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Films: October 2013 Archives

Hunting the Northern Godard in Abitibi

Photo from Chasse au Godard.jpgIn 1968, Jean-Luc Godard, the famous French New-Wave film director, visited Rouyn-Noranda. That little-known detail has inspired a new movie, Chasse au Godard d'Abbittibbi - or, Hunting the Northern Godard.

That film opens the international film festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue tonight in Rouyn-Noranda. It was written and directed by a hometown boy - TV and documentary director, Éric Morin. This is his first feature film.

In the Morin's version of Godard's visit, Godard changes the lives of two restless people - a young girl who sells tickets at the local cinema, and her boyfriend.

He joins Sonali Karnick in-studio to tell us more about the project.

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Stanbridge East on 8mm films

Stanbridge East by Pierre Bona.jpgTwo young Vancouver filmmakers are travelling across the country and offering film classes to local communities.The goal is to get those towns making films about themselves.

They've chosen one town per province, and in Quebec, their pick was Stanbridge East in Brome-Missisquoi.
As you may know, Stanbridge East is a beautiful little town of fewer than 900 people, both English and French, on the Route des vins.

Ryder White and Alexandra Caulfield have been "in-residence" for more than a week now. Ryder is here this morning, with Pam Dillon, one of the residents of Stanbridge East who is making her own film.

(Photo of Stanbridge East by Pierre Bona)

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