See Expo 67 Mission Impossible


The documentary thriller Expo 67 Mission Impossible invites us to relive the incredible adventure of the men behind Man and His World. Over time, tongues have loosened and the full story can now emerge, just like Notre-Dame Island out of the waters of the St. Lawrence. Thanks to unprecedented access to over 80,000 archival documents, along with uncensored accounts by the movers and shakers behind this success story, filmmakers Guylaine Maroist, Michel Barbeau and Éric Ruel invite us to relive the white-knuckle countdown to the grand opening on April 28, 1967. We finally recognize the exceptional contribution of the makers of Expo 67, namely Chief of Advertising Yves Jasmin, and businessman Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien. Produced by Productions de la Ruelle.

“The film is a masterpiece”
– Pierre Obendrauf,  The Gazette

“☆☆☆☆… We like the quality of the research, the fast paced editing, the dynamism (…), the pride displayed by the film.”
— Normand Provencher, Le Soleil

“An engrossing and well-executed documentary”
– Bruce DeMara,

“Essential Viewing ! Watch it and be engaged in interesting archival material that’ll blow you away”
– Adam Sidsworth, Toronto Film Scene

“A veeeeeery good documentary.”
— Stéphanie Tremblay, Radio-Canada Québec

“Fabulous documentary.”
— Richard Therrien, Le Soleil

“Expo 67 Mission Impossible is an absolute must see.”
— Josée Legault, Journal de Montréal

“A fantastic documentary.”
— Stéphane Garneau, Radio-Canada

“This is not a cheap documentary… We can see the amount of hard work was put into it.” 
— Emilie Perreault, 98,5 FM

“Expo 67 Mission Impossible, a fascinating documentary.”
— Julie Jasmine Boudreault

“An extraordinary documentary.”
— Guy A. Lepage, Tout le monde en parle

“I laughed, I shed tears – this is one of the films that has most affected me in my life.”
– Serge Postigo

“First time I attend a screening where people applaud every 5 minutes. Superb! A must see!”
— Geneviève Borne

READ ALSO: Reviews from the Toronto Film Scene and Our Windsor.

About Les Productions de la Ruelle

Les Productions de la Ruelle is a company that has been working for 15 years on the production of feature-length documentary films, series and other documentary content. Driven with conviction by producers Guylaine Maroist and Eric Ruel, Les Productions de la Ruelle reveal to the world the other side of history. With the award-winning series J’ai la mémoire qui tourne, the artisans took on the mission of preserving our collective memory by aligning multiple generations through the safeguarding of amateur cinematographic heritage, commonly referred to as home videos.

Rigorously questioning scientific and democratic issues, they’ve also given us shock documentary Gentilly Or Not to Be (winner of two Gemini awards) and the documentary Time Bombs (winner of the Golden Ribbon Award for best Canadian documentary and of the Grand Jury Prize at the NYC Independent Film Festival). The multimedia production company has won several awards, including numerous Gemini awards, the Grand Boomerang Prize in 2009, the Governor General’s History Award (Pierre-Berton Award in 2011) and the Grand Jury Prize – VIFFF d’Or in Switzerland in 2015.

Equipe Expo 67 Mission Impossible

Expo 67 Mission Impossible has been made possible by a collaboration between Productions de la Ruelle and Library and Archives Canada. (FIND OUT MORE)

Release date: 25 April 2017

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