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Film POP takes over Cinéma Moderne this week

A retrospective screening of the Hype Williams movie Belly will honour the late DMX.

From Sept. 22 to 26, POP Montreal’s Film POP will take place at Mile End’s Cinéma Moderne. The programming features a terrific blend of music-related classics, along with some of the most promising titles from the recent film festival circuit.
Film POP is back in-person at Cinéma Moderne.

Among the highlights is the one and only feature film by Hype Williams, Belly. The esteemed music video director recruited hip hop heavyweight Nas and a then unknown DMX to star in the flick, which was released in 1998. Belly is often championed as a marvel in cinematography, with Hype Williams’ creative eye producing an extremely aesthetically pleasing flick.
A screening of Hype Williams’ Belly is being co-presented by Festival du Nouveau Cinéma and Film POP.

Earlier this year, at DMX’s funeral, Nas reflected on his time spent on set with the fellow New York emcee.

“As my brother, we did a great movie together and on that movie he was just rising up as a star. His first album didn’t even come out yet but he knew his journey was starting…He looked at me, tears in his eyes, because he knew the journey that he was about to embark on.”

Elsewhere in the programming are Arthur Barron’s Golden Globe-nominated Jeremy and the Angel Olsen-narrated Karen Dalton: In My Own Time.

Film POP has previously hosted the Quebec premieres of award-winners such as Whiplash and the Nas documentary Nas: Time Is Illmatic. Earlier this year, POP Montreal released The POP Movie, a film documenting the 2009 edition of the adored local festival.

For more information on Film POP at Cinéma Moderne, please visit the POP Montreal website.

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