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Film Screening: Evicted City by Laurence Turcotte-Fraser & Priscillia Piccoli +Q&A (co-presented by the Concordia Ethnography Lab + with the McGill Critical Media Club)

March 15 @ 18:30 - 20:30

Clusters: Speculative Life

The Concordia Ethnography Lab has once again teamed up with McGill’s Critical Media Club, this time to host Laurence Turcotte-Fraser & Priscillia Piccoli who will present their powerful film Evicted City (2023). The screening and talk is happening March 15th, 2024 at 6:30 pm at the VA-114 Cinema of Concordia. Free! No registration! All are invited!

About the film: Montreal — one of the few remaining affordable cities in North America — is now in the midst of an unprecedented housing crisis. An intimate portrait of socio-political resistance, this multilayered film explores the human impact of real estate speculation on the cities of tomorrow.

About the directors: Laurence Turcotte-Fraser is an emerging filmmaker first known for her short film Domino (Regards 2018), as well as her director of photography work (L’étrange province, Les Jaunes, Blast Beat). Her first feature-length documentary, The End of Wonderland (2021), was released theatrically in Canada and travelled internationally (IDFA, RIDM, OUTFEST LA, BFI FLARE). This eccentric portrait of erotic artist Tara Emory allowed her to explore her love for direct cinema and to find a human approach both in front of and behind the camera. With her second feature film Evicted City, co-directed with Priscillia Piccoli, she continues her documentary artistic approach by scrutinizing the housing crisis in her home city, Montreal.

Priscillia Piccoli is an emerging filmmaker known for her short film Mathieu (Bell Fund Prize, Fantasia International Film Festival) and her short documentary As Hard As Ice (Prix d’Unis TV et Réalisatrices Équitables at the 2020 Regions Race). Committed to direct cinema, Priscillia uses the 7th art to find the silver lining in social-political dilemmas. During the first year of the pandemic, while training as a social worker in a homeless day center, she questioned the storm to come in her hometown, Montreal. With her first feature film Evicted City, co-directed with Laurence Turcotte-Fraser, Priscillia launches a cry from the heart by granting the right to speak to the evicted people of a metropolis in full change.

This event is supported by the Concordia Ethnography Lab’s Visual Methods Studio (VMS) and the McGill Critical Media Club.


March 15
18:30 - 20:30
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Concordia University – VA-114 Cinema
1395 Blvd. René-Lévesque Ouest
Montreal, Quebec H3G 2M5 Canada
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