Atlanta Francophonie Festival
Few Americans realize that French is spoken by 200 million people in 56 countries. Every March, francophones – as French-speakers call themselves – unite to celebrate the diverse cultures worldwide that share the same language.
Atlanta’s Francophonie Festival 2012, now in its 13th year, offers free and ticketed cultural events March 17–31 in Midtown, Buckhead and downtown. Highlights include internationally known political cartoonist Plantu, French comedians, films from Belgium, Quebec and… Show more
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Saturday, March 17 at 3:00 pm - FREE Alliance Française, 1197 Peachtree Street, Colony Square, Plaza level in Midtown Muriel Bloch has been telling tales since 1979, often accompanied by musicians....
Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 pm - FREE Alliance Theater, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street in Midtown The country’s only French-speaking theater company, Théâtre du Rêve of Atlanta performs scenes from the play The Women Above joined by actors from Chicago and Quebec....
Thursday, March 22 from 4:00 to 10:00 pm - $9 for exhibition and films; FREE for films only. High Museum of Art, Hill Auditorium and the galleries, 1280 Peachtree Street in Midtown At 4:00 pm, the evening begins with a viewing of Picasso to Warhol on loan from the Museum of Modern Art....
Saturday, March 24 at 7:00 pm – FREE Alliance Française, 1197 Peachtree Street, Colony Square, Plaza level in Midtown In this coming of age comedy, Canadian director Ricardo Trogi recalls life-changing events when his family moved to a new neighborhood when he was 11 years old....
Sunday, March 25 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm - $45 for adults; $21 for children ages 12 to 16; FREE for children 11 and younger St. Regis Hotel, 88 West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead Atlanta’s francophone community gathers for an elegant gourmet brunch buffet with live jazz and world music by local musicians....
Thursday, March 29 at 4:00 pm – FREE Alliance Française, 1197 Peachtree Street, Colony Square, Plaza level in Midtown In conjunction with Cartooning for Peace, an international gathering of professional cartoonists from around the world launched by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and Plantu, internationally known cartoonist with Le Monde, several French-speaking cartoonists will lead a workshop including Plantu of France, Ali Dilem of Algeria, Michel Kichka of Israel and Jerry Boursiquot of Haiti....
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