Thursday, February 8, 2007
Spoken Poetry and Spoken Print
In English. 4 zine makers conduct words on and off the page.
Propos sur «Le Peuple invisible» suivi de «Aliénor»
With Richard Desjardins
Sorry, sold out! • $25.00
In French. Year after year, Richard Desjardins engages with the world, well beyond his career as a singer-songwriter. With co-director Robert Monderie (Forest Alert, Mouche à feu, Comme des chiens en pacage), he has just made a documentary looking at the Algonquin people who, 6,000 years ago, inhabited an enormous territory and who now live in often deplorable conditions. The film is now at the editing stage, and the film, titled Le Peuple invisible, is expected out later this year. On February 8, in the warmth of the Sala Rossa, Richard Desjardins will give us the rare gift of telling us about his work in making the film. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions — who knows, maybe even influence his thinking… hmm.
Part two of this very special evening will see Desjardins perform — for only the second time in Quebec, his monologue Aliénor inspired by Eleanor of Aquitaine (mother of Richard-the-Lion-Heart). It promises to be an uncommonly good evening, if you’re at all familiar with Desjardins’s powerful portrayals on stage.