4:30pm – 6:00pm
Brigitte Poupart – Over My Dead Body (Canada, 2012)
80 minutes | Elebash Recital Hall
His body has failed him, but his eyes still burn with the desire to talk, laugh, dance. Dave St-Pierre was 17 when he learned cystic fibrosis would probably kill him in his thirties. In December 2007, he went on the waiting list for a double lung transplant. Despite fear, sadness and loneliness, the artist triumphed over misery by choreographing gloriously free and carnal dances. His friend and artistic collaborator Brigitte Poupart filmed him during years spent shuttling between hospitals and theatres, resulting in this gut-wrenching documentary that earned the inaugural Creation award presented by the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec. With Misteur Valaire’s throbbing music setting the tone, Over My Dead Body is a love song to life in all its power and fragility.
Brigitte Poupart Actor, writer, director and producer, Brigitte Poupart’s latest directorial foray is a show for Cirque du Soleil: Luzia; which premiered in May 2016 in Montreal, and is currently on tour internationally. Since graduating from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal in 1990, Poupart has appeared in more than thirty theatrical productions including both mainstream and experimental works. She founded the theatre company Transthéâtre, in which she wrote, directed, and produced her own creations. Poupart also worked in film, including a role in Philippe Falardeau’s film Monsieur Lazhar, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars in 2012. She is now preparing a 360° fiction film, a new creation for theatre and just finished production as the lead in the new Robin Aubert film: Les Affamés (Ravenous).