Cinema and art merge for three nights in Verdun

Ciné-Quartier will present a series of three film screenings from April 27 to June 29 at the Harricana studio-boutique, located on rue Wellington in Verdun.

The L’art en tête program will allow moviegoers to discover three documentaries by Canadian filmmakers that address art, in collaboration with the International Film Festival on Art (FIFA).

These films will be screened at the museum-concept boutique-workshop Harricana, located on rue Wellington in the Verdun district, whose creative knowledge of artisans and milliners has earned its reputation since 1918.

The cost is $12 per person for a single admission, or $16 for a ticket and one drink, or $20 for a ticket and two drinks. Tickets are on sale online or at the door the same night, subject to availability.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The first screening will take place on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. with the presentation of the film modern Haida by Charles Wilson.

The film, selected in Hot Docs 2020 and awarded Best Canadian Work in FIFA 2020, is about the sculptor, painter and engraver Robert Davidson, a great heir to the Haida culture.

Haida-born Canadian artist Robert Davidson. Credits: courtesy of Ciné-Quartier.

This screening will be preceded by short documentaries produced by Wapikoni: wearing my culture (I carry my culture) by Olivia Lya Thomassie and We are not speaking the same language by Danika St-Laurent.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The second screening will take place a month later, on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m., when Ishkueu Territory Woman Territory by Claude Hamel.

A woman performs a traditional song. Credits: Claude Hamel.

The film delves into the world of eight contemporary Aboriginal storytellers, authors and poets, including Joséphine Bacon, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Marie-Andrée Gill, as they meet at the Atalukan Festival of Tales and Legends in Mashteuiatsh.

The session will open with a song by the film’s director, which will also be available after the screening for a discussion with the audience present at the venue.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

it’s the movie I get up by Hugo Latulippe, which will close the series of screenings L’art en tête on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m.

This documentary brings together twenty young actors and musicians who delve into contemporary Québec poetry to create together a collective work destined for one of the great national theaters, Le Trident. But, twist, when one of them is elected to the Quebec National Assembly, poetry literally becomes involved in the political life of the country.

movie excerpt I get up. Credits: Courtoisie Ciné-Quartier.

This film was presented at the opening of the recent edition of the International Art Film Festival.

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