On Thursday September 13th, 2018 join us for the launch of the Documentary Futurism programme of 15 cutting-edge, genre-setting films.
Documentary Futurism takes inspiration from Afro-futurism, Indigenous futurism, speculative fiction and non-fiction, and the 15 films inaugurate a new genre which blends documentary tropes with the speculative arts. Hailing from diverse communities all across the country, the films cover a wide-range of topics from queer sexuality to decolonization to living with mental health issues, and each filmmaking team brings an innovative and distinctive approach to documenting that which is yet to occur.
The shorts program will last approximately 3 hours and include a 15 minute intermission.
The screening will be held at Cinématheque Québecoise and tickets can be purchased in-person at their box office.
And on Saturday September 15th, 2018 join us to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Cinema Politica and the launch of our new project The Next 150 :: Documentary Futurism. To hell with sweet sixteen, bring on feisty fifteen!
Co-presented by Cultures du témoignage / Testimonial Cultures. This event will feature performances by YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN and Eliza Kavtion followed by a DJ set from BBBy. Hosted by Jordan Arseneault. We're also overjoyed to welcome extra-special honourary guests and legends of Indigenous doc cinema Alanis Obomsawin and Alethea Arnaquq-Baril.
Doors at 9pm. Admission is by donation ($5-15 suggested). Agora Hydro-Québec (175, avenue du Président-Kennedy) is wheelchair accessible.