Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Jean-Luc Godard @ MACM  (Sep 14 - Oct 02 2005)

Godard : Moments choisis des histoire(s) du cinéma

Jean-Luc Godard reveals his personal thoughts on the images in his selected highlights from the history of cinema. With its program of new media performances, contemporary music, theatre and experimental cinema, the Musée introduces visitors to innovative practices in contemporary art.

Running time: 80 minutes.

  • Date : September 14 - October 02 2005
  • Link :
  • Contact E-mail : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Contact Phone : (514) 847-6226
  • Venue : Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
  • Address : 185 rue Sainte-Catherine O (Map it)

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Independent Film Party II  (Aug 11, 9:00 PM)

The Bibliograph/e Zine Library presents
Independent Film Party II: “This is my happening and it freaks me out!”

With short works by:

ANSSI KASITONNI (Finland) Stop-motion animation featuring flying squirrels
and crime-fighting beasties.

JONATHAN RAFMAN (Montreal) Found footage or surreal dreamscape?

AMY SCHWARTZ (Montreal) Super-8 eye-feast – with cowboys!

JIM MUNROE (Toronto) Video games reborn as zinester fantasy worlds.

EMILY VEY DUKE & COOPER BATTERSBY (Halifax) Redemption has a new-age

DECO DAWSON (Winnipeg) The Royal Art Lodge & Winnipeg’s forgotten son meet
for an armwrestling grudge-match.

MATTHEW RANKIN (Winnipeg) Dumpster-diving in the subconscious of the city
that brought you Burton Cummings and Hunky Bill’s Perogie Maker.

And more! Plus – vintage cartoons from the vault! Salvaged TV commercials
from our collective formative years! Drinks and snacks!

$3 suggested donation – this is another
pay-what-you-can-so-the -library-can-pay-rent kind of event.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Secret Schoolyard Films  (Jul 13, 9 PM)

Secret Schoolyard Films is curating a film screening at Zeke’s Gallery 3955 Saint Laurent, Wednesday July 13th at 9pm. The screening will showcase work by local filmmakers such as Nick Martin, Galit Seifan, Karina Garcia, Robbie Purdon and Jonathan Rafman.

  • Date : July 13
  • Time : 9 PM
  • Venue : Zeke's Gallery
  • Address : 3955 Boulevard St-Laurent (Map it)

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Jimmywork à l’Outremont  (Jun 21, 20:30 PM)

Projection-bénéfice :: Jimmywork à l’Outremont


Les profits de la projection seront remis à un membre de la production qui nous est très cher et qui lutte présentement contre un cancer. Les fonds recueillis l’aideront à traverser cette rude épreuve.

Nous vous remercions de votre générosité.

Pour acheter vos billets, laissez simplement vos coordonées (nom, téléphone, courriel) à l’adresse qui suit. Nous vous contacterons très bientôt.

You can read an interview with the director of JIMMYWORK
in Synoptique 9

  • Date : June 21
  • Time : 20:30 PM
  • Contact E-mail :
  • Venue : Cinéma Outremont
  • Address : 1248, avenue Bernard ouest (Map it)

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Ralliement Etudiant Haiti Canada  (Jun 16 - Jun 17 2005)

Thursday, June 16, 2005, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Ralliement Etudiant Haiti Canada
Event type: Films
Sponsored by: Ralliement Etudiant Haiti Canada
Hatian Movie Festival

SGW Campus, Room H – 937
Henry F. Hall Building 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Friday, June 17, 2005, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ralliement Etudiant Haiti Canada
Event type: Films
Sponsored by: Ralliement Etudiant Haiti Canada
Hatian Movie Festival

SGW Campus, Room H – 520
Henry F. Hall Building 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

  • Date : June 16 - June 17 2005

Short films screening  (Jun 16, 9:00 PM)

Finally, short films worth seeing!

Thursday, June 16th I will have the pleasure to show 7 of my favorite picks, chosen from the hundreds of short films I have seen at Concordia in the last 3 years.

An hour and a half of spellbinding, deeply moving and hilarious films!

Dramas, comedies, poetic films…

And for those of you who haven’t seen ‘La Neige Rouillée’ the film that I made last year in memory of my father, this is your chance.

Los Mujeres de Pinochet, Eddie Menz
Vaisseau Fantôme, Anna Woch
Grassroots, John Keevil
Rushing ahead without seeing, Anna Sarkassian
La Neige Rouillée, Tamara Taddeo
Noir en Homme, Alexandre Gibault
Pink Fuck, Heather Warwick

Hope to see you on thursday the 16th,


  • Date : June 16
  • Time : 9:00 PM
  • Venue : Le Café de La Cinémathèque
  • Address : 335 De Maisonneuve E (Map it)

Ken Jacobs Screenings  (Jun 16 - Jun 18 2005)

The double negative collective presents films from filmmaker Ken Jacobs:

Le 16, 17 et 18 juin, le collectif double négatif,regroupement de cinéastes montréalais, présentera l’oeuvre de Ken Jacobs, Celestial Subway Lines / Salvaging Noise, au Cinéma Parrallèle de l’Ex-Centris, et Star Spangled To Death, au Cinéma De Sève. À cette occasion, seront présentés aussi deux courts métrages, Mountaineer Spinning et The Whirled, du même auteur.

June 16 (Thu.) – Ex-Centris (Cinema Parallele), 3pm and 7:15pm
Nervous Magic Lantern filmed performance – Celestial Subway Lines / Salvaging Noise (68 min.), Preceded by Mountaineer Spinning (26 min.)

For more info visit:

June 17 (Fri.)
Concordia University, Cinema de Seve, 6 pm – 10 pm
Star Spangled to Death – part 1, (with a short intermission in the middle)

June 18 (Sat.)
Concordia University, Cinema de Seve, 6pm – 10 pm
Star Spangled to Death – part 2, (with a short intermission in the middle)

$7 ticket for both Friday/Saturday

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Nervous Magic Lantern Performances
avec musique par John Zorn, assisté de Ikuë Mori
(Ken Jacobs, É.-U., 2004, 68 min., sans dialogue)

(Ken Jacobs, É.-U. , 2004, 26 min., sans dialogue,
musique par Rick Reed)

(Ken Jacobs, É.-U., 1956-62, 19 min., V.O. anglaise)

STAR SPANGLED TO DEATH (Ken Jacobs, USA, 1957-2003, V.O. English)

Winner of Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film/Video Award 2004.

“Star Spangled to Death – Ken Jacobs began annotating a lyrical junkyard allegory with chunks of found footage in the late ’50s; screened in various versions over the decades, Star Spangled to Death became his life’s work. Incorporating audiovisual material ranging from political campaign films to animated cartoons to children’s phonograph records, featuring Al Jolson, Mickey Mouse, the young Jack Smith, and a half-dozen American presidents, this vast, ironic pageant of 20th-century American history is a unique and mind-boggling contraption, the ultimate underground movie”. (J. Hoberman, Village Voice)

  • Date : June 16 - June 18 2005
  • Contact E-mail :
  • Contact Phone : (514) 270-1699
  • Venue : Ex-centris / J.A. De Sève Cinema (Concordia)

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Nomad’s Land  (Jun 15 - Jun 19 2005)

CHAMP LIBRE – an artistic organization dedicated to the presentation of multimedia art and architecture announces TERRE NOMADE/NOMAD’S LAND an in- situ architectural and video intervention-event which will take place from the 15th till the 19th of June 2005 at the Place SUN YAT-SEN square, located at the corner of Clark Street and de la Gauchetière in the heart of the Chinese neighborhood of Montreal at Place d’Armes metro station. This unique artistic event constitutes the first presentation of electronic art at this public square in Montreal which was completely renovated in 2002 by the young Montreal designers / buliders collective MEDIUM.

The event will unfold through the architecture of Sun Yat-Sen square’s Chinese temple, a site whose construction was realized in Montréal from materials imported directly from China. . The artistic program aspires to be a sensitive reflection of the space creating a timeless introspection of Asian iconography. The presentation of the artworks hopes to promote such reflection and induce a contemporary dialog that addresses the artists’ conceptions of architecture and landscape as explored through the electronic arts.

Furthermore Champ Libre will present the video work TOKYO MAIGO of the Quebec film director FRANCIS LECLERC created in Japan at the time of the the flowing play les 7 branches de la rivière Ota by Quebec stage designer Robert Lepage. This impressionist video has us dive in a nocturnal and futuristic panoramic trip of the Japanese capital of Tokyo.

In addition Champ Libre will present the video work HONG KONG SONG of the French artist of international reputation ROBERT CAHEN. This artwork has been realized by a pioneer of video art in France in the framework of the French artistic and scientific Urbasonic 88. HONG KONG SONG stands as a grandiose project devoted to the research of a new sound urban planning. This video reveals itself through the visually rich and dense textures of electronic pictures as an artistic work filled with dazzling poetry, within which old and contemporary China are mixed harmoniously. This video retains its position as an important reference in the world of contemporary art to this day.

Other events/details are listed at the link below.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Michel Brault in Conversation with André Loiselle  (Jun 14, 6:30 PM)

Michel Brault in Conversation with André Loiselle plus “Les Ordres”

This isn’t a montreal event per say, but it’s worth mentioning !!

“We are honoured to host Michel Brault, the recipient of a Governor General’s Award in 1996, in conversation with André Loiselle, and to present the classic LES ORDRES, for which Michel Brault received a Best Direction Award at the Cannes film festival, and four Canadian Film Awards.”

“All that we’ve done in France in the area of cinéma-vérité came from the National Film Board. It was Brault who brought a new technique of shooting that we hadn’t known and that we have copied ever since.” – Jean Rouch

Michel Brault (born 1928 in Montréal) is one of the country’s most accomplished and innovative filmmakers. His influence as a writer, director, and cinematographer has been significant; his collaborations with Canadian and European filmmakers have been radical, influencing the very core of projects. Brault joined the NFB in 1956, where he worked as a cameraman on a number of films in the Candid Eye series, most notably THE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, directed by Terence Macartney-Filgate. That same year Brault co-directed (with Gilles Groulx) LES RAQUETTEURS, a work that was heralded as a sort of manifesto for the NFB’s francophone filmmakers. In 1959, Michel Brault met Jean Rouch and became a cinematographer on CHRONIQUE D’UN ÉTÉ (1960), while his co-direction of the magnificent POUR LA SUITE DU MONDE (1963, with Pierre Perrault) was another important milestone. However, Brault’s career has been in no way limited to documentary filmmaking. He collaborated with Claude Jutra on À TOUT PRENDRE (1963) and by the mid-sixties he began to work as an independent filmmaker. His director of photography credits include such impressive works as Claude Jutra’s MON ONCLE ANTOINE (1971) and KAMOURASKA (1973), and Francis Mankiewicz’s LES BONSBARRAS (1979).

André Loiselle, Ph.D., teaches Film Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa. His most recent book, À l’image d’une nation: Le Cinéma de Michel Brault et l’histoire du Québec Contemporain will be published by L’Harmattan (Paris) in the Fall of 2005.

Single tickets are $10.25 (including GST) for Cinematheque Ontario members and $15.50 for non-members.

For a recent interview with Michel Brault, visit Cinema-Québé (in french).

Friday, June 10, 2005

Prends ça court! : Remise de prix  (Jun 10, 5:00 PM)


Prends ça court! annonce la tenue de sa remise des prix pour la saison 2004 – 2005 le vendredi 10 juin prochain. Pour une deuxième année, la série Prends ça court! est fière de remettre plus de 66 000$ en argent et en services (et autres surprises) aux réalisateurs (trices) de courts métrages québécois et internationaux qui ont été diffusés à PCC durant l’année! La remise des prix se fera en présence du jury composé cette année de: Geneviève Néron (actrice, La moitié gauche du frigo), Daniel Roby (réalisateur, La Peau blanche), Batlam (membre de Loco Locass), Robin Aubert (acteur, réalisateur – Saint-Martyr-des-damnés) et Barbara Shrier (productrice – Mémoires affectives).


La remise des Prix sera suivi de la projection de 8 courts métrages québécois.

Prends ça court! soutient à nouveau la Cinémathèque québécoise cet été, en offrant gratuitement, une rétrospective des meilleurs moments de la dernière saison, les 18 et 23 juin prochain (Café-Bar de la Cinémathèque).

  • Date : June 10
  • Time : 5:00 PM
  • Contact Phone : (514) 842-9763
  • Venue : Café-Bar de la Cinémathèque québécoise
  • Address : 335 boulevard de Maisonneuve E (Map it)