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From October 19 2018
To October 25 2018
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Cinémagique: Maria by Callas (STA)
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« There are two people within me, Maria and La Callas… ». An artist seeking perfection who turned into a global icon and a woman in love whose destiny was bigger than life, Maria by Callas tells the story of a remarkable life in her own words. Callas unveils Maria and shows a character as passionate as vulnerable. An intimate moment beside a legend, supported by the emotion carried in this unique voice in the world.
Tom Volf
 
When Carrigan Crittenden discovers the haunted house she has inherited may contain hidden treasure she calls in a specialist to exercise the ghosts wreaking havoc on the empty mansion. Moving in with with his daughter, Dr James Harvey sets to work on ridding the house of the ghouls only to discover one of them is not as horrible as they thought. Unlike his ghastly uncles - Stretch, Fatso and Stinkie – who hate humans, Casper is a friendly ghost seeking companionship and someone to help him over to the other side. A popular animation on its release in the 90s, this is a feel-good haunted house comedy with just enough scares. ''Like "The Flintstones" and "The Addams Family," "Casper" is an attempt to bring cartoons to life while incorporating them with real actors and sets. As a technical achievement, it's impressive, and entertaining. And there is even a little winsome philosophy, as when Casper sadly tells Kat, "I guess when you're a ghost, life just doesn't matter that much anymore."'' -rogerebert

''...with its lively pace, smashing visual tricks and one of the cutest heroes on screen, it is an engaging fantasy for very small children.'' -New York Times

FOR WHICH AUDIENCE
Ghosts in the movie, although funny, can be scary for younger viewers. We recommend it for 8 years old and up.

GOOD REASONS TO SEE THE MOVIE
For the relationship beetween Kat and Casper
For the good-natured humor
Brad Silberling
 
Accompanied by her 12 year-old daughter Regan, actress Chris McNeil relocates to Washington D.C. where she is filming a movie. Mother and daughter have a good relationship but after a time Regan begins to act strangely. She undergoes various neurological tests but doctors can find nothing to explain her behavior. As Regan's situation reaches crisis proportions - she has to be tied to her bed, swears like a sailor and speaks in tongues - Chris turns to Father Karras, a Roman Catholic priest and psychiatrist to see if an exorcism might be the solution to their problem. Karras is incredulous but the church eventually agrees calling in Father Merrin, who has previously conducted an exorcism and come face to face with the devil.

« The movie that launched a new era in horror films, and which, for one generation, remains one of the scariest experiences of their lives. » -New York Daily News

« William Friedkin’s film of William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist is an expert telling of a supernatural horror story. The well cast film makes credible in powerful laymen’s terms the rare phenomenon of diabolic possession. » -Variety
William Friedkin
 
Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions. As a raw document of Arulpragasm’s life it’s a treasure trove of intimate insights.
Steve Loveridge
 
Starting six months before the 2016 presidential election, director Jim Stern put his life on hold and — driven to understand what seemed incomprehensible at the time — traveled through red states to interview and spend time with Donald Trump supporters from different backgrounds. It was a search for insights and answers, for anything that could explain the billionaire’s surging appeal and why these voters remained untroubled by so many troubling things the candidate had said and done.

This journey became his Heart of Darkness into the American body politic at a profoundly critical point in our history. And the film he returned with, AMERICAN CHAOS, sheds unique light on difficult issues roiling the nation — chronicling a cultural divide, still dangerously misunderstood, that continues to tear at the fabric of our democracy.
James D. Stern
 
Screenings of the film will be preceded by the short film Le Silence fait peur aux brutes as part of the Plein(s) Écran(s) en salle film series.

The artistic journey of Chilly Gonzales from Canada to the Berlin scene of the late 90s' and finally to philharmonies worldwide. The Grammy-winning eccentric inspired and collaborated with the likes of Daft Punk, Drake, Feist, Jarvis Cocker and Peaches. Crisscrossing between rap, electro and chamber music, Chilly Gonzales is the outrageous entertainer who invited himself into the ivory tower of classical music.
Philipp Jedicke
 
Fahrenheit 11/9
Palme d’Or–winning documentarian Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) turns his attention to another significant date, examining the legacy of Trump’s ascension to the US presidency on November 9, 2016.

In July 2016, Michael Moore was treated like a crackpot doomsayer for writing the essay "5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win." His prediction was the opposite of most pollsters and pundits but it came true in the wee hours of November 9, 2016 when the electoral college votes were tallied.

Now Moore brings his sharp satire to analyze the legacy of 11/9 and to raise questions about what lies ahead. Trump is a master distractor with his incendiary tweets, staff firings, and outright lies. But within the chaos, his administration has delivered on a right-wing agenda with tax cuts for the wealthy, environmental deregulation, court appointments, and treaty withdrawals that will be felt long into the future.

In Moore's three decades of filmmaking, he's often voiced progressive ideas that sound radical at first but eventually become mainstream. His most famous work, Fahrenheit 9/11 — named for another infamous date — decried the US's war in Iraq long before it became widely derided. A similar dynamic runs through Roger & Me on America's loss of industry, Bowling for Columbine on gun control, and Sicko on health care.

Moore likes to subvert expectations, so we'll refrain from disclosing too many details of Fahrenheit 11/9. Let's just say there are aspects that feel very timely in the lead-up to the US Congressional elections. But overall, this is an evergreen film that applies historical lessons from both progressive and repressive movements. It speaks strongly to a younger generation in the hope that they might fix what the previous generation has royally fucked up.
Michael Moore
 

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Portuguese subtitled in English
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Release date :
26 October 2018
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The Other Rio (STA)
Maracanã Stadium is lit up bright as day. It’s 2016, and all eyes are on the opening ceremonies of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. A few blocks away, Émilie B. Guérette is filming an entirely different world: sitting on a rooftop, kids watch the distant fireworks. They are perched atop a ruined federal building, controlled by drug lords. A hundred families live here in squalor, out of sight of the prestigious international visitors drawn to the games. The director patiently explores the building and its hidden corners. As we meet the occupants, a portrait emerges of a dark and forgotten Rio. Thanks to the director’s warm, attentive approach, L’autre Rio stands as a tribute to the dignity and resilience of some of Rio’s most vulnerable people.
SPECIAL EVENT
A spooky evening with The Room
26 October 2018  21:30
English 
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Release date :
26 October 2018
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THE ROOM
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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.

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English subtitled in French
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Release date :
26 October 2018
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Mid90s (STF)
«Mid 90s» follows Stevie, a 13-year-old boy growing up in a troubled family in Los Angeles. He spends his summer escaping reality with a new group of friends he meets at a skateboard shop. As he searches for himself, Stevie will encounter problems with his new friends.
 
English subtitled in French
Release date :
26 October 2018
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Ciné-Psy: Ex Machina (STF)
Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA. Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence. That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated--and more deceptive--than the two men could have imagined.
 
German subtitled in English
Release date :
31 October 2018
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Cinéspectacle: Der Fliegende Hollander (Madrid)
OPERA IN THREE ACTS

CONDUCTOR
Pablo Heras-Casado

DIRECTOR
Àlex Ollé, La Fura dels Baus

CAST
Samuel Youn
Kwangchul Youn
Ingela Brimberg
Nikolai Schukoff

DURATION
2 h 20 approx

Àlex Ollé and La Fura dels Baus propose another quite destabilizing reading of a timeless piece. Here the action of Wagner’s libretto is magnified by musical director Pablo Heras-Casado’s qualities as a storyteller and by the accomplished interpretation of Samuel Youn. Richard Wagner’s Der Fliegende Höllander (The Flying Dutchman) is a masterpiece of the Romantic era, a gripping exploration of love, death, purity and damnation. In this production by Alex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus), the conflict between good and evil is a reflection of a tormented and imprisoned soul.

The Dutchman, condemned to sail across an infinite ocean until the end of time, desires only to be released from his doomed vessel and return to a life on land. The sea, infinite and transcendent, becomes a powerful metaphor for the ultimate limits imposed on man.

In Richard Wagner’s autobiography, the composer wrote that his inspiration for Der Fliegende Holländer first struck during a sea voyage with his wife, traveling from Riga to London. A work full of symbolism, its central theme is redemption through a woman’s love: in young Senta’s pledge of faith, the sea captain recognizes his salvation. For her part, Senta abandons herself to a destiny with the nameless specter.
 
English subtitled in French
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Release date :
09 November 2018
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Suspiria (STF)
A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director (Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
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Post screening discussion
20 November 2018  19:00
German subtitled in English
Release date :
20 November 2018
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Goethe: Free Lunch Society (STA)
Presented as part of MARX NOW, a series of events initiated by the Goethe-Institut in North America on the occasion of the 200th anniversary celebrations of Karl Marx’s birthday.

Short introduction by Professor Beverley Best, Concordia University, followed by discussion with filmmaker Christian Tod.

Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before - intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps. Unconditional basic income means money for everyone - as a human right without consideration. Visionary reform project, neoliberal axe at the roots of the welfare state or socially romantic leftist utopia? The basic income shows very different ideological faces, depending on the type and scope of income. FREE LUNCH SOCIETY provides background information about this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation. From Alaska‘s oil fields to the Canadian prairie, from Washington‘s think tanks to the Namibian steppes, the film takes us on a grand journey and shows us what the driverless car has to do with the ideas of a German billionaire and a Swiss referendum. FREE LUNCH SOCIETY, the first international film in cinemas about basic income, is dedicated to one of the most crucial questions of our times.

"Fascinating interviews, archival footage, and lively pop culture references." —Doxa Festival, Vancouver

Christian Tod is a filmmaker and economist. He began working on Free Lunch Society, combining his expertise in both fields for a project he considers utterly important for the future of mankind: Unconditional Basic Income. Free Lunch Society premiered in 2017 in Copenhagen at the CPH:DOX Film Festival, was theatrically released in numerous countries and has participated in over 50 film festivals.

Beverley Best is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University, Montreal. She is the author of Marx and the Dynamic of the Capital Formation: An Aesthetics of Political Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). She is currently preparing a monograph on the third volume of Marx’s Capital, titled, The Automatic Fetish: Perceptual Economies of Capital.
 
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