In March, POP Montréal launches Ciné-Club Film POP, a monthly film series highlighting the best of musical cinema, both new and old, screening in the intimate setting of Espace POP outfitted as a pop-up micro-cinema for the occasion!
Each month, we will present a film that we consider to be special, unique or simply worth rediscovering and being enjoyed with friends, drink in hand! No pressure. 5$ admission + bar on the premises!
Series 1 includes: two posthumous homages —
the maligned and rarely-screened Julien Temple musical Absolute Beginners (1986), starring David Bowie
the kick-ass and silly kung-fu / Motown hybrid The Last Dragon (1985), starring Denise “Vanity” Matthews, as directed by Film POP favorite Michael Schultz (Krush Groove).
Rounding things up: the fan-favorite, Ramones-starring, Roger Corman-produced teenage rebellion extravaganza Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979), and the contemporary poptimist classic-in-the-making Beyond the Lights (2014), an earnest romance directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball)