Big Giant Wave

Opening night – Cocktail reception

Lac-Brome Theater
August 18,2023
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Opening film: Big Giant Wave

Lac-Brome Theater
August 18,2023
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Marie-Julie Dallaire 

88 min.
Quebec 2020
VOF with French subtitles

Big Giant Wave is an ode to music, the invisible abstract and fleeting 

sequence of sounds that creates in the brain the same reaction as chocolate, sex, or drugs. Conceived as a cinematographic wave, this documentary takes us from Canada to Italy via Sweden, Mexico and the American West Coast to meet fascinating scientists and artists who, from their various backgrounds, illustrate our essential connection with rhythm, music, our planet, the brain, daily lives and our collective humanity.

Q&A with director Marie-Julie Dallaire
and surprise musical event
Galerie Blanka
9:30 pm – 12:00 am

A graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Marie-Julie Dallaire works in film, television and advertising (Cinélande, Mtl). She took part in the Destination Monde race (1993-1994) and in the 1996 collective film Cosmos, which won the Prix des cinémas d’art et d’essai at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. With Notre père, a film about Pops, Father Emmett Johns, founder of the organization Le bon Dieu dans la rue, she won the 2007 Alex and Ruth Dworkin Foundation Award for the promotion of tolerance through cinema at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. That same year, the film was nominated for the Jutra award for best documentary of the year. Also in 2007, Marie-Antoinette sur fond vert won the Gémeaux award for Best Documentary – Culture. In 2009, she directed the series Un monde sans pitié, broadcast on Télé-Québec and nominated for a Gémeaux award (2010) in the “best documentary series” category. In July 2015, Denis Villeneuve entrusted her with the direction of the 2nd team for his latest American film, Arrival.