Cin ma Moderne is thrilled to present a rich, varied back-to-school lineup, including new releases and special events that will please both documentary enthusiasts and fiction lovers, as well as young cinephiles.

Playing this September: documentaries such as Aquarela by Viktor Kossakovsky, a cinematic journey into the beauty and raw power of water; and Honeyland by Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov, which won awards at several festivals, including Sundance, a portrait of the last of a long line of beekeepers on an isolated mountain in the Balkans.

Investigating countless murders and disappearances in Mexico, the heart-wrenching documentary Dark Suns by Julien Elie is also opening this month. As for Dan Popa, he takes us to several continents to observe the sea, swimmers, fishermen, and boats in Symphony in Aquamarine. 2018 RIDM Audience Award winner Memory is Our Homeland by Jonathan Durand tells the little-known story of the Polish refugees who were deported to Siberian work camps during the Second World War, before thousands of them ended up in Africa.

Cin ma Moderne’s original series are bringing us new titles to (re)discover: Les Petits ModernescELLEuloid (Nude on the Moon by Raymond Phelan & Doris Wishman), and From Mile End with Love (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Ted Kotcheff). 

For the very first time, M : les Maudits is letting the public pick the film that will screen on September 20, on the occasion of the “Storm Area 51” event: The Thing by John Carpenter or Mars Attacks! by Tim Burton. Cinephiles can vote at  – the result will be announced on August 28.

Back to reality, The Salt of the Earth by Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado will be presented during the School strike for climate, on September 20. A discussion with author and activist Dominic Champagne about the issues explored in the documentary will follow the screening.

The Dark Crystal by Jim Henson & Frank Oz is also part of the lineup this month, ahead of the release of the film’s prequel series. Cin ma Moderne is presenting a version restored in 4K of this ’80s classic.

Finally, cinephiles will get to see screenings as part of Festival Stop Motion Montreal and Film POP, which will respectively present 6 and 12 screenings during the month.


Aquarela by Viktor Kossakovsky

United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, United States / 2018 / multilingual version with English subtitles / 90 minutes 

From September 6

*Presented with Dolby Atmos immersive sound and filmed in 96 frames-per-second.

Dark Suns by Julien Elie 

Canada / 2018 / original Spanish version with French or English subtitles / 154 minutes

From September 7

*A complementary photographic exhibition will be presented in the caf bar.

Memory is Our Homeland by Jonathan Durand 

Canada / 2018 / multilingual version with English or French subtitles / 90 minutes

From September 17

Honeyland by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov

North Macedonia / 2019 / original Turkish version with English or French subtitles / 85 minutes

From September 21

Symphony in Aquamarine by Dan Popa

Canada / 2019 / original Romanian and English version with English and French subtitles / 78 minutes

From September 28



As part of the worldwide School strike for climate: Carte blanche to Dominic Champagne

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

France, Brazil, Italy / 2015 / original French and English version with French subtitles / 110 minutes

Friday, September 20 at 6:30 pm

*followed by a discussion with Dominic Champagne

The Dark Crystal by Jim Henson and Frank Oz

United Kingdom, United States / 1982 / original English version / 93 minutes / 4K restoration

Friday, August 30 at 9:30 pm

Saturday, September 7 at 10:30 pm


The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Ted Kotcheff + Guided tour of the neighborhood organized by Mile End Memories

Canada / 1974 / original English version with French subtitles / 120 minutes

Sunday, September 22 at 6:45 pm (guided tour at 5 pm)


Nude on the Moon by Raymond Phelan and Doris Wishman

United States / 1961 / original English version / 83 minutes

Wednesday, September 11 at 7 pm

Saturday, September 21 at 9 pm


The Thing by John Carpenter OR Mars Attacks! by Tim Burton

Alien-themed movie on the occasion of the “Storm Area 51” event.

The final choice of film will be announced on August 28.

Friday, September 20



Le Petit Gruffalo *3-years-old and older

United Kingdom, Germany / 2012 / French version / 27 min

Le rat sc l rat *3-years-old and older

United Kingdom / 2018 / French version / 26 min

La chouette, entre veille et sommeil **3-years-old and older

France, Belgium / 2016 / French version / 40 minutes

Le chant de la mer **6-years-old and older

Ireland / 2014 / French version / 93 minutes


Festival Stop Motion Montreal

6 screenings – September 21 & 22

For more information:

Film POP

12 screenings – September 25 to 29

For more information:


Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee

Dogman by Matteo Garrone

La femme de mon fr re by Monia Chokri

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love by Nick Broomfield

Museo by Alonso Ruizpalacios

Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders

Paris is Burning by Jennie Livingston

Police Story by Jackie Chan 

Push byFredrik Gertten

Rafiki by Wanuri Kahiu

Tel Aviv on Fire by Sameh Zoabi

For more information about screenings and the schedule, visit:


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