Neighbourhood stories

A screen in Montreal should show Montreal on-screen!

When it opened in 2021, Cinéma Public embarked on a tour of the island with summer screenings in the Plateau, downtown, Griffintown and Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Our projectors and screens finally found their permanent home at Casa d’Italia, on the border of Little Italy and Villeray, where we have held regular screenings ever since. 

Our “Neighbourhood stories” series is faithful to the local and community spirit that is so central to Cinéma Public. The films it comprises are shot or directed by local artists.

By watching the films in this series, we are invited to rediscover our immediate environment through the eyes of others. Sometimes, we are taken on a journey through time and able to experience the neighbourhood in a different era or through the eyes of a local artist.

Past program

Dans une semaine

Within a week, Roberto must deliver to his editor an original and successful love story and put the puzzle of his life in its order.

Roberto Zorfini
Quebec (Canada)

language: French
subtitles: English

90 min

Homegrown cinema

Je me souviens d'un temps où personne ne joggait dans ce quartier

A spotlight on the many faces of Park Ex, this film hints at the relentless gentrification threatening the social fabric of a neighbourhood.

Jenny Cartwright

language: no dialog

78 min

Ensemble au cinéma

La comtesse de Bâton Rouge

Le cinéaste montréalais Rex Prince se rend en Louisiane à la recherche de son premier amour, Paula Paul, la plus belle femme à barbe jamais vue dans un cirque.

André Forcier
Québec (Canada)

language: français

94 min

Past program

Les matins infidèles

Past program   Two men deal with the ups and downs of the creative process and passing the age of thirty.

Jean Beaudry, François Bouvier
Canada (Quebec)

language: French

84 min

Vues de quartier

Les rayons gamma

There’s Abdel, whose quiet life is turned upside down by the arrival of his extrovert cousin, whom he takes in for the summer; Fatima, who longs for a more stable existence; Toussaint, who, on a fishing trip, finds a bottle washed up with a message inside.

Henry Bernadet
Québec (Canada)

language: French
subtitles: English

99 min

Ensemble au cinéma

O.K. ...Laliberté

Living in a boarding house after losing his job, a 40-year-old man finds himself alone after a domestic dispute. After breaking up with his wife, adventure comes to him in the form of a girl who throws herself at him and makes him fall madly in love.

Marcel Carrière
Québec (Canada)

language: French

113 min

Cinéma Public,
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