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Off-Campus Events


September 15 - October 15, 2014

Boston College Keynote
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras will speak on Culturas Sin Fronteras.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Devlin 101, Boston College

Holyoke Community College Film Festival
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Leslie Phillips Theater in the Fine & Performing Arts building

Sept. 17: Y Tambien La Lluvia (Even the Rain
Sept. 24: Un Cuento Chino (Chinese Take Away)
Oct. 1: Aqui Y Alla (Here and There)
Oct. 8: Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)
Oct. 15: Analfabetas (Illiterate)

For more information, please visit the HCC Event Page.

Boston Public Library

“Latino Life” Booklist
Check out recent books concerning the Latino experience, available online and at all library locations, as part of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Italian Heritage Film Series
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
West End Branch
Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with these five films:
October 1- La Strada (1954, 108 minutes, NR)
October 8- Reality (2013, 123 minutes, R)
October 15- The Great Beauty (2014, 141 minutes, NR)
October 22- Caesar Must Die (2013, 76 minutes, NR)
October 29- The Best Offer (2014, 131 minutes, R)

Fun with French
Friday, October 10, 2014
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Event Room, Charlestown Branch
Crafts, games, and songs introduce children to the sounds of the French language, which enhances early English language and literacy learning. But the real reason to join us is that it's fun.

Films for Italian Heritage Month Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6:00 – 7:20 p.m.
North End Branch
In Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy(run time 70 min.) actor John Turturro takes audiences on an intimate journey to his maternal homeland of Sicily. There, while exploring the island's vanishing traditions, he is taken under the wing of one of the puppet theater's few remaining practitioners.

The Sacco-Vanzetti Case Revisited
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
North End Branch
Christopher Daley recounts the saga of Italian immigrant anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, including the robberies in Bridgewater and Braintree, the famous trial at Dedham, and seven years of attempts to receive a new trial. He illustrates the case through period photographs, including many rare, unpublished images.

Spanish-English Language Exchange
Every Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Connolly Branch
English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English in this fun, informal conversation class.

More information on any of these events can be found on the Boston Public Library Events Calendar.

French Cultural Center

Anna Coniaris Comolli – Revisiting Monet’s Gardens
Sep 3 - Sep 29, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
French Cultural Center
Oil paintings of Monet’s Giverny gardens and portraits of his contemporaries.

A Taste of Cheese from the Mountains
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
French Cultural Center
The French Cultural Center is thrilled to welcome The Cheese Shop for an entire evening devoted to cheese! The focus will be set on the cheese produced in two different mountain areas: the Alps and the Pyrenees. These regions make mouth-watering cheeses such as Tomme de Savoie, Comté, Abbaye de Tamié, Tomme Crayeuse, and  Bethmale Chèvre, Moulis Crémier, and Napoléon respectively.

Léo Marillier plays Saint-Saëns & César Franck
Thursday, Sep 25, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
French Cultural Center
A talented French artist presents a rich program of sonatas, solo violin and violin concertos.

Ciné-Club de l'Alliance: Les Petits Ruisseaux
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
French Cultural Center
When his friend Emile suddenly dies, Edmond, a widowed pensioner who was secretly envious of his old fishing partner's sexual escapades, suddenly questions his solitary life and daily routine. Pascal Rabaté adapted his own comic strip in this directorial debut, starring Daniel Prévost and Hélène Vincent. This 2010, 94-minute film will be presented in its original version, with English subtitles. The screening will conclude with an open discussion led by our in-house film expert, Barbara Bouquegneau.

Future events can be found on The Events Page at the French Cultural Center/Alliance Française Boston.

Harvard Film Archive

Sept. 22 at 7:00 PM - Gregory Markopoulos Program Four
Sept. 22 at 9:00 PM - China is Near
Sept. 26 at 7:00 PM - Sorcerer
Sept. 27 at 7:00 PM - Killer Joe
Sept. 28 at 4:30 PM - Gregory Markopoulos Program Five
Sept. 28 at 7:00 PM - Optical Poetry - An Oskar Fischinger Retrospective
Sept. 29 at 7:00 PM - Seeing Sound - A Mary Ellen Bute Retrospective
October 3 at 7:00 PM - A Summer at Grandpa's
October 3 at 9:00 PM - Cute Girl
October 4 at 7:00 PM - The Boys from Fengkuei
October 4 at 9:00 PM - The Green, Green Grass of Home
October 5 at 5:00 PM - Cheerful Wind
October 5 at 7:00 PM - Gregory Markopoulos Program Six
October 6 at 7:00 PM - Horse Money
October 10 at 7:00 PM - Dust in the Wind
October 10 at 9:15 PM - Flight of the Red Balloon
October 11 at 7:00 PM - Good Men, Good Women
October 11 at 9:15 PM - Café Lumière
October 12 at 5:00 PM - Growing Up
October 12 at 7:00 PM - A Time to Live, A Time to Die
October 13 at 7:00 PM - Jauja

Please check the Full Film Series for the most updated schedules.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Spanish Art and Culture Course
Wednesdays Oct 1 through Dec 10
In this 10-week course, immerse yourself in the great culture of Spain. With curators, scholars, and performers, appreciate art and culture from Medieval through the early 20th century inspired by the exhibition "Goya: Order and Disorder," opening October 12. For more details, please see the Course Information page.

Introductory tours in French occur every Wednesday at 11:15 am.

Introductory tours in Spanish occur at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month.

Boston University

For future events, please check the BU Department of Romance Studies Site.

Boston College

For future events, please check the BC Romance Languages and Literatures Calendar.

Harvard University

The Just Assassins by Albert Camus
Thursday, May 8 at 7:30 PM
Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

Les Justes is Albert Camus’ fourth and last play, written in 1949 and first performed at the Théâtre Hébertot in Paris. Based on an historical event that occurred at the turn of the last century, the play tells the story of five socialist revolutionaries who plotted to assassinate the grand-duke Serge, then despotic ruler of Moscow. Over the course of five acts, Les Justes stages the turbulent preparations and final execution of a desperate attack against abusive state power. How far can one go in a rebellion against tyranny? Are there ethical constraints in revolution? A truly modern tragedy, Camus’ drama places us in the minds and hearts of five young Russian rebels as they attempt to square their love of freedom and of their fellow man with the will to conspire and commit murder. (in French with English super-titles)

For more information, please visit the Harvard Just Assassins Event Page.

For future events, please check the Harvard Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.


For future events, please check The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Events page.

Suffolk University

For future events, please check Suffolk University Modern Theatre Events page.

Tufts University

For future events, please check The Department of Romance Studies News and Events.

Wellesley College

For future events and information, please check The French Department website and Facebook page, The Italian Studies website and Facebook page, and The Spanish Department website and Facebook page.

Yale University

For more events, please check the Department of French Calendar, the Italian Department News and Events Page and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Calendar.