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/Dernière mis-a-jour: September 30 Septembre 2014)
FNC (Festival du Nouveau Cinéma) returns once again, promising to satisfy the
different cravings of all who love cinema and to provide 11 days of “taking
Montreal by storm!” With 380 films (152
features and 228 shorts) from 55 countries (many of which are premieres) from
either emerging or established directors. The line-up of the venues has
undergone a major re-haul. Excentris, Imperial and Centre Phi are gone.
Screenings and events will unfold in the following eight venues: Concordia’s
Hall Building and J.A. de Sève,
Quartier Latin, Cinema du Parc, UQAM’s Pavilion Judith-Jasmin, the Dôme in the
Quartier des Spectacles, the Hyatt Hotel and HQ at Agora Hydro-Québec in UQAM’s
Cœur des Sciences. All of the regular sections return plus a new section “New
Story Telling” (works presenting artistic, cinematic and documentary content in
innovative and singular ways), four commentated screenings and finally ten
retrospectives will be dished out this year.
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Alain Thibault, God’s Greatest
Gift (3m, 1985) (V1) Walter Boudreau, Solaris
(30m, 2014) Steve Reich, City Life (24m, 1995)
(V3 - 2011)
Interprètes / Performers: L'Ensemble de la Société de Musique
Contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ)
Walter Boudreau : chef
d’orchestre / conductor
Miguel Raymond (V1) and Jérôme
Alain Thibault, God’s Greatest Gift
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étéprésentéeen version complet
parNew Music Concertsà Toronto
en1987,La musiqueest construite autour du discours de Ronald Reagansur
l'avortement télévisé en 1983, où il a déclaré: «Le
plus beau cadeau de Dieu, c'est la vie humaine. » L'ironie de ceci est renduévidentquenous voyons
des imagesde l'hommetuentl'homme, efficace.
Part of Thibault’s video
opera “Out” that appeared on his 1990 CD ‘Volt’ and was performed in full by
New Music Concerts in Toronto in 1987. The music is built around Ronald Reagan’s
1983 televised speech on abortion where he said “God’s greatest gift is human
life.” The irony of this is made evident as we see images of man killing man, effective.
Walter Boudreau, Solaris
Ce 25e œuvre d'un cyclebeaucoup plus grand, qui a débutéen 1975, estuneexploration musicalede notre système
solaire. À partir du big bang,la
naissancede l'Univers, a l'enfance
desoleil, nous sommes prisdans un voyageénergique etdiscordant a travers le système solaire.
Nous assistons àsabeauté majestueusequi s'évasesouventparmile chaos.
work of a much larger cycle, begun in 1975, is a musical exploration of our
solar system. Beginning at the big bang, the birth of the
Universe at the sun’s infancy, we are taken on an energetic and discordant
voyage throughout the solar system. We
witness its majestic beauty that often flares up amongst the chaos.
Steve Reich, City Life
Cette piècemultidisciplinaireen cinq mouvementsinclutune vidéoillustrant
des images et des sonsdeNew York City. La musique estdans le styleminimaliste, une partition d'orchestrepour un ensemblede 16 musicienset deuxéchantillonneursnumériques. Il estl'extensionde l’utilisation
des sons quotidiens dans la musique. Il estdansla même veine que« Un
Américain à Paris » de Gershwin, quifigure des taxisqui klaxonnent.J'ai eu l'impression d'avoir été transportéà l'espritet l'âmedans les rueset le métrodeNew York.
multidisciplinary piece in five movements includes a video depicting sights and
sounds of New York City. The music is in the minimalist style, an orchestral
score for an ensemble of 16 musicians plus two digital samplers. It is extension
of the use of everyday sounds in music. It is in the same vein as Gershwin’s “An
American in Paris”, which features taxis honking their horns. I had the impression
of having been transported in mind and soul to the streets and subways of
Beyond the Dream: epic
Nancy’s collection of poetry and short stories.
Sometimes, it takes only a second for Lady Luck to slip into your life.
No matter how much an artist of any kind tries to prepare, plan and push – even
seek recognition, all too often, events and the stars seem to conspire against
My lucky day happened at the Montreal Arts Centre where many visual artists
rent space for their own studio. On one floor you can find up to ten artists
working, including several from Montreal. One of my friends, the great painter
and craft genius, Roxana Kibsey has her studio there. The day I arrived at the gallery, Roxanna was
taking care of things at the front desk. I had arranged to visit her and see
what new wonderful work she was doing - the tiny doll houses she was decorating
and the class she was preparing to give. While sitting with her, in walked a
lady who said just a few words to Roxana, and then she instantly left. I managed
to find out she was a painter who lives in Montreal and got her phone number. I
asked Rose to come over. I wanted to see her paintings and perhaps interview
her at a later time. She came over a few days later to show me some of her
artwork. What I saw left me dumbstruck. Here was an artist who seemed to speak
my soul. As a writer, I use words to paint pictures – to create characters and
reveal scenes that hopefully resonate with the reader. Rose’s paintings seemed to
speak my inner soul. I was able to match over 85% of my poems with her images
after examining all her work on the Internet. This perfect pairing of poem per
painting was uncanny. I had wanted for a
long time to put my poems in a collection, but now a more elaborate vision
entered my imagination. Why not create a book of poetry and art? I asked Rose if
she would like to have her art alongside some of my poems. I quickly sent her
some of my work to read, and she was eager to do it. She said that my poetry
was the missing puzzle to her paintings. On the spot, I decided to put out a book
that featured the union of my poems with her images.Our collaboration was fun, and utterly
satisfying. We seemed to think alike, but it was the love of the land, mutual
respect along with luck mixed with out own creative drive that made this
no-rules journey a rich and happy one. Our commonalities were uncanny.
Rose and I soon discovered that we both were nuts about nature; we grew
up in it (I, on a lake in the Gatineau Hills, and she in a remote countryside
area in New Brunswick). Both of us had the same sense of humour, were
sports-loving and gentle rebels who never bought into society’s competitive
edge, plus we both taught. Eight months after our initial meeting, “Beyond the Dream: epic solitude was born.
Thanks to the superb talents of book designer, Catherine Charbonneau, this collection of my poems and short stories results in a remarkable marriage of Rose's art with my writing. This book is a quintessential creative
collaboration. Everyone is invited
to the launch of the book being held at Cartes Etc. The gathering of us all there
together amidst wine, munchies and poetry validates us all as artists. My friend Dave Hemmons will be bringing his guitar joining me in poetry and
Meet you all “Beyond the Dream” at Cartes Etc, 5901 Sherbrooke West,
on October 9th. The fun starts at 5pm. The dream
ends at 7 pm.
To view beautiful excerpts
from the book and/or order your copy of Beyond the Dream: epic solitude,
The book can also be
purchased at: Cartes Etc (5901 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal) and Paragraphe
Bookstore (2200 McGill Ave., Montreal).
Captain America and Black Widow team up
with Falcon. Steve Rogers is the big Captain. When the head SHIELD contact is
attacked, things turn from confusing to world catastrophic chaos. Captain
America, Black Widow and Falcon – a new guy on the block team up to solve some
compelling riddles and ultimately save all humans from a horrid weapon, called
Winter Soldier. Marvel Studios has concocted a great story in this original
film that creates horror devoid of any humdrum “seen-that” before experience.
Never trust anyone is the motto in this film; good guys are not as they seem.
This film was viewed, compliments of Le
SuperClub Vidéotron, 5000, rue Wellington Verdun, QC.
Ce film a été visionné, avec les compliments de Le SuperClub Vidéotron,
5000, rue Wellington Verdun, QC.