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Who's Your Ultra Violet Valentine?

January 28, 2020

Inspired by cutting-edge European floral design, Fabio Ripoli and his stellar team at Ultra Violet Flowers create dazzling and unique arrangements every day, for every occasion, but especially for Valentine’s Day! 

(Photo by: ultravioletflowersdc.com)

Let Ultra Violet say it with flowers!

 

Order by 4:00 pm on February 13th for Valentine’s Day delivery.

Ultra Violet Flowers is located at 1218 31st Street in Georgetown. 202.333.3002.


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AFDC Presents Pioneer French Filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché Jan.24

January 13, 2020

Following their first French-language Film Festival in November 2019, about Women Filmmakers, Alliance Française de Washington (AFDC) presents a fabulous documentary about Alice Guy-Blanché, the first-ever French woman movie director, a “pivotal figure in the history of film” who single-handedly invented narrative cinema and many cinema techniques, such as colorizing and synchronized sound. Directed by Pamela B. Green, narrated by Jodie Foster, and produced by Robert Redford.

 

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché made its festival debut at Cannes 2018 to a standing ovation, and then was seen at the Deauville, Telluride, BFI London, and New York Film Festivals among others. It opened in Los Angeles and New York in April and is now screening nationwide.

(Photo by: Alliance Française de Washington)

Synopsis:

When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché follows her rise from Gaumont secretary to her appointment as head of the production a year later, and her subsequent illustrious 20-year career in France and in the United States, as the founder of her own studio and as writer, director, and/or producer of 1,000 films—after which she was veritably erased from history. Until now...

 

Screening is January 24, 2020. Happy Hour at 6:30 pm. The screening will start at 7:00 pm.

 

Film in English & French with English subtitles.

 

Check out the trailer here!

 

AFDC Member & Culture Pass: FREE

 

Purchase tickets here

Alliance Française de Washington is located at 2142  Wyoming Avenue NW.


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Car2Go Gone

December 19, 2019

Urban mobility update: Share Now, the car-sharing service formerly known as Car2Go, is leaving North America.

 

Daimler and BMW, the two global automakers that share ownership of Share Now, said it would cease service on February 29th, 2020. Share Now currently operates in New York City, Montreal, Seattle, Washington, DC, and Vancouver.

 

The decision was based on “two complicated realities,” Daimler and BMW said in a joint statement: the “volatile state of the global mobility industry” and rising infrastructure costs associated with operating a car-sharing service in North America.

On the same date — citing “low adoption rates” — Share Now will also cease operating in three European cities: Florence, London and Brussels. Instead, the focus will switch to remaining European cities where it operates and where it thinks the service remains viable.

 


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