Best of 2021

CJLO tends to attract community members who are intensely passionate about art, whether they’re creators, consumers, or both. As a result, checking out our yearly “best of” lists is a great way of keeping up with great releases that may have flown under your radar this year. With the station’s wide range of tastes, from crusty hardcore to electro-pop, there’s surely something for everyone to discover. Music-based lists also weren’t the only thing submitted, so make sure to look out for top movies as well!


BVST Goes Santapalooza X!

Did you blink sometime in the summer and suddenly find yourself in December? So did Angelica from BVST, who woke up and realized that it's time for holly-jollying and kris-kringling during her year-end xmas specials!


Porches Wants Listeners to "Feel the Joy" of 'All Day Gentle Hold !'

Photo Credit: Jason Nocito

“This song really slapped / brought me back to life.”

So sings Aaron Maine on “Back3School,” one of the singles from All Day Gentle Hold !, his fifth and latest album under the moniker Porches. After a global health crisis that caused the most turbulent 18+ months that any of us have ever lived, the New York City-based artist wanted to write music that went in a completely different direction than the prevalent mood of the time.


At The Movies Interview with Jeremiah Hayes about the documentary film Dear Audrey

Remi interviews director Jeremiah Hayes about his new documentary film Dear Audrey - a coproduction between Cineflix Media and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). The film will be screened as part of the RIDM festival on November 19th at Cinéma Du Musée, and can be streamed online from November 22nd-25th. More information can be found here.


At the Movies Interview With Katharine Setzer About the 34th Image + Nation Film Festival

The Image + Nation film festival, Canada’s first LGBT2SQ+ film festival and pioneering platform of queer stories, goes hybrid across Quebec for its 34th edition from Nov. 18 to 28 with a roster of in-cinema and virtual screenings to offer loyal and new audiences a taste of the best and brightest queer cinema of the year. More information can be found here.


At The Movies Interview with Marlene Edoyan About the RIDM Festival

Remi interviews Marlene Edoyan, a member of the programming collective for this year's RIDM Festival. The RIDM festival is a documentary film festival taking place this November in Montreal. For more information, visit the RIDM Festival site

Remi and Danny host At The Movies, which can be heard every Tuesday morning from 8:00 - 9:00AM. Tune in for discussions about movies, soundtracks, and iconic film scores. At The Movies also covers film festivals that are located in Montreal.

 


The Director's Chair: Interview with Canadian Director and Composer Julien Knafo

Remi interviews director Julien Knafo about his new film Brain Freeze – currently out in select theatres. The interview also touches upon the emergence of a new trend of Quebec zombie films and the thematics of the genre.


Thank you for your support!

Update: Thursday, November 4th, 2021


Our annual Funding Drive has officially come to an end.

This year we raised... drumrolls please!

$8,270, with more funds to come!

Here's a word from Francella, our Station Manager: 

"I'm so thrilled that we were able to not only reach our goal, but hit $8,000 and raise a little bit more money than last year. CJLO has proven time and time again that we can overcome difficult and unexpected circumstances with flair and enthusiasm. I have to thank the volunteers who worked so tirelessly during our Funding Drive and our many supporters who believe in our mandate."


Looking to Donate to this Year’s Funding Drive? Here’s a List of Incentives!

Life can be categorized by its cyclical nature, as yearly trends come back to remind us the Earth has rotated around the sun one more time. These cycles are inevitable, and can be counted on more than your truest of friends. The return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the purveying joy of Christmas, tax season. Or, CJLO’s annual Funding Drive.

Each year, the station bands together to raise money. Our goal? To continue serving as a pillar of arts and culture in Montreal and the surrounding area, offering listeners dozens of curated radio programs to tune into, discovering new tracks and welcoming voices along the way.


Festival du Nouveau Cinema celebrates its 50th Edition

It's been 50 years that the Festival du Nouveau Cinema has graced the Montreal festival scene, bringing the forefront of new international film to our backyard. This year things are back to business as usual, opposite of 2020’s necessary push to online screenings. This October the audience has both the option for online or in person viewings, the latter involving the city’s most renowned art house and independent cinemas. Special events to commemorate the 50 years include a master class with legendary filmmaker Jane Campion, as well as their usual prizes, VR presentations and much more.


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