NEIGHBOURHOOD. When we walk along the street it is impossible to know who is Catholic, who practices yoga regularly, who speaks Spanish, who listens to heavy metal, or who’s thinking about becoming vegetarian.
Hundreds of sheep flock around a dead monk. Blood – or is it bright right red pomegranate juice? – oozes onto a cloth. Three aging men dressed in officers’ uniforms slowly remove their boots and shuffle around a nearly empty room. Sergei Parajanov’s films are full of visual puzzles like these.
A strange rush of emotions are guaranteed to run through you as you watch Inside Lara Roxx, the documentary feature by Montreal filmmaker Mia Donovan. It…
“Who are you?”
“I am Death.”
“Have you come to fetch me?”
“I have long walked by your side.”
“Wait a moment.”
“You all say that.”
I just completed a book all about the groundbreaking 1977 gay and lesbian documentary film, Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives. The film…
In a city where French, English and Yiddish language theatre draws huge crowds year-round, Montreal’s cultural scene is now home to a burgeoning, young, Arab theatre troupe paving the way for performances in their own language.
As for the money, the doctor has no intention of returning it. But such is life. A stray dog sniffs at the coffin and the father, grateful for its attention, decides to keep it.