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.

Caffè Italia, Montréal

Avoiding the pitfalls of nostalgia, Paul Tana paints an endearing and nuanced portrait of the Italians of Montreal that mixes archival footage, fiction, personal testimonies and excerpts of a stage play.

Paul Tana
Quebec (Canada)

language: French, Italian
subtitles: French

111 min

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

Vues de quartier (Casa d'Italia)


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
Québec

language: no dialog

78 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

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