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?”

$9.00 for General Public

TICKETS HERE

le concours

Sunday APRIl 21st

1:30 P.M. | AFS CINEMA

6259 MIDDLE FISKVILLE RD, AUSTIN, TX 78752

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By Claire Simon, 2016, France – 121 min – Documentary in French with English subtitles

A completely engrossing and memorable documentary about college admissions at a unique institution. La Fémis, France’s premiere film academy, proposes a film education like no other—training direct from professionals in the industry instead of career educators, and almost a guarantee of entry into the production system after graduation. Gaining entrance into the school is another story, and that’s where the tragicomedy of LE CONCOURS is set. In this observational documentary, we go behind the scenes of the admissions process, revealing the triumphs and calamities of those who dream of getting into the world’s best film school.

LE CONCOURS screens as part of the AFS Cinema’s New French Cinema Week, a diverse program of narrative features, documentaries, animations and shorts by emerging Francophone artists. This series is presented in partnership with the Premiers Plans Festival d’Angers and supported by UniFrance, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Austin Angers Creative, and the City of Angers (Austin’s sister city in the Loire Valley). Viewers interested in more than one film may purchase a Series Pass granting admission to all nine screenings.


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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