Pre-Festival Events


Christine Tassan et les Imposteures in concert
Saturday, March 26, 7:30pm
Place des Arts, 1200 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam

Free – registration is required

After a decade and a half of bringing their special blend of Gypsy jazz and revisited cover songs to an enthusiastic audience, Christine Tassan et les Imposteures have made a name for themselves on the music scene. In their dynamic show, these four exquisitely talented musicians perform some of the best works by Django Reinhardt, Félix Leclerc, and American swing composers.

With a singular mix of virtuosity, daring and humour, the string band draws inspiration from one artist’s poetry and the other’s swing to weave a rich new musical universe. They’ve more recently expanded their concept to the wonderful swing music of some contemporary “friends” of Django and Félix, revisiting hit songs created by George Gershwin, Louis Prima and Charlie Chaplin and blending them nicely with Django’s beautiful melodies.

Performing: Christine Tassan (lead guitar, lead vocals, song writing, arrangements),  Martine Gaumond (violin, vocals, arrangements), Blanche Baillargeon (double bass, vocals, arrangements), Jeff Moseley (rhythm guitar, vocals).


L'Arracheuse de temps by Francis Leclerc
Thursday, March 31, 7pm
Cineplex SilverCity, 170 Schoolhouse St., Coquitlam

Free – registration is required (in French w/ English subtitles)

L'Arracheuse de temps, “The Time Thief” is a 2021 Canadian period drama and fantasy file directed by Francis Leclerc based on a 2009 story by Fred Pellerin of the same name.

In 1988, in eleven-year-old boy worries for his grandmother’s life. His illness-worn grandma tries to convince her grandson that death does not exist. She tells him about the adventures of her youth in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, Québec in 1927, when she and the people of the village tried to eliminate death in the village by using incredible tricks.

L'Arracheuse de temps is presented In partnership with Rendez-vous French Film Festival (Visions Ouest Productions) & Printemps de la francophonie (the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs of Simon Fraser University, SFU-BAFF).


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