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CINE-HISTOIRE: LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV
Versailles, 1715. After 72 years of reign, the sun sets on Louis XIV.

Guest speaker: The movie will be preceded by a brief introductory presentation and followed by a discussion led by Frédéric Charbonneau (McGill literature professor).
Albert Serra
Special event
Post-screening discussion
27 June 2022  19:00
TWO STRAIGHT GIRLS AT A QUEER FEST (STF)
Em and Jay, respectively a woman film director and her lead actress, both with an ailing career, embark on a journey between Montreal, Canada and Durham, North Carolina, where a short film of theirs is being presented at the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. They drive a Jeep and pull a pop tent, and decide to shoot a film along the way. Nothing much happens except that they develop a beautiful friendship and debunk quite a few taboos. Two Straight Girls at a Queer Fest is like Seinfeld meets Thelma & Louise, except without the bad ending. It also tackles the subject of mental illness and plays on the boundaries of true and false.
Marie-Hélène Panisset
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in French
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CHER JACKIE (STF)
Baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s short stay in Montreal is a pretext to tell the story of ordinary citizens of Little Burgundy, Montreal’s first Black community, famously known throughout North America as the Harlem of the North. When Jackie Robinson became the first Black man to join the Brooklyn Dodgers’ farm team, the Montreal Royals, in 1946, he broke the colour barrier in Major League Baseball. The impossible seemed possible in a segregated North America. But did Montrealers use this historic moment to perpetuate a myth of a post-racial society?

Shot in black and white, Dear Jackie unfolds as an intimate correspondence with Jackie Robinson, who became a prominent civil rights activist, by contrasting key milestones from his time in Montreal with the actual experience of the Black Community revealed in powerful vérité moments.
Henri Pardo
 
Original multilingual version subtitled in English
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DEAR JACKIE (STA)
Baseball legend Jackie Robinson’s short stay in Montreal is a pretext to tell the story of ordinary citizens of Little Burgundy, Montreal’s first Black community, famously known throughout North America as the Harlem of the North. When Jackie Robinson became the first Black man to join the Brooklyn Dodgers’ farm team, the Montreal Royals, in 1946, he broke the colour barrier in Major League Baseball. The impossible seemed possible in a segregated North America. But did Montrealers use this historic moment to perpetuate a myth of a post-racial society?

Shot in black and white, Dear Jackie unfolds as an intimate correspondence with Jackie Robinson, who became a prominent civil rights activist, by contrasting key milestones from his time in Montreal with the actual experience of the Black Community revealed in powerful vérité moments.
Henri Pardo
 
CODA : LA VIE EN MUSIQUE (STF)
Henry Cole is a famous pianist who is making a return to the stage after a long absence. During the inaugural concert, he is struck by severe stage fright and narrowly escapes disaster. Afterwards, his psychological condition continues to deteriorate, to the point where his career is in jeopardy and, with it, his identity and the meaning of his life. Then Helen Morrison, an ex-pianist turned music critic, arrives and wants to get an interview and write an article about Henry. But he is a reserved and austere man, who does not like to talk about himself. Helen persists nevertheless and ends up gaining his trust. Thus was born a singular relationship, based on a common sensibility and on the love of music. Henry seems strengthened and starts playing the piano again. Helen believes him still fragile. She proposes a trip, a concert in a remote place, in Sils-Maria in Haute-Engadine. She had once found the answer to her malaise there, and she hoped that he would find his own.
Claude Lalonde
 
GABOR
A dialogue between director Joannie Lafrenière and Hungarian-born photographer Gabor Szilasi, this film paints a tender and colourful portrait of this humanist artist who has spent the last 60 years documenting the eloquence of daily life in his host country, Quebec. Through various confidences, encounters and stagings, Gabor bears witness to a singular look at photography as well as at life and old age, which he approaches with curiosity, resilience and optimism.
Joannie Lafrenière

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