Archives for November 2019

Election, Officers & Directors for 2020/21

The ballot is available: Vote online or print and complete the ballot.

Lecture at MIIS by the Consul Général de France à San Francisco

AF members are invited to attend a lecture at MIIS (Middlebury Institute of International Studies) Monterey, by the Consul Général de France à San Francisco, Mr. Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens. The lecture takes place at McGowan Hall, Rm. 102, 411 Pacific St., Monterey on Saturday, November 23 from 10:00 am to noon. Topic: “La politique étrangère de la France” (“France’s foreign policy”). Simultaneous interpretation available from French to English.

We will be very honored to have with us the Consul Général de France à San Francisco, who is making special arrangements to be here for the AF. We are asking our members to come in great numbers, as this is a rare event and we want to show our support for the Consul.

A reception will follow in the lobby of McGowan and will give everyone a chance to meet the Consul.

Holiday Luncheon 2019 ***SOLD OUT***

******Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT! Please do not send payment.******

Sunday, December 8, 2019
12:00 Noon

Los Laureles Lodge,
Terrace Garden Room
313 W Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

See the menu.

$35 per person ($36 per person by PayPal). By December 2 please send PayPal payments to treasurer@afmonterey.org, checks to Chantal Bailey (please see email from Claire for mailing address), and indicate your choice of lamb, salmon, vegetarian, or gluten-free.

You may also pay online using our payment page, which automatically adds a $1.00 fee.

Film Night

Sunday November 17
5:00 PM at Director Sandy Ford’s home. Please note the new location!

Attendance is limited to 14; please make a reservation by contacting Sandy Ford directly. Please see the November bulletin for RSVP and location details.

Film: “Le Brio” (2016) with Daniel Auteuil, directed by Yvan Attal.

Summary: Neïla, a girl of Algerian descent, lives in a housing project in the suburbs of Paris with her mother and her grandmother. She has good friends in the neighborhood, including a boyfriend named Mounir, an Uber driver. Always a good pupil, she has decided to become a lawyer and to this end has enrolled at the Assas University in Paris. But her first day proves a harrowing experience. Arriving late in the great amphitheater where Pierre Mazard, a seasoned but controversial law professor gives his class and poor Neïla is taken to task by him, in words tainted with racism. Some students complain about Mazard’s attitude, which urges the President to intervene. He firmly asks the prof that he do something to redeem himself. And to this end, why not train his victim for the prestigious speech contest Assas is associated with? Reluctant at first, Pierre is forced to accept the deal. But how will Neïla put up with working under the yoke of her torturer? And how will Mazard refrain from taking advantage of the situation to go on mistreating her?