Student Film Contest Winners announced

The Morrin Centre has announced the winners of its Student Film Contest for March of 2015, made possible in part by the Department of Canadian Heritage.   First-place film: Le$$, 2015 documentary, produced for the Documentary class at the Cegep de l’Outaouais’ Arts and Letters program’s Cinema and Media profile.  Subject: A glimpse into the life of Leslie Jamieson. Filmed and produced by Francis Leduc and Sara Ben Saud. Language: English with French subtitles Second prize: Petites heures  A dreamlike, sensory portrait of Montreal during the overnight hours. It’s an investigation into an oft-ignored world, creating meaning through the filming, sound and editing> Petites heures explores these short, magical hours through voices, stories, sounds, profiles and spaces: fleeting, unusual moments during the period between night and day. Production: Didier Pigeon-Perreault Video: Florence Carrier Audio: Gabrielle Tremblay Editing: TamDan Vu Sound track: johnny_ripper (Password: pigeon)

Morrin Centre featured in 1608 Magazine

The Morrin Centre and our Executive Director, Barry McCullough, were recently featured in 1608 magazine, Quebec City’s arts and lifestyle publication. In an article entitled “Pour anglophones et -philes,” 1608 wrote about a number of English-centered locations in the city, including Morrin Centre community partners CBC Radio and La Maison Anglaise.

Farewell… not goodbye

Maxime Chouinard was the Centre’s curator for the past five years. It is with regret that we shared his last day with us on Monday, March 31. He had been in charge of the preservation aspects of the Morrin Centre’s over 200-year-old building, and was instrumental in putting together our permanent exhibition on prison life in the 19th century. He managed the archives and artifacts of the Centre, as well as organized meetings of the acquisitions committee. Maxime also played a large role in developing the Centre’s guided tours, including training guides.  We would like to thank Maxime for his hard work and dedication. The entire team and Council wish him the best of luck in his projects to come!

The Morrin Centre on the Front Page of Le Soleil!

(Québec) Ce sont les yeux brillants et la bouche grande ouverte que les premiers spectateurs de LumoCité ont vu mercredi soir quatre constructions architecturales de la ville prendre vie par un froid mordant. Si tous se sont émerveillés devant le génie des effets 3D réalisés par les équipes venant d’Europe, des États-Unis et du Québec , celles-ci ont cependant dû faire quelques ajustements en cette soirée de première.