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13 Apr 2014 10:17 AM | Deleted user
Sunday 4th May @ 2PM: The Secret History : the Huguenot Contribution to the Foundation of Canada

An invitation has been extended for CAC Members to attend an illustrated talk about The Secret History : the Huguenot Contribution to the Foundation of Canada , on Sunday 4th May.

This is presented by Mr Robert Nash who is an internationally acclaimed researcher into Huguenot history and issues. This presentation looks at the history of the early French settlements in Canada and the roles played by early pioneers such as Pierre Dugua Sieur de Monts, Samuel Champlain and the French King, Henri IV. Issues that are not generally known about the backgrounds of these pioneers and the impact this had on the settlement of Canada are also discussed. This is a historical and cultural discussion of the French pioneers who established the early settlements in Canada.

You are most welcome to attend this meeting!

Location Scots Church Margaret St Sydney

Cost $10 per person to cover the cost of the venue hire. Afternoon tea will be provided

For more info, contact Mr Nash at ozhug@optushome.com.au

French Canadian Films at the Sydney Film Festival

Gabrielle
In this uplifting tale from the producers of SFF 2012 Audience Award winner Monsieur Lazhar, a musically gifted young woman with intellectual disability falls in love, only to discover her family has concerns. Can she handle an adult sexual relationship? Gabrielle won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Film, and radiant newcomer Gabrielle Marion-Rivard (in a semi-autobiographical role) won Best Actress.

Tom at the Farm

Xavier Dolan, the young Canadian who won the 2010 Sydney Film Prize at the age of 21 for Heartbeats, directed and stars in this tense and complex Hitchcockian psychological thriller. A young man attends the funeral of his gay lover in rural Quebec, only to find himself trapped in a dangerous dance of lust and sadistic impulses with the deceased's brother.

The full SFF program will be released May 7th and single tickets can be bought then. At present, Flexipass tickets are on sale! Flexipasses offer big savings on single-ticket prices, and you can share them with friends and family. For all the info please visit http://www.sff.org.au/public/films/program/sff-2014-preview/
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