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Friday, September 18, 2009

Investissement de 1,5 millions de dollars Le cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS entił«rement revitalisłę!

Montrłęal ĺ─ý łÔtonnant! łÔpoustouflant! Plus vrai que nature! VoilłŢ quelques-uns des qualificatifs utilisłęs rłęgulił«rement pour dłęcrire le visionnement d'un film IMAXČĂ. Et voici que le cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS du Centre des sciences de Montrłęal, afin d'assurer aux spectateurs de ses films grand format la meilleure expłęrience cinłęmatographique, accorde łŢ ses łęquipements une grande cure de revitalisation. Du 14 septembre au 30 octobre 2009, le cinłęma entreprend une słęrie d'intenses travaux pour insuffler une łęnergie renouvelłęe łŢ ses installations, lui assurant ainsi de conserver sa longueur d'avance en tant qu'un des cinłęmas IMAXČĂ les plus performants au monde.

Une cure de revitalisation grand format
La fermeture temporaire du cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS łŢ l'automne 2009 touche un ensemble de ses systł«mes et composantes. DłęjłŢ, en 2007, un tout nouveau systł«me de son avait łętłę installłę, dont la capacitłę de 36 000 watts en faisait l'un des plus puissants de sa catłęgorie. Produit des plus rłęcentes technologies de pointe, ce systł«me ambianceur dotłę de puissants hauts-parleurs et amplificateurs plonge le spectateur au cëýur de l'univers IMAX et contribue łŢ faire du visionnement d'un film IMAXČĂ une expłęrience complł«tement immersive. Pour optimiser la qualitłę visuelle des images, voici maintenant que l'łęcran głęant sera entił«rement remplacłę par un łęquipement neuf. Cette opłęration spectaculaire requiert d'ailleurs les services d'une grue młęcanique pour faire entrer le nouvel łęcran dans la salle de projection : et implique que celui-ci se balancera un bon moment au-dessus du fleuve! Cet łęcran, d'une dimension de 18,5m par 24,5m, est en fait une immense toile gainłęe d'une peinture argentłęe spłęciale dont les propriłętłęs rłęflłęchissantes optimisent la polarisation et la brillance de l'image. Notez que la toile est łęgalement perforłęe de millions de petits trous pour laisser passer le son des 4 hauts-parleurs qui sont installłęs derrił«re, contribuant ainsi łŢ la crłęation de l'expłęrience ambiophonique en salle. Une fois en place, le nouvel łęcran du cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS du Centre des sciences de Montrłęal assurera une qualitłę d'image incomparabel et avec laquelle aucun autre cinłęma du Qułębec ne pourra rivaliser!

D'autres łęquipements seront łęgalement mis łŢ jour et optimisłęs, notamment les immenses et complexes projecteurs IMAXČĂ et des ajustements seront apportłęs au systł«me de son, le rendant sera encore plus performant. En tout, c'est 1,5 millions de dollars qui seront investis dans cette revitalisation afin de procurer łŢ tous les spectateurs une qualitłę d'image et de son littłęralement inłęgalłęe et inłęgalable. Ainsi le cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS demeure łŢ l'avant-garde et conserve sa longueur d'avance, tant par sa technologie łŢ la fine pointe du progrł«s que par l'excellence de ses films!

Dernił«re chance!
Rappelons qu'il ne reste que quelques jours pour voir Merveilles des mers en 3D, le succł«s de l'łętłę, produit par l'łęquipe de Sous les mers 3D! Ce film est une expłęrience immersive d'une vivacitłę sans pareille qui nous transporte vers les sites sous-marins les plus exotiques et les plus isolłęs du monde, dont l'Australie-Młęridionale, la Grande Barrił«re de Corail et la Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinłęe. S'ensuivent des rencontres face-łŢ-face avec des crłęatures marines des plus mystłęrieuses et fascinantes!
Un dłępaysement total et dłęlicieusement rafrałĂchissant, łŢ ne pas manquer avant notre fermeture temporaire, en vigueur le 14 septembre 2009!

Les amateurs de musique et de concerts rock s'en mettent plein la vue et les oreilles avec le młęga film-spectacle U23D, prłęsentłę en supplłęmentaire et qui quittera dłęfinitivement l'łęcran le 14 septembre prochain. Acclamłę comme l'un des meilleurs concerts filmłęs sur scł«ne et offrant une expłęrience 3D incomparable, U23D a attirłę les foules et rłęalisłę les meilleures recettes au monde ici-młüme, au cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS : c'est dire le pouvoir d'attraction de U2 et l'apprłęciation qu'en ont fait les spectateurs. Pas besoin de parcourir la planł«te pour les voir sur scł«ne : vous serez littłęralement avec Bono, sur scł«ne!
ł─ voir absolument, les super idoles du rock sur łęcran głęant et en super forme au cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS jusqu'au 14 septembre prochain!

Le 31 octobre : une date łŢ retenir!
C'est bien le 31 octobre que le cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS du Centre des sciences de Montrłęal rouvre ses portes, prłüt łŢ accueillir son public pour de nouveaux rendez-vous cinłęmatographiques encore plus łępoustouflants! Des images d'une brillance extraordinaire et d'une incroyable prłęcision, une sonoritłę inłęgalłęe par sa clartłę et son ambiophonie, les meilleurs films IMAXČĂ disponibles sur le marchłę, en plus de la technologie 3D łŢ son meilleur : voilłŢ ce que promet le cinłęma IMAXČĂTELUS dł«s son ouverture. Prłęparez-vous łŢ vivre des expłęriences incomparables, inoubliables, colossales, renversantes ĺ─Â!

Tous les renseignements sur l'horaire et la tarification des films IMAXČĂTELUS sont disponibles łŢ la billetterie du Centre des sciences de Montrłęal, par tłęlłęphone en composant le 514 496-IMAX ou le 1 800 349-IMAX ou au www.centredessciencesdemontreal.com.

Le Centre des sciences de Montrłęal tient łŢ remercier les partenaires du cinłęma IMAXłóTELUS : Telus, partenaire en titre et Mouvement Desjardins partenaire prłęsentateur de la programmation rłęgulił«re, de młüme que les partenaires prłęsentateurs du CSM Telus et Hydro-Qułębec.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Youth by Youth Cinema Series


THE CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH CINEMA SERIES


The Calgary International Film Festival's (CIFF's) 3rd Annual Youth by Youth Cinema Competition is looking for young directors to submit their work and compete in the 2009 YYC Competition! Youth by Youth Cinema (YYC) is part of the Calgary International Film Festival and is an open competition for young filmmakers from grades 4 through 12. Over $2000.00 in cash and prizes will be awarded at the event and all finalists will be treated to a one of a kind opportunity as delegates and VIP's of the festival.


Competition Guidelines:

Čů Films must be between 30 seconds and 7 minutes in length.

Čů Both fiction and non-fiction films are accepted.

Čů Films must have been completed after August 2008.

Čů Films must be directed by youth aged 9 ĺ─ý 18 at the time of the film's completion.

Čů Any one applicant may submit up to three films (including group projects).

Čů All applicable copyrights (music/image/text sources) must be secured by the filmmaker(s).

Čů Preview screeners accepted ONLY on DVD formats.

Čů Preview screeners must be labeled with title, director name, contact email address, and running time.


Submission Deadline: July 31, 2009


Submissions to:

Juan Delgado - YYC Coordinator

Calgary International Film Festival

1320 ĺ─ý 15th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 0X7

P: 403.209.5908 F: 403-457-3784

E: juan@calgaryfilm.com

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer Series 2009

RENłÔE FLEMING STARS IN DIGISCREENĺ─˘S SUMMER CINEMA SERIES WITH OPUS ARTEĺ─˘S LA TRAVIATA, FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

The much-anticipated performance of operaĺ─˘s megastar Renłęe Fleming at Covent Garden is one of the many highlights of DigiScreenĺ─˘s Summer Opera/Ballet/Concert Cinema Series, which will screen at selected theatres throughout Canada in July and August. Theatres will present an opera, a ballet and a classical music concert from the great stages of London, England.

The summer series opens on July 25th & 26th, when cinema audiences have the pleasure of experiencing, for the first time in Canada, the excitement of the BBCĺ─˘s LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS from The Royal Albert Hall in London.

On August 15th, Shakespeare meets Mendelssohn meets Balanchine at Sadlerĺ─˘s Wells for the enchanting ballet A MIDSUMMER NIGHTĺ─˘S DREAM.

Saturday August 29th and August July 30th will be ĺ─˙Donĺ─˘t miss Renłęe Fleming at Covent Garden!ĺ─¨ days.

On Saturday July 25th and 26th, DigiScreen and the BBC present a first: Canadian audiences will finally experience the exuberance of LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS. The Proms at The Royal Albert Hall has a special place in the hearts of British people and all fans of classical music around the world. The September feast of music is the highlight of the symphonic season, which culminates with the hottest concert ticket in London, LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS! Lucky audiences are treated to the works of leading international artists and an all-embracing classical music programme, introducing new works alongside much-loved classics. Sir Roger Norrington makes his first ĺ─˙Last Nightĺ─¨ appearance leading an all-star dazzling final concert.

On Saturday August 15th, select theatres across Canada will present the enchanting ballet A MIDSUMMER NIGHTĺ─˘S DREAM. Choreographed by an artistic genius, George Balanchine and performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Shakespeareĺ─˘s comedy of magic and loveĺ─˘s delusions set to the music of Felix Mendelssohn is a guaranteed audience pleaser. The Pacific Northwest Ballet displays all the vitality, brilliance and versatility of its wonderful dancers in this awardĺ─ýwinning production of Balanchineĺ─˘s first original full-length ballet. Balanchineĺ─˘s pure dance magic, Shakespeareĺ─˘s stage wizardry and Mendelssohnĺ─˘s bewitching tunefulness make for a special experience.

For two presentations only in August (29th and 30th), cinema audiences will be able to enjoy beloved American soprano Renłęe Fleming on Londonĺ─˘s Covent Garden stage starring in The Royal Operaĺ─˘s production of Verdiĺ─˘s best-loved work LA TRAVIATA. Captured live by Opus Arte in London on June 30th, audiences will see her performance replayed in select theatres throughout Canada. Richard Eyreĺ─˘s 2009 production is a revival of his highly acclaimed 1994 staging which dazzled audiences with its striking visual feast. Renłęe Fleming and company soar with some of the most poignantly tuneful music in all of opera.

Tickets are available at $19.95 + tax per adult, $16.95 + tax per senior and $9.95 + tax per child. For cinema locations and to purchase advance tickets throughout Canada visit www.empiretheatres.com/opusarte. For Landmark Cinemas in Alberta and BC, go to www.landmarkcinemas.com. For independent theatres in Vancouver and Waterloo, please visit www.festivalcinemas.ca, www.princesscinemas.com

About DigiScreen Corporation

DigiScreen is a digital network for the distribution and presentation of independent film and alternative content. DigiScreen launched the network in 2007 with an exclusive collaboration with Opus Arte and the Royal Opera House in London. Thanks to this collaboration, the company is able to showcase the worldĺ─˘s most prestigious contemporary performing arts companies in an ongoing series of spectacular operas and ballets. These productions are captured live, in High Definition, from locations such as Covent Garden (London), Palais Garnier (Paris), Teatro Real (Madrid), Liceu (Barcelona), War Memorial (San Francisco) and other great stages of the world. DigiScreen Corporation, in partnership with Opus Arte, releases 16-20 HD productions throughout the year. These HD productions are presented exclusively by DigiScreen and its partners to audiences in more than 300 cinemas across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Japan and Australia. Presentations in South Africa and other territories will be starting shortly.

For photos, more information or to find a participating theatre near you, please visit www.digiscreen.ca or contact Blair Haynes, bhaynes@digiscreen.ca 514-847-3537 ext 4520

                      About The Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House is the home of three world class performing companies - The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera, and The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. It is a focal point for Englandĺ─˘s national and international artistic excellence, where the evolving traditions of opera and ballet are taken to the highest levels. It is a shining symbol of excellence without compromise since 1732.

About Opus Arte

Opus Arte, owned by the Royal Opera House, has been recording in High Definition for the past decade and has amassed a substantial catalogue of outstanding productions from around the world. Opus Arte led the way by being the first company to release a Classical HD-DVD, and also the first to release a Classical Blu-ray disc into the world market. Working closely with top organizations such as the BBC and TVE, Opus Arte has enabled a large number of people to share the magic of seeing an opera or ballet from the worldĺ─˘s top opera houses.

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBCĺ─˘s assets for the benefit of the licence payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: BBC Worldwide Channels, BBC Worldwide Content & Production, BBC Worldwide Digital Media, BBC Worldwide Global Brands, BBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution, BBC Magazines and BBC Home Entertainment. In 2007/08, BBC Worldwide generated profits of Čú117.7million on sales of Čú916.3million.

For more about The Pacific Northwest Ballet, please go to: www.pnb.org

For more about The Royal Opera House, please go to: www.roh.org.uk

For more about Opus Arte, please go to: www.opusarte.co.uk

Bravo! is the proud television sponsor for the DigiScreenĺ─˘s Summer Cinema Series. For more information on Bravo! please visit www.bravo.ca

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Last Night of the Proms

For The First Time, Cinema Audiences Can Experience the Excitement of Londonĺ─˘s Extraordinary Symphonic Event of the Season:

LAST NIGHT
OF THE PROMS

From The
Royal Albert Hall!


DigiScreen and the BBC present

LAST NIGHT
OF THE PROMS

at Empire Theatres across Canada and other select cinema locations

On Saturday July 25th and 26th, DigiScreen and the BBC present a first: Canadian audiences will finally experience the exuberance of LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS. The Proms at The Royal Albert Hall has a special place in the hearts of British people and all fans of classical music around the world. The September feast of music is the highlight of the symphonic season, which culminates with the hottest concert ticket in London, LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS! Lucky audiences are treated to the works of leading international artists and an all-embracing classical music programme, introducing new works alongside much-loved classics.

Look for LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS in high definition and full surround sound at Empire Theatresĺ─˘ locations across Canada and other select cinema locations.


The Proms, a British musical tradition for more than a century, is one of the most popular classical music concerts in the world, watched and listened to by an audience of many millions around the globe. The two-month celebration of timeless classics and exciting new works culminates in one extraordinary evening - the internationally renowned Last Night of the Proms at The Royal Albert Hall! "Last Night" encapsulates the spirit of the Proms in one party-filled night.

LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS 2008 brings together the different themes of the season under the helm of Sir Roger Norrington who makes his first "Last Night" appearance, leading an all-star dazzling final concert. As usual, the line-up is an eclectic mix of new pieces and the old classics, including the world premieres of the BBC commissions from Chris Hazzell and Anna Meredith. The world's most famous feast of classical music features Beethoven's The Creatures of Prometheus and Fantasia in C minor, star turns from Puccini's Tosca and Verdi's Falstaff, orchestral movements from Wagner's Tannhłžuser, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No.1and Vaughan Williams' Sea Songs. The programme also celebrates traditional folk music from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Featuring Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Hłęlł«ne Grimaud (piano), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra.


LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS was captured live at The Royal Albert Hall in High Definition and Full Surround Sound in September 2008.

ĺ─˙An exuberant and irreverent romp! Enthralling! A Last Night to remember!ĺ─¨
ĺ─ý Geoffrey Norris, The Telegraph


Tickets will be available at $19.95 + tax per adult, $16.95 + tax per senior and $9.95 + tax per
child. For cinema locations and to purchase advance tickets throughout Canada visit
www.empiretheatres.com/opusarte.


For Landmark Cinemas in Alberta and BC, go to www.landmarkcinemas.com. For independent theatres in Vancouver and Waterloo, please visit www.festivalcinemas.ca, www.princesscinemas.com

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Finalistes des prix Głęmeaux 2009 ĺ─ý neuf mises en nomination pour des membres de l'APFC

Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada

Finalistes des prix Głęmeaux 2009 - neuf mises en nomination pour des membres de l'APFC


Une rłęcolte encore jamais vue pour des productions indłępendantes de la francophonie canadienne

Ottawa, le 12 juin 2009 - Alors qu'elle vient d'annoncer qu'elle fłüte ses 10 ans d'existence, l'Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada se rłęjouit d'apprendre que quatre productions de ses membres sont finalistes aux prix Głęmeaux. En tout, ce sont neuf mises en nominations dans huit catłęgories : du jamais vu.

Les słęries Belle-Baie II (Productions Phare-Est), Destination Nor'Ouest II (Les Productions R. Charbonneau & Les Productions Rivard), et Młętłęo + (Les Productions R. Charbonneau), ainsi que le documentaire Frłędłęric Back - La nature avant tout (Productions Phare-Est) ont tous le privilł«ge de figurer parmi les finalistes de ces prix, qui seront remis en septembre. Les catłęgories dans lesquelles ses nominations figurent sont jointes en annexe.

Č┤ C'est la dłęmonstration tangible que les productions indłępendantes des communautłęs francophones en situation minoritaire sont apprłęciłęes du grand public. Lorsqu'elles sont diffusłęes en heures de grande łęcoute, les gens sont au rendez-vous et aiment ce que nous leur offrons, mentionne Mark Chatel, prłęsident de l'APFC. Nous croyons que nos productions prłęsente une perspective diffłęrente et un regard privilłęgiłę sur notre culture, nos rłęalitłęs. C'est une richesse dans le paysage młędiatique canadien, qu'il n'y aurait pas sans le travail des producteurs, artistes et artisans de l'industrie que nous reprłęsentons. Ȭ

Depuis 1987, les prix Głęmeaux sont remis annuellement aux meilleures productions tłęlłęvisuelles de langue franł▀aise du Canada. Pour plus de renseignements : www.academy.ca/awards/gemeaux.cfm?lang=F

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The UK National Theatre's Performances Now Playing Live in High-Definition


The UK National Theatreĺ─˘s Performances Now Playing

Live in High-Definition Exclusively in Canada at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

Four-part series begins June 25th with Phł«dre, starring Helen Mirren,

Dominic Cooper and Margaret Tyzack

TORONTO, ON, May 20, 2009 (CGX.UN) ĺ─ý Cineplex Entertainment, the National Theatre, London and BY Experience, Inc. are pleased to announce a new series of theatrical performances will be presented live from the stage of the National Theatre exclusively in Canada at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres. The first performance in the four-part series, Phł«dre, starring Helen Mirren, will be shown on Thursday, June 25th at 7 pm EST & PST/8 pm MST/6 pm CST in High-Definition (HD) and digital surround sound.

ĺ─˙The NT Live events are designed to bring what we do on the stages of the National to a far greater number of people than we would ever be able to reach otherwise,ĺ─¨ says Nicholas Hytner. ĺ─˙Through high definition broadcasts, we have the technology at our disposal to present our productions beyond the four walls of the National, to reach passionate theatre-goers all over the world, and to do it really well.ĺ─¨

Of her performance in Phł«dre to be sent via satellite to Cineplex Entertainment theatres, Helen Mirren says, ĺ─˙I am very happy to have the opportunity to play Phł«dre - a rich, complex and demanding role ĺ─ý and to be part of NT Live, this grand new adventure for the National Theatre.ĺ─¨

ĺ─˙We are delighted to offer our guests a new series of theatrical performances live from the UK National Theatre,ĺ─¨ said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. ĺ─˙This series further extends the entertainment options available at our theatres from the MET opera performances, to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and live concerts. In the first of four performances, Helen Mirren takes on another regal role in Phł«dre that is sure to ĺ─˛wowĺ─˘ our guests when they experience it exclusively on our big screens across the country.ĺ─¨

Lloyd Dorfman, Chairman of Travelex, says: ĺ─˙NT Live is a major innovation in theatre. Weĺ─˘re enormously proud to be part of it ĺ─ý the result of a seven year partnership with the National Theatre, one of the worldĺ─˘s most respected theatres. Day-to-day, Travelex is committed to helping connect people and businesses across the globe. We really hope that this initiative makes world class theatre accessible for those connected by a love of the stage on a truly worldwide scale.ĺ─¨

Advance tickets are now available online at www.cineplex.com/events as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for children ages 3 ĺ─ý 12 is $16.95 + tax, seniors is $17.95 + tax and general admission is $19.95 + tax. A special group rate is also available for groups of 20 or more at $16.95 per person. For more information on group rates, call 1-800-313-4461.

Mirren will play the title role in Racine's Phł«dre. In the play, based on earlier treatments of the Greek myth by Euripides and Seneca, Phł«dre is the wife of Theseus, king of Athens, who develops a fatal and unrequited passion for her stepson, Hippolyte. Dominic Cooper will play Hippolytus and Margaret Tyzack will co-star as Oenone, Phł«dre's nurse. Nicholas Hytner, artistic director of the National, will direct.

Following Phł«dre, the remaining plays in the series include Shakespeareĺ─˘s Allĺ─˘s Well That Ends Well with Clare Higgins on October 1, 2009; and in early 2010, Nation, based on the a novel by Terry Pratchett and adapted by Mark Ravenhill as well as Alan Bennettĺ─˘s new play, The Habit of Art, with Michael Gambon, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour.

NT Live events are distributed outside the U.K. through New York-based BY Experience, Inc.

NT Live is supported by Travelex, in partnership with Arts Council England and NESTA.

About Travelex

Travelex is the world's foreign exchange and business payments specialist. With operations spanning 35 countries, the business operates three divisions focusing on retail foreign exchange, cross border business payments and outsourcing partnerships.The company serves a customer every other second and, through an expansive network covering 115 airports, has a global annual audience of 1.8bn people.

About Cineplex Entertainment

As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,333 screens serving more than 63.5 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the largest exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. Proudly Canadian and with a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees, the company operates the following top tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 99.5% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit www.cineplex.com.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Table ronde - Double voix double

Front des rłęalisateurs indłępendants du Canada (FRIC)

Table ronde - Double voix double : le rapport entre l'artiste-cinłęaste et l'artiste-sujet avec les cinłęastes Rodolphe Caron, Marie Cadieux, Marlene Millar et Nadine Valcin

Le Front des rłęalisateurs indłępendants du Canada prłęsente łŢ la Cinłęmathł«que qułębłęcoise une table ronde avec les rłęalisateurs Rodolphe Caron, Marie Cadieux, Marlene Millar et Nadine Valcin. Cette table ronde aura lieu le mardi 24 mars 2009 de 14h łŢ 16h łŢ la Salle Fernand-Seguin de la Cinłęmathł«que qułębłęcoise (335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est, Montrłęal). Elle aura comme sujet les rapports possibles entre l'artiste cinłęaste et l'artiste sujet/participant łŢ la rłęalisation. L'entrłęe est libre.

Quel rapport s'łętablit entre le cinłęaste et son sujet quand ce dernier est aussi artiste? Comment se dłęvoile le rłąle des deux artistes, comment le cinłęaste rłęussit-il łŢ intłęgrer la vision esthłętique du sujet łŢ la sienne, de reprłęsenter łŢ sa fał▀on le travail, la vie du sujet? Le film est-il un vłęhicule pour montrer la crłęativitłę du rłęalisateur ou celle du sujet reprłęsentłę? Les participants tenteront de rłępondre łŢ ces questions en puisant łŢ młüme leurs expłęriences filmiques rłęcentes.

Marie Cadieux (Moncton) termine en ce moment un troisił«me long młętrage documentaire L'łęloge du chiac, Part two et vient de publier un premier recueil de nouvelles Enfance et autres fissures. En plus de rłęaliser ł─ double tour et Sentence vie, deux documentaires produits par l'ONF, elle a scłęnarisłę quelques słęries documentaires et une słęrie dramatique de 36 łępisodes pour TFO. Elle travaille parfois en łętroite collaboration avec d'autres rłęalisateurs. C'est le cas pour Le matois ou L'effet Laurie Henri, prłęsentłę au FIFA en 2008, et Mon pays (portrait de Patrice Desbiens), primłę au FIFA en 1992.

Rodolphe Caron (Moncton) est nłę łŢ Lac Baker, au Nouveau-Brunswick. Il est membre fondateur de Cinłęmarłęvie Coop Ltłęe (1980) et de Productions Appalaches (2004). Sa filmographie comprend notamment, ł─ cheval sur une frontił«re, Avec le coeur, Au pays du Madawaska..., Le champion. En 2006, le Festival international du cinłęma francophone en Acadie lui attribue le prix La Vague de la meilleure oeuvre acadienne pour son documentaire Lłęonard Forest cinłęaste et poł«te. Sa dernił«re rłęalisation est prłęsentłęe cette annłęe au FIFA: Marie-Hłęlł«ne en dialogue avec la pierre. Avec la prłęsence de Marie-Hłęlł«ne Alain.

Formłęe en cinłęma, en danse et en design, Marlene Millar (Montrłęal) a conł▀u et prłęsentłę des oeuvres documentaires et expłęrimentales au Canada et aux łÔtats-Unis depuis le dłębut des annłęes 1990. En 2001, Marlene Millar et Philip Szporer ont fondłę la maison de production Mouvement Perpłętuel, pour crłęer et produire des documentaires axłęs sur l'art, ainsi que des films dansłęs: Au fils du mouvement, The Hunt, a soft place to fall, Butte, Byron Chief-Moon: le cavalier au cheval gris, The Greater the Weight. Ce dernier est prłęsentłę au FIFA cette annłęe.

Depuis plus d'une quinzaine d'annłęes, Nadine Valcin (Toronto) scłęnarise, rłęalise et produit des łęmissions, des magazines pour la tłęlłęvision et des documentaires. Parmi ses rłęalisations, on retrouve les documentaires Black, Bold and Beautiful (1999), Une łęcole sans frontił«res (2005) et Derrił«re l'image, un portrait de Sylvie Błęlanger (2007). La cinłęaste aborde aujourd'hui la fiction. En 2008, elle s'est młęritłęe un des Drama Prize du National Screen Institute pour le court młętrage bilingue Entre deux/In Between. Elle dłęveloppe aussi son premier long młętrage intitulłę Trajectoires.

L'animation de la table ronde est assurłęe par Michel Coulombe.

Le Front des rłęalisateurs indłępendants du Canada (FRIC) est un regroupement de rłęalisatrices et rłęalisateurs francophones venant de partout au Canada. Depuis 2004, le FRIC s'emploie łŢ reprłęsenter ses membres sur la scł«ne politique et culturelle du Canada; il participe aux diffłęrentes initiatives de l'espace culturel francophone et travaille au dłęveloppement professionnel et au rayonnement de ses membres. www.fricanada.org

Le FRIC remercie le Festival international du film sur l'art, la Fłędłęration culturelle canadienne-franł▀aise et Patrimoine canadien pour leur appui łŢ l'organisation de cette activitłę.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame opens 2009 on a high note


EMP|SFM opens 2009 on a high note

High attendance at free and low cost events and steady paid admissions, make for a promising start to 2009

SEATTLEĺ─ţExperience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (EMP|SFM) has opened the new year on a high note with a promising start to 2009. In January, EMP|SFM welcomed 3,300 guests to its public programs, including an All Access Night on New Yearĺ─˘s Day, three Oral History Live! events with David Bryan, Jim Sherraden and Al Kooper; an Exposed: Inside Film screening of Pi and EMP|SFMĺ─˘s annual Jazz in January programming.

Excellent attendance during these January events put January 2009ĺ─˘s overall attendance numbers seven percent over January 2008ĺ─˘s attendance numbers. In total, just over 18,000 people came through the museumĺ─˘s doors via paid museum admission or to enjoy EMP|SFMĺ─˘s public programs. Yearly overall attendance for 2008 was up three percent over 2007.

EMP|SFM will continue to provide free and low cost programming in 2009 with programs such as Oral History Live!, Exposed: Inside Film, Pop Conference and its Sound Off! underage battle of the bands competition.

EMP|SFM is proud to host the West Coast premiere of Jim Hensonĺ─˘s Fantastic World. This highly anticipated exhibition, organized by The Jim Henson Legacy and the Smithsonian Institution will be on view this spring and summer in the science fiction galleries at the museum.

Exhibitions opening in 2009

empsfm.org/exhibitions

Jim Hensonĺ─˘s Fantastic World

May 23-August 16, 2009
Jim Henson (1936-1990)ĺ─ţartist, puppeteer, film director and producerĺ─ţcreated elaborate imaginary worlds filled with unique characters, objects, environments and even languages and cultures. His work is enjoyed in dozens of languages in more than 100 countries. Jim Henson's Fantastic World offers a rare peek into the imagination and creative genius of this multitalented innovator and creator of Kermit the Frog, Big Bird and other beloved characters.

The exhibition features 100 original artworks, including drawings, cartoons and storyboards that illustrate Hensonĺ─˘s talent as a storyteller and visionary. Among the variety of exhibition objects are puppets, television and movie props, photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work and original video productions, including excerpts from Hensonĺ─˘s early career and experimental films.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World was organized by The Jim Henson Legacy and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in cooperation with the Henson family, The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets Studio, LLC, and Sesame Workshop.
This exhibition is made possible by The Biography Channel. Additional support has been provided by The Jane Henson Foundation and Cheryl Henson.

Spaced Out: The Final Frontier in Album Covers

August 15, 2009-Jan. 3, 2010

Organized by EMP|SFM, Spaced Out: The Final Frontier in Album Covers presents 117 spaced-themed record album covers released between the 1940s and 1969ĺ─ţthe dawn of the space age. In the post-war years, humanity seemed on the verge of taking a giant leap into space. Futuristic themes filled popular culture. Space was the place, and everyone wanted to be there. Musicians thronged to the fad, and space themes invaded album covers of every genre including pop, jazz, folk and classical.

These album covers embody the fantasy and mystery of spaceĺ─ţwhat we imagined it to be, what we hoped it would be.

Programs

empsfm.org/programs

Sweet Deal Sundays

Sundays in February, EMP|SFM visitors can park for free in the new Seattle Center Garage on 5th Ave. N and Harrison St. Visitors can bring their parking stub with them to an admission desk, and EMP|SFM will deduct their $7 parking fee from a regular paid admission.

All Access Nights

In January 2007, EMP|SFM began offering free admission and live music from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Since its inception, the museum has welcomed more than 42,000 visitors during All Access Nights. All Access Nights are sponsored by The Boeing Company.

Family Days

EMP|SFM hosts Family Days on the third Saturday of every month. Family Day activities can include interactive art projects, live music from local bands, free instrument workshops and more. Family Days are sponsored by IKEA.

Oral History Program

EMP|SFM is proud to have an oral history archive of more than 800 interviews filled with tales from musicians, producers, authors, filmmakers and artists who have shaped American popular music and science fiction. More than a hundred of these interviews are featured in the Sound and Vision: Artists Tell Their Stories exhibition currently on display at the museum. In addition, the Oral History Live! series at EMP|SFM features intimate interviews before a live audience. Recent guests have included, Al Kooper, Krist Novoselic, Billy Cox and Clive Barker. Oral History Live! is sponsored by Wells Fargo and The Boeing Company. Upcoming Oral History Live! events include: Stockpiling Star Wars: Inside Gus and Duncanĺ─˘s Comprehensive Guide to Star Was Collectibles Feb. 23 and Perspectives in Poster Design March 11.

Exposed: Inside Film

Through its Exposed: Inside Film series, EMP|SFM screens cult favorites and classic sci-fi films. Each screening is followed by a behind-the-scenes look through an interactive discussion with local filmmakers and experts in the subject matter, or with actors, directors or screenwriters associated with the film. Upcoming films include: Outlander Feb. 17 and Of All the Things April 21.

Sound Off! 2009

Sound Off! is the Pacific Northwestĺ─˘s largest battle of the bands. A launching pad for musical careers, Sound Off! has enjoyed hosting many young up-and-coming bands over the years including Schoolyard Heroes, Idiot Pilot, Mon Frere, The Lonely H, Dyme Def, The Lonely Forest, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head and New Faces.

Early last year, EMP|SFM crowned New Faces as winners of Sound Off! 2008, since then, theyĺ─˘ve been propelled into Seattleĺ─˘s music scene. Just a few months after their win, they were signed by Loveless Records, released their first album, Two Yearsĺ─ţwhich was just named top local release of 2008 by Three Imaginary Girls, and played to adoring fans at Bumbershoot.

This yearĺ─˘s semifinalists include Dearboy, Dyno Jamz, Love Trucker, Schoolboy Gutbuster, Brier Rose, Free City Collective, Makeup Monsters, The Mission Orange, Cyrus Fell Down, Kids Get Hit by Buses, Razpy & The Vigilantes and Sol. Upcoming semifinal concerts are held Feb. 21 and 28, 2009 and the finals are held March 7, 2009.

Sound Off! 2009 is sponsored by IKEA, Shureĺ─ţĺ─˙The Official Microphone of EMP|SFM,ĺ─¨ 107.7 The End, KEXP 90.3, KORG USA, Epiphone, Bumbershoot, The Stranger, NoStankYou.com, Orbit Audio, Glenn Sound Studio, London Bridge Studio, Northwest Folklife, The Vera Project and Redmond's Old Firehouse Teen Center.

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival

EMP|SFM, in partnership with SIFF, presented the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival Feb. 7, 2009 at the Seattle Cinerama Theater. The annual festival brings together industry professionals in filmmaking and the genres of science fiction and fantasy to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts.

After Hours

EMP|SFM is proud to partner with the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) to present After Hours, a new all-ages event at EMP|SFM designed by teens for teens. After Hours is an exciting, new all-ages event that takes place three times throughout the year. The evening features a dance party with a local DJ in Sky Church and can include access to gallery spaces, live music by local bands and film previews from student filmmakers. The next After Hours event is March 27.

Education

empsfm.org/education

Experience: The Band

Experience: The Band began in fall 2007 as a partnership between EMP|SFM and the Berklee College of Musicĺ─˘s City Music Network.

This year-long, innovative, full scholarship program integrates instrumental and vocal instruction in rock and jazz, ensemble performance and musicianship classes with state-of-the-art online learning materials.

Experience: The Band rehearses together every Saturday from late September to early June, with several public performances scheduled throughout the year. Band members are also eligible to be considered for scholarships to Berklee College of Musicĺ─˘s five-week summer performance program, as well as full tuition scholarships to Berklee College of Music. Experience: The Bandĺ─˘s next showcase is March 21 at 1 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Experience: The Band is supported by JP Morgan Chase Foundation and Puget Sound Energy Foundation.

Pop Conference

The Pop Conference at EMP|SFM, now in its eighth year, joins academics, critics, performers and writers of all kinds to discuss popular music. This yearĺ─˘s conference topic is ĺ─˙Dance Music Sex Romance: Pop and the Body Politic.ĺ─¨ The conference runs April 16-19, 2009.

Lessons & Workshops

Lessons & Workshops at EMP|SFM are weekend and evening classes for adults and teens 16 and older. This series provides in-depth, hands-on training on a specific music or science fiction-related topic. Lessons & Workshops are added throughout the year. Guitar 102 begins Feb. 18 and Stayin' Alive: Rock Band for Adults begins April 27.

Camps and Teen Artist Workshops

EMP|SFMĺ─˘s Camps and Teen Artist Workshops take youth on a journey of artistic exploration and self-discovery during their spring and summer breaks. Visit empsfm.org/education for a complete list of 2009 camps and workshops offered by EMP|SFM and partners Pacific Science Center and Seattle Childrenĺ─˘s Theater.

2008 Wallace Excellence Award

In November, EMP|SFM was granted a 2008 Wallace Excellence Award. EMP|SFM was among eight other Seattle arts organizations to receive the prestigious award, including On The Boards, One Reel, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Opera, Seattle Repertory Theater, Seattle Youth Symphony and SIFF. EMP|SFM is thrilled to be among this impressive list of local arts organizations and to be honored by The Wallace Foundation.

EMP|SFM received a $585,000 grant to expand and enhance youth-driven programming that leverages the museumĺ─˘s unique collections and offerings to generate online content for the public. The museum will announce its specific plan to implement the grant later this year.

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Museum Hours:

EMP|SFM is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 2, 2008 through May 21, 2009 and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from May 22, 2009 through September 7, 2009.

Museum Admission:

General adult admission to both Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (EMP|SFM) is $15. Admission for seniors, youth, military and students (w/ID) is $12, and admission for children under 5 is free. One ticket gives access to both museums.

Web site:

empsfm.org

Address:

325 5th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

Box office:

206-770-2702


Current exhibitions include:

American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print
October 11, 2008 ĺ─ý July 16, 2009
American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print illustrates the fascinating fusion of art with popular culture and music history. Featuring the work of one of the nation's oldest operating printing shopsĺ─ţNashville, Tennessee's Hatch Show Printĺ─ţthe exhibition highlights the uniquely American posters produced to advertise everything from vaudeville shows, state fairs and stock car races to the Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley and Herbie Hancock.

Founded in 1879 in Nashville, Tenn., Hatch Show Print is still a working letterpress and design shop, creating posters today using the same letterpress methods as yesterday. American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print features historical and contemporary posters and original wooden print blocksĺ─ţsome never before seen by the public.

The exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, is supported by America's Jazz Heritage, a Partnership of The Wallace Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibition is supported locally by 4Culture.

Robots: A Designer's Collection of Miniature Mechanical Marvels
May 16, 2008 ĺ─ý April 19, 2009

Robots: A Designer's Collection of Miniature Mechanical Marvels celebrates our long fascination with humankind's technological version of itself. This exhibition draws from a one-of-a-kind assemblage of toy robots, which noted designer Tom Geismar has been collecting for decades. Inspired by antique tin and wooden toys, samurai warriors and mid-20th century Japanese film characters, these intricately detailed and beautifully designed miniatures are set against EMP|SFM's backdrop of life-sized robots, androids and cyborgs from the world of science-fiction film and television.

Jimi Hendrix: An Evolution of Sound
April 26, 2008 ĺ─ý April 11, 2010
Jimi Hendrix: An Evolution of Sound illustrates Hendrix's musical evolution from his early days in Seattle, to his time as a journeyman musician touring the southern "chitlin' circuit" and in New York City, to his explosion on the popular music scene in London and beyond. The exhibition and the visitor experience weave together the various musical styles and cultures that Hendrix soaked up throughout his all-too-short journey.

About the EMP|SFM Building
Since EMP opened in 2000 and SFM in 2004, EMP|SFM has welcomed more than 4.3 million visitors through its doors. From its museum planning stages in 1998 through 2007, EMP|SFM has been a key economic driver among Seattle nonprofit arts and culture organizations, with combined EMP|SFM institutional expenditures and EMP|SFM audience-member spending resulting in $580 million dollars of local economic impact. EMP|SFM is housed in a 140,000 square foot Frank O. Gehry-designed building. This spectacular, prominently visible structure has the presence of a monumental sculpture set amid the backdrop of the Seattle Center.

About Experience Music Project
Experience Music Project (EMP) is dedicated to the exploration of creativity and innovation in popular music. By blending interpretative, interactive exhibitions with cutting-edge technology, EMP captures and reflects the essence of rock ĺ─˛nĺ─˘ roll, its roots in jazz, soul, gospel, country and the blues, as well as rockĺ─˘s influence on hip-hop, punk and other recent genres. Visitors can view rare artifacts and memorabilia and experience the creative process by listening to musicians tell their own stories.

About Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (SFM) is the world's first museum devoted to the thought-provoking ideas and experiences of science fiction. SFMĺ─˘s exhibitions promote awareness and appreciation of science fiction literature and media while encouraging visitors to envision new futures for humanity. In the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, the museum pays homage to the most respected of science fiction practitionersĺ─ţwriters, artists, publishers and filmmakers.

Experience Music Project

Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame

t: (206) 262-3245 f: (206) 770-2727

330 Sixth Avenue North Suite 200 Seattle WA 98109

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Current Exhibitions

American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print

October 11, 2008 ĺ─ý July 16, 2009

Jimi Hendrix: An Evolution of Sound

April 26, 2008 ĺ─ý April 11, 2010

Robots: A Designer's Collection of Miniature Mechanical Marvels

May 16, 2008 ĺ─ý April 19, 2009

Upcoming Exhibition

Jim Hensonĺ─˘s Fantastic World

May 23 ĺ─ý August 16, 2009

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Casse-Noisette est de retour en direct et en haute dłęfinition dans les cinłęmas Cineplex Divertissement


La production Casse-Noisette du Ballet national du Canada est de retour en direct et en haute dłęfinition en exclusivitłę dans 79 cinłęmas Cineplex Divertissement

Toronto, ON ĺ─ý 2 dłęcembre 2008 (TSX: CGX.UN). ł─ la suite du trł«s grand succł«s de la toute premił«re diffusion de la production Casse-Noisette du Ballet national du Canada, Casse-Noisette en direct et en haute dłęfinition (HD) est de retour en exclusivitłę dans encore plus de cinłęmas Cineplex Divertissement partout au pays. Cette reprłęsentation unique du ballet Casse-Noisette sera diffusłęe dans les cinłęmas Cineplex Divertissement participants le 13 dłęcembre 2008 łŢ 14 h HNE. La prłęvente de billets a dłębutłę en ligne sur cineplex.com et łŢ la billetterie des cinłęmas participants.

Č┤ Je suis trł«s fił«re de pouvoir partager notre production de Casse-Noisette avec les Canadiens et Canadiennes partout au pays. Cette annłęe, encore plus de cinłęmas y participent, et nous pourrons faire dłęcouvrir cette grande tradition des fłütes łŢ un nombre encore plus grand de familles, Ȭ a affirmłę Karen Kain, directrice artistique.

Č┤ Nous sommes trł«s heureux de prłęsenter cette annłęe encore Casse-Noisette aux spectateurs de nos cinłęmas partout au Canada, Ȭ a affirmłę Pat Marshall, vice-prłęsidente, Communications et relations avec les investisseurs, Cineplex Divertissement. Č┤ Le ballet Casse-Noisette est une tradition des fłütes que le plus de gens possibles devraient avoir la chance de dłęcouvrir. Nous avons ajoutłę des cinłęmas afin de rendre ce spectacle le plus accessible possible. Ȭ

Casse-Noisette en direct et en haute dłęfinition est un partenariat entre le Ballet national du Canada, Cineplex Divertissement et Bravo!. ł─ la suite de la diffusion le 13 dłęcembre, Casse-Noisette sera prłęsentłę sur les ondes de Bravo! łŢ une date ultłęrieure qui sera annoncłęe sous peu.

Casse-Noisette en direct et en haute dłęfinition est rendue possible grłóce łŢ TD Waterhouse, et łŢ la participation financił«re additionnelle de John et Claudine Bailey.

Le ballet Casse-Noisette sera filmłę au Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts de Toronto, au moyen de six camłęras en haute dłęfinition, et sera diffusłę en direct dans des cinłęmas partout au Canada, y compris les 11 cinłęmas suivants du Qułębec :

Cinłęma Cineplex Odeon Brossard

9350, boul. Leduc

Brossard, Qułębec

Cinłęma Colisłęe Kirkland

3200, rue Jean-Yves

Kirkland, Qułębec

Cinłęma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin

350, rue łÔmery

Montrłęal, Qułębec

Cinłęma Cineplex Odeon Beauport

825, rue Clemenceau

Beauport, Qułębec

Cinłęma Galaxy Sherbrooke

4204, boul. Bertrand-Fabi

Sherbrooke, Qułębec

Cinłęma Galaxy Victoriaville

1121, boul. Jutras Est

Victoriaville, Qułębec

Cinłęma Colossus Laval

2800, rue du Cosmodłąme

Laval, Qułębec

Cinłęma Banque Scotia Montrłęal

977, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest

Montrłęal, Qułębec

Cinłęma Starcitłę Montrłęal

4825, ave. Pierre-de-Coubertin

Montrłęal, Qułębec

Cinłęma Cineplex Odeon Ste-Foy

1200, boul. Duplessis

Ste-Foy, Qułębec

Cinłęma Fleur-de-Lys

4520, boul. des Rłęcollets

Trois-Rivił«res, Qułębec

Voici le prix des billets : enfants de 3 łŢ 12 ans : 9,95 $, ałĂnłęs : 17,95 $ et adulte : 19,95 $ (les taxes sont en sus). Nous offrons aussi un forfait familial au prix de 49,95 $, qui comprend deux billets dĺ─˘entrłęe pour adulte ou pour ałĂnłę et deux billets dĺ─˘entrłęe pour enfant. Le forfait familial est seulement offert łŢ la billetterie des cinłęmas participants. Visitez le cineplex.com pour de plus amples dłętails sur les billets et les cinłęmas participants.

Casse-Noisette

La production de Casse-Noisette du Ballet national du Canada fait dorłęnavant partie de la tradition des fłütes. Se dłęroulant dans la campagne russe du 19e sił«cle, Casse-Noisette allie les paysages naturels dłętaillłęs et les paysages fłęeriques et extravagants oł╝ le monde recouvert de glace scintillante de la reine des neiges et les splendeurs du palais dorłę de la fłęe Dragłęe se cłątoient. La prestation dĺ─˘aprł«s-midi du 13 dłęcembre est dĺ─˘une durłęe de 115 minutes et comprend un entracte de 20 minutes.

Casse-Noisette : chorłęgraphie et libretto par James Kudelka, musique par Pyotr Ilyich Tchałěkovski, conception des dłęcors et des costumes par Santo Loquasto et conception de lĺ─˘łęclairage par Jennifer Tipton.

La production Casse-Noisette du Ballet national du Canada sera prłęsentłęe du 6 au 28 dłęcembre au Four Seasons Centre de Toronto. Prił«re de visiter thenutcracker.ca pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements.

Casse-Noisette sera aussi mis en scł«ne par diverses compagnies de ballet au Canada durant la płęriode des fłütes dont Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrłęal. Veuillez visiter le http://www.grandsballets.com/en/index_achat-de-billets.cfm pour plus de dłętails.

Pour obtenir une liste de toutes les productions de Casse-Noisette mises en scł«ne au Canada, prił«re de visiter le www.national.ballet.ca.

ł─ propos de Cineplex Divertissement LP

Cineplex Divertissement LP est la plus importante entreprise dĺ─˘exploitation de salles de cinłęma au Canada. Elle possł«de, loue ou exploite en coentreprise 130 cinłęmas totalisant 1 325 łęcrans et accueille chaque annłęe quelque 61 millions dĺ─˘invitłęs. Cineplex Divertissement LP, dont le sił«ge social est situłę łŢ Toronto au Canada, exploite des cinłęmas de la Colombie-Britannique jusquĺ─˘au Qułębec. Elle est la plus importante entreprise dĺ─˘exploitation de cinłęma numłęrique, 3D et de films en version IMAX au pays. Fił«re dĺ─˘łütre canadienne, lĺ─˘entreprise de plus de 8 000 employłęs exploite les cinłęmas des marques reconnues suivantes: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players - qui inclut les cinłęmas Colisłęe, Colossus et StarCitłę - en plus de la chałĂne Cinema City et les cinłęmas Banque Scotia. Les parts du Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, qui dłętient environ 76 % de Cineplex Divertissement LP, sont nłęgociłęes łŢ la Bourse de Toronto sous le symbole CGX.UN. Pour plus de dłętails, visitez www.cineplex.com.

ł─ propos de Bravo!

Bravo! est un oasis dans le paysage tłęlłęvisuel oł╝ les spectateurs se donnent rendez-vous avec les arts, que ce soit de lĺ─˘opłęra classique, un documentaire sur lĺ─˘art, un concert filmłę dans la salle de spectacle Bravo! ou un film łŢ lĺ─˘avant-garde, Bravo! donne lĺ─˘occasion aux spectateurs de vivre des expłęriences enrichissantes qui portent łŢ la rłęflexion. Donnez-vous rendez-vous avec les arts chaque soir sur les ondes de Bravo! (www.bravo.ca). Bravo! est la propriłętłę de CTV Limited, une division de CTVglomedia, compagnie multimłędia numłęro un du Canada.

La saison 2008-2009 est prłęsentłęe par CTV et The Globe and Mail.

TD Waterhouse est le commanditaire prłęsentateur de la production torontoise de Casse-Noisette prłęsentłęe au Four Seasons Centre.

Casse-Noisette est rendue possible grłóce łŢ la participation financił«re des assureurs de production Sandra et Jim Pitblado, Lawrence et Ann Heisey et un ami anonyme du Ballet national.

Le Ballet national du Canada est reconnaissant de la participation de : ACTRA, Canadian Actorsĺ─˘ Equity Association, I.A.T.S.E., Toronto Musicians Association, Local 149 et A.F.M.

Le Ballet national du Canada tient łŢ remercier les organismes suivants de leur appui continu : le Conseil des Arts du Canada; lĺ─˘Office du dłęveloppement łęconomique et lĺ─˘Office du dłęveloppement et de la culture de la Citłę de Toronto; lĺ─˘Honorable James Moore, ministre fłędłęral du Patrimoine canadien et des Langues officielles; le gouvernement de lĺ─˘Ontario; la Fondation des arts de lĺ─˘Ontario et la Fondation Trillium de lĺ─˘Ontario.

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The National Ballet of Canadaĺ─˘s The Nutcracker Live in High-Definition Returns Exclusively to 79 Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

Toronto, ON December 2, 2008 (TSX: CGX.UN) Due to the tremendous success of last yearĺ─˘s first-ever presentation of The National Ballet of Canadaĺ─˘s The Nutcracker, The Nutcracker live in High-Definition (HD) returns exclusively to an expanded number of Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country. The one-time only presentation of The Nutcracker will be shown in select Cineplex Entertainment theatres on December 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm EST. Advance tickets are on sale now online at www.cineplex.com as well as at participating theatre box offices.

ĺ─˙I am extremely proud to be able to share our production of The Nutcracker with Canadians nationwide. And this year, we will expand our reach even more, bringing this great holiday tradition to a greater number of communities across the country,ĺ─¨ says Karen Kain, Artistic Director.

ĺ─˙We are excited to once again present The Nutcracker to our theatre audiences across the country,ĺ─¨ says Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. ĺ─˙The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that should be experienced by as many people as possible and we have expanded the number of theatres to ensure everyone can enjoy it.ĺ─¨

The Nutcracker live in HD is a three-way partnership between The National Ballet of Canada, Cineplex Entertainment and Bravo!. Following the simulcast on December 13, The Nutcracker will be broadcast on Bravo! at a later date that will be announced shortly.

The Nutcracker live in HD is presented by TD Waterhouse, with additional funding by John and Claudine Bailey.

The Nutcracker will be captured by six HD cameras at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto and transmitted live via satellite to the following theatres throughout Quebec:

Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas

825, rue Clemenceau

Beauport, PQ

Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas

9350, boul. Leduc

Brossard, PQ

Colisłęe Kirkland Cinemas

3200 rue Jean Yves

Kirkland, PQ

Starcitłę Montreal Cinemas

4825, ave. Pierre de Coubertin

Montreal, PQ

Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke

4204, boul. Bertrand-Fabi

Sherbrooke, PQ

Galaxy Cinemas Victoriaville

1121, boul. Jutras-Est

Victoriaville, PQ

Colossus Laval Cinemas

2800 Cosmodome Street

Laval, PQ

Scotiabank Theatre Montreal

977, Ste-Catherine W

Montreal, PQ

Cineplex Odeon Latin Quarter Cinemas

350, rue Emery

Montreal, PQ

Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas

1200, boul. Duplessis

Ste. Foy, PQ

Galaxy Cinemas Trois-Rivieres

4520 boul. des Rłęcollets

Trois-Rivieres, PQ

Admission for children ages 3-12 is $9.95, for seniors is $17.95 and general admission is $19.95, plus applicable taxes. A special Family Pack price is also being offered for $49.95, plus applicable taxes, which includes two adult or two senior admissions and two child admissions. The Family Pack is available at participating theatre box offices only. A special group rate is also available for groups of twenty or more at $16.50 per person (general admission) and $8.50 per child. For more information on group rates, call 1-800-313-4461. For more information on tickets and theatre locations, visit www.cineplex.com.

The Nutcracker

The National Ballet of Canada's The Nutcracker is a magical holiday tradition. Set in the rustic world of rural 19th-century Russia, The Nutcracker blends an affectionately detailed natural setting with an extravagant dreamscape of wonders, from the glittering, ice-coated world of the Snow Queen to the awe-inspiring splendour of the golden palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The December 13 matinee performance runs 115 minutes, with a 20 minute intermission.

The Nutcrackerĺ─˘s choreography and libretto are by James Kudelka, music is by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, set and costume design are by Santo Loquasto and lighting design is by Jennifer Tipton.

The National Ballet of Canada's The Nutcracker is live on stage in Toronto from December 6 ĺ─ý 28, 2008 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Visit thenutcracker.ca for more information and to buy tickets.

Ballet companies across Canada perform their own productions of The Nutcracker this holiday season, including Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montrłęal. For details, visit http://www.grandsballets.com/en/spectacle.php?spectacle=10.

For a listing of all presentations of The Nutcracker on stage across Canada, visit http://www.national.ballet.ca/TheNutcracker/live.html.

About Cineplex Entertainment LP

As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,325 screens serving approximately 61 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the largest exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. Proudly Canadian and with a workforce of more than 8,000, the company operates the following top tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy and Famous Players including Colossus, Coliseum and SilverCity, in addition to Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 76% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit www.cineplex.com.

About Bravo!

Bravo! is an oasis in the television landscape where viewers make a regular appointment with the arts. Whether itĺ─˘s a classic opera, an art documentary, a concert performance in the Bravo! Concert Hall, or a cutting-edge film, Bravo! gives viewers an opportunity for enriching and thought-provoking experiences. Make an appointment with the arts each night on Bravo! (www.bravo.ca). Bravo! is owned by CTV Limited, a division of CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier multi-media company

The 2008/09 Season is presented by CTV and The Globe and Mail.

TD Waterhouse is the presenting sponsor of the Toronto production of The Nutcracker at the
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

The Nutcracker is made possible by generous financial support from production underwriters Sandra & Jim Pitblado, Lawrence & Ann Heisey and an anonymous friend of the National Ballet.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges ACTRA, Canadian Actorsĺ─˘ Equity Association, I.A.T.S.E., Toronto Musicians Association, Local 149 and A.F.M.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Department; The Government of Canada through the Honourable James Moore, Minister, the Department of Canadian Heritage; the Government of Ontario; the Ontario Arts Foundation; the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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