34th edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)

Sunday, March 20, 2016, from 5:30 p.m.

Photo : Hockney

Screenings of the International Festival of Films on Art

As part of the 34th edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), the Museum, in collaboration with the Festival, will offer four days of public screenings in the J.A. Bombardier Theatre: Friday, March 11; Saturday, March 12; Saturday, March 19; and Sunday, March 20, 2016.

The films presented at the McCord Museum and carefully selected by FIFA will focus largely on themes related to the rich collections of the Museum and will underscore the important role played by photography, fashion and Aboriginal culture.

Please note that there is a charge to view the films presented at the McCord Museum as part of FIFA.
For ticket prices and descriptions of the films, please consult the 2016 FIFA website
Space is limited. Reservations are not required and cannot be accepted.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

At 5:30 p.m.:

Randall Wright, 2014
United Kingdom
Duration: 112 minutes
Original English version
Quebec premiere

For the first time, David Hockney (b.1937) has given unprecedented access to his personal archive of photographs and films, resulting in a frank and unparalleled visual diary of one of the most important artists of his generation. From the “swinging London” of the 1960s to the thriving New York scene of today, from his years in Los Angeles to his painful memories of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and ’90s, the film traces the artistic path of this charismatic rebel. Always searching for new ways of seeing, Hockney, at age 77, is still working with the same passion in the studio, seven days a week.

From 7:30 p.m.:

Et Schiaparelli créa la mode
Sabine Carbon, 2015
Duration: 52 minutes
Original French version
North American premiere

Born in Rome, Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) moved to Paris in 1922, where she became one of the most influential haute couture designers of the Roaring Twenties. Coco Chanel became her rival, Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn swooned over her designs, and Yves Saint Laurent was inspired by her style. She made waves with her innovative ideas, and associated with the iconoclastic artists of the time, from Dalí to Cocteau. But the Second World War put a halt to her rise, and she closed down her house in 1954.

Le testament d’Alexander McQueen
Loïc Prigent, 2015
Duration: 52 minutes
French and English, with French subtitles
North American premiere

The last two years in the career of fashion genius Alexander McQueen, who ended his life in 2010 at the age of forty. Focusing on his last four major collections, the film looks back at his staggering reflections on the state of fashion and consumer society. Featuring archival images from his spectacular and provocative shows, as well as previously unreleased interviews (including one with his mother), the film sheds light on the artist’s dazzling world, his sources of inspiration and obsessions.


Consult the complete program of screenings on Friday, March 11; Saturday, March 12; and Saturday, March 19

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