In 2007, I received a grant from The Canada Council for the Arts to write a feature-lenght historical fiction inspired by legendary Québecois filmmaker Claude Jutra’s amateur film Mouvement Perpétuel as well as by the events happening in Québec and the world in 1949. The piece relates the story of an aspiring filmmaker shooting an avant-garde film that mirrors his own struggle for personal identity during la grande noirceur. Though the film within the film is similar to Mouvement Perpétuel; the main part of La Société de demain, the story of Claude, Anna and Gilles, is fictional.
Shortly after the completion of the script, I moved back to Chicago. One day I plan to move back to Montreal for at least a year to produce this piece.