The Memories of Angels

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  80 min.
Release Date: October 20, 2008 (limited)

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Like today's DJs who re-mix and energize contemporary music, filmmaker Luc Bourdon has created a virtuoso mosaic of stockshots and clips from 120 NFB films to present Montreal of the '50s and '60s.

Documentary, poetry and essay rolled into one, The Memories of Angels is a singular lesson in Montreal history with its famous figures, symbolic places and ordinary citizens. Without commentary, the film moves from the red light district to Jean Drapeau, the Jacques-Cartier market, department stores downtown, textile factories and the construction of Place Ville-Marie. We meet Geneviève Bujold, Félix Leclerc, Oscar Peterson, Monique Mercure and Igor Stravinsky. We hear Raymond Lévesque, Jean Drapeau and René Lecavalier.

Director: Luc Bourdon
Studio: National Film Board of Canada
Producer(s): Christian Medawar
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