Organized by the Center for Home Movies and ARCMTL among other partners, this annual event showcases the overlooked and important contribution to popular history that amateur home movies provide. This year, all montrealers are invited to contribute their own home movies to the event, whose theme is Expo 67!
Being held on the 50th anniversary of Expo 67’s closing, what better way to celebrate than to spend an evening watching the home movies that so well documented the experience !
A mix of 8mm and 16mm projections, slides and digitized montages will be shown, accompanied by the music of the era in the magnificent retro-design atmosphere of Café Atomic. If you’d like to contribute your own home movies about Expo 67 or Terre des Hommes, you can email us in advance and-or bring them to the event: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Montreal Underground Origins
Montreal Underground Origins shines a light for current and future generations on the early days of what is now considered a thriving city of the arts. It was conceived and produced by the non-profit arts promotion and preservation organization, Archive Montreal (ARCMTL) starting in 2014.
Check out our image blog to peruse excerpts and full scans of vintage photos, magazines and varied publications from the era. Our blog features a growing number of articles, interviews and discussion transcripts exploring various aspects of the 1960s – 1970s Montreal underground arts and activist scene. Links to other websites, organizations or online resources to discover more about this era appear as a sidebar to the right of all posts on our blog.
Comments and discussion from the public are welcome! Anyone can post comments under each blog post on the site.
If you have any material or memories of your own to add, please email email@example.com .
Francois Dallegret is a Montrealer by adoption who made a name for himself as a designer and architect in the mid 1960s in part through his design work for Expo 67. He also organized the infamous Super Party, the “underground” opening party for Expo 67 that featured such wild acts as Tiny Tim and Lothar and the Hand People. His involvement in the arts and music scene also included designingContinue Reading >
Juan Rodriguez is Montreal’s most esteemed, even legendary, rock journalist. He began writing about the music he loves in the early 1960s while in high school, publishing one of the first local music fanzines, Pop-See-Cul, from 1966 to 1970. He has written countless articles about music ever since, for the Montreal Star, Montreal Gazette and many others. It was an honour to have him spend an afternoon at Archive MontrealContinue Reading >
Allan Youster has been a mainstay in the audience at local concerts for decades in Montreal. He spent part of the late 1960s working the door at legendary local concert venue The New Penelope Café, witnessing performances by such figures as Muddy Waters, The Fugs, Jesse Winchester and Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. Louis Rastelli spoke to him for this project at one of his favourite local haunts,Continue Reading >