1. Braided Hair (f. Speech and Neneh Cherry)
2. Blue Rodeo - "Lost Together" [Official Video]
3. Robert Plant | '29 Palms' | Official Music…
4. Of Monsters And Men - Dirty Paws (Official…
5. Coeur de pirate Comme des Enfants Paroles
6. Chalk Circle - Me, Myself & I (The Great…
7. Great Big Sea - Rant & Roar (Official Lyrics)
8. k.d. lang - After the Gold Rush
9. Gladiator Theme • Now We Are Free •…
10. Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me…
11. Chantal Kreviazuk - Into Me - Official Music…
12. Drake - Signs [Audio]
13. Adam Cohen Matchbox Union Chapel London,…
14. Fiona Apple - Paper Bag
15. Cowboy Junkies Misguided Angel
16. k-os - Crabbuckit
17. Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble…
18. R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts (Official Music…
19. Quake Matthews - Just Another Love Story…
20. Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet HD
21. Ruth B. - Lost Boy (Official Video)
22. The Script - The Man Who Can't Be Moved
23. Wheat Kings by Tragically Hip
24. Peter Gabriel - The Book of Love
25. The Reklaws - Hometown Kids (Audio)
26. Del Amitri, Nothing ever happens lyrics,…
27. Sarah McLachlan "Song for a winter's night"…
28. Just Like That - Charlotte Cardin lyrics
29. Mad World - Gary Jules
30. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee - Despacito ft.…
31. Michael Penn - No Myth
32. Reuben and The Dark - Bow and Arrow
33. Pierre Lapointe - La forêt des mal-aimés
34. P!nk - Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess
35. Hawksley Workman - Autumn's Here (live)
36. Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful
37. Zachary Richard - Au bord du lac Bijou -…
38. Hedley - Hello
39. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - Circle
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'Ape' at PHI Centre: the strangest slacker comedy to hit the big screen

The sheer absurdity, existential malaise and uncompromising style of Ape, a nearly plotless debut feature by American director Joel Potrykus, will either mesmerize you or irk you to no end. Either way, it’s hard to look away.

On the heels of his Best Emerging Director prize at the 65th Locarno Film Fest, the 35-year-old Potrykus gives Montreal audiences a peek into his disturbing mind with this Faustian tale of a talentless, utterly pathetic stand-up comic living in an equally dull suburb of Michigan. Trevor (a captivating Joshua Burge) perfectly embodies what we think of as the archetypal loser: young, immature and unable to fend for himself, he wastes his days away drinking slurpees, playing at the arcade and burning shit up (he cultivates a liking for throwing Molotov cocktails into his neighbours’ backyards.)



Joshua Burge in Ape

As he continues to rack up an impressive string of embarrassingly bad stand-up performances, this king-of-the-slackers and promising pyromaniac makes a deal with a fruit vendor dressed up as the devil, which only serves to crank up his sociopathic tendencies… 

Potrykus, who wrote, produced, directed, shot and edited this inventive piece of guerrilla filmmaking, was inspired by his “mundane and annoying” experiences as a struggling stand-up comic in New York and Michigan. As Trevor is reminded by a fellow stand-up comic in the movie, after making a terrible joke, “It’s not dumb, it’s all on delivery.” I couldn’t have described Ape better myself.

 


Ape – Quebec premiere
Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at PHI Centre | 407 St-Pierre
phi-centre.com | apefilm.com