French Film Night
Soirée Cinéma

Photo of people watching a movie.

Pot luck desserts served at our Soirée Cinéma

Photo of delicious chocolate mousse with raspberries dessert at French Film Night at the Alliance Française de Santa Rosa
Photo of delicious apple dessert at French Film Night at the Alliance Française de Santa Rosa
Photo of delicious blueberry cheesecake dessert at French Film Night at the Alliance Française de Santa Rosa

Join us every fourth Friday of every other month, 6:00-8:30pm for our soirée cinéma – French movie night !

If you wish, bring a light dessert to share!

Locations change, so please check back here or our FB page for details.

À bientôt !

COMING UP – 

We are cancelling the AFSR Soirée Cinéma in March due to the current situation regarding the Covid-19 virus (coronavirus) as we begin following the California Department of Health guidelines of minimizing small group gatherings. We will reschedule this event for a future date.

Join us for a future French film night.  Currently, we are cancelling the March even but we hope to see you on Friday, May 22nd from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (location is to be determined).

The AFSR Soirée Cinéma fee will be $20 to non-members, and free to members. However, donations are gratefully accepted!

Past Soirée Cinéma Viewings

Bienvenue chez les ch'tis - Welcome to the Sticks (2008) movie poster

1/24/20 – La Môme – La Vie en Rose (2007)

Édith Piaf, (19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) was discovered on a French street corner — as a complete unknown — by cabaret proprietor Louis Leplée (Gérard Depardieu). The film captures various poignant episodes from Piaf’s turbulent life and addictions that caused her to age well beyond her years and left her barely mobile.

Drama/Biography ‧ 2h 20m  ‧  PG-13  ‧  subtitles in English

Bienvenue chez les ch'tis - Welcome to the Sticks (2008) movie poster

10/25/2019 – Bienvenue Chez les Ch’tis – Welcome to the Sticks (2008)

A French public servant who lives in Provence is unexpectedly banished to the armpit of the far North. Strongly prejudiced against this cold and inhospitable place, he leaves his family behind to relocate temporarily there, with the firm intent to come back South as soon as possible…

Comedy/Romance ‧ 1h 46m  ‧  Not rated  ‧  subtitles in English

La Cage Aux Folles (1973) movie poster

6/28/19 – La Cage aux Folles (1978)

Renato (Ugo Tognazzi) and Albin (Michel Serrault) are happy that their son, Laurent (Rémi Laurent), is getting married. Unfortunately, the bride’s father (Michel Galabru) is a die-hard conservative — and Renato and Albin are rather conspicuously gay. To ensure that the marriage goes off without a hitch, Albin uses his skills as a drag performer to play mom for a meeting with the in-laws. But before long, both men learn that playing it straight isn’t as easy as it seems!

Comedy ‧ 1h 50m  ‧  Rated R  ‧  subtitles in English

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) movie poster

4/26/2019 – Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964)

This is the story of 16-year-old Genevieve and 20-year-old Guy who are very much in love. Her kind mother, who runs an umbrella shop, won’t hear of her marrying, particularly as Guy has yet to complete his compulsory military service. Genevieve is heartbroken when he leaves for his army service in colonial Algeria and is upset to have received only one letter from him in two months. She’s also pregnant. Her mother’s solution to this situation is diamond-merchant Roland Cassard, who has helped them in the past. He’s a kind man who agrees to raise Genevieve’s child as his own. By the time Guy returns from Algeria, Genevieve is married and the umbrella shop has been sold. Several years later, they meet again.

Romantic Drama / Musical ‧ 1h 31m  ‧  Not rated  ‧  subtitles in English