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A Baroness and a Pig on Big Screen

The Algoma International Film Association will be presenting Canadian film, "The Baroness and the Pig" on Sunday, October 17th at 7:00 PM.
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The Algoma International Film Association will be presenting Canadian film, "The Baroness and the Pig" on Sunday, October 17th at 7:00 PM.

Written and directed by playwright Michael MacKenzie, the film is set in Paris, 1887 and focuses on the story of a wealthy American Quaker woman (Patricia Clarkson) who marries a French baron (Colm Feore).

The Baroness sets out to create a Parisian Salon with all of the latest innovations, dècor, impressionist paintings, photographs, furniture, and lit by electric lights. She quickly discovers that her advanced ideas and modern thinking do not sit well with the aristocrats of the day, including her husband.

As plots seem to develop against the Baroness, she forms an ally in a shy, country girl, named Emily (Caroline Dhavernas), who was literally raised by pigs. The film is their story of survival.

"The Baroness and the Pig," shot on location in Hungary, features an original music score by Philip Glass.

The Algoma International Film Association brings in what they consider to be "the newest and most significant in Canadian and International films" to Sault Ste. Marie. The association promotes the viewing and appreciation of films not usually available to the community in the commercial cinema.

For more information on the Algoma International Film Association, email: algomafilms@sympatico.ca