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Film series "...Of Montréal" shares the culture and history of La Métropole

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March 22, 2017

RETN is partnering with Vermont PBS to present this special film series from the National Film Board of Canada. All four films provide unique views and explore the interesting people of Montréal, from the 1800s to the present day. See all the air dates for both Vermont PBS and RETN with each film description, below.

You can also see "Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen" and "Ninth Floor" at Vermont International Film Festival’s (VTIFF’s) Global Roots Film Festival: Quebec on April 8th at Contois Auditorium in Burlington.

These gorgeous and thought provoking films are a great way to explore Montréal and deepen our understanding of our neighbors to the north. We are grateful that our partnership with Vermont PBS and VTIFF will help us bring the films to a much wider audience!

Outbreak: Anatomy of a Plague (2010)

This film uses the example of Montreal’s 1885 smallpox epidemic to conceive what may happen under similar circumstances in the modern day. 

VERMONT PBS PREMIERE:
Thursday, 4/6, 7pm 

RETN PREMIERE:
Sunday, 4/16, 8pm

St. Henri, the 26th of August (2011)

Fourteen filmmakers recorded multiple stories in the Montreal neighborhood of Saint- Henri. The resulting film is a touching, funny and fascinating day-in-the-life of an eclectic community.

VERMONT PBS PREMIERE:
Thursday 4/13, 7pm

RETN PREMIERE:
Sunday, 4/23, 8pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Leonard Cohen (1966)

This informal black-and-white portrait of Leonard Cohen shows him at age 30 on a visit to his hometown of Montreal, where the poet, novelist and songwriter comes "to renew his neurotic affiliations."

VERMONT PBS PREMIERE
Thursday 4/20, 7pm

RETN PREMIERE
Sunday 4/30, 8pm

Ninth Floor (2015)

What began as a student protest against racism evolves into one of the most contested episodes in a nation’s history when riot police storm the occupied ninth floor computer lab at Sir George Williams University in the turbulent 1960s.

VERMONT PBS PREMIERE:
Thursday 4/27, 7pm

RETN PREMIERE
Sunday 5/7, 8pm