The first 30 years of (silent) cinema were wild and marked by a systematic and all-out inventiveness. This is when cinema became what it is in terms of form or genre. A pianist is invited to perform live during these screenings.
Pianists-in-Residence: Gabriel Thibaudeau, Roman Zavada, Guillaume Martineau and Chantale Morin
Our summer cycle will be festive or not. Sound and image, song and dance, instrument and breathing, strings and gestures: so many possible combinations to express what cinema and music can achieve and express together. Musicals, concert films, catchy music. Jazz, classical, contemporary, disco, punk... Revolt and enchantment, distress and emphasis, joy and rhythm, melancholy and bass, laughter and stridency: diverse expressions characterizing cinema and music's historical alliance, will definitely make us fly, dream, dance!
From the 30's to the present day and across all possible genres, this cycle aims to open our minds at a time when we most need it. The first week of July will be an eventful one, as the cycle will open with several evenings in cabaret mode, where we will present for the first time concert films produced in Quebec during the confinement, with the participation of major artists of the current music scene: Klô Pelgag, Marie Davidson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
ON THE PIANO: ROMAN ZAVADA
Joseph Frank Keaton known professionally as Buster Keaton, was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer. He is best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression that earned him the nickname The Great Stone Face. In 1999 the American Film Institute ranked him as the 21st-greatest male star of classic Hollywood cinema. (Wikipedia)