Beginning Saturday, March 4, 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 & seniors, free/children under 10).
The series will kick off with 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.
The series is a part of the Museum’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 11: In Corbo, a teenage Québecer in the 1960s evolves from pro-independence activist to radical terrorist in this gripping chronicle of the origins of the FLQ in the decade preceding the 1970 October Crisis.
March 18: 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.
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.