Rochester Events

Année Culturelle à Rochester

Join Alliance Française for French conversation and coffee at Old Abe Coffee Co!Petit Déj: First
Saturdays every month!
Next Petit Déj is June 1, 2019 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at Old Abe Coffee Shop

Pratiquez votre français en savourant un bon café et des viennoiseries !
Speak French while savoring a good coffee and tasty treats!

Join us every first Saturday of the month for this informal conversation group.

We will meet in the backroom of the café.
Un grand merci à Old Abe’s for their hospitality!

Ciné Club Schedule 2019

Cherchez la FemmeThird Wednesdays, every other month, 6:30 pm, at Rochester Public Library.

Next Ciné Club:
Cherchez la Femme, un film de Sou Abadi

Mercredi, le 17 juillet à 18h30
Date de sortie: 2017

Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm
Release date: 2017


Par le biais de la dérision, Sou Abadi dresse le portrait d’une France aux multiples visages. Le portrait est dépeint avec sensibilité et précaution. La réalisatrice raille tendrement les jeunes radicalisés de banlieue mais aussi les anciens Iraniens révolutionnaires pour qui chaque cause est prétexte à s’enflammer. Il y a aussi des communistes et les étudiants de Sciences-Po. Toujours avec une même férocité allergique aux systèmes, qu’ils soient d’ordre religieux ou social.
-Les Inrockuptibles

Rising talent Felix Moati (Irreplaceable) stars as Armand, the bookish son of Iranian immigrants who’s completely smitten by Leila (pop star Camelia Jordana), an Arab girl from the banlieue enrolled with Armand in Paris’ prestigious Sciences Po university. The two are set to spend a few months in New York interning at the United Nations, but those plans quickly unravel when Leila’s brother, Mahmoud (William Lebghil), returns from an extended trip to the Middle East with a desire to quell his sister’s profane Western ways.

Banned from seeing Leila, who has been sequestered in the apartment, Armand hatches the idea to disguise himself in a burqa so he can keep coming over to visit. Hijinks ensue, with Armand forced to take on a high-pitched voice and study the Koran in order to convince everyone he’s Leila’s devout Muslim tutor. In fact, his plan works so well that the desperate Mahmoud winds up falling for Armand’s hijab-wearing alter ego.

All Ciné Club screenings are free, but please consider making a $5 donation in person or by registering in advance here to support our cultural programming in Rochester!

D’autres films à venir en 2019 / Other upcoming films in 2019:

Sept 18, 2019 : Swagger by Olivier Babinet

Nov 20, 2019 : Lola Pater by Nadir Moknèche

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A winter event in Rochester of your choosing…

AFMSP worked to bring a French event to Rochester this winter season, but unfortunately we are postponing.
Merci à tous et à toutes qui ont voté ! Thank you to all who voted!

The winner was…

La Chandeleur

Also known as crêpe day (miam miam), la Chandeleur is a French holiday where people traditionally eat crêpes and drink cidre. Some say the crêpes symbolize the return of sunny days as winter draws to a close, but others say it represents prosperity as we use flour from the last harvest. Either way, c’est délicieux.

This year’s Chandeleur celebration has been postponed! Stay tuned for a make-up event in Rochester coming this spring… in partnership with a crêpe vendor who visits Rochester regularly.

Past Events in Rochester

Alliance Française is grateful for all the opportunities we’ve had to connect with Rochester’s francophone and francophile communities! Voilà quelques de nos souvenirs préférés à Rochester :
Here are some of our favorite memories in Rochester:

Fête d’été

A celebration of summer and all things French hosted by nos amis at Grand Rounds Brewing. We celebrated la France with face painting, live music by Mark Stillman & Dave Stenshoel, trivia, wine and crêpesMerci à tous qui sont venus !

Bastille Day 2015 – 2017

Though we sadly had to miss celebrating Bastille Day in 2018 in Rochester due to inclement weather, the AF hopes to return in coming years to celebrate with you again via live music, good wine and fun performances. Merci beaucoup à Mayo Clinic for the support they’ve offered in past years that have helped make our celebration possible! Stay tuned for info on Bastille Day in 2019…

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227 Colfax Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Tel: 612 332 0436

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