Society of Cinema and Media Studies conference from 25-29 March 2015 was in Montreal. About 2000 papers and inspiring encounters. And some impressions of Montreal. The Museum of Modern Art: marvelous Isabelle Hupert in a Gary Hill installation, Sophie Call's moving work about blindness and the sea in Istanbul, Simon Starling's questioning the material world. The contours of Buckminster Fuller's geode from the Expo '67. The splendid interior of the Notre Dam in the old city. And an exhibition on the Dutch cultural austerity, Cuts Make the Country Better, with many artist interviews.