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Ciné-club : À St-Henri, le 26 août

À St-Henri, le 26 août (St-Henri, the 26th of August)

Ciné-Club: Thuesday August 19 at 1pm

Written by Cinéma Excentris, published on 12 April 2012

The Cinéma Parallèle, with the help of the City of Montréal and the ministère de la Culture et de la Condition féminine du Québec, is proud to invite seniors to a free screening of the movie À St-Henri le 26 août Thuesday August 19 at 1pm.

Denis Valiquette, the film’s co-director will be present to answer your questions after the show. To reserve your seats, write to info@cinemaexcentris.com or call David Lamarre at (514) 847-9272 #5224.

On August 26th, 2010, sixteen filmmakers recorded multiple stories in the Montreal neighbourhood of Saint-Henri. The resulting film is a touching, funny and fascinating day-in-the-life of an eclectic community.

Doris roams the streets collecting bottles; Belinda is a vibrant hair stylist from Togo; Babyface, the fifteen-year-old Canadian featherweight boxing champion, prepares for a match; Robert and Edmée enjoy their golden years together; and urban explorer Danielle scales abandoned buildings and descends into Saint-Henri’s sewers. These are just a few of the characters we follow in St-Henri, the 26th of August, a film that explores what community means to us today, and how we inhabit our neighbourhoods.

Inspired by the 1962 NFB film À Saint-Henri le cinq septembre, this unique collaborative project brings together some of the brightest talents in Montreal’s contemporary documentary scene to capture these compelling stories.

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