Wednesday, October 7, 2009

News: The 38th Festival du nouveau cinéma Begins!

From a press release

The 38th Festival du nouveau cinéma Rolls Out Blue Carpet For Opening Night!

Montreal, Wednesday October 7, 2009 – The 38th Festival du Nouveau Cinéma officially gets underway tonight with the world premiere screening of Ladies in Blue by Claude Demers. Michel Louvain and the ladies in blue await you on the blue carpet as of 7 p.m. at the Imperial Cinema (Sandra & Leo Kolber Centre, Salle Lucie & André Chagnon) for an emotion-packed evening.

*Blue attire strongly encouraged!

Over 250 films from 48 countries will make up the bulk of 10 uninterrupted days of festivities where prestigious international guests and local filmmakers alike will present their works to Montrealers. The festival takes off on Thursday October 8 with the opening of its Focus and Temps Temps Ø sections at the Imperial Cinema (Sandra & Leo Kolber Centre, Salle Lucie & André Chagnon) with the films Nuages sur la ville by Simon Galiero at 7:30 p.m. and Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam by Omar Majeed at 9:30 p.m., respectively.

The tickets presale began last weekend and continues today at FNC’s HQ, the Agora Hydro-Québec, Cœur des sciences Building, UQÀM (175 President-Kennedy Ave. at Jeanne-Mance). As of tomorrow, festival attendees will be able to obtain tickets at the FNC’s HQ, but also at the different screening venues: Imperial Cinema, eXcentris, Cinéma Parallèle, Parc Cinema, Cinémathèque québécoise and Goethe-Institut. They are also available online at or by phone at 514.844.2172 / 1.866.844.2172 or at TicketMaster at 514.790.1245 / 1.800.361.4595 /

The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is presented by Quebecor in collaboration with eXcentris and made possible by funding from SODEC, Telefilm Canada, Ministère du Tourisme; Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l’Occupation du territoire; Ville de Montréal; Canada Council for the Arts; Tourisme Montréal; Conseil des arts de Montréal; and Canadian Heritage. The Festival also thanks its major partners the STM and Solotech, its official suppliers and all the distributors for helping to make this 38th FNC possible.

Media Contact:
Michael-Oliver Harding / Brigitte Chabot (Communications)

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