Oh Sees bring massive tour to Le National, squeaky toys and all

What better way to stave off the increasingly colder weather for a night than with not one, but two fiery experimental rock sets? Le National was treated to an evening of heat on Oct. 15th, as long-running garage punk outfit Oh Sees (formerly Thee Oh Sees) brought their colossal 2019 tour to town. A crowd made up of both newcomers and die-hard Oh Sees followers transformed into a sea of moshers and crowdsurfers amid an explosion of synths and thunderous bass – enough to test the boundaries of your favourite concert earplugs.


Festival Du Nouveau Cinema Programming Director Zoé Protat Discusses the Ins-And-Outs of Cinema Event Hosting (Audio)

For At The Movies Remi was able to chat with Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (FNC) Programming Director Zoé Protat. Many topics were discussed, including how films get selected for the festival, major thematics of this year's films, rewarding aspects about the job, and how exclusive movies from streaming-only services make their way to the festival. We would like to thank Zoé for taking the time to answer these questions and wish her and her team a successful start to this year's FNC Festival running from October 9th to October 20th.

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Antoni in Montreal's Kitchen

Antoni Porowski returned home to a final sold-out night of his book tour to promote his first ever cookbook, Antoni in the Kitchen that was released last month. Known for his role as the cooking expert on the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye,Antoni is also an actor, model and self-taught chef. Born and raised in Montreal, his family and friends came out to the show to support him; making the night special not just for the audience, but for Antoni too.


FNC 2019: Highlighting this Year’s Gems in Film

The Festival Du Nouveau Cinema is always a highlight of the year for me as I get to see films presented that end up becoming yearly favourites. During the festival’s most recent edition, I was able to catch Roma from director Alfonso Cuarón on the towering screen right in the first row. Simply put, there are always some undiscovered gems that are destined to be well received from the audience.

Kuessipan Montreal Film Premiere

The cast and crew of Kuessipan made an appearance at the Montreal premiere screening on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019. Hundreds attended the premiere, presented by Cinéma du Musée at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  


From Local to Legend at POP Montreal with Masters of Soul: Mavis Staples, Clerel and Hanorah

Every now and again, a performer stops through Montreal bringing not just a prowess and artistry that impresses, but a living, embodied history. On Sunday, September 29th at the Rialto Theatre, POP Montreal offered one such show. Mavis Staples - a woman who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King alongside her father and sisters as part of The Staples Singers, sang in President Obama’s White House and has collaborated with everyone from Bob Dylan to Hozier - graced the Montreal audience with the divine power of gospel, soul, and blues.


Q&A Interview with Sara-Claudia Ligondé

September 25th, 2019 marked the premiere of Being Black in Canada, a documentary film project that was part of the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF). As stated on the website, the festival was created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and is currently the largest Canadian film festival entirely dedicated to black realities from all four corners of the world. The project featured fifteen short films centered around telling black stories from the perspective of young black Canadian filmmakers based in Montreal, Toronto, and Halifax.


Look Vibrant Performs One Last Time at POP Montreal

The night at The Diving Bell Social Club was set to be a big deal, it was Montreal’s very own Look Vibrant’s last show during the POP Montreal International Music Festival. A funky weird strange and transformative band that was constantly changing its skin, released their new album, Cherish Everything; a cumulative album of all the human stories and souls that inspired the band members. While this was Look Vibrant’s last show, they promised to be back with new music in the future.


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Montreal International Black Film Festival

Celebrate Black filmmakers at Montreal’s International Black Film Festival! The festival will be taking place from September 24 to September 29. For the full schedule, check out the MIBFF site and take a look at their special events.

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