The musts according to Carole David
Carole David


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Cinéma Beaubien

2396 rue Beaubien Est

Renowned for the quality of its programming, Cinéma Beaubien has been around since 1937. My parents used to go there before I was even old enough to go myself. In those days, they showed double features. It’s also where I took my children to see their first movies on the big screen. This Montreal neighbourhood cinema sells close to a quarter of a million tickets a year – one-quarter of them to local residents. It attracts an audience of regulars, all of them film-lovers, who go there to see films from Quebec and from France, as well as art-house movies. The Beaubien was on the verge of disappearing in 2000 and 2002, but thankfully some Rosemont residents and politicians took action and the cinema was saved in extremis, with the support of the Rosemont–Petite-Patrie CDEC and to the great relief of all film-lovers.‎

La médiathèque littéraire Gaëtan Dostie

1214, rue de la Montagne

In this literary arts museum, whose collection has huge heritage value for Quebec society, there is an exhibition that I absolutely must see, as a writer. It’s called L'Âge des Paroles, 1960-1970, and runs until June 30, 2015. Featuring a range of printed material, manuscripts, multimedia archives and so on, this exhibition covers areas of interest for everyone, including the Quiet Revolution, Expo 67, Les Insolences du frère Untel or Les Nègres blancs d'Amérique, authors such as Anne Hébert, Hubert Aquin, Marie-Claire Blais, Réjean Ducharme and Claude Gauvreau, joual and the cinéma-vérité of Perrault. There’s always something to be gained from hanging around with good authors! The collective Anarchives will have a space presenting Écrits révolutionnaires 1963-1970.
And, in the typography studio, visitors can see some of the typography and bindings produced by the collective La Passe, librairie, atelier.

Émission Voir du Mercredi 5 mars 2014: Les trésors de la médiathèque Gaétan-Dostie



From November 15 to November 16, 2014

5035 rue Saint-Dominique

Not to be missed: the small publishers, comic strip and fanzine fair being held on November 15 and 16, 2014, in Montréal. Small is beautiful! This event has been held since 2002, come hell or high water. A Mecca for alternative publishing, this salon where Francos and Anglos rub shoulders is a unique opportunity to stock up with publications that show the world in a different light. This event, which attracts exhibitors not only from across Canada but also from the United States and Europe, has become the biggest one in its category.‎

Expozine 2013.
Photo : Louis Rastelli.


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