The 2017 edition
In 2017, the Film Noir au Canal Festival hosted a great variety of musicians to animate the pre-film picnic time: trombonists, trumpeters and harp players are expected to perform. Experts in cinema will still present the films and the program will feature three French police films with English subtitles and three American films with English subtitles.
For Serge Turgeon, it’s so easy to create for the community. He works full time as a publisher of stationery products, but finds all the time necessary for his activities as a volunteer. “If it was complicated, I would not be able to do it,” says Turgeon, modestly. And when asked what experience he wants to offer people who come to his festival and how he imagines it evolving within the next 5 years, his answer is still very modest: “I would like people to remember how good it feels to be spending time with your neighbours outside and how beautiful our neighbourhood really is. If the festival is still the same in 5 years, I will be very happy. As long as the evenings are beautiful, people have a good time, they don’t leave before the end and there is a beautiful harmony, for me it’s even more important than having a thousand people.”