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Produced by ACPAV and co-produced by the NFB. Michel La Veaux’s Labrecque, une caméra pour la mémoire in Montreal and Quebec City theatres starting January 12.


December 5, 2017 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

After a well-received world premiere at the 36th Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FCIAT), the feature documentary Labrecque, une caméra pour la mémoire, directed by Michel La Veaux, opens in theatres in Montreal and Quebec City on Friday, January 12. The film will screen at the Cinémathèque québécoise in Montreal and the Cinéma Cartier in Quebec City. Labrecque, une caméra pour la mémoire offers a rare opportunity to witness a genuine encounter between renowned filmmaker and cinematographer Jean-Claude Labrecque (À hauteur d’homme), one of the pioneers of Quebec cinema, and the acclaimed Quebec cinematographer (Le démantèlement) and film director (Hôtel La Louisiane) Michel La Veaux. The film is produced by Nicole Hubert with executive producer Bernadette Payeur for the Association coopérative de productions audiovisuelles (ACPAV), and co-produced by the NFB, with Nathalie Cloutier as producer and Colette Loumède as executive producer. The documentary captures Labrecque’s passionate, humanistic perspective on the films, culture, and history of Quebec. Either Michel La Veaux or Jean-Claude Labrecque will be in attendance at some of the screenings.

About Labrecque, une caméra pour la mémoire (90 min)

This feature-length doc underscores not only the importance of Jean-Claude Labrecque’s work (especially in the documentary medium) but also his passion for film. The bond between Labrecque and director Michel La Veaux allows us to see beyond the images and discover the smaller story hidden within the larger one. La Veaux shares with us his own love for cinema and explores the humanistic perspective in Labrecque’s films, which have etched some of the great moments of Quebec’s culture and history into Quebecers’ collective memory.

Screenings at the Cinémathèque québécoise

During the first week of its run at the Cinémathèque québécoise, each screening of Labrecque, une caméra pour la mémoire will be followed by a short film that’s mentioned in the documentary and directed or shot by Labrecque. Audiences will be treated to titles such as 60 cyclesUn jeu si simpleMémoire en fête and Marie Uguay. The theatre will also feature an exhibit of posters made for Labrecque’s films.


Related Products

Electronic Press Kit | Images, trailers, synopsis: Labrecque, une caméra pour la mémoire (in French only)

Associated Links

Association coopérative de productions audiovisuelles (ACPAV)
Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Cinémathèque québécoise
Cinéma Cartier

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