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The Mile Enders deliver the minority report from Montreal

Lori Braun and her gay best friend Adam Wanderer question the current state of their lives while exploring the food, drink and of their Montreal hometown in this coming of “middle” age docu-comedy.
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Exploring Quebec's new fertility frontier after Bill 20

A new documentary explores the impact of Quebec's new fertility laws, following journalist and lawyer Erin Ashley Singer as she freezes her own eggs.
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Clay vs. Clay: One boxer's toughest opponent is himself

This documentary tells the story of Clay Peters, a 33-year-old addict struggling to regain sobriety as he pursues his dream of winning a world heavyweight boxing title.
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Festival brings big names to tiny community of Shigawake

A creative new documentary highlights music's ability to bring together isolated communities whose youth are reckoning with uncertain futures in the the Gaspé. Performances by Barr Brothers, Katie Moore, Blood & Glass and many others help capture the summer spirit of the peninsula.
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Documentary captures Verdun playwright's epic struggle to stage work on WW1

In The Good Fight, the filmmakers chronicle the near-Sisyphean feat of Davd Fennario's struggle to mount his play Motherhouse, about the First World War's devastating effect on working-class Verdun residents.
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Montreal Southeast Asian community's fevered pitch

Cricket & Parc-Ex: A Love Story is about a Montreal South Asian community who lives for its love of cricket. The documentary takes us inside the world of cricket and the daily life of Parc Extension – one of Canada’s poorest and most vibrant immigrant neighbourhoods.

Christina Park explores Korean ancestry in first novel

In her first novel, The Houses We Build on Ashes, Christina Park tells the story of a Korean woman, Nara Lee, and the impact on her life of the Japanese occupation, the Korean War, the Busan fire in 1953 and her move to Vancouver.

Half Moon Run ready to tour with 2nd album, Sun Leads Me On

Half Moon Run thinks it has a second great album to tour. The band leaves for sold-out shows in Europe later this month, living a dream.

How cardboard monkeys and apes became stand-ins for us, in Laurence Vallières's art

Laurence Vallières creates massive sculptures of animals out of recycled cardboard —sculptures that give you the distinct feeling that there's less difference between us and the rest of the animal kingdom than we'd like to think.

Monica Bellucci: James Bond lady and star in Quebec feature film

Bellucci plays the lead in the new film, Ville-Marie. It's the story of four people whose very different lives intersect one fateful night in downtown Montreal.
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Mordecai Richler estate funds Concordia writer-in-residence program

Author and playwright Ann-Marie MacDonald has been named Concordia University's first Mordecai Richler writer-in-residence.

Hugo St-Cyr, star of Watatatow, dead at 36

Fans of the longtime Quebec show Watatatow are mourning the loss of Hugo St-Cyr, an actor who starred on the show.

Arcade Fire restaurant project faces resistance

Members of the Grammy-winning band want to open a restaurant in Montreal's Ville-Marie borough, but not everyone is on board.
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Denis Villeneuve on Sicario, Blade Runner and the pull of Hollywood

Quebec film director Denis Villeneuve has seen his career skyrocket from local celebrity to silver screens around the world, and he shows no signs of slowing down with upcoming films Sicario and Blade Runner.

Montreal Chamber Orchestra seeks financial support

The Montreal Chamber Orchestra has had to postpone its first concert of the season due to financial difficulties.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin commits to 6 more years at Orchestre Métropolitain

Yannick Nézet-Séguin decided to become a conductor at age 10. He's done just that, dividing his time between Rotterdam, Philadelphia, New York and back home at Montreal's Orchestre Métropolitain.

Samuel Archibald's Arvida among books longlisted for Giller Prize

Samuel Archibald's short story collection Arvida was a huge hit in French. Now the English version, translated by Donald Winkler, has cracked this year's Giller longlist.

Montreal's Rodeo FX wins another Emmy for Game of Thrones

The Montreal visual effects studio Rodeo FX brought home a second Creative Arts Emmy Award for its work on the hit HBO series.
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Montreal museum honours photographer who took iconic shot of Marilyn Monroe, JFK

Now in his 80s, George Zimbel is the subject of a new exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts showcasing decades of documentary photography.
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Paul à Québec hits the big screen

The popular graphic novel by Michel Rabagliati is one of this fall's most highly anticipated releases. Jeanette Kelly reports.

POP Montreal 2015: 5 performers you shouldn't miss

Roughly 450 bands and over 200 multidisciplinary artists are set to take part in this year's edition of the festival. Here are our top five top picks.
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One Weekend

Director Martha Kehoe turns lens on her own community to tell the story of Tenaga, Quebec

NDG Arts Week showcases neighbourhood sights, sounds and tastes

The neighbourhood showcases its artists, musicians, dancers with activities for kids, teens and families.
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Seth's Dominion: Inside the writing life

Director Luc Chamberland honours 'Palookaville' creator Seth in hybrid animation/documentary.

This weekend: Events under Montreal overpasses

The CBC takes a look at three public events taking place under overpasses.

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