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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW : diablerie mensuelle et jouissive du Mayfair

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Par Mariette Delevallée Samedi prochain, c’est le 15 du mois. Vous ne le savez pas encore, vous qui ne rodez pas chaque fin de semaine du côté du Mayfair, mais les weekends de quinzaine y sont le lieu d’un grand rassemblement vombrissant. Du bruit, des cris, des couleurs flashy, des costumes, des bulles… Le mystère s’épaissit… Je dévoile! Voilà quatre années que Lee Gordon Demarbre, programmateur du Mayfair Theatre, projette tous les mois une version sauvage du film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Dans une entrevue qu’il m’a récemment accordée, il m’a raconté qu’Ottawa avait... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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Souljazz before winter came. Photo by Alexandre Mattar.Souljazz before winter came. Photo by Alexandre Mattar.

Mid-March means the explosion of green – if not with melting snow, then at least in a pint glass. St. Paddy’s is still a few days away, but there are festivities all weekend long: Irish food, music and of course parties – including a burlesque brunch. For you theatre buffs: Down at Arts Court, Jerk It will get down into some hilarious and touching masturbation stories. Improv gets a sea-bound twist with Much Ado about Feckin’ Pirates, starting this weekend down at the Gladstone. There’s fun for the whole family... | Continue reading article

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Is Ottawa the City that Fun Forgot?

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Photo courtesy of Mike Geiger on Flickr.Photo courtesy of Mike Geiger on Flickr.

Four years ago, Amen Jafri was frustrated with Ottawa. She was a young professional who liked to go out and do fun things, yet she seemed incapable of finding fun in the city. After conversing with a few friends, she realized she wasn’t alone. She decided to explore the stereotype that Ottawa is the city that fun forgot through a format she’d been wanting to get into for years: documentary film. Four years later, her project is finally complete and Jafri’s ready to share it with the world. Apt613 caught... | Continue reading article

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DiverCiné – World Cinema from La Francophonie highlights the cultures of the French-speaking world

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Language is a tricky thing. Here in Canada, and particularly in Ottawa, we’re keenly aware of the complexities that can arise when languages, and cultures, come together. Language simultaneously unites communities who share it and alienates those who do not. Language is a way of exploring the differences between us: that doesn’t have to be a negative thing. The language we use alters our approach to looking at the world and fundamentally defines how we can express what we find. Film itself is a language, but one whose lexicon and... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 du 19 février 2014 :: Mois de l’histoire des Noirs : Speaking Black Hockey, Art Battle 99, Kandle, Jeremy Fischer, Cinéma: Here Comes The Devils!

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Yeah! C’était la sixième édition de BASEMENT 819! Cette semaine, les arts visuels envahissent l’actualité culturelle! Ah! Et on vous propose aussi une fête de nouilles…! – Dans le cadre du Mois de l’histoire des Noirs, nous avons présenté David Deliska, slamer torontois. Il performera à l’Auditorium Alumni ce samedi 22 février dans le cadre de l’événement Speaking Black Hockey. Parce que l’histoire du hockey n’appartient pas qu’aux Blancs! – À Basement 819, on aime vraiment beaucoup l’art du Spoken Words, on vous présente un amalgame de slam, musique et... | Continue reading article

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Here Comes The Devil au Mayfair

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Par Mariette Delevallée 97 minutes — Adrian Garcia Bogliano, Mexique, 2012 “Ici vient le diable”, gronde le titre de cet opus mexicain sorti de nulle part. Un film d’horreur et de possession? (me demanderez-vous) Non. Des zombies grommelant au rythme d’un rock funèbre et psychotique? Non plus, désolé. Ni vampire, ni exorciste, peut-être un peu mort-vivant… Encore que. Here Comes The Devil s’ouvre sur une scène de sexe embuée par la moiteur d’une nuit fiévreuse. Les bribes du dialogue nous laissent entrevoir les prémices d’un amour lesbien consommé bien qu’inassumé, et... | Continue reading article

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Treepot presents The Reel Deal: a screening of short indie films by women

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Ottawa-based film production company Treepot Media aims to support local talent and to foster a community of filmmakers and filmgoers here in the capital. This weekend they’ll be hosting Reel Deal: a program featuring six films by women, and curated by Jennifer Mulligan. Apartment613 caught up with her and got some insight into her perspective on women’s film and her curatorial approach. Apartment613: Tell us a bit about your background in film: is it something you studied formally or is it more of a passion you feed on-the-side? Jennifer Mulligan:... | Continue reading article

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Basement 819 du 5 février 2014 :: Éric, nouveau collaborateur à la langue déliée, The Yips, Antoni Gilbert, Cinéma : Pumped Up Flix

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Basement 819 du 5 février 2014 Voici notre quatrième et fière édition! Occupé, le duo de BMT 819, avec tous ces shows le samedi 8 février! Mais avant tout, ce mercredi 5 février a marqué l’entrée en ondes de notre collaborateur Éric! Bienvenue Éric! Qui nous a apporté une belle chronique sur Philémon Cimon et son nouvel Album “L’été”! Et pour ce 8 février… - Antoni Gilbert et Francis Belmont seront au Le Troquet à partir de 22h30 ! C’est par ici et aussi par là. - Pour les plus... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa + ticket giveaway

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Photo of the Yips, courtesy of Ming Wu.Photo of the Yips, courtesy of Ming Wu.

The weekend’s almost upon us and Winterlude is in full swing. You might want to save your mandatory stop to look at the pretty sculptures for Sunday, because the weekend is chalk full with fun things to do. Start your Thursday evening early at the Ottawa Art Gallery with the dual exhibit of David R. Harper & Rémi Thériault and Painters Eleven. Thériault’s exhibition consists of a series of large colour photographs on the physical transformation of European sites where Canadian armies fought in WWI. Harper’s exhibit “Entre chien et... | Continue reading article

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Bright Nights: The 4th Baltic-Nordic Film Festival is on now

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Still from Tavarataivas (My Stuff), Directed by Petri Luukkainen (Finnish, with English sub-titles).Still from Tavarataivas (My Stuff), Directed by Petri Luukkainen (Finnish, with English sub-titles).

I consider myself to be a good Canadian girl. Minus 40 weather be damned- I’ve got places to go and people to see. Twenty articles of clothing later I’m heading out into the eyelash-freezing, forehead numbing, unsightly snot-inducing wind and snow. We’re Canadians-we laugh in the face of winter’s harsh blows! We’re united in refusing to be defeated by the season! I take pride as an Ottawain to know that every year people flock from all over to be “one of us” to participate in celebrating all that winter has... | Continue reading article

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