mars 2019
le mois de la francophonie

Le mois de la francophonie - French Cultures Festival

The Alliance is happy to host a wide variety of cultural events for this years celebration of the international month of francophonie:

Soirée Jazz
Raphaël GADOT Trio

March 2nd 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Raphaël Gadot

Join us at the Alliance Française de Houston on March 2nd from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for an evening of Jazz ! Houston-based French pianist will perform originals and standards.
No charge and all are invited.

Reading "The Image Book":
A Conversation About the Latest State-of-the-World Film from Jean-Luc GODARD "

MFAH collaboration with the Alliance Française
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 6:30 PM

Jean-Luc Godard’s latest experimental film is coming to MFAHouston! MFAH Film Curator Marian Luntz announces that Le livre d’Images will screen twice in March at MFAH (March 2th and March 9th). And in between screenings, join us at the Alliance on March 6 for 'Reading “The Image Book”: A Conversation About the Latest State-of-the-World Film from Jean-Luc Godard,' an illuminating discussion of this exciting and 'cryptic' work with film scholars Grant Wiedenfeld and Bearden Coleman, moderated by Marian Luntz.
No charge and all are invited.

Projection de film Suisse
à  L'Alliance Francaise

“Le Vent Tourne”
by Bettina Oberli

dimanche 10 mars à 16h00


Presented by:
John A. Bernhard
Honorary Consul
Consulate of Switzerland 

Five Funny French Films

Join us for the ninth edition of the popular annual series “Five Funny French Films”! This year’s selections feature performances by Jean Dujardin, Mélanie Laurent, Camille Cottin, and Miou Miou.
L’Alliance Française de Houston is thrilled to join Franci Neely, Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro, and Nina and Michael Zilkha again this year to sponsor this fabulous film series.

Tout le monde debout
(Rolling to You)
Friday, March 22, 2019
7 p.m.–8:45 p.m.

A womanizer pretends to be handicapped in order to seduce a neighbor.

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Le retour du héros
(Return of the Hero)
Friday, March 22, 2019
9:15 p.m.–10:45 p.m.

Mélanie Laurent writes letters to her sister as Jean Dujardin, who is fighting on the front lines.

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En liberté!
(The Trouble With You)
Saturday, March 23, 2019
7 p.m.–8:45 p.m.

A police widow aims to set right her crooked cop's actions.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019
9:15 p.m.–10:45 p.m.

Polar opposite sisters take their mother to a beach resort after their father leaves her for a younger woman.

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La femme du boulanger
(The Baker’s Wife)
Sunday, March 24, 2019
5 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

The town rallies behind a baker who refuses to bake bread since his wife ran away with another lover.

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This event is part of the French Cultures Festival
coordinated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Houston, Texas.

The Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis
Wednesday March 27, 2019 7:00 PM


An illustrated presentation in English by scholar and historian Lynda KELLY followed by a wine and cheese reception. No charge, and all are invited.

This richly-illustrated lecture will cover the history of the abbey, its place in the development of Gothic architecture and sculpture, and its role as royal necropolis with magnificent tomb sculpture.

The history of the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis began according to legend, c. 250 A.D. When Denis, first bishop of Paris, was decapitated by Romans on a hill overlooking Paris, known afterward as Montmartre. He picked up his head and walked to the site of the abbey, where he collapsed and was buried.

In the centuries since the Abbey was rebuilt and enlarged four times through the centuries, becoming one of the first manifestations of Gothic architecture.

Soirée-Concert, JB CHARLOT
30 mars 20h00

JB Charlot

Luciole International Theatre & the Alliance Française de Houston present JB Charlot in concert, March 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm, as part of the French Cultures Festival 2019. A reception will precede the concert. No charge and all are invited.

Originally from Poitiers, France, JB Charlot is a Texas-based singer and songwriter. He recently released his first album "De l’autre côté" (On the other side). He cites Francis Cabrel & Renaud among his musical influences. Playing guitar, he will be accompanied on the piano by Jeff Winking. To watch a preview of his album go to:

CDs will be available for sale during the concert.

JB Charlot est un auteur compositeur interprète basé au Texas. Il a récemment sorti son premier album intitulé « De l’autre côté ». Originaire de Poitiers, il cite parmi ses influences Francis Cabrel ou Renaud. Guitare en bandoulière, il interprètera des chansons de son CD, qui sera proposé à la vente, ainsi que quelques-unes de ses reprises préférées. Il sera accompagné au piano par Jeff Winking. Voici un extrait de son album:

"Luciole International Theatre Company is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance."

Vente de livres

Take advantage of our vente de livres d’occasion (used book sale) at the Alliance. As we continue to clean out our shelves to make room for new acqusitions, we have a wide variety of used books on offer; text books, novels, history and children’s books, and more. And all books are priced at just $1. (Oui! Un dollar!)