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AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA
(Original English version with French subtitles)
Friday February 27th: 3:00, 7:00, 9:00
Saturday February 28th to Thursday March 5th: 11:00, 3:00, 7:00, 9:00

GETT, THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM
(Original Hebrew version with English subtitles)
Friday February 27th: 1:30, 8:45
Saturday February 28th to Thursday March 5th: 1:30, 6:00

TIMBUKTU
(Original version with English subtitles)
Friday February 27th: 4:00
Saturday February 28th, Tuesday March 3rd, Wednesday March 4th, Thursday March 5th: 4:00, 8:15
Sunday March 1st, Monday March 2nd: 11:30, 4:00, 8:15

THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA
(Original Japanese version with English subtitles)
Friday February 27th: 1:00
Sunday March 1st, Monday March 2nd, Tuesday March 3rd, Thursday March 5th: 6:15

FELIX & MEIRA
(Original French and Yiddish version with English subtitles)
Every day from February 27th to March 5th: 1:00, 4:55

BIRDMAN
OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)

(Original English version with French subtitles)
LAST DAYS
Friday February 27th + Monday March 2nd to Thursday March 5th: 3:45, 9:15
Saturday February 28th: 4:45, 9:15
Sunday March 1st: 9:15

A PSY FILM-CLUB presents
THE AUCTION / LE DÉMANTÈLEMENT

(Original French version with English subtitles)
Friday February 27th: 6:00

7th MASSIMADI: INTERNATIONAL AFRO-CARIBBEAN LGBT FILM FESTIVAL
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THE 18th MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (FIFEM)
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AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA

Friday February 27th: 3:00, 7:00, 9:00
Saturday February 28th to Thursday March 5th: 11:00, 3:00, 7:00, 9:00

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USA. 2014. Dir.: Paola di Florio & Lisa Leeman. 87 min. With: George Harrison (archives), Russell Simmons, Anupam Kher

Original English version with French subtitles
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AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s.

This feature documentary explores the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, who authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. It was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad, and he arranged to give away 800 copies of it to the dignitaries who attended his memorial service. It was also a point of entry into Eastern mysticism for George Harrison, Russell Simmons and countless yogis.

By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accessible to a modern audience. Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of self-realization.

Archival material from the life of Yogananda (who died in 1952) creates a spine for the narrative, but the film stretches the dimensions of a standard biography. The footage includes stylized interviews, metaphoric imagery and recreations, taking us from holy pilgrimages in India to Harvard’s Divinity School and its cutting-edge physics labs, from the Center for Science and Spirituality at the University of Pennsylvania to the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. By evoking the journey of the soul as it pushes its way through the oppression of the human ego and delusion of the material world, the film creates an experiential immersion into the unseen realms. AWAKE is ultimately the story of humanity itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness.

“Compelling… enough to make a modern soul look inwards.“
-THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Awake is an absolute treasure and should not only be watched, but experienced.“
-THE MOVIE NETWORK

“dreamy, entrancing…and while such material can be hard to pull off, directors Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman are masters of atmospherics.“
-THE WASHINGTON POST

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