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Movies on Tour

Extraordinary movies, to look at life straight in the eye!

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Presented by the Conseil des arts de Montreal on tour and the Verdun Borough
Presented in cooperation with the National Film Board.

Documentaries helping us better understand the world we live in, fascinating portraits of inspirational figures and captivating short films to discover!
A wealth of entertainment this season, with movies so close to home!

Free pass required.

À Saint-Henri, le 26 août, directed by Shannon Walsh
Preceded by Hothouse 3: Swims
14 year-olds and over
October 5, 7:30 p.m.
Centre culturel de Verdun
For a 24-hour stint, follow in the footsteps of endearing characters in this chronicle of a popular neighbourhood, a collective work bringing together 16 talented documentary film-makers. The experimental short film Hothouse 5: Orange completes the screening.

La musique, avenir du Venezuela : El sistema
Directors: Paul Smaczny and Maria Stodtmeier
14 year-olds and over
October 26, 7:30 p.m.
Centre culturel de Verdun
Music and creativity helping out needy neighbourhoods!El Sistema is a workshop and orchestra network offering music training to approximately 250,000 Venezuelan children. An inspiring documentary presented by the International Festival of Films on Art.

Une force de la nature : Le film sur David Suzuki
Directed by
Sturla Gunnarsson
Preceded by
Soleils bleus
14 year-olds and over
November 9
2 p.m.: Centre communautaire Marcel-Giroux
7:30 p.m.: Centre communautaire Elgar
Eminent scientist and communicator David Suzuki shares his thoughts in this captivating biography punctuated with scenes illustrating the most striking moments and places in his life.

Le plan, directed by Isabelle Longtin
Preceded by Buffy
14 year-olds and over
November 30, 7:30 p.m.
Centre culturel de Verdun
Zoom in on Les Habitations Jeanne-Mance, the largest social housing complex in all of Québec. In this documentary that skirts round the setting of prejudices and the bad reputation of the premises (drugs, prostitution, violence, etc.), the film highlights the residents, the complex multi-ethnic reality, touching fates and solidarity movements.

Les Fros, directed by Stéphanie Lantier
Preceded by Yannick Nézet-Séguin sans entracte, directed by Theodore Ushev
14 year-olds and over
February 1, 7:30 p.m.
Centre culturel de Verdun
Six months a year, far from their family and their town, they carry out their work as bush cutters. The camera focuses on these workers of all ages and nationalities, who share with us their pride and fascination for the forest. This screening will be preceded by a short film portraying the Orchestre Metropolitain’s conductor.

L’eau, c’est la vie, directed by Kevin McMahon
Preceded by Hot House 4: One
14 year-olds and over
February 22
2 p.m., Centre communautaire Marcel-Giroux
7:30 p.m., Centre Elgar
Focusing on the beauty of the Great Lakes, while making us aware of the impact of contamination caused by toxic substances, this documentary prompts us to reflect on the essential role of water and the damage it sustains.

Bull’s Eye: un peintre à l’affût, directed by Bruno Bouliane
14 year-olds and over
March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Centre culturel de Verdun
An invitation to take a careful look at the international renown and impact of painter Marc Séguin and his everamazing work that is so highly valued by collectors.

On me prend pour une chinoise, directed by Nicole Giguère
Preceded by Les yeux noirs, directed by Nicola Lemay
14 year-olds and over
March 28, 7:30 a.m.
Centre culturel de Verdun
Filmed over a 4-year period, this documentary introduces us to five young women who were  adopted in Québec in the early nineties. We now meet them as they enter adulthood.

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