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Reflecting our culture through sports, music, theatre, food, and film captured through the lenses of independent filmmakers, Absolutely Quebec showcases a captivating set of stories from Quebec.
Don't miss it on CBC Television, Saturdays at 7 p.m.
In this intimate autobiographical documentary, Tony Assimakopolous, the only son of Greek immigrants, searches for happiness with his fiancée by looking at his complicated, sometimes painful relationship with his overbearing mother and ailing father. As a recovered addict, Tony probes the sources of anger and shame in his early family life in an effort to start his marriage on solid footing. Shot in Montreal and Greece, Fortunate Son is a heartwarming film about faith, renewal, and the definition of love. Thursday August 30, 2012
Rain brings Cirque Éloize's long-running, smash theatrical circus hit to TV. Directed for the screen by Mario Janelle, who earned his chops on Bon Cop, Bad Cop, the show is irresistibly charming, winding nostalgic impressions of last century into a story about childhood, memory and freedom. Tuesday August 21, 2012
With purported roots dating back to biblical times, this sidewalk sandwich is probably the most important pleasure shared by Arabs and Jews. Documentary filmmaker Ari Cohen travels from the depths of the Holy Land to some of the greatest falafel restos in Europe and North America, engaging in a lighthearted culinary escapade as well as an earnest questioning of whether the mighty falafel is the grassroots gateway to peace and compromise. Wednesday August 8, 2012
Never Destroy Us, The Dears at Pasagüero is now streaming from CBC Montreal and CBCMusic.ca. Bandleader Murray Lightburn directed; wife and bandmate Natalia Yanchak produced. Like much of their creative output, this film is another of their joint efforts. Montreal's long-standing, outstanding indie rock darlings worked with American filmmaker Michael Mohan in Mexico, and came home from a sold-out concert series in the country with a nine-camera HD shoot of the shows. Monday July 30, 2012
Fortunate Son: A Love Story, the charming and harrowing documentary about two very different marriages in one family, has finished its successful runs at Excentris and Cinema du Parc to great reviews.If you missed your chance to see it on the big screen, catch the TV version, Fortunate Son: A Family Love Story on CBC, August 25th at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday July 3, 2012