With this 15th edition redesigned and adapted to the current context, Cinema Urbain is renewing itself with a program celebrating Montreal’s joie de vivre. An unmissable event for moviegoers in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles. Starting this Thursday, the first screening presented by Les Filministes will highlight a selection of short films exploring the links between feminism and cinema.
Developed by Jarrett Mann, Artistic Director of Kino Montréal in collaboration with the Société des arts technologiques, the 2021 program highlights the creativity of Montreal film festivals, by partnering with the Festival Filministes, Haiti en Folie (in partnership with the Montreal International Black Film Festival), Fantasia, Film POP and the Festival du nouveau cinéma.
“I am honoured to be associated with this unifying project. This will be an opportunity for several festivals to find their audience face-to-face for the first time in toolong.” – Jarrett Mann
THE SMALL CINEMA URBAIN MARKET
New this year, the Sat Café, located in front of Place de la Paix, offers a farmer’s market in which you can find: gourmet popcorn, picnic baskets as well as drinks. Several products will also be on site every Thursday from 7pm, in order to offer you different local organic products. To be consumed in the park during the film or later at home.
At Place de la Paix, in the Quartier des spectacles
(Entrance of the site by the rue Saint-Dominique)
Every Thursday from July 22 to August 19, 2021
Opening of the site: 7 pm – Start of the screenings: 9 pm
Popcorn and delicacies available at the Café SAT
Places limited – Free reservation
The reservation is mandatory in order to guarantee compliance with sanitary measures,
in addition to securing a place at the event!
THURSDAY, JULY 22 [OPENING NIGHT]
The Filministes Festival presents:
A selection of seven short films exploring the links between feminism and cinema
On the program: La claque by Claire Renaud, Pitoc e icinakosian by Jos-Onimskiw Ottawa-Dubé and Gerry Ottawa, Raconte-moi mon corps by Nadia Louis-Desmarchais, Y’a pas d’heure pour les femmes by Sarra El Abed, Mathilde et la Love Room by Chantal Limoges, Saucy Toinha by Sérgio Bloch and La chamade by Emma Séméria.
|THURSDAY, JULY 29|
The Festival Haïti en Folie & the Montreal International Black Film Festival present:
How to conquer America in one night by Dany Laferrière (2004)
After more than twenty years of separation, Fanfan and Gégé, two Great Haitian friends, meet in Montreal. The time of a nice meal in pleasant feminine company, our two merry lurons take stock of their lives and their fantasies while on television, object transformed into an ironic character omnipresent in the story, various personalities draw an amusing portrait of North American society. And, in the space of a night that will end in an unexpected outcome, our two amusing protagonists will try, in their own way, to conquer America. But, is it enough to conquer the blonde to conquer America.
|THURSDAY, AUGUST 5|
The Fantasia Festival presents:
Les Fantastiques weekends du cinéma Québécois – Short film program
The Fantasia festival presents some of the best Quebec short films to bring back the explosive energy of its audience. On the menu: absurdity, romance, animation, battles, scouts, former prime ministers, and even a golf bag. This selection is aimed at an audience of all ages!
|THURSDAY, AUGUST 12|
The POP Film Festival presents:
Mauvais Sang by Leos Carax (1986)A sexually transmitted infection is sweeping the country. It spreads through sexual relations without emotional involvement and most of its victims are teenagers who make love out of curiosity rather than commitment. While an antidote that could treat the disease was created, it was locked in an inaccessible government building. A woman hires two men to steal it. This film has received the Louis Delluc, Alfred Bauer Prize and C.I.C.A.E.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19
The Festival du nouveau cinéma presents:
L.A Tea time by Sophie Bédard Marcotte (2019)
A filmmaker stuck in a dry, jobless Montreal winter takes her photo director on an unlikely quest across the United States. L.A. TEA TIME is an extraordinary travel diary, sometimes meditative, sometimes haunted, which recounts the adventures of Sophie and Isabelle with humor, detours and fantasy.