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Mo’ Better Blues (VOSTF)
Location
Main screening room
Date
August 23rd, 2021
Duration
129 min
Cycle
Music!

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.

Music by Terence Blanchard and Branford Marsalis.

Mo’ Better Blues
Directed by
Spike Lee
Language
English with French subtitles
Actors
Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee
Origins
USA
Year
1990
Duration
129 min
Genre
Musical Drama
Rating
G
Format
Digital
Synopsis

It follows a period in the life of fictional jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam (played by Washington) as a series of bad decisions result in his jeopardizing both his relationships and his playing career. The film focuses on themes of friendship, loyalty, honesty, cause-and-effect, and ultimately salvation. It features the music of the Branford Marsalis quartet and Terence Blanchard on trumpet, who also plays for the Bleek Gilliam character. (Wikipedia)

Mo’ Better Blues
Awards

Spike Lee

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and professor. Lee's work has continually explored race relations, colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. He has won numerous accolades for his work, including an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Student Academy Award, a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, two Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and the Cannes Grand Prix. (Wikipedia)

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