What to see at Cinéma Moderne in November

Cinéma Moderne is thrilled to present a lineup including oddities,
new releases, special events, and retrospectives. In November, cinephiles can exclusively
discover the documentary One Day in the Life
of Noah Piugattuk
from Canadian
filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, a scathing condemnation of Canadian
colonialism in the 1960s.

The Irishman, from famed director
Martin Scorsese
, which chronicles the involvement of a hitman in the
disappearance of American union boss Jimmy Hoffa, will also screen this month.
The Grand Prix winner of the 2019 Cannes Festival, Atlantique by Mati
, which mixes film genres and introduces cinephiles to Dakar youth,
will also be presented.

Also opening: Wilcox by Denis Côté, which tells the story of a Quebec drifter; the new feature that will represent Canada at the Oscars, Antigone by Sophie Deraspe, a modern retelling of the classic play that maintains its intensity; and Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach, the story of a couple dealing with divorce and family unity.

In November, three retrospectives will be offered to cinephiles: Chantal
Akerman: The Nomadic Films
featuring four documentaries from November
5 to 9
, presented by editor Claire Atherton. During the Montreal
International Documentary Festival (RIDM) from November 14 to 24, Cinéma
Moderne will host two events. On November 15 & 16, six films will
screen as part of Laura Huertas Millán: Decolonizing Ethnography,and VISIONS: Colectivo los Ingrávidos on November 21
& 22
will include many films from the avant-garde feminist Mexican

Cinéma Moderne’s original series are back this month: cELLEuloid with The Sharks from filmmaker Lucía
; M: les Maudits with a 4K restoration of Santa Sangre
by Alejandro Jodorowsky, and The Thing by John
; and Les Petits Modernes with new screenings of Festival Stop Motion Montréal: Youth program, as well as Ernest et Célestine and Zombillénium.

Many special events will take place at Cinéma Moderne in November. First, a screening of Le chat dans le sac, the debut feature by Gilles Groulx, on the occasion of the release of the album Blue World by John Coltrane, the composer of the score of the film. The presentation of the documentary investigation Trafic by Catherine Proulx will be followed by a discussion with the audience, as will be the screening of John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s Sur les pas de Vivian Mayer.


One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk by Zacharias Kunuk

Nunavut, Quebec / 2019 / Original Inuktitut version
with French subtitles / 113 min

in theatres


Antigone by Sophie Deraspe

Quebec / 2019 / Original French version with English subtitles / 109 min

From November 9


The Irishman by Martin Scorsese

United States / 2019 / Original English version with French subtitles /
210 min

From November 15

*Dolby Atmos in exclusivity in Montreal


Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach

United States / 2019 / original English version with French subtitles /
136 min

From November 22

Wilcox by Denis Côté

Quebec / 2019 / No dialogue / 66 min

From November 27

*The film will be preceded by short film Astres by Andrée-Anne

Atlantique by Mati Diop

France, Senegal, Belgium / 2019 / Original French version with English
subtitles / 105 min

From November 29

*The Jury’s Grand Prix – Festival de Cannes 2019


Le chat dans le sac by Gilles Groulx

Quebec / 1964 / Original French version with English subtitles / 74 min

Sunday, November 10 at 6 p.m.

*With Barbara Ulrich and Claude Godbout in attendace

In collaboration with NFB


Trafic by Catherine Proulx

Quebec / 2019 / Original French version / 52 min

Wednesday, November 13 at 6.30 p.m.

*With Catherine Proulx (filmmaker) and Karine Dubois
(producer) in attendance

In collaboration with Télé-Québec


Sur les pas de Vivian Maier by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel

United States / 2014 / Original English version with French subtitles /
84 min

Wednesday, November 20 at 6.30 p.m.

*Followed by a debate with photographer Serge Clément

Saturday, November 23 at 6.30 p.m.

*With the author Gaëlle Josse, as part of her
recent publication Une femme en contre-jour




The Sharks by Lucía Garibaldi

Uruguay, Argentina, Spain / 2019 / Original Spanish version with English
subtitles / 80 min

Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 23 at 4:50 p.m.


Santa Sangre by Alejandro

Mexico, Italy / 1989 / Original Spanish version with English subtitles /
125 min

Saturday, November 9 at 9.30 p.m.

Thursday, November 14 at 8.15 p.m.

*Restauration 4K


The Thing by John Carpenter

United States / 1982 / Original English version / 109 min

Sunday, November 10 at 8.30 p.m.

*Restauration 2K



Festival Stop Motion Montreal: Youth program *4-years-old and older

Short films program


Ernest et Célestine *5-years-old
and older

Belgium, France, Luxembourg / 2012 / Original
French version / 80 min


Zombillénium *6-years-old and

France, Belgium / 2017 / Original French version / 78 min



Aquarela by Victor Kossakovsky

Dolemite Is My Name by Craig Brewer

Honeyland by Tamara Kotevska

Juniper Tree by Nietzchka Keene

femme de mon frère

 by Monia Chokri

Restless River by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu

The Salt of the Earth by
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders

Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Bi Gan

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love by
Nick Broomfield

The Devil and Daniel Johnston
by Jeff Feuerzeig

Xalko by Sami Mermer and
Hind Benchekroun

For more information about November screenings and schedule, visit: cinemamoderne.com 

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