https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/AN2hcmByBXEHdkAYOycFwLQIT6OaMKm4RjjWi6biN_7_I_Ijbr2q1hH6oShSHsEyxKGbqaw7jpIDkn4pXFsGc9ueYreC4Z_K58WPhIumyN1ppjwubla-a8-DLkS_unsEvuLlN3c Screen Shot 2017-01-12 at 1.16.09 PM.png

 

For Immediate Release               Press Contact: Sarah Carr | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | (401) 769-9675

   

What: The Museum of Work & Culture’s 2018 Cinema Saturdays

When: March 3, 10, 17 at 1:30pm

Where: The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket, R.I.

French-Language Film Series at the Museum of Work & Culture in March

 

(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – Beginning Saturday, March 3, the Museum of Work & Culture will host Cinema Saturdays, a weekly presentation of a French-language film produced in Québec. All films will be screened at 1:30pm and are subtitled in English. The films are included with the price of museum admission, purchased at the door ($8/adults, $6/students and seniors, free/children under 10).

 

The series will kick off with Paul à Québec. Paul, an aspiring artist, accompanies his wife Lucie and their daughter to celebrate Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day at Lucie's parents' home. When Paul notes the declining health of Roland, the bleeding-heart but gruff patriarch, the artist is inspired to make Roland the subject of his first comic strip.

 

Cinema Saturdays is presented as part of the MoWC’s celebration of Francophonie, a monthlong celebration of French language and culture in New England. It is made possible with the support of the Québec Delegation in Boston.

 

Other Cinema Saturdays will include:

 

March 10, Roger D’Astous: This documentary film embarks on a journey throughout the exceptional projects of Roger D'Astous, one of the most important Canadian architects of the 20th century. A student of Frank Lloyd Wright, he worked all his life to create a nordic architecture. Once a starchitect of the Sixties, this flamboyant artist then fell from grace before rising again at the dawn of the century.

 

March 17, Les Loups: In Les Loups, Elie, a young woman from the city, comes to a remote North Atlantic island to convalesce and get to know the community. The annual seal hunt is in full swing, and Elie feels both drawn to and repelled by the men engaged in it. Elie's presence arouses curiosity and mistrust. Maria, the village matriarch and den mother, seeks to uncover the secret reason behind Elie's visit.

 

###

 

About the Museum of Work & Culture

The interactive and educational Museum of Work & Culture shares the stories of the men, women, and children who came to find a better life in Rhode Island’s mill towns in the late 19th- and 20th centuries. It recently received a Rhode Island Monthly Best of Rhode Island Award for its SensAbilities Saturdays all-ability program.

 

About the Rhode Island Historical Society

Founded in 1822, the RIHS, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States and is Rhode Island’s largest and oldest historical organization. In Providence, the RIHS owns and operates the John Brown House Museum, a designated National Historic Landmark, built in 1788; the Aldrich House, built in 1822 and used for administration and public programs; and the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, where archival, book and image collections are housed. In Woonsocket, the RIHS manages the Museum of Work and Culture, a community museum examining the industrial history of northern Rhode Island and of the workers and settlers, especially French-Canadians, who made it one of the state’s most distinctive areas.


    

The White House says an independent inspector general will conduct a new investigation of the FBI and Justice Department. The expanded probe will look for "any irregularities" with the FBI or Justice Department's "tactics" concerning the Trump presidential campaign. Over the weekend, Trump demanded a probe into whether his presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled by the FBI for political purposes.        President Trump is giving high marks to the first woman to head the CIA. At a swearing-in ceremony for Gina Haspel [[ HASS-pel ]] yesterday, Trump praised her toughness. He noted Haspel's three decades of work as a CIA operative. Trump said the CIA employs the most elite intelligence professionals on the planet. He said that Haspel will help keep the U.S. safe, proud and free.        Texas Governor Greg Abbott will be hosting a series of roundtables on school safety. The governor announced yesterday the first of the discussion groups happens at the Texas Capitol and will feature education and law enforcement leaders talking how to improve school district security. Two more roundtables are planned for tomorrow and Thursday. The roundtables are happening after last week's deadly attack at Santa Fe High School which left ten dead.       The Trump administration is getting bad reviews for its coin commemorating President Trump's planned summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. One side of the coin released yesterday shows Trump and Kim in profile and the other shows Air Force One flying over the White House. Many critics are panning the description of Kim as Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Trump and Kim are tentatively scheduled to meet in Singapore on June 12th but North Korea has recently said Kim might not show up.        A Maryland police officer is dead in the line of duty. The Baltimore County officer was critically injured during an incident yesterday afternoon, transported to a hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. The officer was investigating a possible breaking and entering when she confronted at least one suspect. Police have not released any details about the injuries the officer suffered pending the results of an autopsy.        New data is shedding light on higher suicide rates among young African-American children. A study published this week in the journal, "JAMA," found that the number of black children younger than 13 that take their own lives is twice as much as the number of white children that do. African-American kids ages five to 12 had especially higher suicide rates.