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Expo 67 Mission Impossible

Fri, Nov 24 / 7 pm
Sat, Nov 25 / 9 pm
Wed, Nov 29 / 7 pm
Fri, Dec 1 / 9 pm
Sat, Dec 2 / 3 pm
Directed by Guylaine Maroist, Michel Barbeau & Eric Ruel
2017, Canada, 68 min

Constructed like a grand epic, this film is a true thriller about the characters who were the Mad Men of Montreal. The organizers had only 1,628 days to build an island, 128 pavilions, three bridges, and trains capable of transporting tens of millions of visitors. A computer modeling team at the Stanford Research Institute predicted failure. The first organizing committee resigned. Speculators started getting edgy. Ottawa and Quebec City were reluctant to cough up the cash for a one-time event that would cost more than all the bridges of Montreal.

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Montreal had to pull together something in less than five years that took previous cities anywhere from eight to 10 years to complete. Relying on the National Archives — where films, pictures and documents have lain untouched for decades — and interviews with a few of surviving members of the original Expo 67 team, the trio of directors achieve a remarkable feat.
- Toronto Star
Essential viewing...archival material that’ll blow you away.
Adam Sidsworth, Toronto Film Scene  
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Sun 21

Shoot Some 16mm – A 16mm Film Workshop

Camera Orientation Day: Sat. Sept 8, 2018 - 10 AM - 2 PM
Shooting Days: Sept 10 - Oct 19, 2018
Processing Day: Sat. Oct 20 & Sun. Oct 21 - 10 AM - 2 PM
Editing: Oct 22 - Dec 5, 2017
Screening Date: TBD
Sun 21

2018 Fall Basic Filmmaking Class **SOLD OUT**

October 9, 2018 - November 25, 2018
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Twilight Room of the Soul: Persona

Sat, Oct 20 / 3 pm
Sun, Oct 21 / 5 pm
Mon 22

Colour Correcting 101: DaVinci Resolve Workshop

WFG Media Lab | Monday October 22 & Thursday October 25 2018 | 7pm - 10pm
Wed 24

The Vivian Maier Mystery

Wed, Oct 24 / 7 pm
Fri – Sun, Oct 26 – 28 / 7 pm

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