All the film screenings will take place at

Cinémathèque québécoise
335 De Maisonneuve Blvd. East
Berri-UQAM metro
Tickets: $10 - $12
Details and reservations: cinematheque.qc.ca

 

Videograms of a Revolution
Harun Farocki, Andrei Ujica
Germany, 1992, 106 min, OVFTS
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9 p.m.

Fall 1989 remains imprinted in the memory with its succession of visual events: Prague, Berlin, Bucharest. Judging from these images, it was the return of History. We saw revolutions. And the most complete revolutionary scenario was provided by Rumania: units of time and place are included.

Angry Inuk
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
Canada, 2016, 85 min, OVFST
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 9 p.m.

In her award-winning documentary, director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, this group is bringing its own voice into the conversation and presenting themselves to the world as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

A Grin Without a Cat
Chris Marker
France, 1977, 240 min, OFV
Sunday, September, 2018, 7 p.m.

Alternating television archival images with film sequences cut during the editing, the film brings together a multitude of testimonies of the past that are interconnected in order to give an overview of the events that marked the 1960s the world over.

The Strike
Sergeï Eisenstein
URSS, 1925, 95 min, OVFST, piano accompaniment
Friday, October 19, 2018, 7 p.m.

In 1912, in Czarist Russia, factory workers are pushed to the limit by the gruelling working conditions. Spies chosen from among the proletariat are tasked with revealing the unionist ringleaders.

Soy Cuba
Mikhaïl Kalatozov
URSS, 1964, 143 min, OVEST
Monday, October 22, 2018, 9 p.m.

Through four stories, Soy Cuba describes the slow evolution of Cuba, from the regime of Fulgencio Batista to that of Fidel Castro. Throughout these events, the city freed itself from its political dependencies in order to claim its own, autonomous identity, with its contradictions and hopes.

Flights
Programme of experimental and artists films selected by Christophe Bichon, Light Cone (France)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7 p.m.
Stick Climbing, Daniel Zimmermann
France, 2010, 14 min
Passage Upon the Plume, Fern Silva
United States, 2011, 7 min
A Little Planet, Jun Miyazaki
Japan, 2002, 6 min
In the Mix, Jan Machacek
Czech Republic, 2008, 4 min
Spin, Martin Hansen
Germany, 1986, 8 min
Clockshower, Gordon Matta-Clark
United States, 1973, 13 min
Las Mujeres de Pinochet, Eduardo Menz
Canada, 2005, 12 min
Under Twilight, Jean-Gabriel Périot
France, 2006, 5 min
Endeavour, Johann Lurf
Austria, 2010, 16 min

The programme focuses on works that develop the notion of flight, of gaining altitude, of evading the laws of gravity. The astonishing ascension of a steep mountain by Daniel Zimmerman is answered by the dizzying performance by Gordon Matta-CLark on the Clocktower of New York. Gravity is tricked with virtuosity in A Little Planet; our sense is disturbed by the aerial movements of Spin and In the Mix; and the earth's pull is overcome by travelling throughout the skies with Fern Silva, Jean-Gabriel Périot, and Johann Lurf.

Ninth Floor
Mina Shum
Canada, 2015, 70 min, OEV
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 5 p.m.

Director Mina Shum makes her foray into feature documentary by reopening the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations – the infamous Sir George Williams Riot. Over four decades after a group of Caribbean students accused their professor of racism, triggering an explosive student uprising, Shum locates the protagonists and listens as they set the record straight, trying to make peace with the past.

Richesse des autres
Maurice Bulbulian and Michel Gauthier
Canada, 1973, 94 min, OFV
Friday, November 2, 2018, 7 p.m.

Documentary feature film about mining work. This social fight film draws a parallel between the exploitation of miners and mineral resources in Quebec and a similar situation in Chile. The injustices done to the men and countries concerned are criticized by René Lévesque and Salvador Allende. The miners themselves speak of their issues



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GALERIE DE L’UQAM

Université du Québec à Montréal
1400, Rue Berri, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin, Local J-R 120
Montréal, Québec
Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Free admission