Once again this year, the American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre will be showing several feature films from la Belle Province at the Canada Now film series. From July 16 to September 3, discover the six Québécois films among this year’s thirteen Canadian selections. There’s more: you can win free tickets with our #TwittoTriviaBQW contest!
La petite fille qui aime trop les allumettes
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches
Les rois mongols
Cross My Heart
Hochelaga, terre des âmes
Hochelaga, Land of Souls
Entre la mer et l’eau douce
Between Sweet and Salt Water
All you can eat Bouddha
All You Can Eat Bouddha
#TwittoTriviaBQW contest: Every Thursday morning begining July 19, the BQW will tweet a trivia question from @QcWashington with the hashtag #TwittoTriviaBQW. The first person to correctly answer will win two (2) tickets to the following Monday’s screening!
French-language films will have English subtitles.
Monday, July 23, 9:05 p.m.
‘The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches’ [La petite fille qui aime trop les allumettes] - 2017: This black-and-white coming-of-age film charts the disintegration of a strange and haunted family in a remote, rural region of Québec in the 1930s. 112 min. 13+
Monday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.
‘Cross My Heart’ [Les rois mongols] - 2017: Montréal, October 1970. While the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) is kidnapping political figures and sending the province into chaos, a young girl from a working-class neighbourhood’s family is torn to shreds. 102 min. G
Monday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.
‘Hochelaga, Land of Souls’ [Hochelaga, terre des âmes] - 2017: This epic narrative offers a kaleidoscopic take on history that prompts timely reflection on the role of origin, identity, and place in shaping the soul of a nation. Film in English, French, Algonquin and Mohawk with English subtitles. 100 min. G(8+)
Monday, August 13, 7:15 p.m.
‘Between Sweet and Salt Water’ [Entre la mer et l’eau douce] - 1967: A francophone country boy and aspiring folk singer leaves behind his girlfriend and his hometown and follows his dreams to Montréal, only to learn the true value of what he has left behind. Film restored by Éléphant : the memory of Québec cinema. 85 min. G
Monday, August 13, 9:15 p.m.
‘All you can eat Bouddha’ - 2017: On a small island in the Caribbean, the Hotel Palacio welcomes vacationers seeking sunshine and fun. But after Mike’s arrival, unexpected and unusual events begin to take place. 85 min. G
Monday, August 27, 7:05 p.m.
‘Venus’ [Vénus] - 2018: One day Sid, an Indian man decides to dress as a woman and to reclaim what he has always been. His parents had envisioned him marrying a local bride, but Sid comes-out as transgender. Film in English. 95 min. G
All screenings take place at:
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Centre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Two blocks north of the Silver Spring Metro Station (Red Line).
Check-out the complete Canada Now programme and trailers.