The 7th art under the stars!
Free outdoor film programming
Give your eyes and ears plenty to enjoy with our outdoor film programming throughout the festival.
*Films are presented in French only.*
Tuesday July 9th at 8 p.m.
Mary Poppins Returns
Musical by Rob Marshall with Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ben Whishaw.
Michael Banks, a recently widowed London father, is about to lose his family home to his banker boss and receives unexpected help from Mary Poppins, his former housekeeper. With her magical powers, this elegant and mildly authoritarian lady restores life’s pleasures to her protégé’s grieving and all-too serious children through exploring whimsical and colourful worlds. The highly competent nanny also encourages the budding love between Jane, Michael’s sister and Jack, a cheerful lamplighter.
Tuesday July 16th at 8 p.m.
Biographical film by Bryan Singer with Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, and Gwilym Lee.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Freddie Mercury enjoyed stage and album fame as a member of the British rock band Queen. In the city, the escapades of this flamboyant singer/songwriter, born Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar of Parsis parents, helped forge his legacy. When his fiancée, Mary Austin, discovers that he prefers men, she breaks off their engagement. His personal assistant, Paul Prenter, who is in love with the star, creates a void around him causing him to break up with his other band members: guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon. In 1985, while recording two solo albums in Germany, Freddie learns that Queen has been asked to perform at the Live Aid benefit concert. After firing Prenter, the singer returns to London where his band mates forgive him. Standing together after having learned that Freddie has AIDS, Queen gives a
performance at Live Aid that will go down in the history.
Tuesday July 23th at 8 p.m.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
A heroic tale by Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston, freely inspired by Hoffman’s story and Tchaikovsky’s ballet. Starring Mackenzie Foy, Jayden Fowora-Knight, and Keira Knightley.
On Christmas eve, an intrepid and ingenious teenager embarks on a perilous adventure inside a kingdom of living toys wherein hides a mouse that has stolen a treasured key from her, one that can open the mysterious gift that her deceased mother has left her.
Tuesday July 30th at 8 p. m.
Biopic by François Bouvier with Debbie Lynch-White, Émile Proulx-Cloutier, and Rose-Marie Perreault.
20-year old Mary Travers marries Édouard Bolduc, a “good Catholic” with whom she starts a family in a working-class neighbourhood in Montreal. In addition to enduring difficult pregnancies and suffering the premature deaths of six of her children, she lives through the hardship of the Depression. Proud but submissive, the Gaspé native dreads the idea of upsetting her husband by going to work. But her husband’s layoff leaves her no choice but to listen to her good friend Juliette who takes her to the Théâtre National, where they need of a violinist. Mary, a self-taught musician, quickly makes her mark and boldly promotes a composition of her own, one that falls on the ears of a prominent impresario. What began as a sideline hobby turns into a radio and album success and supports a profitable family business. As soon as she leaves her kitchen, Mary becomes a fierce advocate for labour conditions and goes to sings her compositions, an irresistible blend of Irish and French-Canadian folklore, in the cities and towns of Quebec.