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Film POP launches its 2023 program!

Film POP unveils its program of screenings and events that will take place throughout the festival, from September 27 to October 1, 2023. The line-up is sure to appeal to cinephiles, music fans and creatives of all kinds. Most films will be screened at Cinéma Moderne, and an event in collaboration with POP Symposium will take place on September 28 at Clubhouse POP. All films at Cinéma Moderne are $15.

About the Curator

Sami Zenderoudi is a filmmaker, cultural worker, and media arts teacher. He has worked in the context of artist-run centres, film festivals, gallery exhibitions, and educational institutions. He holds a Media Studies Master of Arts from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from York University. Sami’s artistic research explores metaphysical relationships with the natural world.

Film POP’s programming explores the world of music and musicians across all film genres (drama/documentary/experimental). This year we are overjoyed to present 10 screenings that merit the trip to the cinema. Don’t miss the Canadian premieres of The Tuba Thieves (world premiere at Sundance) and Mafifa (world premiere at IDFA). Other program highlights include the Québec premiere of North Circular, a documentary musical taking us on a trip along Dublin’s fabled North Circular Road, and the PHI Foundation’s guest program, Fictional Revolutionary Leaders.

Here’s the full program:

September 27:

North Circular | Luke McManus | Ireland, 2022 | 85 min | 18h30 | Cinéma Moderne | Quebec premiere

Kite Zo A | Kaveh Nabatian | Canada, Haïti, 2022 | 70 min | 20h30 | Cinéma Moderne | In the presence of the filmmaker

September 28:

POP Music Video Showcase | 17h00 | Clubhouse POP | Co-presented by Prism Prize and POP Symposium

PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art presents Fictional Revolutionaries | 20h30 | Cinéma Moderne

Popsicles | Gloria Camiruaga | Chile, 1984 | 5 min

Oriana | Beatriz Santiago Muñoz | Puerto Rico, 2022 | 78 min | Quebec premiere

September 29:

Mafifa | Daniela Muñoz Barroso | Cuba, 2021 | 77 min | 18h30 | Cinéma Moderne | Co-presented by RIDM | Canadian premiere

Preceded by: El sueño de la razón | Alina Mădălina Herța | Québec, 2023 | 3 min

Vidéographe special program | 20h30 | Cinéma Moderne

September 30

Even Hell has its Heroes | Clyde Peterson | USA, 2023 | 110 min | 15h30 | Cinéma Moderne | Quebec premiere, co-presented by Main Film

The Tuba Thieves | Alison O’Daniel | USA, 2023 | 91 min | 18h30 | Cinéma Moderne | Canadian premiere, in presence of the filmmaker

October 1:

Old Joy | Kelly Reichardt | USA, 2006 | 73 min | 16h30 | Cinéma Moderne

New Person
| Vincent Bonin-Arena | Québec, 2022 | 70 min | 18h30 | Cinéma Moderne | In presence of the filmmaker