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.
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. 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. 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.
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, Director and Co-Founder
Alexandre Domingue, Co-Founder
Aude Renaud-Lorrain, Interim Director
Ariane Caron Lachance, Programming Coordinator / Production
Teejay Bhalla, Cinéma Manager and Associate Programmer
Carolina Barrera-Couto, Cinéma Manager / Communications
Anne-Julie Lalande, Box office Manager / Communications
Charlotte Selb, Associate Programmer
Rachel Tremblay Saint-Yves, Cinema and Café-bar 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 Ministère de la Culture et des Communications through its Promotion du français lors d’activités culturelles 2017-2018 program as well SODEC and its Programme d’aide à la promotion et à la diffusion, volet 2,1 – Aide à la diffusion complémentaire, the Conseil des arts de Montréal and Canadian Heritage.