‘Hedgehog’ opens 2013 Green Bay Film Society series

The Green Bay Film Society’s Spring International Film Series begins 7 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 16) at the Neville Public Museum. The first screening is the 2009 French film The Hedgehog, based on the best-selling novel The Elegance of the Hedgehog. The plot follows Paloma, a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life, drawing trenchant and often hilarious observations about the world around her. Ultimately, she meets some kindred spirits who inspire her to question her outlook on life. Admission is free for Brown County residents. Sponsored by Humanistic Studies, Brown County Library, the Neville and the Green Bay Film Society. More information.

French Club brings back Moliere, the 17th century French satirist

Le Cercle Francais, the student French club at UW-Green Bay, is bringing back the always-popular stage show “Moliere than Thou.” The program is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in the Christie Theatre on the lower level of the University Union. Admission is $2 for students and $5 for community members. The famous French satirist and playwright (1622-1673) will be played in the comedic one-man show by veteran actor Tim Mooney, who has drawn great reviews for a show that is “insightful, ribald, irreverent and enthusiastic.” His performance is in English. We’ll have more, closer to the show date, but all are welcome to attend.

French program offers ‘Paris in Film’

UW-Green Bay’s French program is opening the doors free to the general public for two nights of popular films that happen to incorporate the city of Paris into the action.
The lineup is as follows:
• 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, Christie Theatre — Paris, Je T’aime (2006) and Midnight in Paris (2011)
• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, Christie Theatre — Amélie (2001) and Diva (1981)

French Tables resume for fall

The free French conversation tables resume this fall with regular meetings open to all, regardless of proficiency, at the Common Grounds Coffeehouse. Student and native speaker of French, Charline Roy, will host conversation hours Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. when school is in session. In addition, additional hours are available, at 5:30 on four Tuesday evenings,Oct. 9 and 30 and Nov. 13 and 27, with student Marko Skoric.

Make plans for ‘Molière Than Thou’ in October

Back by popular demand, the gleefully giddy one-man show “Molière Than Thou” returns to UW-Green Bay on Monday night, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. Actor Tim Mooney will once again demonstrate that the humor of the celebrated French satirist is timeless. The show is in English. Tickets will be $5 for community members and $2 for UW-Green Bay students.

Reminder: Art Agency has Valentine’s Day items

The student Art Agency has a Valentine’s “Pop-up Shop” in the 407 Gallery today and Tuesday (Feb. 13 and 14). Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. All sorts of good stuff for sale. See our previous post.

French Luncheon is another possibility

Our friends at the Union offer this: “Still looking for a Valentine’s gift and want to avoid the busy Valentine’s night crowd on Tuesday night? Why not treat someone to a ticket to the French Luncheon to be held from noon to 1 p.m. this Friday (Feb. 17). The final day for ticket purchases is, in fact, Valentine’s Day. Cost to staff is only $12.50. See the menu.

Un dîner français romantique?

Feb. 14 is your deadline to purchase tickets for the French Luncheon that will take place noon Friday, Feb. 17, in the Union’s Phoenix Room. Delicious French cuisine, a slideshow of students and faculty in France, and remarks by Prof. E. Nicole Meyer are on the menu. (The actual dinner menu is at www.uwgb.edu/union/cultural-cuisine/index.asp.)  The cost is only $12.50, and if you clip the coupon in the print version of the Faculty/Staff Directory you can shave an additional  $1.

Conversation tables in Arabic and German, too

The other day we shared postings about the conversation tables for French and Spanish language speakers and students. We’ve since learned (below) of comparable offerings in Arabic and German. Here’s the full list for fall 2011:
· Arabic (beginners level) meets T and W from 11-12 in TH 380
· Arabic (advance level) meets W at 4:30 p.m. in TH 380
· French meets T at 2 p.m. and W at 4 p.m. at Common Grounds
· German meets W from 6 to 8 p.m. in MAC 201
· Spanish meets Mondays from 2 to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 to noon at the Language Lab (SA 355).