Art and Film Resources

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Villa Albertine

Villa Albertine is an initiative of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, that was created during the pandemic. Its mission is to create a community for arts and ideas, between France and the United States. Villa Albertine offers residencies to artists in 10 cities across the United States, including San Francisco, and sponsors in-person and online events. Their website has an online magazine, and lists programs and resources for professionals.
Right now, their front page has a couple of articles you may like: “Summer 2022 Reading Lists” and “Can’t-Miss French Series.”
You can stay up to date with the Villa’s activities on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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FrenchFlicks is a great resource for finding online and in-person French films. Started in 2013 by a journalist from Télérama, a French movie review site, the website stays up to date on film festivals, and theatrical openings in cities across the US, including Santa Rosa (yes!), San Rafael, and San Francisco. For in-person films, you can use filters to select by city and genre. They also have a large, searchable compilation of films that are available to stream on the usual major platforms such as Netflix, as well as on French-specific distributors like TV5Monde.
Also, they feature a handy “streaming guide” with particular selections, like “Love story in French”, to help you find great films online.
Of course, you can follow them on Twitter or Facebook to get announcements of film openings.