AN ON-GONG SERIES OF FILMS, MUSIC, PERFORMANCES AND VISUAL ART celebrating the innovative, utterly bizarre and extremely vast body of work from our neighbors to the north. Their films may be smaller, but at least their country is bigger!

Size does matter. CANADA IS BIGGER THAN THE U.S.

presented by

1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
(between Euterpe & Terpsichore, across from Cafe Reconcile)
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
(504) 352-1150  – real person
http://www.zeitgeistinc.net    rene@zeitgeistinc.net

$8 general / $7 students & seniors / $6 Zeitgeist members
unless otherwise noted. Hey, we will even accept Canadian money.

“I have been attending the Toronto International Film Festival regularly since 1990. Aside from seeing films from all the world, it has given me a profound appreciation of the work of Canadian filmmakers. Due to my love for the work of filmmaker Guy Maddin, in 1991 I programmed the largest exhibition of works by the Winnipeg Film Group outside of Canada, THE MONDO MANITOBA MARATHON which I presented at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, N.Y. as well as here in New Orleans. As part of the marathon, I produced a 30 minute video on the working relationship between filmmaker Guy Maddin and screen-writer George Toles entitled STRANGLED BY A LARGE INTESTINE. Then from 1995 to 1997, Zeitgeist presented an on-going series of films and performances entitled QUEERLY CANADIAN, which celebrated works and artists from Canada that personified both definitions of the word “queer”, meaning either “gay” or “odd”. Over the years Zeitgeist has hosted Canadian performers and filmmakers Bruce La Bruce, David Bateman, Michael Achtmann, and David Roche. We have screened hundreds of films from Canada, but we didn’t actively advertise that it was from Canada. That’s not enough. This work needs to be celebrated and exposed to new audiences. We need bigger!” – Rene Broussard, Zeitgeist Founder/Director

According to Canadian author and Prespyterian minister Tristan Emmanuel, Canada is looking to destroy America. In his new book, WARNED: CANADA’S REVOLUTION AGAINST FAITH, FAMILY AND FREEDOM THREATENS AMERICA, Emmanuel writes:

“Canada is being used as a staging ground to export radical liberalism and its being aimed right at America: everything from gay ‘marriage’ to polygamy to lowering the age of sexual consent and strengthening ‘human rights’ laws to protect prostitution. If it’s radically liberal, Canada is involved.”

Well if this is true, it’s all the more reason for Zeitgeist to celebrate and to help promote their agenda.

I’m not saying that Canada is trying to turn America Gay, but not only is Canada bigger than the U.S. (and we all know size does matter!), when you look at the map, it’s on top…

Since we began this  series in January of 2009 we have been proud to bring Canadian filmmakers INGRID VENINGER (Only), VELCROW RIPPER (ScaredSacred and Fierce Light), CHRISTOPHER ROHDE (SAW VIDEO Media Arts Centre – Ottawa), RYAN STEC & VERONIQUE COUILLARD (Public Domain) and JACOB TIERNEY (The Trosky) along with leading actress EMILY HAMPSHIRE (The Trotsky, Good Neighbors) to New Orleans.  We have also hosted performances by Canadian musicians JOANNE MACKELL AND THE PARADISE RANGERS (Toronto), WEE GOLDEN (Toronto) and GORDAN GRDINA + KENTON LOWEN (Vancouver), as well as performance artists DAVID BATEMAN + DAVID ROCHE (Toronto).  We also hosted an exhibition with visiting Canadian photographer GERRY YAUM. Plus scores of films.
Coming Soon:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 78 other followers

%d bloggers like this: