The film is part of the annual Igloofest, a sort of cold-weather Ultra where EDM fans pack the Old Port for three weekends of raving outside in frozen-solid temps.
"The idea," says organizer Francois Fournier, "is that people have to dance to stay warm. You can’t just stand around here, or you’ll freeze."
As the movie ends, the Ogie Ogilthorpe jerseys leave and the DJs come on as a new audience emerges in front of the stage. Atop the catwalks surrounding the pier, the crowd glows bright purple, then green, then floodlight white as the 350-year-old waterfront behind it illuminates with their shadows. The buildings behind them are capped with snow, and the pulsing bass line makes the whole scene feel more like somebody had a little too much brandy and decided to throw a whopping street party, rather than North America's biggest cold-weather outdoor music festival. But dance they do, because in Montreal, winter doesn't mean the party has to stop.