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Bernard Émond at the Cinémathèque

817 rue DarlingOn September 30, 2014, the Cinémathèque québécoise will be screening Bernard Émond’s latest movie: 20h17 rue Darling. The screening will begin at 6:30pm in the Claude-Jutra Room, with doors opening at 6.

The evening will offer attendees a chance to meet 20h17 rue Darling‘s writer and director Bernard Émond, as well as a chance to purchase a copy of the book that inspired the film.

Bernard Émond’s book, which was recently translated into English and launched by Guernica Editions this spring, tells the story of Gérard, an alcoholic and former crime reporter, gone back to live in the impoverished Montreal neighbourhood where he grew up. One night, his shoelace comes undone, delaying his return home and saving his life when his apartment building mysteriously blows up. Six of his neighbours are dead, others are missing. Plunged into a personal crisis, Gérard sets off looking for answers.

Bernard Émond is a Quebec film-maker. A trained anthropologist, he started out making documentaries. Since 2000 he has written and directed six feature films renowned for their intense, compassionate portrayals of the human condition. Émond’s films have won numerous international awards and been selected for Cannes and other top festivals. 8:17 pm, rue Darling is his first novel and second feature film. He has also published a children’s book and a collection of essays, Il y a trop d’images.

You can visit the Cinémathèque website at: http://www.cinematheque.qc.ca/en/programmation/projections/20h17-rue-darling-0

8:17 pm, rue Darling is available on the Guernica Editions website at: http://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781550718461

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