© Jenny Cartwrighte, I Remember a Time When No One Jogged in This Neighbourhood, 2021
I Remember a Time When No One Jogged in This Neighbourhood
a film by Jenny Cartwright
at the Cinémathèque québécoise
Vidéographeis pleased to announce the release of I Remember a Time When No One Jogged in This Neighbourhood by Jenny Cartwright. Presented at the Cinémathèque Québécoise, Cartwright’s latest work celebrates the diversity, richness and unique quality of the Parc Extension neighbourhood, in Montréal.
This debut feature by Cartwright takes a close look at Parc Extension, Montréal’s most densely populated neighbourhood. Je me souviens d’un temps où personne ne joggait dans ce quartier offers a series of intimate and contemplative tableaux of the residents of this evolving area. The artist observes the unique social fabric of a neighbourhood that is under threat of ruthless gentrification. Cartwright’s deliberate omission of subtitles reflects her subjective experience of Parc Extension, where language barriers are an everyday reality. Je me souviens d’un temps où personne ne joggait dans ce quartier stands out as much for its currency and relevance as for its strong aesthetic choices, so that the work will undoubtably become an important testament to this significant period in the history of Parc Extension and of Montréal.
Presented at a world premiere at RIDM 2021, this must-see work by Jenny Cartwright has been hailed as a true discovery.
Screenings and discussions about the work of Jenny Cartwright
► 16 June: A discussion between Jenny Cartwright and a member of the Parc-Extension Action Committee, as well as a cocktail reception will follow the screening.
► 18 June: a double screening with a short film by Eli Jean Tahchi, Des voisins dans ma cour. A discussion between Tahchi and the Director of Photography of I Remember a Time When No One Jogged in This Neighbourhood, David Cherniak, will follow.
► 20 June: screening followed by a conversation with Jenny Cartwright.
About Jenny Cartwright
Jenny Cartwright explores themes of self-determination and inequality through subjects such as gentrification, activism, work and poverty. In her practice, her commitment to people on the fringes of society is demonstrated through her poetry and manifestos. While she constantly explores different ways of storytelling, passing from traditional to experimental filmmaking and from installation to sound works, her practice remains resolutely documentary in nature.