Margaret's Museum


1h 58m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Set in the 1940s on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, "Margaret's Museum" is a bittersweet Celtic love story that depicts the grindingly impoverished lives of coal miners trapped, several generations deep, in a company town. Having already lost her father and brother to mining disasters, the headstro

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
CINEPIX FILM PROPERTIES PRODUCTIONS (CFP)/MALOFILMS DISTRIBUTION
Location
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada; Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

Set in the 1940s on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, "Margaret's Museum" is a bittersweet Celtic love story that depicts the grindingly impoverished lives of coal miners trapped, several generations deep, in a company town. Having already lost her father and brother to mining disasters, the headstrong young Margaret MacNeil fights to keep her new husband safe and thereby becomes a social outcast in her community.

Crew

Stuart Aikins

Casting

Peter Alves

Post-Production

Steve Arnold

Props Assistant

Pamela Athayde

Makeup Assistant

Pia Athayde

Production Accountant

Priscilla Athayde

Accounting Assistant

Shane Bailey

Projectionist

Susan Bayne

Assistant Set Decorator

Lise Beaudet

Wardrobe

Lise Beaumont

Wardrobe

Marilyn A Belec

Executive Producer

Lori Ann Bellefontaine

Driver

Betty Belmore

Makeup Assistant

Yvon Beniot

Sound Recordist

Lise Beriau

Wardrobe

Mairi Bett

Production Coordinator

Pierre Blain

Boom Operator

Diane Boucher

Adr Supervisor

Luc Boudrias

Sound

Yvon Boudrias

Key Grip

Caroline Bourgeois

Wardrobe

Jane Boyle

Other

Kevin Brazier

Adr

Alain Brouillard

Accounting Assistant

Lewis Buchan

Other

Stuart Bunting

Grip

Paulette Cable

Hair Assistant

Willy Cadden

Gaffer

Eric Cadegan

Driver

Billy Campbell

Props

Freddie Campbell

Driver

Claude Cardinal

Post-Production Coordinator

Kate Carin

Wardrobe Supervisor

Leo-denis Carpentier

Best Boy Grip

Francesca Chamberland

Wardrobe Assistant

Lu Chapman

Other

Suzanne Charbonneau

Wardrobe

Sylvie Charbonneau

Wardrobe

Steve Clark-hall

Producer

Louis Collin

Sound Effects Editor

Tony Cook

Boom Operator

Wayne Cormier

Post-Production Coordinator

Suzie Coutu

Wardrobe

Guy Cowan

Other

Paul Curren

Other

Keith Currie

Props Assistant

Sheldon Currie

From Story

Rene Daigle

Assistant Camera Operator

Bob Dalton

Other

Mary Lynn Deachman

Assistant Set Decorator

Sylvie Degrandpre

Production Manager

Michel Descombes

Sound

Marc Desjardins

Other

Daniel Deslauriers

Negative Cutting

Frederic Desproges

Unit Manager

Brian Donovan

Associate Producer

Graham Dougan

Construction Manager

Diane Douville

Foley

Johanne Dumoulin

Other

Emmanuel Dupire

Foley

Martial Ethier

Assistant Editor

Martin Fallon

Carpenter

Jonathan Farmer

Assistant Director

Lisa Ferguson

Other

Tricia Fish

Assistant Set Decorator

Katherine Fitzgerald

Writer (Dialogue)

Katherine Fitzgerald

Screenplay

Bill Fleming

Production Designer

Margey Fortune

Driver

Helene Fournel

Wardrobe

Joe Gamble

Carpenter

Catherine Gelinas

Wardrobe

Claude Gervais

Grip

Rab Gillen

Props

Peggy Gordon

Song

Alison Goring

Assistant Director

Susan Gourley

Other

Isabel Graham

Assistant

Barry Greaves

Props Buyer

Ian Greig

Set Decorator

Elizabeth Hagen

Accounting Assistant

Lester Halman

Post-Production Sound

Alden Hansen

Hair Assistant

Natalie Harvey

Other

Myron Hoffert

Assistant Director

Rod Hogg

Carpenter

John Hutton

Electrician

Emanuel Jannasch

Art Director

Marilyn Johnson

Casting Director

Ginny Jones-duzak

Production Coordinator

Lulu Keating

Casting

Paul Kennedy

Carpenter

Jeanie Kimber

Wardrobe Assistant

Dudrun Klawe

Other

Milan Klymlicka

Music Composer

John Knight

Props

Sara Kramer

Makeup Assistant

Simon Lahaye

Props

Martin Lamarche

Electrician

Charles Lapp

Electrician

Rene Laroche

Other

Gilbert Larose

Stunts

Vanessa Larsen

Other

Clarence Leblanc

Production Assistant

John Lewin

Gaffer

Lori Lewis

Wardrobe Assistant

Claudio Luca

Producer

Nicky Luca

Camera Trainee

Danielle Macdonald

Sound

Fred Macdonald

Other

Lionnel Macdonald

Carpenter

Darrell Mackinnon

Carpenter

Kyle Macneil

Song Performer

Lauren Macneil

Swing Gang

Sheumas Macneil

Song Performer

Al Macquarrie

Carpenter

Stephan Macqueen

Carpenter

Amy Mahoney

Office Assistant

Marilyn Mailman

Caterer

Dave Martin

Carpenter

Jean Massicotte

Sound Editor

Nicoletta Massone

Costume Designer

Kirsten Mcdougal

Driver

Patrick Mcevoy

Carpenter

Rebecca Mcfarlane

Caterer

Brian Mcghee

Other

David Mchenry

Production Designer

Buddy Mcmaster

Song Performer

Robert Mcneil

Carpenter

Jane Meade

Makeup Assistant

Saul Metzstein

Office Runner

Richard Michaud

Technical Coordinator

John Mills

Craft Service

Shandi Mitchell

Assistant Director

Stephane Montmorency

Unit Manager Assistant

Debbie Moore

Accounting Assistant

Nathalie Morin

Foley

Arthur Morrison

Driver

Donald J. Mowat

Makeup Artist

Alexandra Murman

Wardrobe Assistant

Genevieve Nantel

Wardrobe

Colin Neale

Associate Producer

John Nestorwich

Adr

Dawn Nichols

Assistant Camera Operator

Jack Niven

Driver

Arthur O'neil

Caterer

Bob Orr

Property Master

Louise S Overy

Titles

Johanne Paiement

Hair

Roberta Palmer

Wardrobe Assistant

Debbie Lee Pearson

Makeup Assistant

Barry Perles

Camera

Jean-francois Perrault

Other

Jean-pierre Pinard

Dialogue Editor

John Robert Popwell

Carpenter

Ronald Leo Popwell

Carpenter

Heather Rankin

Song Performer

Mort Ransen

Producer

Mort Ransen

Screenplay

Mary Reynolds

Assistant Director

Stephen Reynolds

Assistant Director

James Ritchie

Assistant Camera Operator

Mark Ritchie

Best Boy

Jenipher Roland

Song Performer

Rita Roy

Editor

Mario Rubnikowich

Adr

Clive Russell

Song Performer

Thom Russell

Other

Bruno Russolo

Adr Editor

Robbie Ryan

Other

Antoine Saito

Photography

Jason Samson

Production Assistant

Vic Sarin

Director Of Photography

Sasha Sergejewski

Swing Gang

Barry Shears

Song Performer

Joe Sheffield

Other

Darlene Sheils

Assistant Art Director

Michael Sullivan

Other

Michael Sullivan

Other

Gary Swin

Consultant

Anne Tait

Casting

Lorne Taylor

Production Assistant

Maggie Thomas

Continuity

Dan Tierney

Music

Madeleine Tremblay

Wardrobe

Raymond Vermette

Sound Design

Diane Vezina

Foley

Monique Vezina

Foley

Paul Viau

Best Boy

Mary Vingoe

Casting

Mary Vingoe

Dga Trainee

John Walsh

Stunt Coordinator

Stuart Watters

Carpenter

Lise Wedlock

Foley

Steve Wener

Music Editor

Robert Wertheimer

Line Producer

Gerald Wexler

Screenplay

Toby Whale

Casting Associate

Augustus White

Special Effects

Julia Wilson-dickson

Dialogue Coach

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
CINEPIX FILM PROPERTIES PRODUCTIONS (CFP)/MALOFILMS DISTRIBUTION
Location
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada; Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1995 Genie Awards for Best Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Best Supporting Actor (Kenneth Welsh), Best Supporting Actress (Kate Nelligan), and Best Screenplay.

Winner of the Golden Shell award for Best Film at the 1995 San Sebastian Film Festival.

Released in United States Winter February 7, 1997

Released in United States March 14, 1997

Released in United States on Video August 26, 1997

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States May 1995

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States January 1996

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at Atlantic Film Festival (Closing Night) in Halifax, Nova Scotia September 22-30, 1995.

Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (in competition) September 14-23, 1995.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 5-21, 1996.

Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 10-20, 1996.

Completed shooting September 17, 1994.

Began shooting August 2, 1994.

Expanded release in Canada February 9, 1996.

Expanded release in Canada February 2, 1996.

Released in United States Winter February 7, 1997

Released in United States March 14, 1997 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video August 26, 1997

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival October 19 - November 2, 1995.)

Released in United States May 1995 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 17-28, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Atlantic Film Festival (Closing Night) in Halifax, Nova Scotia September 22-30, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (in competition) September 14-23, 1995.)

Released in United States January 1996 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 5-21, 1996.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 6-19, 1996.)

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 10-20, 1996.)