Sublime Frequencies screening with Hisham Mayet

Announcing the first ever Popcorn Youth event in Montreal! For this event we will be featuring the adventurous filmmaker and Sublime Frequencies co-founder, Hisham Mayet at Dépanneur le Pick-Up. The Pick-Up is a small, cozy space, so get there early for hot tea and North African desserts. Hisham will be presenting his works ‘Palace of the Winds’ and ‘Sublime Frequencies Archives Vol. 3’. Q&A session will be held afterward. This… is sure to be a lovely screening and a rare chance for an intimate chat with the filmmaker. Some info:

Sublime Frequencies is a record label based in Seattle, Washington that focuses exclusively on acquiring and exposing obscure sights and sounds from modern and traditional urban and rural frontiers, mostly from Southeast Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. The releases are primarily divided into four categories: field recordings, folk and pop compilations, radio collages from specific geographic locales, and DVDs. The label is headed by Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) and Hisham Mayet.

Popcorn Youth is the home of Natasha Li Pickowicz. Since 2006, Popcorn Youth has been booking and promoting concerts in the noise / experimental / avant garde realms.

The screenings:


Shot over the course of two years (2006-2008), Palace of the Winds is an intimate and dreamlike journey exploring the music of Saharawi culture from Guelmim in Southern Morocco to the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott. With spectacular images from inhospitable landscapes, chimerical phenomena that transpire by the sheer remoteness of the land, and haunting indigenous music from a people that have long been shrouded in mystery, this is a genre-defying film of profound beauty. Explore the intoxicating tapestry of sight and sound that this obscure region has to offer through its most awe-inspiring musicians. Featuring live performances by Group Doueh, Group Marwani, Sadoum Oueld Aida and Group Bab Sahara.

SUBLIME FREQUENCIES ARCHIVES VOL. 3 30 minutes Rare screening of Sublime Frequencies archives of Unreleased Material! Opening the program will be an exclusive glimpse into Southeast Asia captured in Cambodia, Burma, and Thailand by Hisham Mayet and Alan Bishop.

>>There’s also a second evening of screenings held at l’Envers Gallery on Saturday, Nov. 13. Hisham will be screenings ‘Land of the Songhai’ and ‘Musical Brotherhoods From the Trans-Saharan Highway’.

Sublime Frequencies film screenings with Hisham Mayet Friday, November 12 Dépanneur Le Pick-Up, 7032 Rue Waverly 9pm / All Ages / $5