Book Launch Party: MONTREAL MAIN - Director Frank Vitale + Author Tom Waugh in person!

2011-03-05

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MONTREAL MAIN
Frank Vitale | Canada 1974 | 88min. | 16mm | English
 

Introduced by director/actor Frank Vitale (Frank), actor John Sutherland (Johnny) and author Dr. Tom Waugh, in honour of the release of Waugh’s book Queer Classics: Montreal Main (Arsenal Press)

Saturday March 5th
Doors: 7:15pm | Film 8:00pm
 
Tickets $10 (tax included)  
 
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Frank Vitale pushes boundaries in this independent, controversial story from 1974 that exposes two different worlds: the low-rent bohemian areas of Boulevard Saint-Laurent and the middle-class suburbs of Montreal. Frank is a photographer living among the assorted outcasts, junkies, gay/bisexual friends and artists populating Montreal's Main street. Quieter and more introspective than most of his friends, Frank meets Johnny, a twelve-year-old kid looking to escape the boredom of the suburbs. For Frank, this new friendship both renews and confuses him. While for Johnny, it offers the freedom he craves so much. But this relationship is not without perils, and it will be tested, both from within and without. At times disquieting, Montreal Main is a cinéma vérité depiction of an offbeat generation, worlds apart from today.

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Lancement du livre!

Introduit par le réalisateur Frank Vitale et l’auteur Dr. Tom Waugh, en l’honneur de la sortie du livre de Waugh : Queer Classics : Montreal Main (Arsenal Press)

Frank est un photographe vivant parmi une pléthore de mésadaptés, junkies, amis et artistes gaies/bisexuels  qui peuplent le boulevard St-Laurent. Plus réservé et introspectif que la plupart de ses amis, Frank rencontre Johnny, un garçon de douze ans cherchant à fuir l’ennui de la banlieue. Alors que cette nouvelle relation déstabilise Frank, elle procure à Johnny la liberté qu’il désire tant. Mais cette relation n’est pas sans risques et sera testée de parts et d’autres. (Traduction: Ralph Elawani) 


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