'Le chat dans le sac'
Northwest Film Forum kicks off a Canadian New Wave series (Tuesdays and Wednesdays through April 25) with this fresh little number
about youth, class, and love in 1960s Montreal. It's fantastic across the board, but director Gilles Groulx is especially perceptive about the problem of sympathy between minority groups
—from the ironic use of John Coltrane as a soundtrack to Francophone rage to the protagonist's final admission that maybe his Jewish girlfriend just doesn't get what's so difficult about being an angry young Québécois
. (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, 267-5380
. 7 and 9 pm, $5—$8.50.