Saturday, Oct. 18

* Elliott Smith doc Heaven Adores You screens at the Festival du nouveau cinéma
* Wes Craig launches Blackhand Comics at Drawn & Quarterly
* Free screening of Philippe Falardeau’s new film, The Good Lie, at the Phi Centre
* Emmanuel Jal talk and concert at the Phi Centre
* Last night of the Burlesque Festival at Club Soda
* Montreal’s Blood and Glass launch their debut LP at la Sala Rossa

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The Good Lie costars Reese Witherspoon and Emmanuel Jal at TIFF

Heaven Adores You, the new documentary about musician Elliott Smith, screens at the Festival du nouveau cinéma. See our review here, and more FNC recommendations for the weekend here. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc), 1:15 p.m., $13/$9 students & seniors

Wes Craig launches Blackhand Comics, three macabre tales in one tome, at Drawn & Quarterly. 211 Bernard W., 7 p.m., free

Phi Centre is hosting a free screening of The Good Lie, the new film by Québécois director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), starring Reese Witherspoon. 407 St-Pierre, 7 p.m., free

Following the screening, there will be a talk with one of its costars, musician (and onetime Sudanese child soldier) Emmanuel Jal, moderated by Ferrari Sheppard, and a live concert by Jal and his band after that. See our interview with him here. 407 St-Pierre, 9 p.m., $12.75

Get an eyeful of ladies in pasties, feathers and fans at the last night of the Burlesque Festival at Club Soda. 1225 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $45

Montreal art pop band Blood and Glass launch their debut album Museum With No Walls as part of the multidisciplinary Phenomena Festival, with openers 10,000 Horses. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $12