Nov.21Jan.14

Installation

A new way of seeing collectively.

Opening Hours:
Monday and Tuesday: closed
Wednesday to Saturday: 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM
*December 26 and January 2: 1:30PM to 5:30 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

*Please note that the Phi Centre will be closed on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1.

Tickets:
Adults: $18 ($13,50 on Wednesdays)
Students, seniors (65 and +): $14
Groups of ten or more: $12,50 (school group packages available)
Taxes and fees included

ID will be asked at the door for reduced price admission

Please take a moment to review our health and safety policy.

*Please note that access to the VR Cinema is strictly reserved for 13 +.

Starting November 21, you can get in on the action (literally) in short and feature films for an immersive experience like no other. Presented by Bell, the new VR Cinema at the Phi Centre is devoted entirely to this visionary narrative format, offering a collective experience that redefines how we perceive and interpret in our world.

Two programs will alternate over the course of the day. Each of them includes three films.

Man and Machine Program

An ARTE 360 VR program, presented with the support of the Institut français, on the occasion of Novembre Numérique, and the Consulat général de France à Québec.

Dream Worlds Program

A co-selection by Phi and Michel Reilhac, artist and programmer for Venice VR, the virtual reality section of the Venice International Film Festival.

Hours:

Monday and Tuesday: reserved for groups (contact the box office)
Wednesday to Saturday: 10:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Sunday: every hour from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Before purchasing tickets, please review our health and safety policy.

We strongly recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before the start of program to ensure your seat. Latecomers can not be admitted due to technical constraints.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Man and Machine

I Saw the Future, directed by François Vautier, produced by Da Prod

France | 2017 | 5 minutes
Language: French or English

In a dark expanse that could be the cosmos, we hear the voice of Arthur C. Clarke, whose face – taken from a BBC archive dating back to the 1960s – appears in the distance. This film is an invitation to travel, and a crepuscular form of poetry to be experienced immersively.

In competition, Venice VR 2017

Presented with the support of the Institut français, as part of Novembre Numérique, and of the Consulat général de France à Québec.

I, Philip, directed by Pierre Zandrowicz, produced by Antoine Cayrol, Okio-Studio, ARTE France, en association avec Saint-George Studio, et Headspace Studio

France | 2017 | 14 minutes
Language: English

In 2015 a young engineer unveils Phil, an android re-creation of American author Philip K. Dick, who died 23 years earlier. Viewers watch from inside the robot’s head, turning to look at whatever they like to recreate what seems to be the author’s latest love story.

International Film Festival, São Paulo, 2017

Presented with the support of the Institut français, as part of Novembre Numérique, and of the Consulat général de France à Québec.

Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness, directed by Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton and James Spinney, produced by Ex Nihilo, Arte and Audiogaming

France | 2017 | 7 minutes
Language: English

After a years-long struggle with dark splotches increasingly interfering with his vision, John Hull became blind in 1983. To ward off despair, the writer and professor kept an audio diary of the evolution of his disability, totalling more than 16 hours.

Official selection Sundance 2016

Presented with the support of the Institut français, as part of Novembre Numérique, and of the Consulat général de France à Québec.

Dream Worlds

L’île des morts, directed by Benjamin Nuel, produced by Oriane Hurard, LES PRODUITS FRAIS and ARTE France

France | 2017 | 8 minutes
Language: French or English

L’île des morts is a loose adaptation of Arnold Böcklin’s 1883 painting by the same name. The work takes viewers on a timeless journey from an unremarkable apartment to humanity’s final destination, guided by Charon, the ferryman of the Underworld.

Best VR Story Award, Venice VR, 2018

 

Alteration, directed by Jérôme Blanquet, produced by Okio-Studio, ARTE France and Saint George Studio with the participation of the CNC

France | 2017 | 18 minutes
Language: English

Alexandro volunteers for an experiment to study dreams in this poetic trip into the future. He never imagined that he would have to face Elsa, a form of artificial intelligence bent on digitizing his subconscious so she can feed off of it.

Virtual Arcade, Tribeca Film Festival, 2017

Half Life, directed by Robert Connor and Robert Jonsson, produced by Robert & Robert Studios and Royal Swedish Opera

Sweden | 2017-2018 | 12 minutes
Language: None

Giving it all in a dance performance – how does that feel? Step right into the production of Half Life to find out. Feel every move and every heartbeat in this suggestive dance experience, where you will get up close and personal with the Royal Swedish Ballet.

In competition, Venice VR, 2017

*Please note that the VR Cinema will be closed on November 29 and 30. On December 15, the last screening will take place at 4:30pm. On December 26 and January 2, the first screening will take place at 1:30 pm.

*A new program will be presented after January 14.

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