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Wild Talks Lecture Series with Jean-Marc Vallée

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Jean-Marc Vallée, Yves Bélanger, BFA 84, Tim Southam


This event is free


University Advancement


Centre Mont-Royal
2200 Mansfield St., Montreal, Quebec


Hear award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer Jean-Marc Vallée candidly discuss his career and creative process with long-time artistic collaborator, cinematographer Yves Bélanger, BFA 84.

The bilingual conversation will be moderated by director Tim Southam.

This event — the fifth annual “Wild Talks” lecture at Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts — is live only and open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

5:30 p.m. Doors open
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. In-person event

Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield St., Montreal, Quebec

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all participants are required to register in advance. Walk-ins will not be permitted. Vaccine passports must be presented upon arrival and masks worn on site.

Jean-Marc Vallée

Filmmaker, screenwriter and producer

Jean-Marc Vallée

Jean-Marc Vallée has written and directed numerous films and television series, which have received the highest distinctions around the world. C.R.A.Z.Y., Café de Flore, Dallas Buyers Club, Wild, Demolition, Big Little Lies and Sharp Objects stand out for the inimitable touch that he knows how to infuse into all his achievements.

His films, featuring characters who are often torn apart and in search of happiness that is never easy, are imbued with great humanity and carried by a strong musical background. By tackling serious and complex subjects without compromise, Jean-Marc has built a work that is both powerful and intimate, which has conquered both critics and the general public.

He recently launched his company Crazyrose, in partnership with Nathan Ross, with the aim of financing and producing original content for film, television and various digital distribution platforms. The shooting of his next feature film on the life of John Lennon and Yoko Ono is scheduled for spring 2022.

Yves Bélanger, BFA 84


Jean-Marc Vallée

Yves Bélanger showed his first interest in cinema at the age of eight, when his father showed him 2001: A Space Odyssey. At 13 he started making his first short films.

He has worked on films by directors such as Alain DesRochers, Xavier Dolan and Clint Eastwood and he is a frequent collaborator of Jean-Marc Vallée. In 2016, he received a Canadian Screen Award for Best Cinematography for his work Brooklyn.

Read more about Yves Bélanger >

Tim Southam

Television and film director

Jean-Marc Vallée

Montreal-based director Tim Southam has directed feature films, many stage-based films, and several of the world’s most-watched television series.

His films include The Bay of Love and Sorrows, Drowning in Dreams, One Dead Indian, Satie and Suzanne, L’Histoire de l’oie and Danser Perreault. His series work includes American Gods, Bates Motel, House, Bones, Colony, The Good Doctor and Lost in Space.

Awards for his work include a Grammy nomination for Best Music Film, a DGC Award, several Prix Gémeaux and Geminis, several People’s Choice Awards and nominations for the Genie and Prix Iris. One of his three episodes of Bates Motel, Forever, was named a top episode of 2016 by The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter.

He is currently editing his filmed version of Eda Holmes’ celebrated TNM/Centaur production of Michel Marc Bouchard’s latest play, Embrasse.

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