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Jukebox : The American Dream, Made in Quebec 

After 3D, IMAX and the Odorama, we now have the Supergogorama! Jukebox is a radical new genre of film that can be described as a participatory musical.

2020 | PARTICIPATORY MUSICAL DOCUMENTARY | 99 minutes |
SYNOPSIS :

In the mid-fifties, Denis Pantis, the son of a Greek immigrant, had a passion for rock ’n’ roll. He dreamed of becoming next Elvis. Instead, he became Quebec’s most important record producer of the 1960s. Jukebox retraces the steps of the man nicknamed “King of the 45 record.” A new generation of stars, producers, musicians and lyricists emerged around him, forming together an “independent” record industry unlike any other in the world.

Jukebox also recounts the beginnings of our record industry. You will discover, as you tap your feet and dance on your seat, the most remarkable person in the history of popular music in Quebec. The stranger behind the songs everyone knows by heart: Denis Pantis. With his local singers and groups, this brilliantly resourceful figure took over the Quebec charts with songs made in Quebec. Thanks to him, and for the first time, Quebec-made records sold more than American and European records combined: this was the other great accomplishment of 1967, the year of Expo. To experience Jukebox in theatres is to relive the passionate and thrilling adventure that brought us our record industry… To a beat! If you enjoyed Expo 67 Mission Impossible, you will love the comedy Jukebox: The American Dream, Made in Quebec.

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CREDITS

Producer
Guylaine Maroist
Eric Ruel

Original idea
Guylaine Maroist
Eric Ruel

Director
Eric Ruel
Guylaine Maroist

Scriptwriter
Guylaine Maroist
Eric Ruel

Scriptwriting collaborator
Sylvain Cormier

Participatory scriptwriting
Eric Ruel
With collaborator Salomé Dauffy-Maliarevsky

Research
Guylaine Maroist
Sylvain Cormier

Editor
Eric Ruel
Simon Lacelle

Sound Editor
François Lacasse
Eric Ruel

Director of photography
Jean-François Perreault
Richard Hamel
Fabien Côté
Eric Ruel