Open air screenings
149th and Grand Concourse
In partnership with NDG Under the StarsThe duo behind the movie The Lost Tribes of New York City offers a new and unique animated documentary. This short film illustrates everyday objects singing in the effervescent atmosphere of the South Bronx. An animated portrait of New York, with all the frenzy of urban life as a backdrop.
Thursday, July 5th | Notre-Dâme-de-Grâce Park | 9:00 pm
PilgrimageFollowed by a discussion with the director
In partnership with NDG Under the Stars
Nine dancers and singers travel across farmland, desiccated paths and moonlit fields to find refuge in an abandoned place of worship. A touching and luminous film, punctuated by Turkish songs, has already won two international prizes.
Thursday, August 2nd / Notre-Dâme-de-Grâce Park | 8:30 pm
A presentation of Cinema Under the Stars and Funambules Médias
Agnès Varda and JR have common points: passion and questioning about images in general, and more precisely about places and devices to show them, to share them, to exhibit them. Agnes chose the cinema. JR chose to create outdoor photo galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, he and she immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from the cities, traveling with JR's photographic (and magic) truck. When encounters or projects were made, the two artists went to the others, listened to them, photographed them, and sometimes posted them. The film also tells the story of their friendship that grew during the shoot, between surprises and teasing, laughing at their differences.
Monday, August 16th / Georges-Étienne-Cartier Park / 8:30 pm
In partnership with Village-au-pied-du-courant
How is it to live in the dream of others? Located 2,000 km from the Amazon and 18 hours from Rio de Janeiro, the city of Brasília, capital of Brazil, is a mythical and once idealized place. In 1956, in a democratic renewal, the visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer and the urban planner Lucio Costa designed a master plan and facilities to micromanage the daily activity of human life, a living space reinvented for the new Brazilian citizen. Today, the city serves as a backdrop to the social isolation and changing values of this gigantic country. Punctuated by an intimate and haunting soundtrack and images plunging us into the heart of the metropolis, this documentary shows us the life of today in a utopian ideal become concrete.
Sunday, August 26th / Village-au-pied-du-courant / 08:30 pm
Didi Contractor - Marrying the Earth to the BuildingIn partnership with Le Virage MTL
At the base of the Himalayas in northwestern India, Didi Contractor dreams of drawing and draws the dream. At the age of 86, the architect emeritus has been passionately creating concepts for twenty years that do not always correspond to the expectations of the people for whom she works. Combining traditional and modern architecture, its houses are made of clay, bamboo, slate or pebble, and show a certain respect for nature. She works day and night sketching rough drafts, to make sustainable architectural creations, both ecologically and economically. This Swiss documentary presents an inspiring woman who attracts students from all over the world to discover her unique way of rethinking architecture. A communion between the landscape and the house.
Tuesday, August 21st | Le Virage MTL | 08:30 pm
Releases and copresenting of film around the Quebec
Rodinby Mk2 Mile-End
In Paris, in 1880, Auguste Rodin finally received at 40 his first order from the state: it will be 'The Door of Hell' made up of figurines some of which will make his glory as the 'Kiss' and the 'Thinker'. He shares his life with his ever-companion, Rose, when he meets young Camille Claudel, his most talented pupil who quickly becomes his assistant, then his mistress. Ten years of passion, but also ten years of admiration and complicity.
Film release on June 22nd | Beaubien Beaubien
McQueenby Entract Films
English original verison only
Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of his McQueen's own world, both tortured and inspired, which celebrates a radical and mesmerizing genius of profound influence.
Film release on August 10th | Cinéplex Forum
Preview on August 8th at the Cinéplex Forum