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From April 27 2018
To April 28 2018
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Modern Times
6+

By Charlie Chaplin
With : Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Chester Conklin

This episodic satire of the Machine Age is considered Charles Chaplin's last "silent" film, although Chaplin uses sound, vocal, and musical effects throughout. Chaplin stars as an assembly-line worker driven insane by the monotony of his job. After a long spell in an asylum, he searches for work, only to be mistakenly arrested as a Red agitator. Released after foiling a prison break, Chaplin makes the acquaintance of orphaned gamine (Paulette Goddard) and becomes her friend and protector. He takes on several new jobs for her benefit, but every job ends with a quick dismissal and yet another jail term. During one of his incarcerations, she is hired to dance at a nightclub and arranges for him to be hired there as a singing waiter. He proves an enormous success, but they are both forced to flee their jobs when the orphanage officials show up to claim the girl. Dispirited, she moans, "What's the use of trying?" But the ever-resourceful Chaplin tells her to never say die, and our last image is of Chaplin and The Gamine strolling down a California highway towards new adventures. The plotline of Modern Times is as loosely constructed as any of Chaplin's pre-1915 short subjects, permitting ample space for several of the comedian's most memorable routines: the "automated feeding machine," a nocturnal roller-skating episode, and Chaplin's double-talk song rendition in the nightclub sequence. In addition to producing, directing, writing, and starring in Modern Times, Chaplin also composed its theme song, Smile, which would later be adopted as Jerry Lewis' signature tune

"This is an ambitious, accomplished and frequently uproarious comedy. The exuberant energy of Charlie's manic bolt-twisting at the factory, his hallucinatory heroics during the prison riot (prompted by someone slipping ëjoy powderí into a salt cellar), and his blindfold rollerskating balletics were remarkable for a 45 year-old who had been largely inactive for four years. Moreover, they proved that pantomime still had a place - even in an age of wisecracks and screwball." - Empire

"The picture is grand fun and sound entertainment, though silent. It's the old Chaplin at his best, looking at his best -- young, pathetic and a very funny guy." - Variety
Charlie Chaplin
 
Ciné-Psy: Arrival
Film critic Helen Faradji and psychanalyst Martin Gauthier will discuss the notion of progress in the film after the screening.

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team--lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)--are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers--and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.
Denis Villeneuve
 
Stage director and comedian Christiane Pasquier along with psychanalyst Marie-Claire Lanctôt Bélanger will comment the notion of progress in the film after the screening.

Hilarious, dazzlingly inventive comedy in which Mr. Hulot tries to function in an unrecognizable Paris of modernistic glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Jacques Tati
 
They Live
"John Carpenter’s film is a political and social thriller posing as an alien invasion sci-fi. Aliens have invaded earth and employ coded television transmissions to assist them in their desire to control the human population.

Accompanying these messages are what appear to be a precursor to the modern-day drones which now control our skies. The true conflict, not only within the film, but also surrounding it, is the controlling influence of television and how this conflicts with ideas of free will in the West.

One conflict addressed in They Live is that of film versus television. Beginning in the late 1970s, the competition for viewership supremacy actually brought about a change within filming methods, as most films would eventually be watched on a television. Television is better viewed with different aspect ratios and viewing qualities than film. According to film historian Emilie Bickerton, in order to retain home viewership after a film had been shown in theatres, films were preemptively shot to accommodate a television viewing experience.

A further issue was that television had a greater susceptibility to advertising and the demands of television executives in a manner that cinema – especially independent cinema – did not. They Live is a critique of both television and advertising, with Carpenter rallying against ratings hungry network executives and the insidious, controlling influence of advertising. It’s a work that combines science fiction and horror elements in which Carpenter makes a compelling statement relating to the real world – that film can be a weapon which fights the social coercion of television." -BRYAN HEMPEL, Little White Lies | Source: http://lwlies.com/articles/they-live-john-carpenter-television-advertising-satire/
John Carpenter
 
Ciné-Psy: Les temps modernes
Film director and screenwriter Bruno Baillargeon along with psychanalyst Amal Wahbi will comment the notion of progress in the film after the screening.

Modern Times is a truly unique motion picture, basically a silent film released seven years after the demise of the form. In this picture, Charlie Chaplin added a backdrop of social issues, homelessness, poverty, and unemployment, which although subservient to the comic routines, broadened the canvas of his presentation.
Charlie Chaplin
 
JULIUS CAESAR
THE SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY began as a feminist project for the stage to address the lack of representation of women in theatre, and escalated over time into a wider mission to give voice to all those feeling excluded from our culture. After a five year collaboration with actors, prisoners and members of the Clean Break Theatre company (who work with female ex-offenders using theatre as a tool for rehabilitation) I wanted to record something of the - at times - explosive nature of the work and in particular Harriet Walter’s electric screen presence.

The whole mission was to represent those who felt they had no stake in our culture and the screen version tries to capture their fury and passion. To take the viewer where they could never go to whilst sitting in the theatre, even as it was unfolding live.
Special event
A special RIDM+ screening
Today  19:00
RIDM+ présente The Other Side of Everything
A locked door inside a Belgrade apartment has kept one family separated from their past for over 70 years. As the filmmaker begins an intimate conversation with her mother, the political fault line running through their home reveals a house and a country haunted by history. The chronicle of a family in Serbia turns into a searing portrait of an activist in times of great turmoil, questioning the responsibility of each generation to fight for their future.
Mila Turajlic
 
You were never really here (STF)
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Inspired by the novel by Nathan Ames, the female director impresses with her writing and her directing while sublimating the magnetic performance of Joachin Phoenix. The film also won the Best Screenplay Award and the Best Male Performance Award at Cannes Film Festival last year.
Lynne Ramsay
 
Vers la lumière (STF)
Misako is a passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired. At a screening, she meets Nakamori, an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight. Misako soon discovers Nakamori’s photographs, who will strangely bring her back to her past. Together, they will learn to see the radiant world that was invisible to her eyes.
Naomi Kawase
 
Radiance (STF)
Misako is a passionate writer of film versions for the visually impaired. At a screening, she meets Nakamori, an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight. Misako soon discovers Nakamori’s photographs, who will strangely bring her back to her past. Together, they will learn to see the radiant world that was invisible to her eyes.
Naomi Kawase
Special event
Special «Bring your own dog» screening
29 April 2018  21:00
Isle of Dogs (STF)
No vouchers accepted before April 19

Screenings of the film will be preceded by the short film HEDGEHOG'S HOME directed by Eva Cvijanović. A co-production between the National Film Board of Canada and Bonobostudio.

Twenty years in the future, Japan has an abundance of dogs. So many that they can't contain them all. The politicians decide to exile the canines to an island where trash is dumped. Rex, King, Duke, Boss and Chief form a band of alpha dogs who vow to find better food than what's left in the garbage. When a 12-year-old boy crashes his self-made airplane on the island to look for his lost dog Spot, the alpha dogs and the other dogs on the island team up to help him.

SPECIAL «BRING YOUR OWN DOG» SCREENING
Sunday April 29, 9pm


WOOF WOOF! Back by popular demand, Cinema du Parc is organising special screening of Isle of Dogs where you can your bring your own dog! Dogs will need a ticket to attend the event. A special rate of 9$ will be applied for your canine companion. Owners are responsible for their dog‘s behavior. Overly aggressive or uncontrollable dogs will be asked to leave.

RULES TO FOLLOW: It will be very important to keep your dog on a leash during the whole evening. For the occasion, you'll also need to bring a blanket to put on a theatre bench so Kiki can seat on it.

*Please note that if you purchase your tickets online, make sure you select the category ENFANT 13- for the special dog rate.
Wes Anderson
 
The Death of Stalin (STF)
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.
Armando Iannucci
 

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SPECIAL EVENT
A CINÉMAGIQUE presentation
30 April 2018  18:30
English 
Release date :
30 April 2018
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Cinémagique présente The Rider
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Based on his a true story, THE RIDER stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
 
English 
Release date :
03 May 2018
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MANON
Manon’s brother Lescaut is offering her to the highest bidder when she meets Des Grieux and falls in love. They elope to Paris, but when Monsieur G.M. offers Manon a life of luxury as his mistress she can’t resist. With the Lescauts’ encouragement Des Grieux cheats at cards in an attempt to win Monsieur G.M.’s fortune. They are caught. Manon is arrested as a prostitute and deported to New Orleans, followed by Des Grieux. On the run, Manon dies from exhaustion. Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

MacMillan found new sympathy with the capricious Manon and her struggle to escape poverty. Designs by his regular collaborator Nicholas Georgiadis reflect this, depicting a world of lavish splendour polluted by miserable destitution. MacMillan’s spectacular ensemble scenes for the whole Company create vivid, complex portraits of the distinct societies of Paris and New Orleans. But it is Manon and Des Grieux’s impassioned pas de deux – recalling the intensity of MacMillan’s earlier Romeo and Juliet – that drive this tragic story, and make Manon one of MacMillan’s most powerful dramas.
SPECIAL EVENT
GOETHE-INSTITUT presents
03 May 2018  19:00
German subtitled in English
Release date :
03 May 2018
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Goethe présente The Garden (STA)
When Sophie, the family matriarch dies, the habitual reunion at the summer house transforms into family alliances and quiet discord about the future of the garden. While the children run free, the adults manoeuvre themselves to try to get the best they can. A film with a summerly leisurely feel to it and a good dose of subtle humour and bite.

“A finely-crafted success.”
- Screen Daily

“Kröner gets unimpeachably natural, unselfconscious performances from every member of her big, generations-spanning ensemble, playing a family who may be nothing like your own, but who will remind you of them anyway.”
- Variety

“The cinematic escape, that sense one has actually visited this time, this place and these people, is remarkable.”
- The Hollywood Reporter
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
04 May 2018
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The Rider (STF)
Based on a true story, THE RIDER stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
 
French subtitled in English
En attente de classement
Release date :
11 May 2018
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Le Redoutable (STA)
During the making of one of his films, French film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 17-year old actress Anne Wiazemsky and later marries her.
 
English and French subtitled in English
En attente de classement
Release date :
11 May 2018
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Revenge
Three wealthy, married family men get together for their annual hunting game in a desert canyon. But this time, one of them has brought with him his young mistress, a sexy lolita who quickly arouses the interest of the two others. Things get dramatically out of hand. Left for dead in the middle of a desert hell, the young woman comes back to life and their hunting game turns into a ruthless manhunt.

REVENGE is the story of the sloughing of a woman. A young, frivolous and naïve Lolita, subject to men’s desires and which men only see as a sexual object. An object which has to satisfy THEIR desire. Even if it means dying. Even though she doesn’t die physically, the character dies symbolically. Physically wounded, this sweet and inconsequential doll will be reborn as a harsh, beastly and unforgiving woman. One that no one nor anyone can manipulate or abuse. At first weak and superficial, the character blooms into a wounded but strong woman who, by drawing up her revenge, will end up taking control over her life again.

On a different level, it’s really about symbolizing the sloughing of a certain way women are represented in films: too often viewed as a foil or a sexual object which one undresses or belittles, the film plays at the beginning with this representation which it pushes to its fullest in order to switch it brutally the other way round. The character thus becomes THE strong figure of the film, a female super hero and the driving force of the action. This sloughing is deliberately radical. I want it to be as powerful as it is unpredictable. A new character is reborn on this branch. A skin which she takes off and which she leaves behind. Molded around the myth of the Phoenix – which rises from the ashes and controls fire more and more at each resurrection - Jen wakes up transformed and possessed by a new strength. As if she had fed off the violence which had struck down against her in able to find a new incarnation.

The highly uncluttered narrative thread aims to shed light on the symbolic and initiatory dimension of the film which will be powerfully conveyed by its staging. For it is indeed the staging of the story which is at the very core of REVENGE’s narrative. A staging which will submerge the spectator into a harsh, carnal, highly sensory, hostile and violent world.
 
English 
Release date :
11 May 2018
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THE ROOM
The Moviecard is not accepted for this special event.

THE ROOM is a sincere attempt by actor, director, writer, and producer Tommy Wiseau to create a romantic tragedy. Fortuantely it was so poorly made that it has attained cult status in LA, where monthly midnight screenings have been held for the last few years and audience participation has become a tradition.

Down in the swamp with films like Plan 9 from Outer Space and Troll 2, THE ROOM is so bad that it is among the top 10 bestselling comedies on amazon.com, and has even made it onto Wikipedia’s List of films considered the worst. You will find this movie so awful that you will want to watch it again and again.

• Is this the worst movie ever made? The Room is so unfeasibly bad, it has become a cult hit (The Guardian UK).
• “The Citizen Kane of bad movies” (Entertainment Weekly)
• “a bad – shockingly bad – romantic tragedy” (Time Out New York).

• “prompts most of its viewers to ask for their money back – before even 30 minutes have passed” (Variety).

Most film-makers have nightmares about reviews like these, but they’ve worked wonders for The Room, a movie whose transcendent awfulness has made it a cult phenomenon and an audience-participation fixture along the lines of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Special rate before the screening: $16
Rate at the door on screening night: $21
SPECIAL EVENT
Cultural encounters with Iran
13 May 2018  17:00
Persian subtitled in English
Release date :
13 May 2018
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Loone Zanbur
"Un-Wished", an intriguing cinematic twist, is the first directing project of Borzou Niknejad. His second film “The Spare” was widely admired during the Thirty Fifth Fajr Film Festival in Iran. A comedy largely focused on the hardship of daily lives of suburbanites; the people who are primarily less seen in the society. In 2018, Niknejad screened the “Beehive” written by Mohsen Kaya who also plays one of two main characters in the movie. The “beehive” features another recently bloomed comedian Pejman Jamshidi, who has well-known for his success in featuring in comic movies. The “Beehive” is a comedy about two burglars who come into the strange adventures after receiving an unknown box.
SPECIAL EVENT
Special presentation for the Festival de la BD
18 May 2018  19:00
French 
Release date :
18 May 2018
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Sur les traces d\'Arthur
André Montpetit, also known as "Arthur", passed through Québec’s artistic scene like a shooting star. This extraordinary cartoonist and his overactive imagination became widely known in the poster and comic strip world, at the end of the 1960s, before disappearing as quickly as he had appeared. If the "Arthur" myth lives on today, the mystery surrounding André Montpetit is complete. Is he still alive? Does he still draw? What is left of his marginal and rebellious life? Via a mosaic of never-before-seen works of art, original animated sequences and first-hand testimonials, director Saël Lacroix, close by family ties to the artist's circle of friends, explores the past and imagines the present, in an effort to lift the curtain on one of the era’s emblematic figureheads, which history has long forgotten.
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
18 May 2018
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Leaning into the wind: Andy Goldsworthy (STF)
LEANING INTO THE WIND is a vibrant journey through the diverse layers of Andy Goldsworthy's world. From urban Edinburgh and London to the South of France and New England, each environment he encounters becomes a fresh kaleidoscopic canvas for his art. A lushly-visualized travelogue, Goldsworthy's work and Thomas Riedelsheimer's exquisite cinematography redefine landscape and inextricably tie human life to the natural world.
 
English 
En attente de classement
Release date :
18 May 2018
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How to talk to girls at parties
From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman ("American Gods," Coraline) and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, How to Talk to Girls at Parties.

Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn't stop Enn from falling madly in love with Zan (Elle Fanning), a beautiful and rebellious alien teenager who, despite her allegiance to her strange colony, is fascinated by Enn. Together they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London, inadvertently setting off a series of events that will lead to the ultimate showdown of punks vs. aliens, and test the limits of how far each of them will go for true love.
 
Japanese subtitled in English
En attente de classement
Release date :
18 May 2018
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Lu over the wall (STA)
From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. His only joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance – whether they want to or not.

As Kai spends more time with Lu, he finds he is able to tell her what he is really thinking, and a bond begins to form. But since ancient times, the people in the village have believed that mermaids bring disaster and soon there is trouble between Lu and the townspeople, putting the town in grave danger. Winner of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival and an official selection of Sundance 2018, Lu Over the Wall is a toe-tapping, feel-good demonstration of Yuasa’s genre-mixing mastery that will leave you humming long after you leave the theater.
 
English 
Release date :
18 May 2018
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Lu over the Wall (English dub)
From visionary anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. Kai is talented but adrift, spending his days sulking in a small fishing village after his family moves from Tokyo. His only joy is uploading songs he writes to the internet. When his classmates invite him to play keyboard in their band, their practice sessions bring an unexpected guest: Lu, a young mermaid whose fins turn to feet when she hears the beats, and whose singing causes humans to compulsively dance – whether they want to or not.

As Kai spends more time with Lu, he finds he is able to tell her what he is really thinking, and a bond begins to form. But since ancient times, the people in the village have believed that mermaids bring disaster and soon there is trouble between Lu and the townspeople, putting the town in grave danger. Winner of the Grand Prize at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival and an official selection of Sundance 2018, Lu Over the Wall is a toe-tapping, feel-good demonstration of Yuasa’s genre-mixing mastery that will leave you humming long after you leave the theater.
 

RBG

English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
Release date :
25 May 2018
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RBG (STF)
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen.
 
French subtitled in English
En attente de classement
Release date :
01 June 2018
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Les Fantômes d\'Ismael (STA)
Phantoms swirl around Ismael (Mathieu Amalric), a filmmaker in the throes of writing a spy thriller based on the unlikely escapades of his brother, Ivan Dedalus (Louis Garrel). His only true source of stability, his relationship with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg), is upended, as is the life of his Jewish documentarian mentor and father-in-law (László Szabó), when Ismael’s wife Carlotta (Marion Cotillard), who disappeared twenty years earlier, returns, and, like one of Hitchcock’s fragile, delusional femmes fatales, expects that her husband and father are still in thrall to her.

A brilliant shape-shifter—part farce, part melodrama—Ismael’s Ghosts is finally about the process of creating a work of art and all the madness that requires.
 
French 
En attente de classement
Release date :
01 June 2018
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Metamorphosis (STF)
A poem for the planet, Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper's film Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another. Metamorphosis captures the true scale of the global environmental crisis. Forest fires consume communities, species vanish, and entire ecosystems collapse. Economic growth, tied to increased speed of resource extraction, has created a machine with the capacity to destroy all life. But this crisis is also an opportunity for transformation. Through a tidal flow of stunning images, Metamorphosis carves a path from the present to the future, and offers a bold new vision for humanity and the world.
 
 
 

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Weekly premiere screenings in presence of special guests and Peter Pearson, founder et organizer of this film series
 

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