Sat, Sep 17, 2011
Free admission for all! The first 50 attendees will also get free popcorn. At this screening, there will be a drawing for free tickets to Cirque du Soleil's "Iris."
(90 min.) Join us for a program showcasing the best of recent Quebecois short films. The short subject works selected represent the continuing Quebecois cinema tradition of expert craftsmanship, impressive visuals and thought-provoking themes.
Anne Emond’s “Sophie Lavoie” (9 min). Sophie Lavoie has an appointment. Anxiety starts.
“I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors” (16 min, National Film Board of Canada). Humorous and moving adaptation of Bernice Eisenstein’s acclaimed memoir.
Roger Gariépy’s “Original Sin” (4 min). An average couple, living in an average home, in an average suburb. One day, the husband comes home to meet unexpected visitors.
Ky Nam Le Duc’s “Poudre” ("Powder," 21 min). Two friends spend a summer day together in the suburbs of Montreal. As the evening comes, they go to the fireworks hoping to be entertained, but the event ends up igniting memories of a different nature.
Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski’s “Higglety Pigglety-Pop” (24 min, A National Film Board of Canada Production in Association with Warner Home Video). Extraordinary animation/live-action featuring the voices of Meryl Streep and Forest Whitaker follows Jennie’s surreal, suspenseful and unexpectedly moving journey to gain new experiences and realize her dream of becoming the star of the World Mother Goose Theatre.
Jeff Barnaby’s “File Under Miscellaneous” (7 min). In a dystopic metropolitan hellscape, a spiritually exhausted and destitute Mi'gMaq man has resolved to assimilate into the ruling culture. He visits a surgical clinic - the display window littered with skin and limb samples - and undergoes a gruesome procedure to rid him of his red skin.
World Premiere! Jean-Pierre Bergeron’s “Alone With Mr. Carter” (21 min). In 1997 (the year Ellen DeGeneres comes out), 10-year old John dreams of being a cop and he tries to tell Mr. Carter that he loves him. Time is of the essence, as the straight 65-year old detective is going away forever.