TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner) et son chien dans une scène du film The Old Oak

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Yara (Ebla Mari) prend des photos dans un pub dans une scène du film The Old Oak de Ken Loach

The Old Oak

Local pub The Old Oak had long been the meeting place in a small North Country former mining town. But with the sudden arrival of a group of Syrian refugees, the habits and certainties of the locals are shaken up. A powerful lesson in courage and openness.

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Quatre personnes couchées au sol dans une scène du film Les mystères du château de Dé de Man Ray.

Return to Reason

Modern art icon Man Ray directed four short films. Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan composed a soundtrack to these films as if they were forming one unique piece. An undefinable object, a piece of visual music that resonates through its modernity and poetry.

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Fouille archéologique dans une scène du film La Chimera

La Chimera

“The Englishman”, a mystical archaeologist fresh out of prison, reunites with his band of grave robbers in search of a legendary doorway to the afterlife. One thing leads to another, and he becomes embroiled in an international network of stolen Etruscan artifacts.

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Une scène en costumes d'époque dans le film Caffè Italia Montréal de Paul Tana

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From Italy to Montreal

In partnership with Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Tënk, Cinéma Public presents three feature-length films by Italian-Quebec filmmakers who, in their own way, reflect on the memory and heritage of a community that has been at the very heart of the development of our beloved metropolis.

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