Smoke and Mirrors

“Signs and symbols control the world, not phases and laws” ~ Confucius

How much of what you see in the media do you believe to be true?  Do the media giants have a strong incentive to tell the truth? Or is it in Truth that they stand to lose the most?  Is there any truth in what we see in the media at all?  Or do we have to search for it behind covert symbols?

By strategically placing Smoke and Mirrors in the Xpression Gallery space over its cloud painted floor, we will attempt to answer these questions by forcing the audience to question their own sense of perception.  Featuring comedy and mental stylings by Math Boylan, stand up from George Hamilton Braithwaite and Sandrine Charbonneau, a lesson  Propaganda videos by Jay Lemieux, a Political Magician, Culture Jams and Visual art.

In English, Saturday, June 26, 9pm, Xpression Gallery, 5334 de Gaspé, suite 308, PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN, we do not supply alcohol, you are responsible for your own beverages, for info 514-808-9053

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Cinema Political presents GRASS

Cinema Politica presents a special screening of the documentary GRASS as a benefit for those recently arrested in raids on Quebec Compassion Clubs.

Ron Mann/ Canada/ 2000/ 80 min.

Award- winning director Ron Mann (Comic Book Confidential, Twist) hooks up with actor/ activist Woody Harrelson to deal you GRASS, a highly spirited and innovative look into one of America’s most deeply rooted cultural myths: “the evils of marijuana.” Utilizing hilarious footage from U.S. Government propaganda films, and eye- popping animation from underground artist Paul Mavrides, GRASS blows the lid off the war on marijuana. Find out how a nice person like yourself became a dangerous criminal.

For more on Cinema Politica:

In English, Monday, June 21st, 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm), Theatre Plaza, 6505 St-Hubert, suggested donation $5

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