Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - Cinema Politica turns 15 + Documentary Futurism Launch
Join us on Saturday, September 15, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Cinema Politica and the launch of our new project, "The Next 150: Documentary Futurism." To hell with sweet 16, bring on feisty 15!
Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is by donation — $5 to $15 is suggested. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan
We are thrilled to be hosting Toronto-based Noh-Wave prog collective Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. Their latest release, Dirt (Paper Bag Records, 2018), is the soundtrack to an unreleased Haudenosaunee and Buddhist anime from 1987. It combines Iroquois creation myth, Buddhist principles and classic sci-fi themes to explore the tragic nature of humanity. Their live show is a sensory overload making ample use of makeup, costumes and, of course, sound to bring audiences into their world.
Eliza Kavtion is a Mohawk experimental guitarist. Layering samples over her virtuosic guitar playing, she uses her music to explore issues related to indigenous sovereignty and resistance. A true devotee of the shred — her riffing is as radical as her politics. Drummer John Milchem rounds out the lineup, providing pulsing, organic beats.
BBBy (DJ set)
BBBy aka 100% Broke is one of the fiercest DJs Montreal has to offer. Of Haitian descent, this queer virtuoso is on the cutting-edge of club music and hosts a myriad of inclusive events that enrich the Montreal music scene.
Hosted by Jordan Arseneault
Jordan Arseneault is a performer, social artist, writer and meeting facilitator. Arseneault’s workshops address issues around criminalization, stigma, HIV/AIDS, addiction and community. He hosts cabarets by night and curates film programs by day for Media Queer — a curatorial tool for LGBTQ Canadian and Quebec film and video.
Hexagram-UQAM, Pavillon des Sciences biologiques (SB), 1Y4, 141 Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3X8