Tuesday April 8
Presented by Susan Kevra, Senior Lecturer in French
Canada (2005) Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée. This coming of age story centers on Zach, one of five sons living in a working class Montreal neighborhood. Born in the 1960s to a doting mother and macho father, Zach struggles with his identity and sexuality against the backdrop of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution, a period characterized by radical break from its repressive, Catholic past. Moving, humorous and painful, the film offers us a vision of Canada many Americans know little about, while exploring territories of the heart that transcend national differences. French with English subtitles. 137 mins. DVD.