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lagatta
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posted 14 March 2006 07:18 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Québec film C.R.A.Z.Y., a story about a family of five sons (one of them discovering he is gay) in Quiet Revolution Quebec, has swept the Genie awards. (CBC)

C'est C.R.A.Z.Y.! (Radio-Canada)

More on C.R.A.Z.Y. from Globe (requires registration)

Now our friend Heph has to find us a nice story from the LGBT media!

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posted 14 March 2006 07:42 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'll be looking for C.R.A.Z.Y. with English subtitles on the TMN network. They've been showing "La Grande Séduction" for the past year this way (it was filmed mostly on the island of Harrington Harbour, where I lived for seven years; I was a local consultant to the producers).

CBC reports this morning the film to be looking for at next year's Genies is a film based on the Inuit of the north, and, historically, the time of their conversion to Christianity, and particularly when the Inuit are told by the missionaries never to practice Shamanism again (I think the term 'cultural genocide' is applicable). The film is made by the same people who gave us "The Fast Runner", also based on the Inuit, and one of my favourite Canadian films, after "La Grande Séduction" .

Thanks for the link, lagatta.

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lagatta
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posted 14 March 2006 08:34 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Zacharias Kunuk is indeed a wonderful filmmaker.

http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2005/04/05/Arts/inuitfilm050405.html

the film's website

A companion website from Nunavut films.

You do know of course that a very high percentage of "Native Americans" in US-made Aboriginal films are actually First Nations Canadians...

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posted 14 March 2006 08:40 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Quote: You do know of course that a very high percentage of "Native Americans" in US-made Aboriginal films are actually First Nations Canadians...
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Yup. Now all babblers will know, if they didn't before...

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BTW, there was a documentary about "La Grande Séduction" before the film was released; I'm the guy in the film with the beard talking about the local community.

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"The Journals of Knud Rasmussen" will open open the Toronto fest in Sept.

C.R.A.Z.Y. was good, but I think even better, and also about a screwy family, was Louise Archambault's debut feature, "Familia." Hardly any misteps, and with an ensemble of characters to orchestrate as well. (By comparison, C.R.A.Z.Y. made little use of the hero's siblings, who, after all, form the title's initials.) Well anyway I'm just nuts about Archambault, and I predict she'll have a terrific career. In fact, I predict she'll soon be recognized as one of our best.

While I'm at it, I think one way to improve English Canadian box office numbers is for English Canadian writers to study how their Quebecois counterparts do the job. Their features of course include a share of "filler", to borrow a polite term, which is par for the course anywhere. But my impression is that, in general, their attention to the incredibly hard job of telling an effective story is a greater priority than other considerations, such as achieving the vague status of an "artist".


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Hey more proof that Canada loves and respects Quebec and her films.

Quebec ... I'm feeling the love from Canada, baby!

C.R.A.Z.Y. LOVE baby, just C.R.A.Z.Y.


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Cartman
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quote:
Originally posted by mary123:
Hey more proof that Canada loves and respects Quebec and her films.

Quebec ... I'm feeling the love from Canada, baby!

C.R.A.Z.Y. LOVE baby, just C.R.A.Z.Y.


About time you posted. Where have you been!?

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mary123
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posted 15 March 2006 03:02 AM      Profile for mary123     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Who me?

Oh Cartman where have I been ... where have I been ...

ah sometimes life just takes a crazy (ha) turn and you go with it because you want to see where and how it all turns out and then you get really busy.

I've been C.R.A.Z.Y. busy since early December with some wonderful things happening that I'm not at liberty to discuss so no use in asking me. Other than I am fine.

And how are you Cartman?


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posted 16 March 2006 12:07 AM      Profile for Fitz     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:
BTW, there was a film short about "Le Grand Seduction" before the film was released; I'm the guy in the film with the beard talking about the local community.

I had the pleasure of riding up from Salt Lake City to Park City with the film's director, Jean-Franois Pouliot for Sundance 2004. Talk about the anti-thesis of the prima dona. Very affable and made a nice ride even better.


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posted 16 March 2006 03:12 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I met almost everyone involved in La Grande Séduction (Seducing Dr. Lewis). Great bunch of people. That was a documentary on the making of the film, btw, that I appeared in; and it was broadcast on one of the french language networks. I was in the taxi boat, and someone started talking to me, asking me questions about the island. Before I knew it, there was a huge camera trained on me, and that footage is in the documentary - unscripted, and me with a case of stage fright with that huge camera on me.

ETA: everyone involved in the Harrington Harbour shoot was accomodated in local residences. Try doing that in Hollywood!

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posted 16 March 2006 09:03 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Originally posted by Fitz:
I had the pleasure of riding up from Salt Lake City to Park City with the film's director, Jean-Franois Pouliot for Sundance 2004. Talk about the anti-thesis of the prima dona. Very affable and made a nice ride even better.

Here's a Le Devoir you probably saw: Sundance couronne La Grande Séduction - La comédie de Jean-François Pouliot décroche le grand prix du public


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posted 17 March 2006 12:40 AM      Profile for Fitz     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Boom boom,

clear a little space in your inbox


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posted 17 March 2006 08:24 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Okay!
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