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Blazing Saddles by Mel Brooks

As part of « Django Project », our mutual retrospective with Fantasia that traces a parallel history of the Western, the Festival du nouveau cinéma invites you on Thursday, August 1st, to a special free outdoors screening : Blazing Saddles by Mel Brooks at Place de la Paix du Quartier des spectacles !


7 pm : DJ ALEXIS BOWLES & guest chef AARON LANGILLE from the Labo-culinaire Foodlab
9 pm : free screening in English, with French subtitles
Where : Place de la Paix : boul. Saint-Laurent, between Ste-Catherine St. and boul. René-Lévesque East
Don’t forget your folding chair and blanket !


Blazing Saddles
In the American Old West of 1874, a town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople.

An hysterical comedy signed by Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, etc.), a classic of happy and intelligent dementia, a succession of gags and a beautiful reflexion about the American society. A timeless and worship movie which will seduce public from 7 to 77 years old. Unavoidable !

The programming of Place de la Paix is a presentation of the Société des arts technologiques and Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, in collaboration with arrondissement de Ville-Marie, Labo-culinaire Foodlab and Mixsessions.

Bande annonce du film : ICI