French films in Nashville

At Ciné Club, AFN members* usually meet the first Sunday afternoon of the month to watch French-language films from a variety of genres. All films are shown in French with English subtitles unless otherwise indicated.

Screenings usually take place at Belmont University in the Johnson Center, . Enter Belmont's campus on 15th Avenue and park on Caldwell or adjacent streets.  In the Johnson Center, go through the double doors to the theater, room 115 (the large theater). Click here for map.

For more information, contact Amy Bertram at

NOTE: Dates, times, and places do change with Ciné Club.

* This activity is reserved for adult members only.

In lieu of a May Ciné Club meeting, AFN members are encouraged to attend a seminar at the Belcourt, led by our own Amy Bertram, professor in motion pictures at Belmont University.

The seminar, The Sensual, the Monstrous, and the Everyday in the Cinema of Claire Denis, will take place Monday, May 7th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

"In this seminar, [participants will] consider clips from Denis’s prolific body of work to see how she captures haptic moments of tenderness and terror, and lyrical scenes of love, loss and pain—and how she refuses to conform to expected conventions in storytelling, cinematography and pacing. While she eschews the descriptor 'feminist,' her films often portray innovative vantages on masculinity, or are particularly focused on a woman’s sexual experience—such as her dreamy 2001 adaptation of Emmanuèle Bernheim’s novella, FRIDAY NIGHT, and in her most recent film LET THE SUNSHINE IN."

“This seminar is presented in conjunction with the opening of Claire Denis’ LET THE SUNSHINE IN, screening in limited engagement May 9-13. (Seminar ticket and movie tickets sold separately.)”

AFN members who wish to see the film with Amy should plan to attend the May 9th screening.