On Wednesday, March 16, La Branche Culturelle presents the French language film Un fils. Submitted Photo

Two events are coming up during the weeks ahead at Espace culturel Saint-Gilles in Brownsburg-Chatham. 

On Wednesday, March 16, La Branche Culturelle presents the French language film Un fils. The 96-minute film, produced in 2020, is rated 13+ and is the story of Farès and Meriem, and their 10-year-old son Aziz, a modern Tunisian family from a privileged background. During a trip to southern Tunisia, their car is targeted by a terrorist group and the young boy is seriously injured. 

Tickets are $9 for general admission and $8 for members of La Branche culturelle, Caisse populaires Desjardins, and students. Tickets are available at the door or online at https://www.brancheculturelle.com/billetterie . For further information, call 450 495-8022 or email [email protected] . 

Sponsors of the presentation of Un fils are the Caisse populaire d’Argenteuil, Ville de Brownsburg-Chatham, MRC d’Argenteuil, Espace culturel Saint-Gilles, Station 210, and Brasseries Sir John. 

Augmented reality 

L’Association des auteurs des Laurentides (AAL) launches La Réalité augmentée! (Augmented Reality) on April 3 at Café Canopée located at Espace culturel Saint-Gilles.

La Réalité augmentée brings the books to life. It is an immersive experience that plunges the reader into the heart of the author’s universe and aims to arouse the desire to read.  

Founded in 2001, the AAL brings together nearly a hundred members from the region working in fields as varied as the novels for the general public, children’s literature, poetry, short stories, theatre, screenwriting, and documentaries. These authors are supported by friends of literature who are interested in reading and the promotion of works created in the Laurentians, as well as corporate or institutional members wishing to support literary life in the region. 

Over the past few months, the AAL has been researching and developing augmented reality integrated into the book and funded by the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications and the MRC des Pays-d’en-Haut. 

Seven authors have created an augmented reality of their books. The AAL is a non-profit organization and has identified that one of its missions is to evaluate new technological options to evolve the traditional book.   

The following authors will present their books with augmented reality and share their experiences during the process. 

The authors of the project: 

  • Michel Bouvrette, A pilgrim in the mud – Témoignage chemin de Compostelle
  • Philippe Chadwick, The Epic of Carla Jouvenssen – Fantastic for teenagers
  • Jean Chapleau, Story of a stay in Cameroon – Travelogue
  • Chantal D’amours, Sacred Moons – Adult Fantasy
  • Cynthia Lisa Dubé, Dr. Maude – Historical novel for teenagers and adults
  • Madeleine Fortier, My sister beyond the centuries – Historical novel
  • Joanne Turcotte, The seal of destiny – Novel on resilience

La Réalité augmentée takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 3. Espace culturel Saint-Gilles is located at 562 route des Outaouais (Route 344) in Brownsburg-Chatham.