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Vintage Film Festival

movie-reels79The Foundation produces the Vintage Film Festival every year on a weekend in October. Full details here.

 

Marie Dressler House

MDH with new sign

The history of the Marie Dressler House is here.  It is now the home of the Interactive Canadian Women in Film Museum.

Dressler House is located at:
212 King street West (Hwy 2),
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada.


The Marie Dressler Museum has been expanded and is now called "Canadian Women in Film Museum".


Hours

Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the museum will be open by appointment only.

Visit the new museum's website here for details of how to book your visit.

 

Latest Bursaries

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    Kyler Tonkin 2017

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    Mackenzie Earle 2017

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    Ben Hughes 2018

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    Christian Hodge 2016

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    David Robert 2016

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    Graham Beer 2018

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    Sydney Stewart 2018

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    Amy Scott 2016

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    Olivia Rapsos 2019

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    Stephanie Kooman 2017

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    Juliette Sinnott 2019

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    Carlie White 2016

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    Carter Holmes 2017

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    Andrew Atanasoff 2019

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    Ava Bogyay 2019

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    Morgan Murray 2017

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    Kieva Earle 2018

On November 9, Marie Dressler's 150th birthday was celebrated. She was born on November 9, 1868 and 73 came to her birthday party in the Art Gallery of Northumberland. In addition 18 members of La Jeunesse Choir entertained us. They performed "Singing in the Rain" in honour of Marie who sang this song in the 1929 Hollywood Revue as well as the requisite "Happy Birthday". Actress Carlotta Rutledge portrayed Marie and when the kids made birthday cards for Marie she presented them with presents.

In attendance were MPP David Piccini, Mayor Gil Brocanier and several Councillors. The party was kicked off by the Town crier Mandy Robinson.

The Photos in the slide show below give an idea of the event.

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    Town Crier, Mandy Robinson

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    Marie Dressler Foundation Chair, Rick Miller

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    Town Crier with Marie Dressler

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    Carlotta Rutledge as Marie Dressler

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    La Jeunesse Choir

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    Mayor Gil Brocanier

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    Party at the AGN

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    MPP David Piccini

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    Part of La Jeunesse Choir

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    La Jeunesse Choir

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    Creating Birthday Cards

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    Creating Birthday Cards

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    Receiving Presents from Marie

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    Party at the AGN