Wednesday, November 21 2018
19:30 - 20:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In French
Films, In connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Dans l’atelier de Mondrian

Dans l’atelier de Mondrian

France, François Lévy-Kuentz, 2010, 52 min.

This film tells the life story of Pieter Cornelis “Piet” Mondrian, whose body of work marks a pivotal moment in the history of modern painting. Drawing on archives and interviews with writer and art critic Michel Seuphor, Mondrian’s closest friend, this film traces the painter’s artistic career, from his initial realistic pieces to the mystical years, starting with the De Stijl movement, then his years in Paris, and finally New York, where he died in 1944.

 

Filmed in an exact replica of his Montparnasse studio, this docufiction follows the intellectual journey that led Mondrian to geometrical abstraction.

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation in exchange for a service charge you may choose to reserve a seat. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)                                      General public: $5                                                      VIP: $4

 

 

Wednesday, December 5 2018
17:30 - 19:00
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 30
In French
Films, In connection with
Paris, années folles

Paris, années folles

France, Fabien Beziat, 2013, 90 min. 

After World War I, the French were consumed by an extraordinary burst of energy, and they undertook to create a world focused on joie de vivre, social progress and celebration. People came from everywhere to be part of the creative effervescence that had taken over Paris where American expatriates like Hemingway, Miller, Fitzgerald and Josephine Baker set up communities. Two areas were especially rife with this bustling energy: the popular and fiercely anarchic Montmartre and the intellectual and bohemian Montparnasse.

This documentary brings Paris of the Roaring Twenties back to life using rare archival footage with added colour and sound. It takes us into this vibrant city to meet the personalities who brought their follies, and sometimes their brilliance, to the 1920s.

Trailer

Activité gratuite. Réservation optionnelle de laissez-passer : vous pouvez réserver un siège numéroté pour vous garantir une place afin d’assister aux activités, moyennant des frais de service. Une heure avant l’évènement, des laissez-passer pour les places restantes seront distribués gratuitement selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi.

 

Frais de service (par laissez-passer)
Grand public : 5 $
VIP : 4 $

 

19:30 - 20:30
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h
In French
Films, In connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Joséphine Baker, première icône noire

Joséphine Baker, première icône noire

France, Ilana Navaro, 2018, 52 min.

Film presented in Canadian Museum Premiere

An impoverished child from Missouri who ended up singing and dancing in Europe, Josephine Baker was the world’s first-ever Black superstar. Nearly a century after the start of her career, her body language, smile and voice still inspire conflicting sensations. But if the great Josephine is still so present in our memories today it’s because she was so much more than a music hall star. She was a pioneer, a fighter and a utopian who never stopped fighting racism and xenophobia, using her body as a political tool.

Both a symbol of liberation and a replication of colonial stereotypes, Josephine Baker became an essential icon of global Black history.

 

Producers: Kepler22 Productions, Arte, Novak Prod, RTBF

With the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

 

Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation in exchange for a service charge you may choose to reserve a seat. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service charges (per pass)                                     General public: $5                                                      VIP: $4

Wednesday, December 12 2018
17:30 - 19:20
Meeting point : Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium – 1379A Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 1h 50
In English
Films, In connection with : Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
La Strada

La Strada 

Italie, Federico Fellini, 1954, 108 min

Lion d’argent à la Mostra de Venise en 1954 (OVEST)

Oscar du meilleur film en langue étrangère en 1957

Zampano, un forain ambulant spécialisé dans les tours de force, achète à une mère misérable Gelsomina, une femme enfant naïve et généreuse. Elle le suit dans ses tournées et le sert fidèlement, bien que son maître, homme rustre et laconique, la maltraite sans scrupules. Gelsomina éprouve cependant un certain attachement pour lui et s’efforce de lui plaire avec une touchante obstination. À bord d’un étrange équipage, une moto à trois roues aménagée en roulotte sans confort, le couple sillonne les routes d’Italie, menant la rude et triste vie des forains.

Chef d’œuvre du cinéma italien des années 1950, récompensé aux Oscars, La Strada est le premier grand film de Fellini.

Trailer

Activité gratuite. Réservation optionnelle de laissez-passer : vous pouvez réserver un siège numéroté pour vous garantir une place afin d’assister aux activités, moyennant des frais de service. Une heure avant l’évènement, des laissez-passer pour les places restantes seront distribués gratuitement selon le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi.

Frais de service (par laissez-passer)
Grand public : 5 $
VIP : 4 $