Bleu soir 2022
Cinéma Public renewed its collaboration with Livart by presenting Bleu soir, a series of summer screenings in Montreal that has taken place from June 26 to August 31, 2022.
From Sunday to Thursday, at dusk, the interior courtyard of the art centre located on the Plateau-Mont-Royal was transformed into an open-air cinema. This was an opportunity to watch films carefully selected by the Cinéma Public team in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with a bar service to enjoy the sweet summer evenings. The program was made up of cult and must-see films, awarded at several international festivals, as well as new and exclusive films that appealed to both seasoned film buffs and curious neophytes. Bleu soir was also punctuated by special events, in the attendance of guests, as well as an access to the exhibition at Livart.
Co-presented and hosted by Livart
Cinépistolaire is making the jump to the big screen! This festive evening will be an opportunity to experience Bleu soir completely free of charge and to meet some of the filmmakers of the series.
language: French, English, Anishinaabemowin, Vietnamese, Spanish
A teen movie that blends hormone-fueled hilarity with an almost sociological examination of the 1980s teenage experience: the shopping mall hangouts, fast-food jobs, buzzkill teachers, awkward dates, and first experiences of love and sex.
In a bohemian atmosphere, Tim and Chloe live day by day. Professionals of the resourceful and without ties, they lead their daughter Tommy in their wanderings and their schemes. But the summer is coming to an end, the teenager is going back to school and doesn’t want to miss this big event for anything in the world.
The Festival Émergence, powered by the ACQÉ (Association du Cinéma Québécois Émergent), is a celebration of emerging Quebec and international filmmakers. The festivities include special screenings, workshops and conferences, rallying events and a media awards ceremony. The official selection is composed of short films made by artists 30 years old and under.
In the heart of a mythical forest, beings are sleeping. Their minds dream of strange places where their bodies live in suspension in a real or imaginary world.
language: sans dialogue
A lawyer’s wife, Bernadette Brown, leaves home to live in the country with her young son Yannick. Around Bernadette, a small community of old men, children and vagabonds gathers, bringing to light the extraordinary within ordinary people.
After stealing a truckload of gold bars, a gang of thieves absconds to the ruins of a remote village perched on the cliffs of the Mediterranean. But when two cops roll up on motorcycles to investigate, the hamlet erupts into a hallucinatory battlefield.
Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
A multidisciplinary evening of audiovisual experimentation. The event features the work of video artists Mackenzie Reid Rostad and Charles-André Coderre, as well as music from SEULEMENT (Mathieu Arsenault) and Yoo Doo Right.
Mackenzie Reid Rostad, Charles-André Coderre, SEULEMENT, Yoo Doo Right
Inspector and auditor Éric Asselin, mandated to monitor the activities of the firm Norbourg, leaves his post and becomes Vincent Lacroix’s right-hand man. Norbourg then thwarts investigations and audits by embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars, but the party can’t last forever.
PROJECTION OSKI (LIVART)
A frank look at a largely unexplored area, Of Men And Gods examines the daily existence of several Haitian men who are openly gay.
Anne Lescot, Laurence Magliore
language: Haitian Creole, French
After meeting a newly orphaned girl, a con man, who may or may not be her father, is enlisted to deliver the girl to her aunt in Missouri. Shortly after however, the two realize that together they make an efficient scam-artist duo.
Notre prochaine soirée quiz, animée par l’équipe géniale de Quiz Montréal, se déroulera dans le cadre idéal de Bleu soir. Quiz, terrasse, bar, visite d’exposition : trouvez une meilleure façon d’occuper votre mercredi !
An-Laurence offers a collection of introspective pieces, delicate or bittersweet, to feed our nostalgia and open our hearts.
Former thug, Gary (Gal) Dove lives a peaceful retirement on the Spanish Costa Del Sol with his beloved wife DeeDee. But his future is once again challenged by the arrival of one of his former comrades-in-arms, Don Logan.
A girl and boy from working-class families in Stockholm run away from home to spend a secluded, romantic summer at the beach. Inevitably, it is not long before the pair are forced to return to reality. A sensual and ravaging tale of young love.
A daily journal that begins by surveying the mundane routines of three housemates living in rural peace during the COVID lockdown. Soon, we discover that there’s more going on beyond the limits of the camera frame.
Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes
In this stylish and fantastical drama, young lovers Anta, a defiant student, and Mory, a marginal shepherd, have had enough of Dakar; they seek to escape to the glamour and comfort they imagine France has to offer.
Djibril Diop Mambéty
language: Wolof, Arabic, French
Born of institutional psychiatry, Valvert, created in the mid-1970s, is a psychiatric hospital near Marseille where “a spirit of openness and free movement” reigns. The observation of daily life and a large place given to the patients are the material of the film.
Zabriskie Point attempts to synthesize the student protest movement and free love ethos into a story of brooding masculinity and generational ennui. A visual feast that juxtaposes hyper-commercialized cityscapes with wide open desert scenes.