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Thursday, May 12

7.30 pm: C.R.A.Z.Y. (drama) 120 min. (live) (stream)

It is a rare film. Wonderful, comic, beautiful, poetic, tragic, and more- it effectively captures the cultural norms and social atmosphere of Montreal in the late 70s. More importantly, it tells the story of a suburban, working class family and their confrontation with the most formidable of challenges that could threaten any family’s stability. It’s a story of two love affairs. A father’s love for his five sons. And one son’s love for his father, a love so strong it compels him to live a lie. A popular piece in the Cinema of Quebec, C.R.A.Z.Y. was one of the highest-grossing films of the year in the province in 2005. The film won numerous honours, among them 11 Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture. At Quebec’s Prix Jutra film awards, it won 13 awards in the competitive categories from 14 nominations, becoming the all-time record holder for most award wins at that ceremony; it also won both of the box-office based awards, the Billet d’or and the Film s’étant le plus illustré à l’extérieur du Québec, for a total of 15 awards overall. In 2015, Toronto International Film Festival critics ranked it among the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time. LIVE ONLY: Celebration Host: George Athans. Guest Gavin Fernandes (sound engineer for Jean-Marc’s films) Q&A, Reception

C.R.A.Z.Y. by Jean-Marc Vallée
Jean-Marc Vallée