mars 2019
le mois de la francophonie

Le mois de la francophonie - French Cultures Festival

The French Cultures Festival is coordinated
by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston.

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

" '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.

French Cultures Festival Kick-Off Concert
Friday, March 8, 2019 6pm to 10pm at Discovery Green

The Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston presents the French Cultures Festival Kick-Off Concert. The 7th annual kick-off concert will showcase a bouncing mix of jazz, soul, R&B and funk sounds with three bands: Scott Tixier (France), David Caceres (Houston, TX) and Andréanne Martin (Quebec). The event will take place on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Discovery Green located at 1500 McKinney from 6 to 10 p.m. It is free, open to the public and family-friendly.

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 

Et Voilà Théâtre presents
Blanche Maupas
L'Amour Fusille

(The War of Blanche Maupas)
March 15, 16, 22, 23 8:00PM

Don’t miss this play from our talented friends at Et Voilà Théâtre. In French with English surtitles. For reservations visit

Five Funny French Films
at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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 MFAH, 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.

Debussy’s La mer + Susan Graham
Houston Symphony Concert
March 8-10

Join the Houston Symphony (@houstonsymphony) for a sumptuous all-French program, including Debussy’s shimmering musical portrait of the sea, "La mer," featuring world-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (@MezzoGraham). Save $30 for Friday, Mar 8 with promo code: FRANCE. Save your seats >

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


An illustrated presentation at the Alliance Française, 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."

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Houston

A Bag of Marbles
Monday April 8th 6:00PM
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Houston
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston
713.729.3200 |

L'Alliance Française de Houston is a proud partner for A Bag of Marbles during the Houston Jewish Film Festival

Brazos Bookstore
Alliance Française de Houston
welcome author and translator
Brice Matthieussent
April 10 6:30PM

On April 10 at 6:30 join us at the French Alliance, 427 Lovett Blvd. as we join with our friends at Brazos Bookstore to welcome author and translator Brice Matthieussent. Brice will present his novel, Revenge of the Translator, and speak about his work. We will host a reception in his honor and his books will be for sale at this event. There is no charge and all are invited.

The work of a novelist and translator collide in this visionary and hilarious debut from acclaimed French writer Brice Matthieussent. Revenge of the Translator follows Trad, who is translating a mysterious author’s book, Translator’s Revenge, from English to French. The book opens as a series of footnotes from Trad, as he justifies changes he makes. As the novel progresses, Trad begins to take over the writing, methodically breaking down the work of the original writer and changing the course of the text. The lines between reality and fiction start to blur as Trad’s world overlaps with the characters in Translator’s Revenge, who seem to grow more and more independent of Trad’s increasingly deranged struggle to control the plot. Revenge of the Translator is a brilliant, rule-defying exploration of literature, the act of writing and translating, and the often complicated relationship between authors and their translators.

Brice Mathieussent is an award-winning translator of over 200 books from English into French, works by Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller, Bret Easton Ellis, Thomas Pynchon, Jim Harrison, and Charles Bukowski. He graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Mines de Paris in 1973, and earned his PhD in philosophy in 1977. Matthieussent currently resides in Marseille, France, where he teaches the history of contemporary art and aesthetics at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Revenge of the Translator, awarded the Prix du style Cultura, is his first to appear in English. He is also the author of the novels, Good Vibrations (2014), and Luxuosa (2015), all published by P.O.L.

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!)