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Festinema Junior 2017

The Alliance Française network of French-speaking cultural centers presents the 4th annual Festinema Junior, a national French film festival and educational outreach program for children and adolescents. This unique opportunity offers students of all ages and socioeconomic status to expand their international horizons through cinema and culture. The Festinema Junior program has four goals across the United States:

  1. Introduce young audiences to world cinema and international cultures.
  2. Integrate film as a teaching tool in the classroom.
  3. Offer children of all backgrounds, status and origins an opportunity to see a foreign language film in a theater.
  4. Teach young people to think critically in their film analysis.
All the screenings scheduled are entirely FREE for the participating schools and the Alliance Francaise network provides them with educational portfolios for each film, which include pre-screening and post-screening activities.

This year, the Alliance Française de Denver is leading the organizational efforts of Festinema Junior. Across the country, 15 chapters and a projected 8,000 students will participate in the festival.

The Institut Français, the Fondation Alliance Française, the French Cultural Services of the Embassy of France, the Délégation Générale of the Alliance Française in the US, TV5 Monde, Kids Trail are the main sponsors of this Festival.

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Une partie de pétanque - Make-up date

A South of France summer night with friends, pastis and pétanque

Friday, August 25, 2017 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM

Join us for an evening of fun for a partie de pétanque on our front lawn!

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Open House

Fall Open House

Discover all the center has to offer

Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:30 PM To 8:00 PM

Learn more about our classes, library, upcoming events, and membership perks!

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Exhibition

Wonder Women

Anne Plaisance + Transition House

From Sep 19, 2017 To Oct 23, 2017

Panel Discussion with with Anne Plaisance, Risa Mednick, Director of the Transition House and guests: September 19 at 6:00 PM
Opening Reception will begin at 7:30PM.


In this exhibition, tiny houses by the residents of Transition House as well as paintings by the artist Anne Plaisance aim to spark dialogue and develop strategies to address homelessness and violence against women.

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