AT PEACE PARK
Cinéma urbain is back with a line-up of free outdoor movies
every Thursday from July 22 to August 19, 2021
For its 15th edition, Cinéma urbain has been revamped and adapted to the current situation, with a new line-up that celebrates Montreal’s joie de vivre. An essential event for cinephiles in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles.
Developed by Jarrett Mann, Artistic Director of Kino Montréal, in collaboration with the Society for Arts and Technology, the 2021 program showcases the creativity of Montreal film festivals, partnering with Filministes Festival, Festival Haïti en Folie (in collaboration with Montreal International Black Film Festival), Fantasia, Film POP and the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC).
“I am honoured to be associated with this unifying project. It will give several festivals the opportunity to reconnect with their live audiences for the first time in far too long.” – Jarrett Mann
Popcorn and other snacks at Café SAT
A new feature this year, Café SAT, located across from Peace Park, will offer a farmer’s market where you’ll find gourmet popcorn, picnic baskets and drinks. Several producers will also be on site every Thursday at 7 p.m., offering various local organic products. To be enjoyed at the park during the film or later at home.
THURSDAY JULY 22
The Filministes Festival has prepared a selection of short films exploring different forms of joy: teenage friendships, love, self-discovery, sorority. Happiness through its different forms, which always invites us to imagine a fairer , more feminist world.
About the Filministes Festival:
Based in Tiohtià:ke / Montreal, the Festival Filministes’ mission is to showcase local and international films and filmmakers while creating spaces for discussion and reflection for a diverse audience. The festival’s uniqueness stems from the connection between feminisms and cinema.
In a society where women’s skills are constantly erased in favor of gender bias, La Claque draws us to the other side of a woman’s life using the archetype of the cheerleader. Whether amateur or high-level athlete, “cheerleaders” are always hypersexualized in popular culture. By diverting the emblematic pompom of this sport icon, La Claque explores the different facets of the feminine in a society where women are isolated from each other and sorority is a source of empowerment.
Pitoc e icinakosian
Gerry and his big brother Jos shed light on difference as more than a source of bullying, discrimination and harassment.
Raconte-moi mon corps
Short documentary on Naïla Rabel and her relationship with her body as she has grown up having to navigate the stigma that fat people experience in our society.
Y’a pas d’heure pour les femmes
Tunis, November 2019. On the eve of the presidential elections, women gather at Saïda’s, the hairdresser. The living room is transformed into a public square, a true mirror of the internal turmoil of the country. Through this gather of women, we discover the democratic adolescence of the country.
Mathilde et la Love Room
Mathilde is an extraordinary woman. Armed with a long cigarette, perched on her high heels, this nurse spares no effort to support the homeless of Brussels.
Toinha is not just any Bahian and it is obvious to anyone who sees her for the first time behind her counter. What most people don’t suspect is that she makes the palm oil, which she uses to prepare her gourmet specialty, herself…
It’s almost time to go back to school and Camélia, 15, has a special favor to ask Salah, her childhood best friend: she would like to practice the French kiss before the end of summer.
FESTIVAL HAÏTI EN FOLIE
THURSDAY JULY 29
About Haïti en Folie:
Founded in 2007, the Festival Haïti en Folie is the biggest multidisciplinary festival outside of Haiti entirely dedicated to Haitian culture. For a week each year, the public is invited to discover the best of Haitian culture in the heart of Montreal! Over the previous years the Festival has hosted, in collaboration with various partners, renowned artists such as : Dany Laferrière, Wyclef Jean, Manno Charlemagne, Ti Corn, Boukman Eksperyans, Sylvie Desgroseilliers, Boulo Valcourt, Groupe Vocal Desandan, Marie Josée Lord, Joujou Turenne, Toto Laraque, Wesli, BIC, Lorraine Klaasen, Sara Renelik et plusieurs autres.
Comment conquérir l’Amérique en une nuit
After over twenty years apart, Fanfan and Gégé, two old Haitian friends, meet again in Montreal. Over a nice meal in pleasant female company, our two merry men reflect on their lives and dreams, as various characters on the TV, an ironic and omnipresent character in the narrative, paint an amusing portrait of North American society. Over the course of a night that ends in an unexpected denouement, our two entertaining protagonists try, in their own way, to conquer America. But is conquering the blonde really enough to conquer America?
THURSDAY AUGUST 5
Fantasia is the largest genre film festival in North America. Founded in 1996, the festival focuses primarily on fantasy, action, horror, sci-fi and animation, but also features films deemed unclassifiable for their eccentricity.
The local section of the festival is called Les Fantastiques week-ends du cinéma québécois. Founded in 2007 by Isabelle Gauvreau, the section aims to promote Quebec talent by showcasing strong voices and unique aesthetics, while providing a strong focus on genre cinema.
Fantasia presents: Les Fantastiques Week-ends du Cinéma Québécois:
Fantasia Festival showcases some of the best short films to bring back the explosive energy of its audience. Featuring the absurd, romance, animation, battles, boy scouts, former prime ministers, and even a golf bag. A selection for audiences of all ages!
THURSDAY AUGUST 12
About Film POP:
Championing the same indie spirit in film that POP Montreal puts forward in music, Film POP offers a tightly curated slate of film events, including local and world premieres, retrospectives, outdoor screenings, and more. This fall marks the festival’s 20th edition. We hope you’ll join us from September 22nd to 26th.
Mauvais Sang (Bad Blood)
A sexually transmitted disease is sweeping the country. It’s spread by having sex without emotional involvement, and most of its victims are teenagers who make love out of curiosity rather than commitment. While a serum that can treat the disease has been formulated, it’s been locked away in an inaccessible government building. A woman hires two men to steal the serum. This film received the prix Louis Delluc, as well as the Alfred Bauer and C.I.C.A.E. awards.
FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA
THURSDAY AUGUST 19
About the Festival du nouveau cinéma:
Fiery, unifying, daring, innovative… The FNC offers access to national and international cinéma d’auteur, both through emerging voices and major productions, to showcase all its originality and diversity.
L.A Tea Time
A filmmaker stuck in a harsh Montreal winter without work takes her director of photography on an unlikely quest across the United States. L.A. TEA TIME is an unusual travel diary, sometimes meditative, sometimes haunted, that recounts the adventures of Sophie and Isabelle with humour, twists and turns and fantasy.
At Peace Park
Every Thursday from July 22 to August 19
Event opens at 7 p.m.
Screenings start at 9 p.m.
Limited seating – reservation required
Popcorn and other treats available at Café SAT
PRESENTED BY: :
Presented by Society for Arts and Technology and the Quartier des spectacles, with the collaboration of the borough of Ville-Marie.
Thanks to our partners : Festival Filministes, Festival Haïti en Folie en collaboration avec Festival International Film black de Montréal, Film POP, Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) and Fantasia.
Although screenings are free, please reserve your seat in advance. As the site is delimited by barriers, only people with a reservation will be able to enter.
We ask you to wear a mask if you cannot maintain a distance of 2 meters from the other participants. A register will be kept to notify those present in the event of an outbreak.