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French Fridays

We are happy to let you know that we will have 6 movie nights instead of the usual 5!

This year again, the Alliance Française de Newcastle has partnered with the Newcastle Film Society and the Towers Cinema Newcastle to bring you French movies never released in Australia before.

On each night, pack your passport and jump into France for a few hours, enjoy some French delicacies including pastries, wine and cheese prior and during the screening and discover new films and short films in French with English subtitles. 

There is a traditional French little market at the cinema, starting at 6pm, followed by the movie starting at 7pm.

We hope to see you there!

French Fridays 2017 :
- 14 July: Contempt - Le mépris (trailer here) Followed by Celebration drinks for the Bastille Day - Starting at 8.45pm at Central Bar.
- 18 August: It's only the end of the world
- 22 September:
The Unknown girl
- 27 October:
The country doctor


- a single ticket is $10 for non AF members and $7 for AF members
- a French Fridays Pass (6 movies) is $50 for non AF members and $25 for AF members.


Contempt - Le m├ępris

France (1963) 105min - DRAMA (PG)

In French with English subtitles

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli, Fritz Lang, Giorgia Moll

The movie tells the story of Paul Javal, a screenwriter who is working on the script of The Odyssey, directed by film giant Fritz Lang and sure to be a box-office bomb.
Art, commerce and personal affairs clash as Paul courts favour with brash producer Jerry Prokosch and compromises his marriage to Camille. 
Over 50 years on from its first release, Jean-Luc Godard's film remains a touchstone for world cinema, an incandescent  work of intellect and passion and a true movie icon.

Trailer available here

As the 14th of July is the Bastille Day (the French national day), we would like to invite you to Central Bar (upstairs) for celebratory drinks and some finger food just after the movie. It will start at 8.45pm.

French Film Festival

This year again, the Alliance Française de Newcastle is organising a French Film Festival in partnership with Tower Cinemas and the Newcastle Film Society.

 The French Film Festival will be held on the 26, 27 and 28th of May 2017. Save the dates!

The program
Friday 26th of May
- Opening night with the movie The Odyssey (PG) starting at 7pm
There will be a little French market starting at 6pm before the movie.
Saturday 27th of May
- Belle and Sebastian 2: The Adventure continues (PG) at 10.30am
- The Midwife (PG) at 2pm
- From the Land of the Moon (Maj 15+) at 7pm
Sunday 28th of May
- Heal the living (MAJ15+) at 10.30am
- Penny Pincher (M) at 2pm for the closing of the French Film Festival 2017.
An afternoon tea will be starting at 1pm before the last movie of the French Film Festival 2017.


- Single ticket $15 or $12 for AF members and concession.
- Special Children price for the Saturday morning movie only for $9
- Festival weekend Pass $60 or $50 for AF members and concession.

More information available here: newcastlefrenchfilmfestival.weebly.com

 We hope to see you all very soon!


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