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Moving Pictures – The Twentieth Century

In partnership with the Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec, the Morrin Centre presents Moving Pictures, a series of five events showcasing independent films by Anglophone Quebec filmmakers. From short films for teenagers to a documentary about Montreal’s underground art scene, everyone can find something to appreciate and enjoy in this project.


During this event, discover the 2019 historical comedy The Twentieth Century (16+).


Toronto, 1899. Aspiring young politician Mackenzie King dreams of becoming the Prime Minister of Canada. But as he hesitates in love between a British soldier and a French-Canadian nurse, King furtively indulges a fetishistic obsession that may well be his downfall. In his quest for power, King must gratify the expectations of his imperious mother, the hawkish fantasies of a war-mongering Governor-General and the utopian idealism of a Québécois mystic before facing the final test of leadership. Culminating in an epic battle between good and evil, King learns that disappointment may be the only way to survive the 20th century.


Upon registration, viewers will be emailed a link to the film. Once the link has been clicked, the film will be available for 48 hours. Viewers will also receive a link for the artist discussion held at 7 p.m. on March 18 via Zoom, where viewers will meet Matthew Rankin, director and scriptwriting, Danny Boivin, artistic director, and Vincent Biron, director of photography.


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This project is made possible with support from the Government of Canada.

When: 18 March 2021, 19:00