclerc) has absconded with a shepherd, he is so devastated that he simply stops baking. In desperation, the hungry townspeople mount a full-scale operation to track down the absent wife and get the Aimable’s ovens running again. Marcel Pagnol reunited with Raimu, star of his classic “Marseille Trilogy,” for this newly-restored classic once hailed by Orson Welles as one of the ten best films of all time.

AFA members get a $2.00 discount for these screenings! Check your inboxes for more info.


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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