What: The Museum of Work & Culture’s 2019 Cinema Saturdays
When: March 2, 9, 16 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 2, 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 Baggage . Baggage opens the stage and turns the spotlight on
newly arrived teenage immigrants in high school in Montréal. Through drama workshops,
theatre production, and deeply personal interviews, the film gives voice to their stories of
immigration and integration.
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 9, Pour vivre ici : Monique's husband has just died. Overcome with grief, she drives from
Baie-Comeau to Montreal to visit her daughter and sons. She is hoping for solace, but her
children are lukewarm.
March 16, Pieds nus dans l’aube : In February 1927, 12-year-old Félix Leclerc meets Fidor, a
young man from a disadvantaged background, while delivering wood with his father. The two
boys develop a close friendship, but will have to separate because Felix has to leave to study in
Ottawa in a classical college. Although aware of what this opportunity represents, Félix dreads
leaving his family and all those familiar things he cares deeply about.
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.