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Jailhouse Rock (VOSTF)
Main screening room
July 12th, 2021
96 min

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.

Jailhouse Rock
Directed by
Richard Thorpe
English with French subtitles
Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Vaughn Taylor, Mickey Shaughnessy
96 min
Drama, Music

After serving a time in prison for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a rock star.

Jailhouse Rock

Richard Thorpe

Richard Thorpe (born Rollo Smolt Thorpe; February 24, 1896 – May 1, 1991) was an American film director best known for his long career at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He began his entertainment career performing in vaudeville and onstage. In 1921 he began in motion pictures as an actor and directed his first silent film in 1923. He went on to direct more than one hundred and eighty films. He worked frequently at the Poverty Row studio Chesterfield Pictures during the 1930s. The first full-length motion picture he directed for MGM was Last of the Pagans (1935) starring Ray Mala. (Wikipedia)

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Judging Jailhouse Rock

Equally noteworthy is the film's portrayal of the record industry, where a young artist is so mercilessly ripped off that he sets up his own company with his own distribution network...


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