3536, boulevard St-Laurent
One of the rare sites devoted to independent films, Cinéma Excentris offers an exceptional program, most of the works in their original versions with French subtitles. Outside the festival circuit, it is the ideal place to discover non-commercial cinema. I’ve discovered some outstanding filmmakers there, as well as some truly startling films. It is administered by Cinéma Parallèle, where over thirty years ago I would go to discover auteur films in its tiny theatre a bit further up on Saint Lawrence Boulevard. I now got to ExCentris with eyes closed, such is my confidence in the quality of their programming.
Photo: Susan Moss, 2012