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Bordeaux-USA provides to residents of Gironde the opportunity to share Franco-American friendship, culture and ideas through English-speaking events and our Library in the heart of Bordeaux.
We can try for FREE to take part to one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).

COMING NEXT !

Thursday 21st: Wine & Cheese Evening with Kevin

Dear all,

we are sorry to announce the talk by the students from the Centre de Californie has to be cancelled and that it is beyond our control.

Instead, BDX-USA invites you to a Wine & Cheese Evening hosted by Kevin when we can chat and tatter over some wine and cheese.

We do hope to see you then.

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Thursday 28th: Book Club Discussion - "Black Water" by J.C. Oats


March 28th at 5:00, join our book club to discuss "Black Water" by J.C. Oats.


BDX-USA is honored to have professor Pascale Antolin from Bordeaux-Montaigne with us to analyze the novel.

No need to have read the book, if you like J.C. Oats or American literature just pop in to enjoy the discussion.
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Joyce Carol Oates has taken a shocking story that has become an American myth (i.e. the "Chappaquiddick incident" involving Ted Kennnedy and Mary Jo Kopechne) and, from it, has created a novel of electrifying power and illumination. Kelly Kelleher is an idealistic, twenty-six-year-old “good girl” when she meets the Senator at a Fourth of July party. 

In a brilliantly woven narrative, we enter her past and her present, her mind and her body as she is fatally attracted to this older man, this hero, this soon-to-be-lover. Kelly becomes the very embodiment of the vulnerable, romantic dreams of bright and brave women, drawn to the power that certain men command—at a party that takes on the quality of a surreal nightmare; in a tragic car ride that we hope against hope will not end as we know it must end. (Source: BookRead)

 

March Book Selection

Dear all, 

here is the book selction of the month. they are on display in the foyer of BDX-USA.


 REHEATED CABBAGE

The collection is made up of rare works previously published in magazines and out-of-print anthologies, including a Christmas dinner with Trainspotting's psychotic Francis Begbie, science fiction tale "The Rosewell Incident", and a story following Terry "Juice" Lawson in Florida.

 Irvine Welsh is a Scottish novelist, playwright and short story writer. His novel Trainspotting was made into a film of the same name. His work is characterised by a raw Scot dialect and brutal depiction of Edinburgh life. He has also written plays and screenplays, and directed several short films.

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THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

 The Fault in Our Stars, published in January 2012, is the sixth novelby author John Green. The story is narrated by Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old girl with thyroid cancer that has affected her lungs. Hazel is forced by her parents to attend a support group where she subsequently meets and falls in love with 17-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee.



DOG YEARS

 When Mark Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his dying partner, he brings home Beau, a large, malnourished golden retriever in need of loving care. Joining Arden, the black retriever, to complete their family, Beau bounds back into life. Before long, the two dogs become Doty's intimate companions, and eventually the very life force that keeps him from abandoning all hope during the darkest days.



Thursday 14th: Saint Patrick Day Party

Saint Patrick Day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christinality in Ireland  and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.  

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They say that everyone is Irish at least one-day-a-year. Well we're going to break that 'rule' and invite you to wear your green and be Irish for at least 2 days this year! Back by popular demand we've asked our member Kathryn Larcher to lead us in a St. Patrick's Day sing along. Kathryn has many talents & passions. One of her favorite activities is to play & sing music. Another is storytelling that includes a bit of history & tradition. She'll blend all of that to create a fun evening where we're likely to learn what it means to speak 'the Blarney' and to say: 'Slàinte' (Pr.: Slawn-cha) which means 'Health/Cheers!' at least once before the evening is done!


That night, don green attire,  let's have sip or two, sing along Irish songs and be merry! 




March Movie Selection

Dear all,

here is the movie selection of the month. They are on display in the foyer of BDX-USA.

GREMELINS 2

As with the first film, Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a live action horror comedy film; however, Dante put effort into taking the sequel in new anarchistic directions. The film is meant to be more cartoon-like and less dark than the original, and the violence is fairly slapstick. There are also a number of parodies of other films and stories, most notably Gremlins itself, as well as the Rambo films, The Wizard of Oz, Marathon Man and the Phantom of the Opera



DUM AND DUMBER


Dumb and Dumber is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Peter Farelly  who co-wrote the screenplay with Bobby Farelly  and Bennett Yellin. Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, it tells the story of Lloyd Christmas (Carrey) and Harry Dunne (Daniels), two dumb but well-meaning friends from Providence, RHode Island, who set out on a cross-country trip to Aspen Colorado , to return a briefcase full of money to its owner, thinking it was abandoned as a mistake but was actually left as ransom money.



 ESSEX BOYS 

 This film starts off as a young taxi driver is offered a job to help a small-time hardman get a little revenge. As the film progresses, he gets money and he thinks he is gaining respect from the other gang members. Then there comes a time where he is woken at night, only to find a Range Rover outside his house: his boss is expecting him to drive this to pick up the rest of the gang and take them to their awaiting fate...

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"Fat Tuesday" March Potluck

It's time for our traditional-first-Thursday-of-the-month Potluck Dinner!



Please bring one or more of your favorite 'salé ou sucré' dishes and some drinks to share! Of course, it's the perfect time to bring some crêpes and pancakes.



Potlucks are perfect to meet with our members, making new friends and chat in English in a very relaxed unformal atmosphere.

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February 28th: Movie Night - If Beal Street Could Talk

On Thursday 28th, we will have the film discussion, not a 5:30 but a t 7:00 so that more people can participate. The film chosen is If Beal Street Could Talk based on James Baldwin eponymous novel.







Fonny and Tish are in love, and this protects them from their respective families and the outside world until Fonny is falsely accused of rape. He is jailed and held before trial. Tish finds out she is pregnant and her family, while concerned that she is quite young, gives her support for the coming baby. They help her find a lawyer to defend Fonny, hoping to find evidence to free him before the baby is born