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St-Henri, The 26th of August


Tue, May 3 7:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

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Thu, May 5 1:30 PM
Cumberland 2

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Sun, May 8 7:00 PM
The ROM Theatre

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85 minutes | Canada  | French  | World Premiere | Rating: PG

On September 5, 1962, Claude Jutra, Michel Brault, Don Owen and Arthur Lipsett roamed the streets of St-Henri with other emerging National Film Board filmmakers, cinematically capturing a day in the life of a working-class Montreal neighbourhood. Their innovative approach, now known as direct cinema, made their short film synonymous with the form. Nearly 50 years later, a new generation of 12 established and emerging Quebecois filmmakers takes to those same streets with cameras in hand. A colourful collection of characters illuminate the screen, resulting in an inspired and truly stunning portrait of a community that has undergone dramatic change yet retains its roots. With an original score by Polaris Prize-winning musician Patrick Watson, this dawn-‘til-dusk collage provides a rare opportunity to see a community transform in front of one’s eyes. Alex Rogalski

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Co-Presented with Co-presented with Cinéfranco International Francophone Film Festival of Toronto, and CHOQ-FM 105.1.

Shannon Walsh
Unit director(s):
Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette
Richard Brouillette
Tracey Deer
Claude Demers
Halima Elkhatabi
Sylvain L'Espérance
Caroline Martel
Amy Miller
Kaveh Nabatian
Denis Valiquette
Karen Vanderborght
Shannon Walsh
Additional Direction: Fabien Côté
Yanie Dupont-Hébert
Julien Fontaine
Paul Kell
Brett Story

Sarah Spring (Parabola Films)
Colette Loumède (National Film Board of Canada)
Selin Murat (Associate Producer)

Shannon Walsh
Denis Valiquette

Marie-Noël Arseneau
Geoffroy Beauchemin
Fabien Côté
Boban Chaldovich
Jeff Dorn
Yanie Dupont-Hébert
Julien Fontaine
Katherine Giguère
Paul Kell
Philippe Lavalette
Martin Leblanc
Jacques Leduc
Sylvain L’Espérance
Jean-Pierre Saint-Louis

Sophie Leblond

Patrick Watson

Daniel Lagacé