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Considering the relative proximity of our city to its cool francophone neighbor to the north, we would hope for more cultural exchange between the two. There is one development in particular that has piqued our attention in recent years: Double Negative, a fully-functioning, anti-establishment collective of experimental filmmakers in Montréal. Housed until recently in the apartment of one of its founders, Daïchi Saïto, with all the requisite analog filmmaking equipment, processing chemicals, and the like, the collective has finally decided to occupy an unused city building and to host screenings in a nearby park. When the city tried to remove their materials, Double Negative persisted and re-occupied the space. Things have progressed to a kind of truce and now the goal is to legitimize the space. We cannot wait to hear about the latest developments and to see cutting edge work from collective members and their friends, on 9/18, when Daïchi Saïto and colleague Eduardo Menz will present a program of 16mm, 35mm, and video works at Emerson’s Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount Center. Co-presented by Balagan Films, Bright Lights Series, and supported by the Québec Gov’t Office in Boston, this event is FREE to the public.

– Mariya Nikiforova

9/18 – 7:00PM

The Paramount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111

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