Enjoy great movies with Downtown Screenings Under the Stars
June 12 to August 24, Place de la Paix in the Quartier des Spectacles
Montreal, June 14, 2017 - For the last 13 summers, the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), in collaboration with the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership and the borough of Ville-Marie, has been delighting Montrealers and visitors with a well-chosen series of outdoor summer movies.
From June 12 to August 24, the weekly screenings will be held every Monday, plus every Thursday in August. Some of Montreal’s leading film event organizers will share their favourites, collectively building an eclectic and exciting program: everything from documentaries chosen by the RIDM to shorts courtesy of Prends-ça court! and classics from Films POP.
On June 12 the FIFA got things started on a jazzy note with The Devil’s Hornby Larry Weinstein, a fascinating look at the history of the saxophone, an instrument at times revered, and at times reviled for its allegedly lascivious character. To set the tone for the evening, saxophonist Benjamin Deschamps, the 2017-18 Révélation Radio-Canada jazz, perform with his trio.
Collectively, the 13 films in the series are a powerful, engaged set of works, ranging from the hilarious to the heartbreaking. For example, Cinema Politica will present Food Coop, the story of a cooperative supermarket in Brooklyn. Fans of superhero flicks and B-movies will love Fantasia’s spectacular retrospective, DJ XL5, as well as SPASM’s invitation to check out the classic Star Wars parody, Spaceballs. Next, the Montreal First Peoples’ Festival will present the indigenous hunters’ side of the sealing controversy with the documentary Angry Inuk. In August, a great summer for movie lovers will wrap with the latest film by Nicole Garcia, Mal de pierre, presented by Cinemania, and the Coen brothers’ No Country for Old Men, presented by the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. The list also includes picks from programmers who have their finger on the pulse of the movie world: the Black Film Festival, KINO and the NFB.
DOWNTOWN SCREENINGS UNDER THE STARS
Place de la Paix, next to the SAT on Saint-Laurent Blvd., between Sainte-Catherine St. and René-Lévesque Blvd., in the Quartier des Spectacles.
June 12 to August 24, 9 p.m.
Plus: Skate Jam Mondays are back; new video projections to discover
The essential get-together for skateboarders is back this summer, starting June 26. Every Monday until August 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., everyone is welcome to come out with their board, enter occasional competitions and have a barbecue.
In addition to big-screen movies in the park, the SAT has invited Dérapage to present several of its works on the façade of Hôtel Zéro 1. Every movie night, a different series of architectural video projections will be shown, bringing even more liveliness to the evenings.
Marie Lamoureux | Quartier des Spectacles Partnership | 514 923-6772
Marine Gourit | Public and media relations Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) | 438 345-1864
All films will be shown in their original language, with French subtitles if necessary.
MONDAY, JUNE 12
Festival International du Film sur l'Art (FIFA)
The Devil's Horn
by Larry Weinstein
MONDAY, JUNE 19
by Jonathan Demme
MONDAY, JUNE 26
Montreal International Black Film Festival
by Lucien Jean-Baptiste
MONDAY, JULY 3
DJ XL5's SUPERHERO ZAPPIN' PARTY
MONDAY, JULY 17
National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Théâtre de la vie
by Peter Svatek
MONDAY, JULY 24
by Thomas Boothe and Maellanne Bonnicel
MONDAY, JULY 31
by Mel Brooks
MONDAY, AUGUST 7
Montreal First Peoples’ Festival
by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)
by Susanne Regina Meures
MONDAY, AUGUST 14
Projection sur l'herbe
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
Prends ça court
Talent tout court
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
Cinemania Film Festival
Mal de Pierre
by Nicole Garcia
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC)
No Country For Old Men
by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen