Fantasia Nuit Blanche events at Place des Arts: BOLLYWOOD ZAPPIN’ PARTY + BEST OF FANTASIA!

FANTASIA International Film Festival invades the Maisonneuve theatre of la Place des Arts for the NUIT BLANCHE À MONTRÉAL

NUIT BLANCHE À MONTRÉAL, Montreal’s wildest winter night takes over the city is back. For the fourth year in a row, la Place des Arts invites on February 26th at midnight for free all montrealers to discover some of the best short features presented in 2010 at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

To start things off, Whether you’re looking for singing, dancing, romance, violence, action, fights, explosions, extreme close-ups, slaps or big moustaches, you’ll find plenty of all of them in the cinema of India! This Zappin’ Party is a jubilant introduction to a film genre that deserves to be better known. As part of this event, DJ XL5 unpacks excerpts from Bollywood and Kollywood films. This Zappin’ Party is a love letter that celebrates the beauty and grandness of this genre, along with its endearing goofiness and Indian kitsch. It includes trailers, musical numbers and excerpts from more than 40 films. Presented at the sumptuous Théâtre MAisoneuve, DJ XL5’S BOLLYWOOD ZAPPIN’ PARTY will also include a stage show with dance numbers by Isabelle Stephen as Sapna Roshan and the Kushi Kushi troup, a an actor collective. An exotic change of scenery is guaranteed for all!

Next, you’re invited to a selection of short features of all kinds and for all tastes. Best of Fantasia 2010 is composed of three distinct blocks:

Block 1 – International Block (40 minutes) programmed by Mitch Davis.
A collection of edgy international shorts from Fantasia 2010

Block 2 – Quebec Block (40 minutes) programmed by Isabelle Gauvreau.
Some of the best short feature screened during the 2010 edition of Fantasia’s Fantastique Weekend du cinéma québécois.

For the third block, the public is invited to choose between two thematic offerings :

Block 3a – International Animation (40 minutes). A selection of some of the best animated shorts from Fantasia 2010

Bloc 3b – Celluloid Experiments (40 minutes) programmed by Marc Lamothe
Take a hypnotic audiovisual journey that is often psychedelic and always unpredictable!

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FANTASIA International Film Festival invades the Maisonneuve theatre
of la Place des Arts

Saturday February 26th, 2011
Maisonneuve Theatre of la Place des Arts (Métro Place-des-Arts)
Free admission
Doors opens at 11 h 30 pm
Dj XL5’s Bollywood Zappin’ Party : midnight
Best of Fantasia 2010 : 2 h pm

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