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

When: March 16 at 1:30pm

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

Museum of Work & Culture Presents Saturday Afternoon Screening

(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – On Saturday, March 16, the Museum of Work & Culture will present the final installment of its Cinema Saturdays series with a screening of the Québecois film, Pieds nus dans l’aube.  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).

 

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.

 

The series is a part of the Museum’s celebration of Francophonie, a month-long celebration of French language and culture in New England. It is made possible with the support of the Québec Delegation in Boston.

 

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 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.

 

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