Summer Tuesdays: "Downtown Screenings Under the Stars"
IN PLACE DE LA PAIX, IN THE QUARTIER DES SPECTACLES
Press release - For immediate release
Montreal, June 9, 2016 – Once again this summer, the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] invites Montrealers and visitors to Downtown Screenings Under the Stars, presented in Place de la Paix. Every Tuesday from June 14 to September 6 at 9 p.m., feature films, documentaries and shorts will be screened for free in collaboration with the borough of Ville-Marie and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.
The Downtown Screenings Under the Stars series includes 13 screenings presented in association with as many partners from the city’s film community. This 11th season starts on Tuesday, June 14 with the documentary Le commerce du sexe by Ève Lamont. In the film, co-produced by Les Productions du Rapide-Blanc and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the director asks who profits from the sex trade, which thanks to the Internet has gone global and become an organized industry.
After the screening, there will be a discussion with the Ève Lamont and Eliane Legault-Roy from the board Concertation des luttes contre l'exploitation sexuelle (CLES).
A rich, varied program
Each week, check out Montreal’s most eclectic and adventurous open-air movie night! This summer’s films include: I Am the Blues by Daniel Cross, presented by the RIDM; the selection by Cinema Politica, This Changes Everything by Avi Lewis; and a pair of entries from the FIFA, Marie Saint Pierre se révèle (Janice Zolf) and Le testament d’Alexander McQueen (Loïc Progent). After last year’s success, SPASM returns with another night of old-school fun, inviting movie lovers to see the 1985 hit The Goonies by Richard Donner – get ready for a night of big laughs and fond memories!
The other programming partners for the series are Fantasia, the Montreal First Peoples’ Festival, Festival de films Cinémania, the Montreal International Black Film Festival, Prend ça court!, Kino, Film Pop and the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.
Every Tuesday, that week’s programming partner will be a guest on the Catherine et Laurent radio show, broadcast live on CIBL (101.5) from 4 to 6 p.m. from Monday through Thursday.
In addition to films, the SAT has invited Dérapage to present 13 works on the façade of Hôtel Zero 1. Every Tuesday, a different architectural video projection will be shown, adding extra spice to the evening.
Starting July 5 at 6 p.m., skateboarders are invited to Skate Jam Tuesdays (starting at Come check out the pros in action or join in!
Skate Jam Tuesdays are the result of an initiative by the SAT, the Quartier des Spectacles and the borough of Ville-Marie aimed at revitalizing Place de Paix. Thanks to this collaboration, skateboarders are now allowed to use this public space and organize gatherings there. The successful initiative has led to a more interesting and diverse mix of users in Place de la Paix.
DOWNTOWN SCREENINGS UNDER THE STARS IN PLACE DE LA PAIX
Place de la Paix
From June 14 to September 6
Every Tuesday at 9 p.m.
In case of rain, screenings will be held on the ground floor of the SAT when possible.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – 8:45 p.m.
Screening of the documentary film Le commerce du sexe
Followed by a discussion with director Ève Lamont and sex-trade experts
Gather in Place de la Paix, next to the SAT on Saint-Laurent Blvd, between Sainte-Catherine and René-Lévesque, in the Quartier des Spectacles.
The Downtown Screenings Under the Stars series is presented by the Society for Arts and Technology [SAT], the borough of Ville-Marie and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, in collaboration with CIBL radio.
Tuesday, June 14
LE COMMERCE DU SEXE (ages 16+)
by Eve Lamont
Presented by National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Tuesday, June 21
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
by Naomi Klein
Presented by Cinema Politica
Tuesday, June 28
by Richard Donner
Presented by SPASM
Tuesday, July 5
by Iain Softley
Presented by Film POP
Tuesday, July 12
by Pascal Tessaud
Presented by the Montreal International Black Film Festival
Tuesday, July 19
LES HOMMES D’UNE AUTRE PLANÈTE
by Cheng Hun Ming
Presented by Fantasia
Tuesday, July 26
40 KINO CHALLENGES
Presented by Kino’00
Tuesday, August 2
DANS TA FACE COMPILATION
Presented by Prends ça court
Tuesday, August 9
by Sonia Boileau
Presented by the Montreal First Peoples Festival
Tuesday, August 16
I AM THE BLUES
by Daniel Cross
Presented by the RIDM
Tuesday, August 23
VALLEY OF LOVE
by Guillaume Nicloux
Presented by the Cinémania film festival
Tuesday, August 30
MARIE SAINT PIERRE SE RÉVÈLE
by Janice Zolf
LE TESTAMENT D’ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
by Loic Prigent
Presented by the Festival International du Film sur l’Art (FIFA)
Tuesday, September 6
by Nicolas Winding Refn
Presented by the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC)
Source: Society for Arts and Technology and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership
Photos: Sébastien Roy
Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]
Quartier des Spectacles Partnership