Thursday, Jan. 31

* Cult MTL‘s February print issue launch party at the CCA!
* Read the Rant Line™!
* Marie-Josée St-Pierre retrospective
* Docville screens Photographic Memory
* Inside Lara Roxx at Cinema Politica
* DeAnne Smith at the Comedy Nest
* Poutine Week MTL kicks off at Globe
* The NOAH shows Gilles Carle’s Red
* Rock Against Racism at Katacombes

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Hey people, Cult MTL’s February issue! We’re launching it at the CCA, where phase C of the ABC:MTL exhibition is having its vernissage. Live music by CFCF live and DJ Jordan Dare. 1920 Baile, 6–9 p.m., free

Read the Rant Line™!

Local animator Marie-Josée St-Pierre is honoured with a retrospective of her work at Cinémathèque québécoise. 335 de Maisonneuve E., 6:30 p.m., $8/$7 students and seniors

RIDM’s Docville, the monthly screening series of acclaimed documentaries, relaunches with legendary documentarian Ross McElwee’s latest film, Photographic Memory. McElwee will virtually drop in for a Skype Q&A after the screening. Excentris (3536 St-Laurent), 7 p.m., $11/$8.50 students and seniors

Concordia’s Cinema Politica series presents local doc Inside Lara Roxx, Mia Donovan’s portrait of the HIV+ ex-porn star. Both Donovan and Roxx will be at the screening to answer questions. Check back later this morning for our interview with Roxx. Room H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve W., 7 p.m., suggested donation $2-$5

DeAnne Smith headlines at Comedy Nest tonight (for the first time!), with comedic support from Eman, Nick Brazao and Mike Carrozza. Comedy Nest (AMC, 2313 Ste-Catherine W., third floor), 8 p.m., $12/$6 for students

Poutine Week MTL kicks off with a shindig chez Globe that involves free poutine (RSVP required), DJs Abeille and ZO, artist Peter Farmer live-painting something the invite calls “sexy poutine,” a $33 table d’hôte and dollar oysters. Check back tomorrow for our local celeb poutine panel! Globe Restaurant (3455 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., free entry

Weekly underground film series the NOAH presents a local gem, Gilles Carle’s rarely screened Red (1969). Peut-être Vintage (6029a Parc), 8 p.m., $5, BYOB

Rock Against Racism and CKUT’s Homelessness Marathon brings on bands, a screening of S.P.I.T. (Squeegee Punks in Traffic) and DJs from midnight till close, playing ska, reggae, punk and soul. Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent), S.P.I.T. at 8:30 p.m., bands at 10 p.m., $6–$10 PWYC

Check out our complete listings for more great club, stage and gallery events.

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