DOWNTOWN SCREENINGS 2017 - AT THE PLACE DE LA PAIX


12 Jun au 24 Aug 2017
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Place de la Paix
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This summer once again, the SAT and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership invites Montrealers and the city’s visitors to the evenings of Downtown screening under the stars taking place at the place de la Paix ! From June 12 to August 24 at 9 PM, fiction, documentary and short films will be projected for free in collaboration with the Ville-Marie borough.

13 screenings will be on the schedule and will bring together just as many partners that are active in the film community.
This 12th season will be launched on Monday, June 12 with Larry Weinstein’s The Devil’s Horn, presented by the FIFA. Amongst the films to be seen later : Something Wild presented by Film POP, Dieumerci!shown by the Montreal International Black Film Festival or No Country For Old Men by the Festival du nouveau cinéma. SPASM will also be back in the park and invites film enthusiasts to a screening of the Mel Brooks classic Spaceballs. Other additions to the program are selections by Fantasia, by the Montréal First Peoples Festival, the CINEMANIA Film Festival, RIDM, Prends ça court!, Kino, Cinema Politica, and the NFB.


Screenings : From 9 PM
Admission Free - Open to all (at the place de la Paix)
Locate the place de la Paix : https://goo.gl/maps/Bhp1


SUMMER 2017 SCHEDULE

FIFA
Monday, June 12
The Devil's Horn
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Presented by the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)
Presented at the SAT in case of rain (18 years and over if presented inside) - 1201, St-Laurent

  • Director : Larry Weinstein
  • Audio : French
  • Subtitles : Aucun
  • Country : Canada
  • Length : 86 min

Synopsis :

For all of its 170 years of history, saxophone has been considered as one of the most seductive and mysterious, even dangerous, music instruments.

From Adolph Sax’s workshop, all through the legendary jazz and bebop era, up to the conquest of the classical music sphere, and passing by its prohibition by the nazis, it intrigues as much as it mesmerizes. Meet great saxophonists from around the world.

Special performance by a jazz trio before the screening (from 8:45 PM)
With saxophonist Benjamin Deschamps, Radio-Canada jazz Revelation 2017-2018

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Film POP (POP Montréal)
Monday, June 19
Something Wild
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Presented by Film POP (POP Montréal)

  • Director : Jonathan Demme
  • Audio : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Country : United States
  • Length : 113 min

Synopsis :

Film POP is loco de amor for Jonathan Demme (1944-2017), and pays him tribute with a screening of SOMETHING WILD, the incomparable and delirious romantic comedy featuring Ray Liotta, as well as Jeff Daniels and Melanie Griffith in the roles of Charlie, an orderly businessman - symbol of the yuppie generation - and Lulu, a one of a kind outlaw.

With an excellent soundtrack (David Byrne, The Feelis, Oingo Boing and New Order), here’s a film which, by itself, captures the generous and rebel spirit of its author, as well as the disillusioned zeitgeist of America in the 80s.

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Montreal International Black Film Festival
Monday, June 26
Dieumerci !
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Presented by the Montreal International Black Film Festival

  • Director : Lucien Jean-Baptiste
  • Audio : French
  • Subtitles : None
  • Country : France
  • Length : 95 mins

Synopsis :

When he gets out of prison, Dieumerci, 44 years old, decides to change lives and follow his dream : to become an actor. To achieve it, he signs up for theater classes funded with temporary assignments. But he’s not out of the woods yet. His friend Clement, 22 years old, opposes him completely. Dieumerci will have to contend with this little “emmerdeur” (troublemaker).

He welcomes him in his precarious life, made of a humble hotel room and construction sites. Through the toils and the rehearsals, our two heroes will get to know and support each other as they try to reach the stars.

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Fantasia
Monday, July 3
DJ XL5’S Mondo Superhero Zappin' Party
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Presented by the Fantasia Festival

  • Director : DJ XL5
  • Audio : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Country : International
  • Length : 110 mins

Synopsis :

DJ XL5 examines the superhero movies of the serials from the 40s to the end of the century. As DJ XL5’s fans know all too well, this kind of retrospective covers not only some of the most spectacular scenes of the genre, but also revisits certain movies that are outright psychotronic.

Heroes from the four corners of the universe will be featured.

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SCREENING MOVED TO THE MIDWAY TAVERN IN CASE OF RAIN (18 YEARS AND + )

ONF
Monday, July 17
Théâtre de la vie
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Presented by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

  • Director : Peter Svatec
  • Audio : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Country : Canada
  • Length : 94 mins

Synopsis :

For the Milan Expo 2015, renowned chef Massimo Bottura invited 60 of his colleagues to join him to transform foods destined to the trash into delicious, nutritious meals for the hungriest of Italy’s inhabitants. Theatre de la vie presents the remarkable relationships that are created between the greatest chefs of international cuisine and the least privileged groups of the city.

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Cinema Politica
Monday, July 24
Food Coop
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Presented by Cinema Politica

  • Director : Tom Boothe
  • Audio : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Country : France
  • Length : 97 mins

Synopsis :

Right in the middle of the economic crisis, in the shadows of Wall Street in New York City, an institution representing another american tradition, not as well known abroad, is in full growth.

That institution is the Park Slope food co-op, a self-run food store at which 16 000 members work 3 hours per month, in exchange for the right to buy some of the best food products of New York City, for the most part organic, at unbeatable prices.

Bringing out as much hate as enthusiasm, this cooperative founded in 1973 is probably the most evolved socialist experience in the United States.

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SPASM
Monday, July 31
Spaceballs
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Presented by SPASM

  • Director : Mel Brooks
  • Audio : French
  • Sous-titres : Aucun
  • Country : United States
  • Length : 96 mins

Synopsis :

In a galaxy far away, oxygen is starting to dwindle on planet Spaceballs. That is when the Spaceballs army, commanded by lord Dark Helmet, decides to steal all the breathable air of pacific planet Druidia and thus sentence its people to an unavoidable death.

To achieve their plans, the Spaceballs decide to kidnap Princess Vespa, daughter of Roland, king of Druidia, to force him to deactivate the force field around the planet. King Roland then hires captain Yop Solo and his loyal man-dog Barf, to save his daughter and bring her back on Druidia.

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Montréal First Peoples Festival
Monday, August 7
Angry Inuk
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Presented by Montréal First Peoples Festival

  • Director : Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
  • Audio : Inuktitut & anglais
  • Subtitles : French
  • Country : Canada
  • Length : 85 mins

Synopsis :

Seal hunting, an important aspect of the Inuit lifestyle, has long been a controversial subject. But now there’s a new generation of Inuits, inspired by a desire for justice and gifted with a unique sense of humor, who takes advantage of social media to defy the practice’s critics and get their say in the conversation around this issue.

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RIDM
Thursday, August 10
Raving Iran
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Presented by the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

  • Director : Susanne Regina Meures
  • Audio : Farsi
  • Subtitles : French
  • Country : Switzerland
  • Length : 85 mins

Synopsis :

In Iran, artists are under surveillance, and music defined as “western” is forbidden. Filmed from the inside, Raving Iran introduces us to Anoosh and Arash, two DJs of the Teheran underground techno scene, that try to keep their music alive secretly.

Invited by a prestigious Zurich festival, they face a dilemma : what sacrifices are they ready to make in the name of art and freedom ? The courageous battle of youths refusing to be silent.

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Kino
Monday, August 14
Screening on the grass
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A SELECTION OF SHORT FILMS BY KINO


LÉTHARGIE
Director : David Émond-Ferrat
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 9 mins


CASSE-CROÛTE
Director : Paul Provencher
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 6 mins


GOOD GIRL
Director : Jasmina Parent
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 9 mins


LE TEMPS PERDU
Director : Gaëlle Quemener
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 5 mins


GÉNÉRATION P
Director : Olivier Jean
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 7:30 mins


WINDEX
Director : Kevin T. Landry
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 7:30 mins


L'ESPRIT D'ESCALIER
Director : Tiphaine DeReyer et Catherine Villeminot
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 3 mins


REAL LOVE
Director : Nayan Ducruet
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 7 mins


POUR QUOI
Director : Isabelle Giroux
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 6 mins


LES SAUTERELLES
Director : Émilie Baillargeon
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 6 mins

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Prends ça court !
Thursday, August 17
In short : talent
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A SELECTION OF SHORT FILMS BY PRENDS ÇA COURT !


ENCORE FIANCÉS
Director : Catherine Therrien
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 9 mins
Trailer : https://vimeo.com/215334199


LES BEIGES
Director : Étienne Lacelle
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 11 mins
Trailer : https://vimeo.com/199936417


MUTANTS
Director : Alexandre Dostie
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 17 mins
Trailer : https://vimeo.com/199936417


DAWN OF THE DEAF
Director : Robert Savage
Audio : English (no subtitles)
Country : UK
Length : 11 mins
Trailer : https://vimeo.com/167551584


LES ENFANTS NOMADES
Director : Alexa-Jeanne Dubé et Luce Gaudette-Tremblay
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 10 mins
Trailer : https://vimeo.com/213874387


SCOPIQUE
Director : Alexa-Jeanne Dubé
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 7 mins
Web site : https://www.facebook.com/scopique88


APNÉE
Director : Alexis Chartrand
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 20 mins
Trailer : https://vimeo.com/185359427


BELIEF IN DISBELIEF
Director : Helgi Piccinin
Audio : Anglais (sous-titres français)
Country : France - Canada
Length : 14 mins
Web site : http://www.helgip.com


LA POLICE DE MONTRÉAL GÂCHE LE 375e
Director : Mario Jean
Audio : French (no subtitles)
Country : Canada
Length : 5 mins
Web site : https://www.facebook.com/madocstudio


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Cinemania
Monday, August 21
Mal de pierres
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Présenté par Cinemania

  • Director : Nicole Garcia
  • Audio : French
  • Subtitles : None
  • Country : France
  • Length : 120 mins

Synopsis :

In this great romantic film by renowned Nicole Garcia, a young melancholic woman married against her will, Gabrielle, burns with desire for the seductive André (Louis Garrel), a young Indochina War veteran, as they are both being treated in the Alps, during the 1950s. Marion Cotillard gives a superb performance as Gabrielle.

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Festival du nouveau cinéma
Thursday, August 24
No Country for Old Men
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Presented by the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC)

  • Directors : Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • Audio : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Country : United States
  • Length : 122 mins

Synopsis :

At the border between Texas and Mexico, a man stumbles upon an abandoned truck surrounded by corpses but containing two million dollars.

When he takes the money, he can’t imagine how big of a war he’s going to provoke. A winner of four Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adaptation, Best Actor in a Supporting Role), this masterpiece by the Coen brothers, adapted from a novel by Cormac McCarthy, is a contemporary western full of abrasive dark humour.

  

VIDEO MAPPING

In addition to the films presented on the big screen in the park, the SAT invited Dérapage to show a series of original works on the front of Hotel ZERO1, next to the place de la Paix.

For each evening of screenings there will be a video mapping shown !

FULL VIDEO MAPPING SCHEDULE

  • JUNE 12 - "Dérapage 17 mapping", by the D17 team
  • JUNE 19 - "Saigner Toaster”, by Guillaume Marin
  • JUNE 26 - "Boundaries", by Audrey Lamoureux
  • JULY 3 - "ENDE", by Rawticks & TiND
  • JULY 17 - "Rougessetique", by MSHL
  • JULY 24 - "Temporalités", by Audrey Beaulé
  • JULY 31 - "Expo67", by Daphnée Leduc-Laprise
  • AUGUST 7 + 10 - "CAPS", by Fanny Huard and Audrey Beaulé
  • AUGUST 14 + 17 - "Distressed", by Joseph Lefèvre
  • AUGUST 21 + 24 - "Mémoire", by Maxime Prévost

PRODUCTION PARTNERS

Presented by the Society for Arts and Technology and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, in collaboration with the Ville-Marie borough.