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2019 Schedule

14 - 24 Nov. 2019

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18:00 Kenbe la – Jusqu’à la victoire *
Will Prosper | 2019 | French, creole | S.T French

Through an intimate, engaging portrait of Haiti-born Montreal artist, researcher and activist Alain Philoctète, Will Prosper delivers an unforgettable tribute to community spirit.

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20:30 Sisters: Dream & Variations *
Catherine Legault | 2019 | English, Icelandic | S.T English

Part documentary, animated film and performance, this is an inspiring observation of the artistic approach of Tyr and Jasa, two Montreal artists of Icelandic origin.

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18:30 MS Slavic 7 *
Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell | 2019 | English

A young woman, executor to her great grandmother, an exiled Polish poet, faces numerous challenges in this delicate yet hilarious hybrid work.

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20:30 Le fond de l'air *
Simon Beaulieu | 2019 | English, French | S.T English

Unclassifiable, hard-hitting: Le fond de l’air is a new kind of activist film. A distress call that captures today’s anxieties.

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15:30 Ainsi soient-elles *
Maxime Faure | 2019 | French | S.T English

The order of the Soeurs Auxiliatrices du Québec reveals a different side of the Catholic Church: feminist nuns, fighting patriarchy and social injustice.

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16:00 Land Mine
Tirtza Even | 2019 | Hebrew, English | S.T English

Testimonials from the residents of a building in West Jerusalem, and some visual experiments, form a portrait of a society victimized by its own acts of aggression.

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18:00 Sans frapper *
Alexe Poukine | 2019 | French | S.T English

By having multiple people read an account of rape, the filmmaker draws out more testimonials, opening a space for complex reflections, beyond prejudices.

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20:45 Belonging *
Burak Çevik | 2019 | Turkish | S.T English

This intriguing Turkish thriller takes a unique approach, documenting facts and presenting re-enactments as it explores the disturbing case of a man who had his girlfriend’s mother murdered.

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20:15 Conviction *
Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke, Teresa MacInnes | 2019 | English | S.T French

Through a collaboration with the directors, four women inmates imagine a better world, where the most vulnerable are supported rather than punished.

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15:00 Acid Forest
Rugile Barzdžiukaite | 2018 | Lithuanian, English, German, French | S.T English

A forest laid waste by invasive cormorants prompts tourists to indulge in farfetched speculation. A humorous reflection on our incongruous preoccupations.

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17:30 The Hottest August *
Brett Story | 2019 | English

Facing a future in the shadow of Trump and the climate crisis, New Yorkers share their anxieties in a brilliant portrait of a society, inspired by Chronicle of a Summer.

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18:00 A Radiant Sphere (1) * Above Us Only Sky (2) * Demonic (3) *
(1) Sara Wylie | 2019 | English | S.T English

The filmmaker traces the life of her great uncle, a poet and communist activist who was reviled in Canada but admired elsewhere. An investigative essay encompassing the personal and the historical.

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(2) Arthur Kleinjan | 2019 | English | S.T English

From the eruption of Eyafjallajökull in 2010 to Wittgenstein’s father’s factory, to the impact of the Beatles on Czech youth: an original look at the links between the 20th century and our time.

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(3) Pia Borg | 2019 | English | S.T English

This experimental short takes a wry look at the “Satanic panic” of the 1980s, in which numerous people claimed to be victims of Satanic ritual abuse.

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20:00 Clebs (1) * Bugs and Beasts Before the Law (2) * Who Is Afraid of Ideology? (3) *
(1) Halima Ouardiri | 2019 | Arabic | S.T English

In a stray-dog refuge in Morocco, time seems to stand still for the 750 animals waiting to be adopted, their lives following a precise, monotonous routine.

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(2) Bambitchell (Sharlene Bamboat & Alexis Mitchell) | 2019 | English, French | S.T English

The absurd spectacle of animal trials in the Middle Ages becomes, in this apparent fantasy essay, an opportunity to think about institutionalized discrimination.

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(3) Marwa Arsanios | 2019 | Arabic, English, Kurdish, Turkish | S.T English

For several years, Lebanese filmmaker Marwa Arsanios has been exploring the impact of war on our relationship with nature, by observing eco-feminist practices in conflict zones.

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21:30 KARAOKE NIGHT
KARAOKE NIGHT

You know you want to sing your all-time faves at the top of your lungs. Let yourself go, have some fun and pick up that mic!

Open to all.

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20:00 Jeunes pousses: NFB x UQAM interactive school presents Bubble
Jeunes pousses: NFB x UQAM interactive school presents Bubble

Bubble transports us to Montréal in 2050 – a world where nothing has been done to keep climate change in check. The only way people can survive in the resulting hostile environment is to put their heads in a bubble. At a time when our actions impact the future of humanity, each person is now responsible for their own fate.
A public presentation of the project with the team in attendance will be held on Tuesday, 19th of November at 8:00 PM in the UXdoc space at the Cinémathèque québécoise.

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15h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
15H30 Ainsi soient-elles *
Maxime Faure | 2019 | French | S.T. English

The order of the Soeurs Auxiliatrices du Québec reveals a different side of the Catholic Church: feminist nuns, fighting patriarchy and social injustice.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Canal D
15H00 Acid Forest
Rugile Barzdžiukaite | 2018 | Lithuanian, English, German, French | S.T. English

A forest laid waste by invasive cormorants prompts tourists to indulge in farfetched speculation. A humorous reflection on our incongruous preoccupations.

See full details
16h
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 3
16H00 Land Mine
Tirtza Even | 2019 | Hebrew, English | S.T. French or English

Testimonials from the residents of a building in West Jerusalem, and some visual experiments, form a portrait of a society victimized by its own acts of aggression.

See full details
17h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Canal D
17H30 The Hottest August *
Brett Story | 2019 | English

Facing a future in the shadow of Trump and the climate crisis, New Yorkers share their anxieties in a brilliant portrait of a society, inspired by Chronicle of a Summer.

See full details
18h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
18H00 Kenbe la – Jusqu’à la victoire *
Will Prosper | 2019 | French, creole | S.T. French or English

Through an intimate, engaging portrait of Haiti-born Montreal artist, researcher and activist Alain Philoctète, Will Prosper delivers an unforgettable tribute to community spirit.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
18H30 MS Slavic 7 *
Sofia Bohdanowicz, Deragh Campbell | 2019 | English

A young woman, executor to her great grandmother, an exiled Polish poet, faces numerous challenges in this delicate yet hilarious hybrid work.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 3
18H00 Sans frapper *
Alexe Poukine | 2019 | French | S.T. English

By having multiple people read an account of rape, the filmmaker draws out more testimonials, opening a space for complex reflections, beyond prejudices.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
18H00 A Radiant Sphere (1)
* Above Us Only Sky (2)
* Demonic (3)
*
(1) Sara Wylie | 2019 | English

The filmmaker traces the life of her great uncle, a poet and communist activist who was reviled in Canada but admired elsewhere. An investigative essay encompassing the personal and the historical.

See full details (2) Arthur Kleinjan | 2019 | English

From the eruption of Eyafjallajökull in 2010 to Wittgenstein’s father’s factory, to the impact of the Beatles on Czech youth: an original look at the links between the 20th century and our time.

See full details (3) Pia Borg | 2019 | English | S.T. English

This experimental short takes a wry look at the “Satanic panic” of the 1980s, in which numerous people claimed to be victims of Satanic ritual abuse.

See full details
20h
Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - Salle 10
20H30 Sisters: Dream & Variations *
Catherine Legault | 2019 | English, Icelandic | S.T. French or English

Part documentary, animated film and performance, this is an inspiring observation of the artistic approach of Tyr and Jasa, two Montreal artists of Icelandic origin.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 2
20H30 Le fond de l'air *
Simon Beaulieu | 2019 | English, French | S.T. French or English

Unclassifiable, hard-hitting: Le fond de l’air is a new kind of activist film. A distress call that captures today’s anxieties.

See full details
Cinéma du Parc - Salle 3
20H45 Belonging *
Burak Çevik | 2019 | Turkish | S.T. English

This intriguing Turkish thriller takes a unique approach, documenting facts and presenting re-enactments as it explores the disturbing case of a man who had his girlfriend’s mother murdered.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Canal D
20H15 Conviction *
Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke, Teresa MacInnes | 2019 | English | S.T. French

Through a collaboration with the directors, four women inmates imagine a better world, where the most vulnerable are supported rather than punished.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
20H00 Clebs (1)
* Bugs and Beasts Before the Law (2)
* Who Is Afraid of Ideology? (3)
*
(1) Halima Ouardiri | 2019 | Arabic | S.T. French or English

In a stray-dog refuge in Morocco, time seems to stand still for the 750 animals waiting to be adopted, their lives following a precise, monotonous routine.

See full details (2) Bambitchell (Sharlene Bamboat & Alexis Mitchell) | 2019 | English, French | S.T. English

The absurd spectacle of animal trials in the Middle Ages becomes, in this apparent fantasy essay, an opportunity to think about institutionalized discrimination.

See full details (3) Marwa Arsanios | 2019 | Arabic, English, Kurdish, Turkish | S.T. English

For several years, Lebanese filmmaker Marwa Arsanios has been exploring the impact of war on our relationship with nature, by observing eco-feminist practices in conflict zones.

See full details
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Raoul-Barré
20H00 Jeunes pousses: NFB x UQAM interactive school presents Bubble
Jeunes pousses: NFB x UQAM interactive school presents Bubble

Bubble transports us to Montréal in 2050 – a world where nothing has been done to keep climate change in check. The only way people can survive in the resulting hostile environment is to put their heads in a bubble. At a time when our actions impact the future of humanity, each person is now responsible for their own fate.
A public presentation of the project with the team in attendance will be held on Tuesday, 19th of November at 8:00 PM in the UXdoc space at the Cinémathèque québécoise.

More info
21h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
21H30 KARAOKE NIGHT
KARAOKE NIGHT

You know you want to sing your all-time faves at the top of your lungs. Let yourself go, have some fun and pick up that mic!

Open to all.

More info
16h30After circus *

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