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 in one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).

30-04-2015: A night with Maude

Join us to watch one of the most iconic episode of the 1970's U.S. TV series: Maude.
The sitcom deals with the misadventures of Maude Finley (Beatrice Arthur), a 40- something suburban liberal housewife who desperately tries to show off her progressive positions.
But the fate has always a banana skin in stock for her and her projects. No worry, she'll try harder next time.


In addition to the timeless vaudeville humor of the show, the sitcom is interesting  as a timecapsule of the 1970's.
Set up between the swinging years' social upheavals (civil right movement, Woodstock...) and the Reagan era's back to basics, we can observe the heated debates about legalization of Marijuana or abortion, the black or gay people issues, the cost of health or the widening use of psychology and tranquilizers (besides coktails drinks) to sooth daily tensions.


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After the show, the audience will be asked to give their impressions and to answer to open questions. It will be a fun way to practice one's English, especially over a glass of wine (or cocktail if you ever bring what's necessary to make them ;-)

And before Maude, there were ...Lady Godiva, Joan of Arc, Isodora Duncan and Betsy Ross,, but do you now who they were?