Luc Bourdon’s The Memories of Angels

Luc Bourdon’s The Memories of Angels (Introduced by Brenda Longfellow)
Friday, May 14 at 7:00PM
Winnipeg Cinematheque
Free

One of the most beautifully composed experimental documentaries in recent years, The Memories of Angels will charm audiences of all ages. Comprised entirely of an assembly of rare film scenes from classic NFB films of the 1950’s and 1960’s, Quebec director Luc Bourdon and his editor have created a stunning film look at the city of Montreal from the archives of the past. Memories of Angels recalls Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire in which angels flew over and watched the city of Berlin. It has the same dream like quality allowing us to fly from Place Ville Marie under construction to the workers in a textile factory. Like today’s DJ’s and VJ’s who energize contemporary music and art, Luc Bourdon draws from the fertile source of great Quebec cinema and recycles the sights and sounds of the past, lending them a new and unexpected texture. The Memories of Angels also showcases the singular beauty of Montreal, its architectural and human wealth and the grandeur of its setting.

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~ by cineflyer on May 9, 2010.

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