Now in his 80s, the Dalai Lama is dealing with mortality but it doesn’t seem to concern him much. This inspiring documentary looks at the life of the Dalai Lama and focuses on his thoughts and reflections looking back and forward. The big question everyone is asking: will the Dalai Lama be reincarnated again? He isn’t so sure. The Last Dalai Lama? also features interviews with those who admire him, including Philip Glass, who composes the film’s score with Tenzin Choegyal.
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Renowned Dutch architectural thinker and designer Rem Koolhaas is a singular genius with an astounding body of work. In line with his principles of dynamism, this unique documentary conveys the human experience of architecture as an interactive relationship that shifts and evolves, emphasizing moving camera footage to properly explore space. Directed by his son Tomas, REM provides full access to Koolhaas’ process and philosophy.
A Community in Concert
Maestro Alvaro Lozano Gutierrez conducts a chorus of over 100 community singers from the MNjcc’s Opera for All, SICA Opera and Opera Studio programs.
Hear favourite opera choruses and solos from Madame Butterfly, Tosca, Carmen and more! With Pianist Clive Walton.
Doors Open at 6:30pm
concert held at Trinity St. Paul’s
427 Bloor Street West
Purchase tickets in advance on Eventbrite!
Fifty years on, the full story of Expo 67 mania is finally ready to be told. With incredible never-before-seen footage, Expo 67: Mission Impossible gives viewers the chance to relive Canada's landmark event in a whole new light. Travel back, take in the festivities and watch this transformative moment in Montreal's history when a whole new island was added to the city, 847 buildings were constructed, as well as three bridges, trains, an amusement park and more in just over 1,500 days.
One of the contemporary art world's biggest superstars and an award-winning filmmaker (Before Night Falls, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Julian Schnabel is a versatile artist and boisterous personality. Director Pappi Corsicato observes the master at work and takes a comprehensive look at the painter's life: from his formative years in Brownsville, Texas, to his meteoric rise in the New York art scene and eventual superstardom as the leading figure of the Neo-Expressionism movement.
KUNÉ (“together” in Esperanto) features top-notch musicians originally from all over the globe who have been brought together by The Royal Conservatory to create an ensemble that looks and sounds like Canada today. At this special concert, KUNÉ launches their debut, self-titled recording with Universal Music.
The second part of the evening features Juno award-winning trumpeter and composer, David Buchbinder, and Grammy Award nominated Cuban piano master, Hilario Durán, with their band, Odessa/Havana. – I changed “are joined” as they are not performing together.
Janine Jansen’s violin playing has been described as “so golden, so delicate, almost ethereal” (The Times), “a tantalizing dance of colours and textures” (New York Times), and “a stunning display of sustained intensity” (The Guardian).
Nearly forty years after he began one of music’s most remarkable careers, Johnny Clegg is embarking on his final world tour. Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey World Tour represents the peak of a career that has combined near matchless music success with sustained - and significant - social, political and cultural impact.