Arts & Entertainment

Quebec City Film Festival closes with award presentations

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain, originally from Flickr, with permission of Alan Langford

The 10th Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) celebrated the art of film from Sept. 16 to 20. For the first time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cinephiles across Quebec could enjoy the experience in the comfort of their own homes. The festival was jam-packed with short and feature-length films, and conversations with major players in the film industry.

La Déesse des mouches à feu premières at the Quebec City Film Festival

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Photo: Quebec City Film Festival

Seven months after its world première at the Berlin International Film Festival, La Déesse des mouches à feu (The Goddess of the Fireflies) premièred again, this time at the Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) on Sept. 17.

Les Chercheurs d’Or relaunch Caballero

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

After six months of confinement, indie-folk-bluegrass band Les Chercheurs d’Or found themselves onstage at Le Studio of the Grand Théâtre for two exclusive concerts on Sept. 17 and 18 to relaunch their latest album, Caballero, which was initially launched during a blizzard in February.

'Imelda 2: Le Notaire' and 'Nadia, Butterfly' launch 10th QCFF

[Note from the Editor: This headline, text and photo captions have been corrected. ONLY 'Imelda 2: Le Notaire' was shown at the opening event.]

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The 10th Quebec City Film Festival (QCFF) opened at the Cinéplex Odéon in Sainte-Foy on Sept. 16 with Martin Villeneuve’s short film Imelda 2: Le Notaire starring Robert Lepage and Pascal Plante’s full-length feature film, Nadia, Butterfly.

Due to the second wave of COVID-19, the five-day festival went virtual, pleasing cinephiles across the province.

Les Violons du Roy reveal their fall program

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A few dozen people had an exceptional treat on Sept. 10 when they heard Les Violons du Roy perform live onstage in the Salle Raoul-Jobin of the Palais Montcalm. The occasion was the presentation of the new fall program of the Violons and La Chapelle de Québec, who will perform both in Quebec City and in Montreal.

Blueberry Sunday launch their first album

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Photo: Mika Dopheide

Blueberry Sunday will be performing their very first live

Turner will bring the Sublime to the MNBAQ this fall

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Photo: Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

Now that the Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera show is winding down, the art-loving public will be glad to know that the Musée national des Beaux-Arts du Québec (MNBAQ) has something sublime in store for this fall. It will be presenting a Canadian exclusive of the international exhibition called Turner and the Sublime.

OSQ returns to the stage at the Grand Théâtre

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

After almost six months of not performing in public, the musicians of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (OSQ) were thrilled to be back onstage at the Grand Théâtre on Aug. 14 to play for a sold-out, live audience.

Baseball movies to watch while the major leagues are on hold

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Photo: imdb.com

Normally, at this time of year, Major League Baseball is almost two months into the season, and fans have started to fill in the ballots for the upcoming All-Star game in mid-July.

QHS Trivia Night held online this year

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau from QCT archives

So, this is what the pandemic has led us to. Playing trivia games online instead of in the comfort of the Quebec High School gymnasium. And on an app called Kahoot, of all things!

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