Interviews

August in Blue: Interview with Hip-Hop Music Director Megan Dams

This week CJLO is celebrating the last genre week of the year, August in Blue, dedicated to appreciating the longstanding stake the blues has in society and the arts.


Ideas of Space: Tess Roby Emerges From her Chrysalis

Art knows Spring as the metaphorical time of rebirth and Tess Roby’s sophomore album Ideas of Space is no exception.


Death Kult Over Black Congregation: The New Wave of Chinese Black Metal

In 2019 and 2020, Pest Productions, A black metal label from China, released two compilations of emerging Chinese black metal on Bandcamp. New bands with a diverse range of black metal subgenres were introduced in the compilations, including old school bm, blackened death, dsbm, nihilist bm, black/thrash, post bm/blackgaze, symphonic bm, as well as folk bm, which gave birth to the New Wave of Chinese Black Metal. This year in January, Pest Productions have returned with the third compilation, bringing more talented Chinese black metal bands to overseas metal fans (I posted links at the bottom of the article of the three compilations which are free to download on Bandcamp).


Mapping Montreal Music

CJLO has recently endeavoured upon a new initiative: the Mapping Montreal Music (MMM) project. MMM will see the production of an 8-episode podcast series, whereby we’ll be mapping our city’s musical history, borough by borough. Tasked with the project are three new members of the CJLO staff: Music Journalist in Residence Sun Noor, Music Journalist Assistant George McFarlane, and Lead Web Developer Alana DeVito.

So the world can learn more about our new staff and what brought them to CJLO, we’ve asked each new member to fill out a short Q&A.

Sun Noor (Music Journalist in Residence):


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 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.


Interview with Grace Sebeh Byrne about this years United Nations Association Film Festival

In this interview Remi talks to Grace Sebeh Byrne, founder and executive director of Yellow Pad Sessions, about this year's United Nations Association Film Festival hosted by Yellow Pad Sessions. This one day event on September 18th at Cinéma Du Musée features thought provoking documentaries on various subjects in our ever changing society alongside an open dialogue with panelists. For more information and to purchase tickets to this year's event you can click the link here. At The Movies wants to send you to this year's festival.

At The Movies Interview with Sacha Puttnam About Spirit of The Cinema

In 330 plus episodes for At The Movies (With Iconic Sounds) there have been many interviews. However there have never been any interviews with the people behind the music to film or film composers. Things change as Remi Interviews Sacha Puttnam and his father Lord David Putttnam about Sacha's new album Spirit of The Cinema a tribute to the memorable film scores that influenced his life from an early age. 
 

The Director’s Chair: An Interview with Mohawk Director Tracey Deer

At The Movies talks to director Tracey Deer in this edition of The Director’s Chair about her new film Beans. One part coming of age story, the film also puts the 1990 Oka Crisis into historical context. Beans opens in theatres where open on July 2nd.


(Interview) Playwright Lydie Dubuisson on the value of embracing change

We recently spoke with Lydie Dubuisson, playwright and newly appointed artistic associate at Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) to discuss the impact and intention of her play Sanctuary.


(Interview) Image + Nation Film Festival Programming Director Kat Setzer Discusses its 33rd Edition

"At The Movies recently had a chance to talk to Kat Setzer, programming director of the Image + Nation film festival. The festival's 33rd edition is going virtual this year and takes place from Nov. 19 to Dec. 6. Remi and Kat also talked about Image + Nation's virtual Halloween horror film festival, which ran from from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. Image + Nation promotes a diversity of LGBTQ+ voices showcasing the evolution of queer cinema. More information can be found at image-nation.org.  

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