On Thursday October 6th at 8pm there will be a screening of Pour La Suite du Monde in The Joinery, Stoneybatter with live musical accompaniment from 3epkano’s Matthew Nolan and Cameron Doyle – electric/acoustic guitar and lap steel, and Beautiful Unit and Si Schroeder’s Bryan O’Connell – drums/percussion.
Legendary cinéma vérité filmmakers Pierre Perrault and Michel Brault were attracted to Île-aux-Coudres for two reasons: the language of the people who lived on this small island in the St. Lawrence and the whale. For centuries the fishermen of Île-aux-Coudres had caught belugas. The souls of the dead were invoked for a successful catch, and a unique technique was used: the men sank a trap of saplings into offshore mud at low tide to capture the white whale, a tradition that was abandoned in 1920.
This feature-length film made in 1962 is the unrehearsed story of what happened when old-timers of the island were persuaded to revive the practice. And through the magic of words and the mystery of the catch, the film uncovers a spirituality rooted in the moon and the rhythm of the tides. Pour la suite du monde is more than a documentary; it is a fresco of the myths and legends among the traditional fishing communities of Quebec.
1962 / Black and White / 105mins
-€5 suggested donation