Fall is the best time of year for music and film fans in Montreal. Festivals and shows a-plenty, for most it becomes a draconian decision between what to see and what to miss. A select few become so totally fixated on this decision making process that they fail to see anything at all.
For those living under a rock, Montreal’s premiere film festival Pop Montreal starts up this week. Though it’s diverse set of musical shows big and small are often the highlight, it is truly a multi-disciplinary fest and has a bit of everything, including a mini-film festival. Film Pop’s programming is helmed by Kier-La Janisse. For those who don’t recognize the name, she is the founder of Montreal’s own Montreal’s Psychotronic Film Centre, Blue Sunshine. A fan of all things cinema, there are few people more qualified to organize a kick-ass line-up as she is. This year’s films are heavy on musical diversity, Canadian premieres and impossible to find film classics.
Friday September 23 16:30-18:00
This totally unique compilation showcases the unique and underground genius of musician and filmmaker R. Stevie Moore. Since the late 1970s, Moore has released over 400 cassettes and CD-Rs through his mail order club and has created enough DIY music videos available upwards of 30 DVDs available through his website. This collection of his work focuses on the middle point of his career (1974-1988) and includes inter-titles for additional context and commentary on his work. An animated sequence was created by Leslie Supnet, specifically for this program (check out her work on VIMEO). If you’re not convinced, youtube some of Moore’s work, I guarantee that at the very least you will be treated with something you’ve never seen before.