with JEAN-MARC VALLÉE
Saturday, June 9, 2012| 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Isabel Bader Theatre
Join the conversation in this interactive session with inimitable filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée. Renowned for his groundbreaking and inventive work in sound and image, Vallée is the creative force behind the films Café de Flore, The Young Victoria, and the runaway hit C.R.A.Z.Y. Film critic Richard Crouse will act as moderator and open up the discussion to you, the audience! Bring your questions and prepare to participate in this not-to-be-missed Master Class with one of Canadian Cinema’s greatest talents.
Montréal filmmaker JEAN-MARC VALLÉE made his ground-breaking feature debut with Liste Noire (Black List) in 1995. The stylish erotic thriller was a first for its genre in Québec cinema, and was honoured with nine Genie Award nominations. Jean-Marc went on to complete the first two instalments of his short film trilogy devoted to father-son relationships, Les Fleurs magiques (Magical Flowers) in 1995 and Les Mots magiques (Magical Words) in 1998. He returned to French-language features with the internationally acclaimed hit, C.R.A.Z.Y. which became a phenomenon; distributed in over 50 countries and winning some 20 international awards – including Best Canadian Film at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival, 11 Genie Awards, 15 Jutra Awards, and the Golden Reel Award. His first English language feature The Young Victoria, won an Oscar for Best Costume Design in 2010 and Vallée’s latest feature Café de Flore played the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals to great acclaim, has been sold to 25 countries, and won Best Canadian Film at both the Vancouver Film Critics Awards and the Atlantic Film Festival.
Richard Crouse is the regular film critic for CTV's Canada AM and the 24 hour news source CTV’s News Channel. In 2011 he hosted In Short, a series of eight hour long show showcasing BravoFact's best short films. He was the host of Reel to Real, Canada’s longest running television show about movies, from 1998 to 2008 and is a frequent guest on many national Canadian radio and television shows. His syndicated Saturday afternoon radio show, Entertainment Extra, originates on News Talk 1010 in Toronto. He is also the author of six books on pop culture history including Who Wrote the Book of Love, the best-selling The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, its sequel The Son of the 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen and the upcoming Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils. He also writes two weekly columns for Metro newspaper.