Thursday, July 07, 2005

FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL  (Jul 07 - Jul 25 2005)

The 2005 edition of the FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL kicks off this Thursday night at 6:30 pm with two screenings at the Hall Theatre:

6:30 ASHURA (dir Yojiro Takita) 2 hours.

Followed by CRYING FIST (dir. Ryoo Seung-wan) at 9pm (2 hours 14 minutes).


Monday, June 13, 2005

Présence Autochtone 2005  (Jun 13 - Jun 22 2005)

Présence autochtone, festival culte de la créativité des peuples premiers des Amériques, réapparaît avec primeurs et couleurs aux abords de l’été montréalais du 13 au 22 juin. Du parc Émilie-Gamelin à la Grande Bibliothèque, du cinéma ONF à la Cinémathèque québécoise, de l’Économusée de la broderie à la Guilde canadienne des métiers d’art, dans des lieux divers et renommés, les arts amérindiens et inuit éclosent dans la cité.

La liste des films présenté est disponible au lien ci-bas.


Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Mutek music, sound and new tech festival  (Jun 01 - Jun 05 2005)

The MUTEK festival returns in fine form for a 6th edition more coherent and diversified than ever. Exploring a new configuration of venues, MUTEK 2005 invites more than a hundred artists originating from 15 countries, to share their most recent creations. A fusion of genres, cosmopolitan backgrounds, harmonious vistas, original and unrestricted experimentations: version 2005 is a veritable invitation to an audio and visual voyage.

Thanks to a dozen or so programs of performances, conferences, workshops, and numerous surprises, MUTEK offers you the chance to take advantage of the treasures recently collected from its many explorations.

From original presentations to exceptional experiences, to playful productions, the multidimensional itinerary exists for the pleasure of the eyes and the ears.

Let yourself be captivated by today’s most current and cutting edge digital sound, music, and audiovisual creation.


Thursday, May 19, 2005

L’International du Cinéma Hip Hop  (May 19 - May 23 2005)

L’International du Cinéma Hip Hop is a collective seeking to encourage and exalt positive and inclusive Hip Hop culture, while cultivating the understanding of Hip Hop cinema and its connection to perception. We intend to create a safe and open environment for personal expression though films and docs that examine the diversities of modern Hip Hop culture: Music, Dance, Visual Arts and Scholarship.

The success of Canada’s first International Hip Hop Film Festival in Vancouver last September 1st-5th 2004 has given way to renewed enthusiasm amongst the Festival’s organizers. The diverse and unified collective, composed of young professionals, has cooked up a grandiose curriculum for the Montréal version. In addition to films & documentaries, the Festival will also host Art exhibits, book launches, panels, cocktails, spoken-word night and soirées with some of the City’s best Hip Hop acts, performers, emcees and deejays.

All movies and documentaries, unless indicated otherwise, will be showed at the JA de Sève Cinéma,located in the Library Building (Ground floor) of Concordia University. 1400, de Maisonneuve Boulevard West, Montréal. Tickets will be sold in the foyer of JA de Sève Cinema prior to each showing, at $6.00 per ticket. Tickets will be available as early as one hour prior to projections.

The full schedule is available on their website.


Sunday, May 15, 2005

Albert Maysles presents a Work in Progress  (May 15, 3:30 PM)

Albert Maysles will be giving a master class and presenting part of his upcoming film, a work-in-progress, “The Jew on Trial” this Sunday, May 15 at 3:30 at the NFB Cinema. Tickets are available at the NFB box office for $10 ($7 for students).

Presented as part of the Montreal Jewish Film Festival


Tuesday, May 10, 2005

10th Annual Jewish Film Festival  (May 10 - May 19 2005)

– Since 1995, the Montreal Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) has presented an array of outstanding films that have left their mark on all peoples of the world. How can one forget that life is beautiful after watching Roberto Benigni’s film, or that a man’s struggle to survive can be so poignant, as Roman Polanski’s pianist reminds us, or that marriage can come late in life, as Hatuna Mehuheret demonstrates? We have experienced a spectrum of emotions, we have travelled great distances, and this year’s festival will take viewers even further. For its 10th edition, the MJFF is presenting films focus on the theme of humanity. The objective? To offer another way to see the world!

Susan Alper, the director and founder of the MJFF, has assembled her most ambitious program yet: 41 films from 15 countries, including 5 from Canada, and for the first time, 2 films on Brazil. Twenty-one shorts and 20 feature-length films, including 7 films in French or subtitled in French and 34 films in English, Spanish, Arab, Italian, Hebrew, Yiddish, Portuguese, German, Russian, Flemish and Norwegian, subtitled in English, will be presented at Montreal’s four most striking theatres. LOST EMBRACE by Daniel Burman (Grand Jury Prize and Silver Bear for Best Actor—Daniel Hendler—at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival) will open the MJFF at the Imperial Cinema on May 10, after which the festival will continue at the Cinémathèque québécoise, the NFB Cinema and Ex-Centris until May 19. Now a fixture on Montreal’s cultural landscape, the MJFF will unfold from May 10 to 19, 2005. For further information, phone (514) 448-5610 or visit our website at http://www.mjff.qc.ca


ELEKTRA’s 6th edition starts tonight  (May 10 - May 15 2005)

~ Multimedia, digital arts, sound installations, new media ~

For its 6th edition, Elektra is still set on introducing works and artists that crossbreed leading electronic music and visual art. Tonight, the acclaimed Sheffield, England duo Autechre will open Elektra as part of their ongoing North American tour. They will treat Montrealers to live manipulations of the angular, disjointed rhythms found on their new album. Autechre will be preceded by a live performance by snd and a set by Rob Hall. Presented in collaboration with Gillett Entertainment Group.

As one of the largest events in North America dedicated to the digital arts, Elektra is broadening its horizons for this new edition by integrating into its program interactive works set in public venues, sound installations, new media and conferences on motion design. So, Elektra also welcome Belgium’s Front 242 to Metropolis on May 14. This will be their first performance in North America in several years, a benefit show marking the eagerly awaited return of one of electronic music’s most influential groups. These pioneers of “EBM” (electronic body music) will undoubtedly wow fans with their blend of synthesized voices, military marches and pop.

Over the entire course of the event, a number of audio and interactive installations will be presented across the city.