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Reel Forecast: Concordia Student Film Festival, Debut films from renowned directors, & Cult titles!

Posted by Andrés / May 5, 2011

20110505_reelforecast.jpgIf you're stumped by the great diversity in film screenings this week in Montréal, you're lucky. It's not often this city offers such a selection of possibilities for film enthusiasts. There is an astoundingly eclectic mix of local/foreign, student/professional, mainstream/experimental, classic/contemporary. The only way to possibly organize them in a coherent list, would be to do so by venue, along with specially selected trailers.

Cinema du Parc (3575 Avenue du Parc) is offering up the continuation of the 3rd Montreal Turkish Film Week, as well as La Biennale de Montréal. Patricio Guzman's Nostalgia for the Light (featured trailer above) is a cinematographic documentary that links the personal with the cosmic. Also starting tomorrow evening, is a series entitled My First Movie, that screens the debuts of major film directors such as Scorsese, Taratino, Polanski, etc. (more info)

Cinémathèque québécoise (335 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est) lets you witness Fellini's growing madness with a screening of Roma. Other Italian classics are being shown this week, such as The Leopard, Bicycle Thieves and Umberto D. If you're in the mood for some classic Robert Wise science fiction, you can also catch The Andromeda Strain on Saturday evening. (more info)

Cinema Parallèle (3530, boul Saint-Laurent) is always the place to go for some local or low-budget obscure films, and Kaboom fits the bill for hipsters looking for a film with a bit of sex, a bit of angst, and a lot of fun. (more info)

AMC (2313 St. Catherine St. West) is screening the film that beat out Denis Villeneuve's Incendies at the Oscars this year. Susanne Bier's In a Better World is apparently about "loneliness, frailty and sorrow". That would also adequately describe Incendies. (more info)

Blue Sunshine (3660 boul. St-Laurent, 3rd floor) never disappoints when it comes to wholly obscure and cult films. Choose between the cult murder-fest Massacre at Central High, or the "other" Che! movie (as in, not Soderbergh's 4-hour epic). (more info)

NFB CineRobothèque (1564 St-Denis Street) hosts this year's Concordia Student Film Festival from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, the best place to catch Montréal's next generation of filmmakers. Playing concurrently is Festival Accès Asie that highlights some young Iranian filmmakers. (more info)

Feel free to comment with any additional screenings of note.

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4989234 / June 21, 2011 at 11:14 pm
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