C'est Chic! DC French Film Festival starts next week, and runs from October 23rd to November 1st.

Films include Hors de prix (Priceless), a comedy featuring Audrey Tautou as a glamorous gold digger and Gad Elmaleh as a modest waiter seeking her attention, Lagerfeld Confidential, a documentary about fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, Les chansons d'amour (Love Songs), a musical about two young lovers seeking to spice up their lives, and Mauvaise foi (Bad Faith), a Parisian version of Meet the Parents when a Jewish woman finds herself pregnant with her Muslim boyfriend's child and must meet each other's parents. Most films are in French with English subtitles.

Click here to see films being featured (and short films at local venues), as well as date, time, and location of screening for each film.

Club de Conversation

Languages from Around the World
International Conversation Club
Friday, October 26 2007. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Alliance Française
$13.00 members, $ 15.00 non-members

Le Journal
This half-hour news, presented by France 2, 
is broadcast in French with English subtitles, 
and airs daily at 7:00PM on MHz1 (listings).


Visite Guidée à la National Gallery
Desiderio da Settignano: scupteur de la Renaissance à Florence
In French
Friday, October 5 2007. 12:15 PM (must make reservation 48 hrs in advance)
Location: La Rotonde du bâtiment ouest
$5.00 members, $5.00 non-members

Vianney Paul
“Arbres et Ames” Opening Reception
Friday, November 9 2007. 6:30 PM
Alliance Française
Free (reservations required)


Rugby World Cup in France
Commentary in English
Friday, October 19, 3:00 PM: Third Place Final – Delayed
Saturday, October 20, 3:00 PM: Final – Delayed
Alliance Française

By Sophia Coppola with Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman and Rip Torn
English with French subtitles
Monday, November 5 2007. 6:30 PM
Alliance Française
$6.00 members, $8.00 non-members

Palais Royal!
A comedy with Valérie Lemercier, Lambert Wilson, and Catherine Deneuve (2005)
French with English subtitles
Monday, December 3 2007. 6:30 PM
Alliance Française
$6.00 members, $8.00 non-members


Soirée Carte Blanche #3
Electronic happy hour series with French video screenings and more
Friday, October 12 2007. 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens
$6.00 members, $8.00 non-members

Beaujolais Nouveau
Wine and cheese party featuring a mix of electronic muzette music
Friday, November 16 2007. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Alliance Française
$26.00 members, $33.00 non-members

Dupont T Quartet at Twins Jazz
Hubert Dupont, Glenn Ferris, Stephano Di Battista, Robin Eubanks, Steve Lacy, and Kartet
Wednesday, December 12 2007. 9:00 PM & 11:00 PM
Thursday, December 13 2007. 9:00 PM & 11:00 PM
Twins Jazz, 1344 U Street NW
$15.00 members, $20.00 non-members


God Still Loves the French
Lecture and book signing by writer, Mark Mailloux
In English
Wednesday, October 17, 2007. 6:30 PM
Alliance Française
$4.00 members, $6.00 non-members

Fourth Conference of the International Society for First World War Studies
October 17-20
Free (but reservations are required.  See link for more info)
Wednesday, October 17, 10:30 am at the Lycée Rochambeau. In French
Wedneday, October 17, 6:30 pm at La Maison Française. In English
Thursday, October 18 at National Archives. In English
Friday, October 19 at German Historical Instituite. In English
Saturday, October 20 at Riggs Library of Georgetown University. In English

The Riches of Paris
Presentation and book signing by writer, Maribeth Clemente
In English
Wednesday, November 14 2007. 6:30 PM
Alliance Fraçaise
$4.00 members, $6:00 non-members

Queen of Fashion
Gallery talk, lecture and book signing by Historian Caroline Weber on Marie Antoinette
In English
Thursday, November 15 2007. 6:00 PM
Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave., NW
$10.00 members, $15.00 non-members

The Quai Branly Museum:  A New Ethnographic Museum in France
Slide-illustrated lecture by Stéphane Martin, President of the Musée Quai Branly
In English
Saturday, November 17 2007. 3:00 PM
Alliance Française
$6.00 members, $10.00 non-members

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