One of the world’s biggest entertainement franchises – Cirque du Soleil – has its headquarters in Montreal, the hometown of many of its top talent and management. That’s why the city was chosen to host, last week, the North American premiere of the Cirque’s first 3-D movie, Worlds Away, co-produced by Hollywood behemoth James Cameron of Titanic and Avatar fame.
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Take a break in Montreal this week with days dedicated to amazingly affordable fine food, high-flying and inspiring on-stage entertainment, international film and art, family-friendly sounds of science, and lots of great live music…
The year’s best documentaries screen at The Montreal International Documentary Film Festival (November 7-18), this year celebrating its 15th year not only with much-anticipated new films but with special programming on the history of documentary film internationally and its importance in portraying the realities of Quebec culture.
Art and entertainment merge this week in Montreal with two international film festivals, a festival of experimental performance and music, a gorgeous ballet, thought-provoking theatre and art that brings Montreal closer to Brooklyn. Plus there’s NBA basketball, Olympic-level hockey, pre-Halloween festivities, and lots of live music.
Fall is appropriately film festival season in Montreal and elsewhere in Canada, but, true to form, Montreal adds its own twist to the usual film fest fare: the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, October 19-21, welcomes kids and adults alike to revel in the meticulous art of stop-motion animation.
October is basically worldwide film-festival post-season, as all the heavy hitters – Sundance, Cannes, Toronto – have come and gone. But this is also my favourite time of year for movies, as Montreal’s best general-interest festival, the Festival du Nouveau Cinema, is in town.
The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), now in its 30th year, abundantly spans the subjects of visual art, architecture, design, dance, literature, fashion, music and multi-media art in over 130 films from 27 countries as well as free public exhibitions and performances…
Now in its 24th edition, the oldest LGBT film festival in Canada, Image+Nation, will run from October 26 to November 6, 2011. This year will feature over 125 shorts, documentaries and feature films. The collective theme will be “Share Your Stories with the Ones You Love”…
Our picks for Montréal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinéma… October 18th ENTER THE VOID Directed by Gaspar Noé / France, Italy / 2009 / 161 min. His movies are never for the faint of heart. No matter if you’re a lover or a hater, Noé’s movies never leave anyone indifferent. This one is about the spiritual – or dare we say demented – journey of a gunned-down drug dealer in Tokyo. We believe this is a must-see on the big screen.
This weekend in Montreal will be visually stimulating. Between film, art, parties and ghosts, your eyes are going to be VERY happy. Here are ten things to do this weekend in Montreal.