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Film Review: Harry Potter Kills Darlings at the Phi Centre

Posted by Greg / November 14, 2013

Smiley faceKill your Darlings, John Krokidas's feature-length debut, takes a dreamy look at the Beats when they were but a circle of libertines formed around Lucien "Lou" Carr. The film features Burroughs and Kerouac and much of Manhattan's seedier corners, but it focuses on the relationship between Carr and Allen Ginsberg during their time at Columbia University. It is also bookended by Lou's claimed "honor slaying" of David Kammerer, an older writer and longtime friend of Burroughs who, obsessed and, to a degree, involved with the young Lucien, followed him from school to school to be with him. All of it stitched together, it's unclear whether it actually sticks.

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See free outdoor screenings of classic & fun films at the Montreal World Film Festival's Cinema Under the Stars series

Posted by Greg / August 23, 2013

20130823-Shining.jpgThe Montreal World Film Festival (Festival des Films du Monde) is running from this weekend through September 2nd, with hundreds of fine and rare pieces of cinema from around the world. In addition to its trove of films, the festival features several speakers, tributes, and competitions - some overseen by Oscar-winning director Jiri Menzel, others voted on by the public.

The most iconic part of the fest is the giant outdoor screen at Quartier des Festivals, showing a combination of cinema classics and just plain fun flicks. This year's free screenings include Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, The Godfather, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and 007 Skyfall, among many others. Take a look at the program below and get your blanket and snacks ready.

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Win 2 Tickets to "May I Be Frank?" at Nux Wellness Centre

Posted by Amie / September 25, 2012

win tickets to may I be frankWant to see what happened when a 54-year old Sicilian from Brooklyn got obsessed with a raw, vegan, organic cafe in San Fransisco? Then talk to the film's director via Skype about filming the real-life doc? You could buy tickets, OR you could win them, and isn't that much better (free=better)? Besides, now that POP Montreal's over, what else are you doing on a Friday night?

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Preview: Montreal International Black Film Festival

Posted by Christine / September 19, 2012

2012-MIBFF1.jpg The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) begins tomorrow and concludes on the 30th of the month. This year's installment boasts two exceptional celebrity events: a special evening with Harry Belafonte at Concordia University and a conference and tribute to Stedman Graham at the Hyatt Regency Montreal.

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Preview: Dominica: Charting a Future for Paradise at Cinema du Parc

Posted by Christine / September 14, 2012

DoubleRainbow-300dpi.jpg Join filmmaker Wyatt Bardouille for the September 22nd Cinema du Parc screening of her new documentary Dominica: Charting a Future for Paradise, presented by the Montreal International Black Film Festival.

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Fantasia Film Festival Update: Two

Posted by Christine / August 11, 2012

20120711-grabbers.jpg Attention: spoilers.

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