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Shadows (VOSTF)
Location
Main screening room
Date
August 5th, 2021
Duration
80 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.

John Cassavetes First Movie.

Shadows
Directed by
John Cassavetes
Language
English with French subtitles
Actors
Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd
Origins
USA
Year
1959
Duration
80 min
Genre
Drama
Rating
G
Format
35 mm
Synopsis

John Cassavetes actors improvised in NYC streets, while Charles Mingus improvised with his fellows musicians for this film.

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John Cassavetes

John Cassavetes was an American actor, film director, and screenwriter. First known as an actor on television and in film, he also became a pioneer of American independent cinema, writing and directing movies financed in part with income from his acting work. Cassavetes' films employed an actor-centered approach which privileged raw character examination and "small feelings" over traditional Hollywood storytelling or stylized production values. His films became associated with an improvisational, cinéma vérité aesthetic. As a director, he is known for Faces (1968), Husbands (1970), and A Woman Under the Influence (1974).

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Un des intérêts majeurs de ce premier film de John Cassavetes réside dans la captation cinématographique du travail d'improvisation des acteurs et dans la musique, elle aussi improvisée largement, de Charles Mingus et des solos de saxophone de Shafi Hadi.
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Filmography
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June 18th, 2024
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June 18th, 2024
Hour of the Wolf