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The Socalled Movie: Le Film

Montreal-based musician, filmmaker, cartoonist, and magician Josh Dolgin, aka Socalled, has set the creative world ablaze, blending cosmic visuals with his own unique mash-up of hip-hop, funk, and traditional Jewish folk music.
Clemons (Stacks)

Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe

Featuring stylish cinematography and an evocative jazz score, REGULAR OR SUPER illustrates many of Mies' classic buildings -- including a Montreal gas station built in the '60s -- combining these striking facades with observations from some architecture superstars, including Rem Koolhaas, Elizabeth Diller and Phyllis Lamber, which are interlaced with anecdotes from customers and neighbors of the gas station, plus comments from his biographer and family members.
Clemons (Stacks)

Taking Lives

Illeana Scott is a special agent with the FBI, who has a strong record as a criminal profiler. Scott is called in by a former Quantico colleague to assist two Canadian police detectives, Paquette and Duval, who are on the trail of a serial killer who has been killing in and around Montreal for almost two decades. Art gallery owner James Costa saw the killer during an assault, and now finds himself working as a decoy for Scott. As Scott and Costa follow the killer's trail, they find themselves becoming attracted to one another, which is not a comfort to Scott.
Clemons (Stacks)

The Apprenticeship of Mordecai Richler

Presents Canadian novelist Mordecai Richler talking about his life and works. Presents clips of film adaptations of his works, and takes a brief look at his childhood and early writing days in Europe.
Ivy (By Request)

Earl Jones [electronic resource]: In Trust

Disgraced Montreal financial adviser Earl Jones orchestrated a Ponzi scheme that defrauded his investors of
2014; 2010

Code Orange [electronic resource]

What really happened in the emergency room at Montreal General Hospital on September 13, 2006. As soon as it learned that a crazed shooter was on a carnage-strewn rampage at Dawson College, the hospital mobilized its staff. Several victims were saved thanks to the skills and quick action of the paramedics and the hospital's trauma unit.Our crew walks us back through the drama and the fight to stay alive via a faithful re-enactment put together with the people who were there.
2014; 2007

Notman's Camera [electronic resource]

William Notman is said to be the most successful photographer in all of North America. In 1873 alone he produced 14,000 images; some are treasured private possessions, while others are reproduced in the thousands and are sold around the world. This film explores Notman's career as a photographer, the success he experienced, and his legacy.
2015; 2004

Black Hands: Trial of the Arsonist Slave

This film investigates slavery in Canada through the story of Marie-Josèphe Angélique, a Black slave accused of burning Montreal in 1734. After an epic trial, this untamable slave is tortured and sentenced to death. But was she really guilty of this crime or was she the victim of a bigger conspiracy? Why this voluntary amnesia about this unknown page of Canadian history? A fascinating 52 minute documentary that powerfully mixes interviews with historians and stylized theatrical re-enactments.
2015; 2011

Foreign Ghosts

A trilogy of interrelated stories about three young immigrant women in Montreal. May Li's mother arrives from China to live with her with preconceived ideas about all non-Chinese people. But after being rescued from a snowstorm by a black man she is forced to rethink her beliefs. Then there's Pepe, Anna's boyfriend, a hopeless womanizer who operates under a false identity. Tanya, a beautiful woman from the Dominican Republic, waits tables in a college bar hiding away from a disturbing, secret past. Their stories dramatize the cultural confusion of different groups of immigrants in the big city.
2003; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)

Hochelaga: Terre des Âmes = Hochelaga, Land of Souls

A tremendous downpour hits Montreal, and a spectacular sinkhole opens up in Percival Molson Stadium in the middle of a football game. The stadium is evacuated, and a few hours later, it becomes a protected archaeological site. Centuries of history are revealed beneath the field. Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny begins investigating, and he will discover the multitude of generations who have occupied this land, each with buried secrets.
2018; 2017
Clemons (Stacks)

Ethnic Fragmentation in Canada [electronic resource]

Program 25.1 examines the cultural conflicts that developed when thousands of wealthy immigrants from Hong Kong changed the face of housing in Vancouver, B.C. Program 25.2 traces government initiatives for French-language only education in the Province of Québec and how these initiatives have affected new immigrants and Francophone families who want their children to learn English.