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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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.
Montreal’s most happening film festival, the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, turns forty this year—but despite its advancing age, the fest shows no signs of slowing down, or leaving the party early.
If you’re a true cinemaphile, you’ll be intrigued by the 383 films on display at the 35th annual Montreal World Film Festival, which runs August 18-28…