For his last project, late political filmmaker Magnus Isacsson spent 18 months capturing the daily lives of four youths from Montréal-Nord. Ma Vie Réelle details the reality of growing up in a tough neighbourhood, rife with drugs, poverty, and broken families. Despite their difficult situations, Isacsson’s subjects show incredible spirit and an undying drive to escape. Cinema Politica presents the screening of this documentary, and the evening will include appearances by POV Magazine‘s Marc Glassman and other special guests.
This Magazine wants to take you back to the ’80s, when life was simple and teenagers got pregnant, developed eating disorders, and landed themselves in jail for drunk driving. Okay, maybe “simpler” is the wrong word, but we loved the world of Degrassi nonetheless. Now your encyclopedic knowledge of the show is required for a good cause. Degrassi Trivia Night will pit teams of four against each other, to compete for prizes and glory. Proceeds from the night will support independent journalism and publishing.
Margie Gillis is celebrating her 40th year as a dancer in the most appropriate fashion—with the unveiling of a new dance production. The Light Between explores the idea of transformation throughout time, touching on themes of joy, pain, and knowledge. Choreographed by Gillis herself, along with collaborators Holly Bright, Marc Daigle and Paola Styron, the show features all three performers in a series of solos, duets and trios.