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CINÉMAGIQUE présente WHERE THE UNIVERSE SINGS
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An intimate portrait of Canada’s most renowned artist, and the expansive landscapes that inspired him. Co-founder and leader of the legendary Group of Seven, Harris has become the most valued artist in Canadian history. His canvasses routinely sell at auction for several million dollars.

Who was this curious man, raised in a family of wealth and privilege, whose notebook doodlings compelled a professor to suggest he try art studies in Europe? Why was Harris so determined to battle the critics and paint a radical new vision of Canada with bold brush strokes and brilliant colours? And what led this driven man to the spiritual realm of stylized abstraction?

“Doc fulfills its promise when Lawren Harris’ words wash over us as the camera lingers on his art. In these moments, the spiritual journey promised in the title comes alive.” -Johanna Schneller, Toronto Star
Nancy Lang,Peter Raymont
 
IRAN: MY BROTHER KHOSROW (STA)
This film is part of the CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS WITH IRAN THROUGH CINEMA film series.

The story of two brothers who have to spend some time together, one of whom suffers bipolar disorder and stays at his brother’s house for a while. The story is around the annotations and events happening for this family, which are caused by that stay.
Ehsan Biglar
 
THE BAD BATCH
After A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, here is Ana Lily Amirpour's newest feature.

The highly anticipated follow-up to Amirpour's acclaimed directorial debut, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, THE BAD BATCH follows Arlen (Waterhouse) as she is unceremoniously dumped in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society. Disoriented, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and realizes she'll have to fight her way through her new reality. Adjusting to life in "the bad batch," Arlen learns that being good or bad mostly depends on who you're standing next to.
Ana Lily Amirpour
Special event
Post screening discussion and Q&A with creative members of the film
Today  20:30
English and French subtitled in English and French
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QUEBEC MY COUNTRY MON PAYS (STF)
QUÉBEC, MY COUNTRY, MON PAYS charts the aftermath of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution in the 1960s. This social justice movement unleashed dramatic cultural and political changes that led to the separatist movement, the FLQ terrorist crisis and, ultimately, the exodus of more than 500,000 English-speaking Quebecers. Montreal-born filmmaker John Walker reveals his own complicated relationship with the province in a film brimming with love and longing.

Walker’s roots in Quebec go back 250 years. Yet he’s struggled his entire life to find his place and to feel he truly belongs. In QUÉBEC, MY COUNTRY, MON PAYS, he explores a very personal story through the lens of a cast of characters including three generations of his family, childhood confidantes and artistic contemporaries – Denys Arcand, Jacques Godbout and Louise Pelletier – as well as Christina Clark, a young person whose experience today mirrors Walker’s own in the 1960s and ‘70s, and Emilie Gélinas, a young Quebec independentist.

In a quest to make sense of a divisive and transformative time in Quebec’s evolution, they each wrestle with their memories, their decisions and the continuing reverberations.
John Walker
Special event
In presence of Celine Peterson, daughter of Oscar Peterson
30 June 2017  18:50
CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY
The screenings will be preceded by the animated short film OSCAR directed by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre.

CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY is a thought-provoking, uplifting, powerful and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.

This rich, textured and compelling portrait of a remarkable artist reveals the critical events, passions, experiences and challenges that shaped the life of John Coltrane and his revolutionary sounds. It is a story of demons and darkness, of persistence and redemption. But, above all else, it is the incredible journey of a spiritual warrior who found himself, found God, and in the process, created an extraordinary body of work that transcends all barriers of race, religion, age and geography. It is a film for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.

The beauty, poignancy, energy, pain, joy and inspiration heard in nearly 50 Coltrane recordings from throughout his career brings alive the artist and the times in which he lived. Even those familiar with his music will be able to hear and appreciate the music of John Coltrane in a new and exciting way.

Although Coltrane never participated in any television interviews (and only a handful for radio) during his lifetime, he has an active and vibrant presence in the film through his print interviews. These words -- spoken by Academy Award winner Denzel Washington – illuminate what John Coltrane was thinking and feeling at critical moments throughout his life and career.

OSCAR is co-produced by MJSTP Films (Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre and Jocelyne Perrier) and the NFB (Marc Bertrand), in collaboration with Télé-Québec.
John Scheinfeld
 
EXPO 67 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (VF)
This page refers to the French version of the film. For the English version, click here
Guylaine Maroist,Michel Barbeau,Eric Ruel
 
EXPO 67 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE (VA)
EXPO67 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE invites us to relive the incredible adventure of the men behind Man and His World. Over time, tongues have loosened and the full story can now emerge, just like Notre-Dame Island out of the waters of the St. Lawrence. It’s a fascinating and inspiring history lesson for younger generations today and in the future. The story of Expo 67 makes just about anything seem possible . . .
 
IT COMES AT NIGHT (STF)
Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Trey Edward Shults
 
Russian subtitled in English
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STALKER (STA)
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires.

Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings.
Andrei Tarkovski
 
Turkish subtitled in English
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KEDI (STA)
Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame –and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.
Ceyda Torun
 
POESIA SIN FIN (STA)
Endless Poetry portrays Alejandro Jodorowsky’s young adulthood, set in the 1940s and 50s, in the electric capital city of Santiago. There, he decides to become a poet and is introduced, by destiny, into the foremost bohemian and artistic circle of the time. He meets Enrique Lihn, Stella Diaz Varín, Nicanor Parra and many others of the country’s young, promising and unknown artists who would later become the titans of Latin America’s literature.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
 

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