Culture Days 2020: tribute to a multi-creator

Culture Days 2020: tribute to a multi-creator

A tribute will be paid during the Journées de la culture to screenwriter Diane Cailhier, who died last February. We owe him in particular the television series Chartrand and Simonne as well as Simonne and Chartrand , as well as the film adaptation of Survenant .

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Steve Bergeron La Tribune Diane Cailhier was best known as a screenwriter for television and film. But many were unaware that she also enjoyed many art forms, including music and painting.

It is to this versatility that the municipality of Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley will pay tribute, where the writer lived for 47 years with her spouse, director Alain Chartrand, before being killed by cancer on February 5. , at the age of 73.

“With the theme proposed this year, The 1001 professions of culture , we had thought of organizing activities around the professions of cinema”, reports Lina Courtois, president of the cultural committee of Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, that the death of Diane Cailhier left him in shock.

“We therefore decided to pay him a posthumous tribute, as well as to his 1001 talents. “

Before becoming a screenwriter, Diane Cailhier had indeed studied the piano at the Vincent d'Indy School of Music and followed courses at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal. She has never stopped painting and the activity of September 25, 26 and 27 includes a presentation of some of her paintings, the screenwriter never having exhibited during her lifetime.

The one who also taught cinema at Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and literature at Cégep de Sherbrooke is best known for having scripted the television series Chartrand and Simonne , then Simonne and Chartrand (both directed by Alain Chartrand) as well as the adaptation du Survenant (2005) by Érik Canuel.

It was she who also transposed the novel Mirror Lake by Andrée A. Michaud, which became Lac Mystère (2013) and also signed by Érik Canuel, for the big screen. She has put her stamp on many other TV dramas, including Two Brothers , Lobby , Zap and The Great Trials . As co-director with her husband, we owe her the NFB documentary Une vie comme rivière on Simonne Monet-Chartrand.

Pillar for culture

Let us add the screenplays of the TV films Friends for Life (1988), A Night at School (1991) and Anna's Garden (1992), all directed by Alain Chartrand. Anna's Garden is taken from the novels Mona and Je t'aime la vie by Sherbrooke author Ginette Bureau.

“Ginette Bureau will also give a conference on Sunday at 1 pm on the adaptation of real life to cinema, including writing,” specifies Lina Courtois. In addition to the paintings of Diane Cailhier – Alain Chartrand even does us the favor of lending us his last canvas, still installed on the easel with his brushes -, the exhibition will include film posters, a slideshow of photos as well as a work perennial created for the occasion. This is a collage that sums up the life of Diane Cailhier, produced by Jean-François Lachance. He will stay at the municipality. “

The opening, by invitation only, will take place on Friday in the presence of Alain Chartrand, Andrée A. Michaud and Ginette Bureau.

Four films from the corpus of the late artist will also be screened during the weekend: A Night at School , Anna's Garden , The Occident and Lac Mystère . Alain Chartrand will be on site to meet the public.

Lina Courtois will remember Diane Cailhier as a self-effacing woman because of her work as an author, but always present during a cultural activity.

“Whenever there was something, she would participate. When we last met in May 2019, she was still very enthusiastic about our projects. It was a pillar for culture. Alain and Diane signed the National Day speech every other year. “

Given the public health guidelines and the small size of the premises, it is better to show up early to ensure a seat at the screenings and at the conference, and to plan a waiting time to access the exhibition hall .

You want to go

Diane Cailhier exhibition

4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (September 25)

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (September 26)

12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (September 27)

Film screenings

One night at school

September 25, 7 p.m.

September 26, 10 a.m.

Leisure chalet

The occurring

September 25, 8:30 p.m.

September 26, 7 p.m.

Community hall

Anna's garden

September 26, 1 p.m.

Leisure chalet

September 27, 11 a.m.

Community hall

Mystery Lake

September 26, 4 p.m.

Community hall

September 27, 1 p.m.

Leisure chalet


Other cultural outings

Opening of the photo exhibition by portrait artists Sarah Gobeil and Marcel Morin

Friday, September 25, 5 p.m.

Artsversus Gallery, 1338 King Street West

Reservation required

Maximum of 15 people per hour

Guided tour with photographer Marcel Morin

Saturday, September 26, 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Artsversus Gallery and Jacques-Cartier Park

Reservation required

Exhibition of six photographers from Haut-Saint-François

September 26 and 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Old East Angus Station, 221 Saint-Jean Street

Culture picnics

Opening of the lime museum, children's story, told trail, artisan mini-salon, Madeleine Royer show, handpan concert, etc.

Saturday, September 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saint-Adolphe de Dudswell Church

Launch of the autobiography of Dr Yves Saint-Pierre, From turbulent child … to doctor

Sunday, September 27, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Weedon Arena, 185, rue des Érables

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