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Mar 7, 2017

Woonsocket


Museum of Work & Culture Presents Saturday Afternoon Screening

Category: News Room
Posted by: Craig

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

 When: Saturday, March 11, 1:30pm

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

 

Museum of Work & Culture Presents Saturday Afternoon Screening

(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – On Saturday, March 11, the Museum of Work & Culture will present the second installment of its Cinema Saturdays series with a screening of the Québecois film Corbo. The film will be shown at 1:30pm with English subtitles. The screening is included with the price of MoWC admission ($8/adults, $6/students & seniors, free/children under 10).

 

Corbo is a gripping chronicle of the origins of the FLQ in the decade preceding the 1970 October Crisis. It tells the story of a teenage Québecer in the 1960s as he evolves from pro-independence activist to radical terrorist.

 

Cinema Saturdays is a 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 18La passion d’Augustine tells the story of Mother Augustine, a nun at a small convent in rural Québec who provides a musical education to young women no matter their socio-economic background. However, with the looming changes brought by Vatican II and Quebec's Quiet Revolution, the school's future is at peril.

 

March 25: In Henri Henri, a young man who was raised as an orphan by a group of nuns is thrown into the world when the convent is sold. He heeds the advice of the sisters and “follows the signs of destiny” to a job as a lamplighter. Through encounters with a bitter old businessman and a dreamy cashier, Henri changes people’s lives.

 

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 MonthlyBest of Rhode Island Award for its SensAbilities Saturdays all-ability program.

 

About the Rhode Island Historical Society

Founded in 1822, the RIHS is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States and is Rhode Island’s largest and oldest historical organization, as well as its only Smithsonian Affiliate. 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.