SOS from the World Film Fest, sex in all its shades, pop-up restos, and more: this is Rover’s #ListMTL for August 12 to 24, a curated and bite-size guide to Montreal culture.
A modern Québecois twist on going back to the land, La déesse des mouches à feu is set in Chicoutimi-Nord, a place populated by skaters, grunge kids and the fireflies, the popular high school girls. Catherine is determined, through drugs, sex, and rock and roll, to be a firefly.
Contemporary Knights by Californian-turned-Montrealer Lauren Stone features two interconnected short plays exploring mental illness, suicide, trust, and trauma.
The Sud-Ouest’s Waterworks Company presents the North American premiere of Cat Jones’ Glory Dazed, a play that probes why army veterans are over-represented in prisons.
Set in Montreal circa 1878, Portrait of a Scandal retells of an abortion, a suicide, a courtroom thriller and a story of forbidden love that threw anglo high society upside down.
In the Key of Claire is the story of MUHC social worker Claire Duchesneau, who has become the surrogate aunt to many refugees and asylees from Burundi and Rwanda.
It’s ten years after 2011’s Rise. Humanity has seemingly gone extinct, as Caesar’s army of simians are hunkered down in the forests outside San Francisco.
With arguably the greatest stand-up comic on Earth as host and an incredible line-up, there was not a dip in momentum or energy the whole night for JFL’s final weekend.
First Nations celebrations, urban graffiti and breakdance battles, Big Gay parties, and more: this Rover’s #ListMTL for July 28 to Aug 4, a curated guide to culture in MTL.
From Calcutta-born Amitav Ghosh to South Africa’s Nobel-winning J.M. Coetzee, and with a brief excursion through Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul… Can’t travel this summer? But you can.
Flitting from parties to jobs they dislike and on to potential art happenings, New Tab’s 20-something Montreal creative class ends up with more beer than poetry.
Lewis Black was back at JFL and incensed as ever, as he trained his sarcasm-bathed rant on the ills of American society. Is he gonna burst? Is there a doctor in the room?
Just for Laughs is rollicking towards its end. With its final weekend here so soon, Rover took a breather between the laughs to give you a rundown of the best of the rest (of the fest).
One will leave you on the edge of your seat with a grimace, the other nestled neatly, barely able to sip your beer between laughs: Jerrod Carmichael and Nikki Glaser at JFL.
In a back-to-back double feature, Fantasia regaled its audience members with two comedy-horror treats starring Matthew Gray Gubler – with the actor in tow!