Cinema du Parc Celebrates Music

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Nietzsche said it first, but Let It Beat!, a cinematic retrospective that will unfold at Cinema du Parc, proves it.
Without music, a film falls flat, and without film, songs would not have the cinematic richness that infuses their ideals and characterizations. Let’s face it—music and film need each other.

From November 6 to the 11 Cinema du Parc will celebrate the universal language of music. Music transforms, moves, inspires and links not only between people, but also between emotions and moving images on the silver screen.

Let It Beat! is part of Cinema du Parc’s new monthly series of movies about music. The event is a celebration of the unification of music and film. On a nightly basis, Montreal-based musicians will present films that have inspired their own music.

The event celebrates filmmakers who have offered their talent to document or explore the lives of musicians, their music and their concerts. From blues to ‘60s psychadelia—the event features a large variety of musical genres.

Let It Beat! is an event where film and music buffs will join to celebrate music and film. Since most of these films are hard to attain at local video stores and you might not have the chance to see them ever again, let alone in a theatre setting.

This article originally appeared in Volume 31, Issue 12, published November 2, 2010.