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Renegade Breakdown Live (VOF-VOA)
Location
Norman-McLaren Room
Date
July 3rd - 6th, 2021
Duration
54 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.

En présence de Marie Davidson et Denis Côté

Renegade Breakdown Live
Directed by
Denis Côté
Language
English and French version
Origins
Quebec
Year
2021
Duration
54 min
Genre
Show
Format
Digital
Synopsis

"Far more than your average livestream show, ‘Renegade Breakdown Live’ is an ultra-stylised, noirish performance film (complete with arthouse-inspired posters). Envisioned as a “laboratory experiment”, the freeform concert was shot and directed by experimental Quebecois filmmaker Denis Côté, who captured French-Canadian techno titan Marie Davidson – formerly a solo producer – and her new band L’Œil Nu’s first-ever performance. [...]" (Ben Jolley, NME, 2021)

Renegade Breakdown Live

Denis Côté

Denis Côté is an independent filmmaker and producer living in Quebec. His experimental films have been shown at major film festivals around the world. (Wikipedia)

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Marie Davidson & L’Oeil nu dans l’oeil de Denis Côté

Lorsqu’est paru leur premier album, Renegade Breakdown, en septembre dernier, Marie Davidson, Pierre Guerineau et Asaël R. Robitaille caressaient encore l’espoir de faire un concert de lancement à Montréal, puis de partir en tournée. Ils se sont vite rendu compte que ce ne serait pas possible...

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