This summer, the cinema programming of the Phi Centre returns to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The lineup of films will screen in the MMFA’s Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium.
Inspired by the "altered perceptions" of the late 1960s and early 1970s this series presents seven hybrid and pseudo-documentaries that explore blurred concepts of reality and shifting social norms in an era of global upheaval. Following developments both technological (including newly mobile cameras and sound technology) and artistic (noting trends in cinéma-vérité and international New Wave), these films provoke and upset accepted notions of cinematic truth, while pushing back against concepts of authority, heteronormativity, and the patriarchy. The programming was developed by Jesse Cumming, our invited Film Curator for the occasion.