Next Meetup

Screening: J.A. MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHE
(1977, Québec/Canada., 100 min., 16mm, in French, no subs) Jean Beaudin At the dawn of the 20th century, Joseph-Albert Martin (Marcel Sabourin) works as a photographer in a small rural Québec town. While most people around him work on a farm, his life is a quiet one and his craft is meticulous. Every year, he prepares his caravan and goes on the road for several months to offer his services across the Québec countryside, all the way to the U.S.. Unfortunately, all of this takes a toll on his 15 year old marriage with Rose-Aimée (Monique Mercure). Seeing this trip as an opportunity to rekindle with her husband, she decides to tag along on what will ultimately become a journey of self-discovery that will challenge their marriage. Winner of three Etrog awards (former Genie Awards), Jean Beaudin’s first feature also won two awards at Cannes, including one for Monique Mercure as best actress. Her lively performance as a character who wants to escape day-to-day routine and live new experiences offers a welcome contrast to J.A.’s introverted and reserved personality. More than 40 years after its release, J.A. MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHER remains an honest “snapshot” of a lifestyle abandoned in favour of the hectic rhythm of modernity, all while being a poignant critique of women’s place in rural pre-industrial society. Cinematographer Pierre Mignot has created images here that place it among the most beautiful Québécois films ever. There is no better way than to view to it as motion picture film on the big screen. Our uncut letterboxed print is truly gorgeous. Guest speaker: TBA Billets / Tickets: 8$, 6$ (Étudiants / Students, 65+), sur place seulement, argent comptant / At the doors, cash only

VA-114 Cinema (Fine Arts (VA) building of Concordia University)

1395 René-Lévesque O. · Montreal, QC

1 comment

What we're about

Meet up with other cinephiles for discussions of classic, cult, and documentary films!

Format:

Watch films on your own time and meetup to talk about them (like a book club (http://www.meetup.com/Montreal-Science-Fiction-Book-Club/)). The discussions to be held at pubs and/or cafés.

Movie Selection and Participation:

An important element of this club is movie selection. Films will be selected at least three months in advance by those who attend the discussions.

Members will have at least one month to buy, borrow, download, or stream the movies and watch them on their own time.

The purpose of this group is to get movie fans together; to meet people with similar interests in a comfortable environment.

Screenings:

Occasionally, I will post Meetups for screenings, in those cases we will see the film together and hold a discussion afterwards.

Fees:

I will be charging $1.00/person fee at each discussion to help cover the annual Meetup fees. For screenings, free or paid, the fee will be waived.

Members (1,297)

Photos (143)