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To be rescheduled in the Spring 2001 Series
Quebec Cinema
7:30 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, New York
MONDAY (10th) | TUESDAY (11th) | WEDNESDAY (12th) | THURSDAY (13th)
September 10, 2001 (Monday)
Introduction and Q&A by film critic and historian Yves Rousseau
Speak White
(1980, 6 minutes, b&w, 16mm)
(French Only)

A short, influential film of the Québécois nationalist movement. The poem, "Speak White," is recited over a photo montage bearing witness to English cultural oppression.

Pour la suite du monde
(Of Whales, The Moon and Men)
(1962, 105 minutes, b&w, 16mm)
Directed by Michel Brault and Pierre Perrault
(In French with English Subtitles)
Starring Abel, Joachim and Louis Harvey, and Alexis and Léopold Tremblay

A classic, feature-length documentary about the revival of a traditional whale hunt on the Îleaux-Coudres in the St. Lawrence River. The aging participants attempt to reconstruct the tactics of their forefathers.

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September 11, 2001 (Tuesday)
Introduction and Q&A by film critic and historian Yves Rousseau
The Street
(1976, 10 minutes, color, 35mm)
Directed by Caroline Leaf
(Original English version)

This Oscar-nominated animation ranked second in the list of the world's 50 best animated films at the Animation Olympics in Los Angeles in 1984.

Mon oncle Antoine
(1971, 101 minutes, color, 35mm)
Directed by Claude Jutra
(In French with English subtitles)
Starring Lyne Champagne, Jacques Gagnon, Olivette Thibault
Jean Duceppe, Claude Jutra

Twice selected by Canadian film critics as "the greatest Canadian film of all time" in polls conducted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1984 and 1993, Mon oncle Antoine examines life in a small asbestos mining town.

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September 12, 2001 (Wednesday)
Introduction and Q&A by director Robert Morin
(1997, 12 minutes, color, video)
Directed by Nelson Henricks
(Original English version)

In this unusual prize-winning short, a man attempts repeatedly to transform himself into an animal.

Yes Sir! Madame. . .
(1994, 75 minutes, color, made-for-video)
Directed by and starring Robert Morin
(French and English)

Yes Sir! Madame. . . is the bilingual story of a young man, child of a Francophonic father and Anglophonic mother, who reexamines his past in an effort to define his identity. The made-for-television production received Switzerland's Grand Prix de la Ville Genève in 1995.

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September 13, 2001 (Thursday)
Introduction and Q&A by director Philippe Falardeau
Atomic SakeAtomic Saké
(1999, 31 minutes, b&w, 35mm)
Directed by Louise Archambault
Starring Audrey Benoit, Suzanne Clement, Noemie Godin-Vigneau
(French with English subtitles)

Three female friends share a meal and plenty of saké. As the conversation progresses, each reveals a secret that puts friendship in jeopardy. Atomic Saké received the 2000 Québec Academy Prize (Jutra) for Best Short Film.

La moitié gauche du frigo
(The Left Side of the Fridge)
(2000, 90 minutes, color, 35mm)
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Starring Paul Ahmarani, Stéphane Demers, Geneviève Néron
(In French with English subtitles)

In this film within a film, a man makes a documentary about his friend's search for employment. La moitié gauche du frigo received Canada's CityTV Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film (2000).

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