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From March 27 2017
To April 02 2017
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Persian subtitled in English
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IRAN: INVERSION (STA)
This film is part of the CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS WITH IRAN THROUGH CINEMAseries.

Tehran's air pollution has reached maximum levels because of thermal inversion. Unmarried 30-something Niloofar lives with her aged mother, and stays busy with her alterations shop. When doctors insist that her mother must leave smoggy Tehran for her respiratory health, Niloofar’s brother and family elders decide that she must also move away to accompany her mother. Niloofar is torn between family loyalty and living her own life and pursuing a potential love interest. She is the youngest and she has always obeyed their orders, but this time she must stand up for herself.
Behnam Behzadi
 
Polish subtitled in English
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AFTERIMAGE (STA)
A story of Władysław Strzemiński, an avant-garde painter, who did not give in to socialist realism being ruthlessly enforced by Communist regime in the post-war Poland. The tragic consequences of a struggle for artistic freedom in the totalitarian system of power unfold at first slowly, but gradually lead a charismatic, defiant man into the abyss.

AFTERIMAGE becomes a multilayered, intellectual battle on a role of art and freedom of expression; a film - caution; a film about a man / an artist destroyed by the system; a film on how dangerous it is to fuse political power with a will to shape people's consciousness.
Andrzej Wajda
Special event
An evening of short films by the McGill students
Today  19:00

FOKUS FILM FESTIVAL

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19:00
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FOKUS FILM FESTIVAL
Fokus Film Festival is the only festival for student film at McGill University, hosted annually by TVM: Student Television at McGill. This is a space for the showcase and celebration of MCGill students’ original short films from a variety of genres. For more information please visit www.fokusfestival.com
 
Japanese subtitled in English
Général
Général
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TAMPOPO (STA)
Juzo Itami’s rapturous “ramen western” returns to Canadian. screens for the first time in decades, in a new 4K restoration. The tale of an enigmatic band of ramen ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, Tampopo serves up a savory broth of culinary adventure seasoned with offbeat comedy sketches and the erotic exploits of a gastronome gangster. Sweet, sexy, surreal, and mouthwatering, Tampopo remains one of the most delectable examples of food on film.
Juzo Itami
Special event
Q&A with the director
26 March 2017  10h30
English and French subtitled in English
Général
Général
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THE GARDENER (STA)
Influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time in 2009. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century. Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.

“My grandmother was an avid gardener, and so was my mother. And so spending my summers up here all the time, I was exposed to gardens in a big way.” -Frank Cabot

“The thing at Les Quatre Vents is slightly surreal at times, but in a good way, and this is achieved primarily through the structure of the garden. (…) which lends a frisson of disorientation and surrealism as if you were in a dream.” --Tim Richardson Journalist and garden writer
Sébastien Chabot
 
English and French subtitled in French
Général
Général
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LE JARDINIER (STF)
Influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time in 2009. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century. Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.

“My grandmother was an avid gardener, and so was my mother. And so spending my summers up here all the time, I was exposed to gardens in a big way.” -Frank Cabot

“The thing at Les Quatre Vents is slightly surreal at times, but in a good way, and this is achieved primarily through the structure of the garden. (…) which lends a frisson of disorientation and surrealism as if you were in a dream.” --Tim Richardson Journalist and garden writer
Sébastien Chabot
 
English subtitled in French
En attente de classement
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PATERSON
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey--they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his gift for poetry. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest deta
Jim Jarmusch
 
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (STF)
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Raoul Peck
 
English subtitled in French
13 years and +
13 years and +
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MOONLIGHT (STF)
Screenings of the film will be preceded by the short film POINT DE MIRE. as part of the Course des régionsspecial program.

WINNER OF 3 ACADEMY AWARDS® INCLUDING BEST PICTURE !

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

''MOONLIGHT is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.''
- N EW YORK TIMES

''The indie drama touches on themes of race, sexuality and isolation in ways that are rarely depicted in cinema.''
- USA WEEKLY

''It just needs to be watched and embraced, as an entirely fresh example of the power that great movies can exert on our lives.''
- TORONTO STAR
Barry Jenkins
 

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