Culture Canada2006.7 & 2006.8

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Event Calendar Ji_Ɠ{
This month's feature events are:
  • gSophie Milmanhdebut CD release
  • Broken Social Scene at the Fuji Rock Festival
  • Daniel Powter at Summer Sonic '06
  • Release of Canada-UK co-production gTidelandh
  • Release of gThe Last Trapperh
  • Vivian ReissF Portraits iExhibitionj
  • Temporary closing of the Library

y^Music^La Musique

gSophie Milmanh debut CD release

Wednesday, July 26, 2006
@@Victor Entertainment, Inc.

Sophie Milman peaked at 1 on iTunes US Jazz downloads in May, 2006, and her album was at number 14 on Billboard US's Jazz album chart. When Sophie debuted in Japan at the Embassy of Canada's Theatre on May 30, her CD topped the eNew Jazz Vocalistf lists at both HMV and Tower Records in Shibuya. With this Japanese release of her debut CD from Victor Entertainment, her future in Japan just gets brighter and brighterI She is the next Canadian Jazz sensation following Holly Cole and Diana Krall.

Broken Social Scene at the Fuji Rock Festival

Sunday, July 30, 2006
@@Naeba Ski Resort
@@Yuzawa-machi, Niigata

Fuji Rock Festival, Japan's original music festival, will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year. Following the release of their CD by Pony Canyon in Japan, Broken Social Scene, a leading alternative rock band in Canada, is growing in popularity in Japan. They are scheduled to appear on the White Stage. Tickets to Fuji Rock will sell out, so be sure to buy yours earlyI

Daniel Powter at Summer Sonic '06

Saturday, August 12, 2006
@@TOKYOFChiba Marine Stadium,
@@Makuhari Messe
Sunday, August 13, 2006
@@OSAKAFWTC Open Air Stadium,
@@INTEX Osaka, Zepp Osaka

Daniel Powter first broke in Europe, then in the US, and now he is also a huge hit in Japan where his hit song gBad Dayh peaked at 1. Daniel's Tokyo debut at the Embassy of Canada's Theatre was standing room only. Already well on his way to becoming a global superstar, this Canadian piano-man^singer-songwriter will appear at this year's Summer Sonic Music Festival, Japan's largest music festival. Summer Sonic is likely to sell out again, so be sure to buy your tickets earlyI

f^Film^Les films

Release of Canada-UK co-production gTidelandh

Starts Saturday, July 8 at Ebisu Garden Cinema
@@and Shinjuku Musashinokan.
@@Other cities later.

This latest work from individualistic director Terry Gilliam is the story of Jeliza-Rose, an eccentric couple's only daughter. When her mother suddenly dies, her father takes her to live in Grandmother's house, falling apart in the middle of nowhere. But Dad suddenly leaves gon vacationh and Jeliza-Rose is all alone. With her sturdy imagination and strong vitality, she crosses the barrier between reality and fantasy.

Jeliza-Rose, a modern Alice in Wonderland, is vividly portrayed by the delightfully unaffected and extremely talented Jodelle Ferland. Only ten when the movie was made, Jodelle has 25 films and TV dramas as well as numerous awards to her credit already. Filming was on the broad golden prairies of Regina, Saskatchewan. 2005. 117 minutes. In English with Japanese subtitles.

Release of gThe Last Trapperh

Starts Saturday, August 12 at Theatre Times
@@Square and Ginza Theatre Cinema.
@@Other cities later.

This moving docu-drama depicts a year in the life of old trapper Norman Winther and his team of dogs in the harsh natural environment of Canada's Yukon Territory. Deep in the Rockies and proudly uninterested in others, Norman lives the old fashioned way in coexistence with nature, paddling his canoe in spring, driving his dogsled and tracking animals in winter. Still alive today, he is the last of a dying breed.

Norman keeps nature's rules, shows respect to animals and hunts only to live. His way of life and his loving bond to his dogs has something to say to those who believe nature should be left alone. 2004. 101 minutes. In English with Japanese subtitles. A French-Canadian-German-Swiss-Italian co-production.

Now showing
gThe CorporationhiFilmj
UPLINK X^FACTORYiJj, Tokyo and other cities

Now showing
gCrashh directed by Paul HaggisiFilmj
Various citiesiJj

Now showing
gSaint Ralphh directed by Michael McGowaniFilmj
Various citiesiJj

Now showing
gA History of Violenceh directed by David CronenbergiFilmj
Various citiesiJj

Now showing
gThe White Planethidocumentary filmj
TOHO Cinemas Roppongi Hills and othersiJj

3 Dance Films from Canada at Image Forum Festival 2006
Park Tower Hall^Tokyo, Goethe-Institute Kyoto, Fukuoka City Public Library, Aichi Arts Center Yokohama Museum of Art

Rolph ScarlettF PainterCDesignerCJeweller
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo

`mid August
Short Shorts Film Festival 2006
Laforet Museum HarajukuCAstro Hall Harajuku and Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills in Tokyo and in other cities

Robert Lepage gThe Andersen Projecth
`7^8FSetagaya Public Theatre
@@Hyogo Performing Arts Center
7^21`22FThe Museum of Art, Kochi
@@Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other FavouritesiJj
Kameari Ririo Hall and others, Various cities

Third Annual Canada Day in the Park
Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

Canada Project Presentation
gCanadian Geography Studies on Tropical Forests and Lumberh
The International University of Kagoshima, 3F Presentation Hall

Ebisu Garden Cinema, Shinjuku Musashiokan and othersiJj

2006^7^8`9, 13`17
Tokyo International Lesbian Gay Film Fesival 2006
Tokyo Women's Plaza Hall, Spiral Hall

Montreal Day
Hiroshima Station, South Exit, YaleYale Underground Plaza

SKIP City International D|Cinema Festival 2006
Kawaguchi SKIP City, Saitama

Canadian Jazz singer Carol Welsman Live at Cotton Club, TokyoiJj

Japan release of Sophie Milman
debut CD eSophie Milmanf by Victor EntertainmentiJj

Broken Social Scene to appear at Fuji Rock Festivalf06I
Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata

Karuizawa Shaw Festival 2006iJj
Shaw Chapel, Karuizawa

2006^8^4`6, 8`13, 9^2`3
Kodomotachino Kinder Film Festival
Hino Shiminkaikan, Aoyama Enkei Gekijo, Setagaya Kuminkaikan, Tokyo

Vivian ReissFPortraitsiexhibitionj
Prince Takamado Gallery, the Embassy of Canada, Tokyo

gThe Last TrapperhiFilmj
Theatre Times Square, Ginza Theatre Cinema and othersiJj

Daniel Powter to perform at Summer Sonicf06I
@@Chiba Marine Stadium, Makuhari Messe
@@WTC Open Air Stadium,
@@INTEX Osaka, Zepp Osaka

Japan release of The Dears CD eGang of Losersf
V2 RecordsiJj

Hiroshima International Animation Festival
Aster Plaza

o|p^Visual Arts^Les arts visuels

Vivian ReissF Portraits iExhibitionj

Monday, August 7 - Wednesday, September 20, 2006
@@Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

This exhibition by Toronto-based Vivian Reiss, a presenter at this year's Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial, features twenty portraits of Canadians active on the arts scene such as singer^songwriter Gordie Johnson, pianist Eve Egoyan and dancer^choreographer Marie-Josée Chartier. A few landscapes and still lifes are included as well.

Rich in vivid colour and full of vitality, Reiss's paintings all demonstrate psychological depth and passion for creating the sublime.

}ف^Library^La bibliothèque

Temporary closing of the Library

The library will be closed from Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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