Beginning Sunday, March 1, the Museum of Work & Culture will host Cinema Sundays, a free bi-weekly presentation of French-language documentaries produced in Québec. All films will be screened at 1:30pm and are subtitled in English.
The series will kick off with Amoureuses, a documentary featuring, for the first time, cloistered sisters who agreed to be filmed in many aspects of their lives for almost a year. The result is an exceptional archival document for the history of Quebec. At their touch, these nuns are like plugs; they can channel the energy we need.
Cinema Sundays 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 Sundays will include:
March 15, Expo 67: Mission Impossible, an account of the challenges of the men behind the 1967 Universal Exposition in Montréal, Canada. By searching through 80,000 archival documents at the National Archives, they managed to shine light on the biggest logistical and political challenges that were faced by organizers during the “Révolution Tranquille” in the Québec sixties.
March 29, Un homme sage-femme, which follows Louis Maltais, an ex-circus artist, as he begins his training to become the first male midwife in Quebec.