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Konitz: Portrait of the Artist As a Saxophonist

Konitz: Portrait of the Artist As a Saxophonist (VOA)
Main screening room
July 20th, 2021
78 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.

Konitz : Portrait of the Artist As a Saxophonist
Directed by
Robert Daudelin
English version
77 min
Biography, music
16 mm

Lee Konitz, good friend of Miles Davis, in 1987, during a weekend in Montreal, we trace his musical biography in six duets with pianist Harold Danko.

Konitz : Portrait of the Artist As a Saxophonist

Robert Daudelin

For more than 40 years, Robert Daudelin has dedicated himself to the history of both Canadian and foreign cinema. He is involved in many areas, such as the Conseil québécois pour la diffusion du cinéma [Quebec council for film diffusion], the Montreal International Film Festival, and as a writer and contibutor with various publications. But his name is most closely tied to the Cinémathèque québécoise. For three decades he has promoted and developed this institution. Order of Canada


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