Interviews

Interview with Grace Sebeh Byrne about this years United Nations Association Film Festival

In this interview Remi talks to Grace Sebeh Byrne, founder and executive director of Yellow Pad Sessions, about this year's United Nations Association Film Festival hosted by Yellow Pad Sessions. This one day event on September 18th at Cinéma Du Musée features thought provoking documentaries on various subjects in our ever changing society alongside an open dialogue with panelists. For more information and to purchase tickets to this year's event you can click the link here. At The Movies wants to send you to this year's festival.

At The Movies Interview with Sacha Puttnam About Spirit of The Cinema

In 330 plus episodes for At The Movies (With Iconic Sounds) there have been many interviews. However there have never been any interviews with the people behind the music to film or film composers. Things change as Remi Interviews Sacha Puttnam and his father Lord David Putttnam about Sacha's new album Spirit of The Cinema a tribute to the memorable film scores that influenced his life from an early age. 
 

The Director’s Chair: An Interview with Mohawk Director Tracey Deer

At The Movies talks to director Tracey Deer in this edition of The Director’s Chair about her new film Beans. One part coming of age story, the film also puts the 1990 Oka Crisis into historical context. Beans opens in theatres where open on July 2nd.


(Interview) Playwright Lydie Dubuisson on the value of embracing change

We recently spoke with Lydie Dubuisson, playwright and newly appointed artistic associate at Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) to discuss the impact and intention of her play Sanctuary.


(Interview) Image + Nation Film Festival Programming Director Kat Setzer Discusses its 33rd Edition

"At The Movies recently had a chance to talk to Kat Setzer, programming director of the Image + Nation film festival. The festival's 33rd edition is going virtual this year and takes place from Nov. 19 to Dec. 6. Remi and Kat also talked about Image + Nation's virtual Halloween horror film festival, which ran from from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. Image + Nation promotes a diversity of LGBTQ+ voices showcasing the evolution of queer cinema. More information can be found at image-nation.org.  

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Hate It Too talks Lampshading and performing during COVID-19

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Let’s jump into the pearls of local underrated punk, and discover what stands behind a band with the edgy name “Hate It Too”. Cédric, Marc-Antoine and Jean-Philippe are amazing conversationalists and told us all about their 2020 album release, habits and online show. Check out the full interview here!


Hate It Too is:
Marc-Antoine Dionne, guitar & vocals

Cédric Michaud, guitar & vocals

Jean-Philippe Gagnon, drums

Stéphane Simard, bass


Lizzy & the Fanatics Invite Us into their ‘Perfect World’ on New EP

After playing in and around Montreal for the past three years, Lizzy & the Fanatics released their new EP Perfect World, a bilingual dreamy indie-pop EP, on the first day of summer 2020. The release date was appropriate, as the six songs on the EP conjure the nostalgia of summers past, when everything felt possible. While a quartet on the stage, Lizzy & the Fanatics is the brainchild of Lysanne Picard (Lizzy). CJLO interviewed Picard about the new EP, feel-good pop songs in these hectic times, and making playlists for her friends.


Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur 2020

Summer is finally here, which normally indicates the start of festival season.
However, in light of COVID-19 there have been some changes and cancelations, such as this year's Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (FASS) rolling out a digital rendez-vous rather than an in-person event.
 

Michael Haze Brings “Mosh Pit Sad Music” on his MICKEY EP

At only 21 years-old, Michael Haze has already had quite a novel path. He was introduced to music through his church choir at a young age, and learned to play multiple instruments throughout his youth. Haze grew up everywhere, and living in countries across the globe created a rich backdrop for his music. Now based in Montreal, Haze’s debut EP MICKEY is an ode to R&B and an introduction to the artist’s music and life.


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