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Illusions of Control – Montreal premiere with director Shannon Walsh!

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for the Montreal Theatrical release of Illusions of Control, with a Q&A with director and Concordia alumni Shannon Walsh!

A riveting meditation on resilience in the face of disaster, ILLUSIONS OF CONTROL unfolds in landscapes irrevocably shaped by human attempts to dominate them. Five women confront unbearable crises: Silvia searches for her missing daughter in the deserts of northern Mexico; Yang attempts to hold back the expanding desert in China; Kaori mobilizes mothers as citizen-scientist to monitor radiation in Fukushima, Japan; Stacey builds on Indigenous knowledge to confront toxic legacies in Yellowknife; and, Lauren stands at the crossroads of a terminal cancer diagnosis in Chicago. What opportunities does ecological instability offer for imagining new ways of relating to each other, to the places we inhabit, and to our collective future? Each story reveals surprising ways to live on, and reimagine life in the ruins.

Presented by Cinema Politica Network, hosted by Cinémathèque québécoise.

Friday February 7 @ 8:00 PM – director in attendance, English subtitles
Sunday February 9 @ 3:00 PM – director in attendance, French subtitles
Tuesday February 11 @ 6:00 PM
Saturday February 15 @ 3:00 PM
Monday February 17 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday February 19 @ 8:00 PM


Cinema Politica


Cinémathèque québécoise
355 Boul de Maisonneuve E.
Montreal, Quebec H2X 1K1 Canada
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