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 Diop, 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 collective.
Cinéma Moderne’s original series are back this month: cELLEuloid with The Sharks from filmmaker Lucía Garibaldi; M: les Maudits with a 4K restoration of Santa Sangre by Alejandro Jodorowsky, and The Thing by John Carpenter; 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
Now 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 Roussel
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.
M : LES MAUDITS
Santa Sangre by Alejandro Jodorowsky
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.
The Thing by John Carpenter
United States / 1982 / Original English version / 109 min
Sunday, November 10 at 8.30 p.m.
LES PETITS MODERNES
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 older
France, Belgium / 2017 / Original French version / 78 min
SCREENING AGAIN IN NOVEMBER
Aquarela by Victor Kossakovsky
Dolemite Is My Name by Craig Brewer
Honeyland by Tamara Kotevska
Juniper Tree by Nietzchka Keene
La 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