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Outdoor screenings and activities & exhibitions

April 13th, 2023

For the first time in its history, the Sommets du cinéma d’animation, which will take place from May 9 to 14, will be held outside! In fact, several outdoor screenings will be offered, including a "Bring your dog" session on the terrace of the Café-Bar of the Cinémathèque québécoise and a second one on the esplanade Tranquille, are on the program. In addition, this year's event will once again feature four magnificent free exhibitions not to be missed at the Cinémathèque.

First of all, on Wednesday, May 10 at 8:30 p.m.
, meet on the terrace of the Cinémathèque québécoise's Café-Bar for a screening of Tous les chiens vont au paradis, the French version of All Dogs Go to Heaven, by Don Bluth. Why this 1989 animated film classic? Because this screening is open to dogs! The public is invited to come with their canine companion to attend this special evening.
. On Friday, May 12, starting at 8:30 p.m., the Sommets will move to the esplanade Tranquille for the screening of a program of ten short films. Among them is director Janet Perlman's latest project, La fille au béret rouge. The animated film, which had its world premiere, humorously depicts a young traveler who takes the Montreal subway. Set to the tune of sisters Kate and Anna McGarrigle's Lament for St. Catherine, the short film is an ode to Montreal's vitality, creativity and diversity. The public will also be able to see The Flying Sailor by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis, nominated for the Oscar for best animated short film in 2023, as well as the music video for the song Les émerveilleurs by Ingrid St-Pierre, a stop-motion creation by See Creature, the duo behind the visual identity of the 21st Summits. Another beautiful proposal is Alice Gaboury-Moreau's Le triangle des Bermudes, presented in the Canadian student competition at the 20th edition. A tribute to Montreal's nightlife, more specifically to the lively St-Denis/Mont-Royal intersection, the film intertwines personal anecdotes and nocturnal intoxication. This program is presented in collaboration with the Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles.

Other outdoor screenings will be announced in the coming weeks.

TROMPE-L'ŒIL, an installation by Alexandre Roy
Trompe-L'œil is a playful exhibition inspired by the techniques used to capture and show the moving image before the invention of cinema. While integrating optical toys, anamorphoses and images made with the ALPINE, the pinhole screen acquired by La Bande Vidéo, it explores the origins of the 7th art.

FESTIVAL FESTIVAL, photo exhibition by Marie Valade
Since 2014, the artist has been making silver photographs in color and black and white, made with a cheap toy camera, a technique called "lomography." The project highlights various personalities from the world of animation through unconventional photographs captured on the spot.

The late Hélène Tanguay, a marketing officer at the NFB's English Program Animation Studio in Montreal, had in her possession works that had been donated to her by some of the world's greatest animation filmmakers. The exhibition brings together a selection of these beautiful pieces.

Inspired by film photography, the project Des images improbables by Dérapage proposes to summarize and condense into 36 photograms of Francis Théberge's films and to produce contact sheets from them in order to identify the best sequence of images. Printed in large format, these images will highlight the primacy of vertical digital construction. The addition of textures, shapes and colors will produce "unimaginable" images.
This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Dérapage.