Sandrine Bonnaire dans une scène du film À nos amours de Maurice Pialat

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The Cinéma Public team offers thematic series that will allow you to explore Montreal and Italy, to marvel at amazing pictures with your family, to discover groundbreaking works that have remained in obscurity for too long, to be enthralled by the craziest films, or to see cinema from a female perspective.

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Cinépistolaire

All five episodes of Cinépistolaire, our original project of filmed correspondences between filmmakers, are now available!

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Boudour (Luigina Rocchi) et Aziz (Ninetto Davoli) dans une scène du film Les mille et une nuits de Pier Paolo Pasolini

Trilogy of Life

In the early 1970s, the great Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini brought to the screen a trio of masterpieces of medieval literature, and in doing so created his most uninhibited and extravagant work.

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All our good ideas are based on the same principle: the experience of films is best shared. It is in this spirit that we present Champ Libre, a new series of screenings where films are selected by guests.

Champ libre

All our good ideas are based on the same principle: the experience of films is best shared. It is in this spirit that we present Champ Libre, a new series of screenings where films are selected by guests.

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La ville d'Ahrweiler après l'inondation de 2021 dans le film FLOOD d'AlMourad Aldeeb

Syria Sees You

Regards Syriens collective, in collaboration with Cinéma Public, presents this 7th edition of the contemporary Syrian cinema screening series Syria Sees You.

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Julie Delporte

Comic book artist Julie Delporte constantly invites cinema into her books. This spring, we are inviting this much-loved author to the cinema. We are presenting four films selected by the artist, and for which Delporte has designed original posters.

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Petits cinéphiles

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

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Notre série cELLEuloid

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! 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Babylon

Underexposed

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.

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Des adolescentes faisant une vidéo en direct dans le film JOUVENCELLES de Fanie Pelletier

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Front Facing Camera

Each of the films in this series, in its own way, bears witness to the realities of young people here and elsewhere, as well as to the possibilities and problems raised by new digital self-representation practices.

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Patrick Floersheim dans le film 3615 Code Père Noël de René Manzor

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Holidays at the movies (2022)

For this year's festive season, we offer you three children's programs, a Hollywood musical in Technicolor, a retro thriller starring an evil Santa Claus, and a special event.

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Penser avec ses mains : LE LIVRE D'IMAGE de Jean-Luc Godard

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For Ever Godard

In memory of Jean-Luc Godard, we present a program of three films, representative of distinct periods in the filmmaker's life: Le vent d'Est for the militant years, the return to cinema in 1980 with Sauve qui peut (la vie), as well as the epilogue of his filmography, Le Livre d'image.

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FIKAS festival nordique et Cinéma Public

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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.

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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.

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Notre série : cinéastes coeur à coeur

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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.

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Totally Fucked Up de Gregg Araki

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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

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Notre série : Lucrecia Martel

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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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Mounia Akl dans le court métrage SUBMARINE

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Joyce Joumaa

FIFA continues its collaboration with artist Joyce Joumaa through two programs of short films that will be presented on November 3 at the Cinéma Public.

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