Up & Down the City Road. Stop-motion animation.
Up & Down the City Road is a tribute to the Boulevard St.Laurent of old, an ode, a street poem to Stanley Lewis and to friendship, and to his beloved changed street, the Main. "An animated documentary assembled in a rough-hewn manner, it's formally odd but sentimentally evocative." MALCOLM FRASER Mirror 2008
Birth of The Smoked Meat - Part 2. Stanley Lewis Collection
We follow the process of making smoked meat and the characters that have been creating this Jewish delicacy with love for many years. The Main Deli Steakhouse represents one of the few remaining businesses on the Boulevard St. Laurent, the central artery of Montreal. Starring the enigmatic owner, Peter Varvaro, and his old-time friend, the legendary Montreal sculptor Stanley Lewis, we catch a glimpse of their world, which has remained relatively unchanged over the last 40 years. "A gorgeous black-and-white look inside Montreal's Main Deli." FILM POP 2006
Born in Iran
Two Iranian Canadian women travel to the US from Montreal on a road trip, and are stopped at the US frontier because one is Jewish and the other is Muslim. A film on racial profiling by Banafcheh Hejazi and Jeanne Pope and based on a true story. Premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2011.
1 Where's Stanley? - Stanley Lewis Montreal Sculptor
Where's Stanley? is Part 1 of the Stanley Lewis Collection. Lewis, the Montreal sculptor, bastion of the Main boulevard and marginality wanders up and down his favorite road and we follow him to his favorite eating houses, then to his studio where we glimpse his intimate and chaotic world of creation... We begin the Stanley Lewis Collection story with Lewis, the Montreal sculptor, bastion of the Main boulevard and marginality. We follow him to his favorite eating houses, then to his studio where we glimpse his intimate and chaotic world of creation. "Special Mention: LA Shorts" 2005 www.scatterflix.com
DUST. A sculptor's Journey
This documentary explores the life and work of Montreal's late great sculptor and print-maker Stanley Lewis for his contribution to Canada's rich art heritage and also portrays his love for his beloved Boulevard St. Laurent, affectionately known as the Main. This cinema-verity documentary chronicles the last years of Stan's eccentric life as he struggles with his health and creative legacy. His nostalgic boulevard, his cluttered dusty studio and his vagabond friends all serve as a backdrop for the perseverance of his artistic vision and the cultural landmarks fading around him.
Chez Lise - award-winning feature documentary on love, mental disorders and cowboy boots.
http://www.chezlisefilm.com (In English and French) Deux amants, souffrant de maladie mentale, luttent pour trouver la normalité dans le monde extérieur // Two lovers with mental health problems struggle to find normality on the outside world. Deanna and Gordon are lovers. She has learning difficulties and a bipolar disorder; he suffers from severe schizophrenia. They have no family but at Chez Lise, a Montreal boarding house, they have found stability and in Lise Bissonnette, the no-nonsense, 70-year-old owner, a surrogate mother. Over the period of a year, Jeanne Pope and James Galwey followed Lise, Deanna and Gordon and their complex often, stormy relationship. /// DEANNA ET GORDON SONT AMOUREAUX. Elle a des difficultés d’apprentissage et un trouble bipolaire; il souffre de schizophrénie sévère. Ils n’ont pas de famille mais Chez Lise, une maison de chambres a Montréal, ils ont trouvé la stabilité et avec Lise Bissonnette, la propriétaire, une mère porteuse. Au cours d'un an, Jeanne Pope et James Galwey suivi Lise, Deanna et Gordon et leur relation complexe et souvent orageuse.