Museum of Work & Culture launches French film series

WOONSOCKET – For three Saturdays in March, the Museum of Work & Culture will screen French-language films as part of its Cinema Saturdays program.

The first French-language film, “Paul à Québec,” will play on March 3. The film focuses on Paul, an aspiring artist, who accompanies his wife Lucie and their daughter to celebrate Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day at Lucie’s parents’ home. When Paul notes the declining health of Roland, the patriarch, Paul is inspired to make Roland the subject of his first comic strip.

“Roger D’Astous,” the second French-language film in the series, which will screen on March 10, is a documentary chronicling the life and work of Canadian architect Roger D’Astous.

The final French-language film in the series, “Les Loups,” will air on March 17. Centered on the story of Elie, a young woman from the city who comes to a remote North Atlantic island to convalesce, the film illustrates how she comes to know the community.

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The French-language series is part of the museum’s monthlong Francophonie celebration and was made possible with the support of the Québec Delegation in Boston.

Each of the screenings will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the museum, which is located on 42 South Main St. in Woonsocket. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students, and seniors and children under 10 are free. Every film will include English subtitles.

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email,