Museum of Work & Culture Observes Québec’s National Holiday With Free Film Screenings

The Museum of Work & Culture will be offering free film screenings of Quebecois films, on Saturday, June 24, in honor of Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Québec’s National Holiday.

Screenings will be held throughout the day, with the first 10 visitors receiving Québec goodie bags.

The day’s schedule of films include:

10am: Chasse-Galerie: La légende In 1863, a group of snowbound travelers invokes the devil, who gives them a flying canoe for them to go home. When one of them finds his wife about to die in labor, he makes a pact with the devil to save her and his newborn daughter Liza. He then cheats the devil of his prize by sacrificing himself. 25 years later, Liza wants to marry her beloved Jos, but the devil is determined to ruin her happiness.

12pm: La 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 socioeconomic background. However, with the looming changes brought by Vatican II and Quebec’s Quiet Revolution, the school’s future is at peril.

2pm: 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.

This event is made possible with the support of the Québec Delegation in Boston.