Anna Magnani dans MAMMA ROMA de Pier Paolo Pasolini

Our series

Passionate about the seventh art, the Cinéma Public team proposes daring thematic series that will allow you to explore Montreal and Italy, to discover works that have remained in obscurity for too long, to experience cult films after dark, or to see cinema from a feminine perspective.

FIKAS festival nordique et Cinéma Public

FIKAS 2022

For its fourth edition, the FIKAS joins forces with Cinéma Public to present a series of Scandinavian horror films: a happy mix of classic and cult films, more recent critical and commercial successes and little-known gems.


Petits cinéphiles

At Cinéma Public, we firmly believe that cinema can contribute to the education of children. This is why every Sunday, in the late morning or early afternoon, we program a screening for the whole family.


Notre série cELLEuloid


cELLEuloid is a monthly series of films directed by women and women-identifying people. It aims to create a space to showcase all genres and levels, from classics to cult hits to Montreal premieres! 


Jack Nance dans Eraserhead

Les insomniaques

Giving free rein to their instincts and whimsical desires, this series is distinguished by crazy and uncompromising films for the most reckless filmgoers.


Notre série : voyages en Italie

Voyages in Italy

In a nod to Casa d'Italia and its home in Little Italy, this series invites you to travel to the four corners of the country, along real and surreal paths.


Notre série : vues de quartier

Neighbourhood stories

A screen in Montreal should show Montreal on-screen! This series embodies our local and community spirit by featuring films that are shot or directed by local artists.




Poorly distributed, suppressed, censored, forgotten, unknown — the “Underexposed” series aims to bring to light films that have remained in the shadows for far too long.


Past program

Bleu soir 2022

From June 26 to August 31, 2022, Cinéma Public and Livart are pleased to present Bleu Soir, a summer cycle of outdoor screenings in Montreal.


Notre série : cinéastes coeur à coeur

Past program

Cinéastes cœur à cœur

In this program, we invite a guest filmmaker to present their film and share a Canadian film they love — then, there's an in-person conversation between the two directors.


Totally Fucked Up de Gregg Araki

Past program

Pride Month 2022

A double feature on the theme of queer adolescence as part of Pride Month! We're happy to present Gregg Araki's Totally Fucked Up and Maria Maggenti's The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love


Notre série : Lucrecia Martel

Past program

Lucrecia Martel

In February and March 2022, we dove into the audacious, cerebral, and sensuous world of Argentinian auteure Lucrecia Martel.


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