Montreal Underground Origins

EXPO 67 Home Movie Day Montreal 2017

October 29, 2017, 4 – 10 pm, Café Atomic, 3606 Ontario E., Joliette métro (just 2 blocks from the metro station). PWYC (suggested donation $ 5). Share the Facebook Event.

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: .

Visit Arcmtl for more information, and check out Arcmtl’s interviews on this website’s blog such as this one with François Dallegret about their Expo involvement and the 1967 Montreal arts scene.

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 .

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