Past Event

The Phi Centre's film programming at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

$11.75 (Museum VIPs: $9.50, ages 30 and under: $10.50)
Taxes and fees included

Where: Maxwell Cummings Auditorium at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1379-A Sherbrooke Street West)

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.

Photo credit: Cinelicious Pics / Arbelos Films

The MMFA welcomes a million visitors each year. Quebec’s most visited museum, it is one of the most popular museums in Canada and ranks twelfth among art museums in North America. Its innovative temporary exhibitions combine artistic disciplines (fine arts, music, film, fashion and design) and are circulated to museums around the world. Its encyclopedic collection, which is on display in four – soon-to- be five – pavilions, includes international art, world cultures, decorative arts and design and Quebec and Canadian art.

The Museum complex includes a 444 seat concert hall. The MMFA is also one of Canada’s leading publishers of art books in English and French, which are distributed internationally. The Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy, the largest educational complex in a North American art museum, will be housed in the future Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, which will be inaugurated in November 2016.

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