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  • Léon Morin, prêtre, 09/30

    Belmondo Retrospective: Léon Morin, prêtre

    Friday 30th September 2022 — 7:00pm to 9:00pm

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    Alliance Française of Washington (AFDC) in partnership with The Ven at Embassy Row invites you to a screening of Léon Morin, prêtre (1961), by Jean-Pierre Melville on Friday, September 30 as part of the AFDC’s Film Festival “Belmondo Retrospective.” The screening will take place at the Gallery Room of the Ven Hotel located at 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW (right off Dupont metro station).

    Doors open at 6:30 pm and the screening starts at 7:00 pm. Drinks will be available for sale at the bar in the Gallery Room, and The Ven will offer a small bag of free popcorn with each ticket!

    Covid Policy

    A vaccination card (or a photo of it) and an ID are required at the entrance. Masks are recommended.

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  • Mississippi Mermaid, 10/06


    Thursday 6th October 2022 — 6:45pm to 9:00pm


    Introduction by writer, translator, film programmer, and critic Nicholas Elliott

    In the far-flung French colony of New Caledonia, lonely plantation owner Louis Mahé (Jean-Paul Belmondo) hits the jackpot when his mail-order bride steps off the plane in the person of beautiful Julie Roussel (Catherine Deneuve). But the mysterious Julie seems to be running from something. When murder and intrigue enter into the equation, Louis finds himself in a compromising position and soon on the run, alternately chasing and being chased by the dangerous Julie across the continents. Belmondo and Deneuve make a gorgeous pair, tres chic and at the height of their '60s-era cool, in this amour fou-fueled romp.

    DIR/SCR/PROD François Truffaut, from the novel "Waltz into Darkness" by Cornell Woolrich; PROD Marcel Berbert. France/Italy, 1969, color, 123 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED

    AFI Member passes accepted.

    In Memoriam: Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933–2021)

    Co-presented with AFI SIlver Spring Cultural Center as part of our Jean-Paul Belmondo Retrospective. See the full lineup at

  • Summer Camps 2022

    Summer Camps 2022

    Summer camps are back in-person from June 27 to August 12. Age 5 to 11. 

    See our Covid Restrictions and partial policies here.

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  • The library is open!

    The AFDC Library is open!

    We are delighted to welcome you back in-person!

    If you would like to visit the library, we kindly ask that you provide a proof of vaccination and wear a mask during your visit.

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