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Year round, Cinéma Moderne offers a unique cinematic experience allowing audiences to enjoy and discover a world of independent cinema in an intimate, warm and vibrant environment, located in the heart of the Mile End.

A program devoted to promoting diversity and celebrating independent filmmakers, combined with quality screening conditions and the comfort and convenience of a Café-bar, Cinéma Moderne presents a space where movie lovers of all stripes can enjoy a rich experience.

From mainstream movies and niche titles to restored classics and avant-garde genre films, along with everything from animation and shorts, to documentaries and experimental films, Cinéma Moderne provides a space where all kinds of films can be watched and celebrated over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.

Committed to fostering a sense of community, Cinéma Moderne enjoys collaborating with local festivals, universities and organizations involved in the distribution of independent projects, and offers an array of activities and events to enhance the regular screening program. Family events, children’s activities and film workshops are included in our regular programming to unite audiences and ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Cinéma Moderne is a non-profit organization and depends on external funding. Your donations have a direct impact on the future of the cinema. They will be re-injected into future distribution and cultural mediation activities and will help us, among other things, to invite creators, offer special workshops, cover screening rights and film shipping costs in order to offer a constantly renewed program and to improve our communication with our community.

For more information about the 2020 fundraising campaign.


Cinéma Moderne was founded through an ongoing collaboration between Roxanne Sayegh, former executive director of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), and Alexandre Domingue, president and founder of the post-production company Post-Moderne. After meeting in 2017, Roxanne and Alexandre have joined forces and combined their expertise to create Cinéma Moderne.

Roxanne Sayegh, Co-Director / Co-Founder

Alexandre Domingue, Co-Founder

Aude Renaud-Lorrain, Co-Director

Marion Jégoux, Deputy Director

Ariane Caron Lachance, Programming Coordinator / Production

Anne-Julie Lalande, Communications Coordinator / Assistant Production

Carolina Barrera-Couto, Cinema Manager / Communications

Béatrice Langlois-Bettez, Cinema Manager / Communications

Charlotte Selb, Associate Programmer

Teejay Bhalla, Associate Programmer (M : Les Maudits)

Rachel Tremblay Saint-Yves, Cinema rental Coordinator


Cinéma Moderne thanks its institutional partners: the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine of the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation via the Fonds d’initiative et de rayonnement de la métropole, and the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale through its Subvention salariale program. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the SODEC, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.