The Cinéma sous les étoiles festival opens its 14th edition on Friday evening with the documentary Mon pays imaginaire directed by Patricio Guzmàn, at Laurier Park. Documentary films from here and elsewhere stand out this year for their social commitment, where two strong themes stand out: feminism and ecology. Until August 31, 60 productions will be presented in 15 different locations such as the Biosphere and Jarry Park. Among the films expected, I salute you bitch (July 6, Molson park), The myth of the black woman (July 12, Laurier park), I placed my mother (August 1, Médéric-Martin park), Notre-Dame -de-l’Arsenic (July 21, Square Dézéry) and The Super 8 Years (July 5, Laurier Park). Films are screened at 9 p.m.

Back for a seventh edition, the cult detective film festival Film Noir au Canal will aim to entertain the population of the Sud-Ouest borough. Every Sunday from July 16 to August 20, the festival will present six free screenings, in Saint-Patrick Square, at the corner of Wellington and Saint-Patrick streets. These outdoor screenings, which bring together more than 3,000 moviegoers each summer, begin at sunset and are preceded by musical performances. On the program, classics such as Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock and Les enfants du paradis by Marcel Carné to lesser-known works by the general public such as I soliti ignoti by Mario Monicelli and The second breath by Jean-Pierre Melville. The first film shown will be Kiss Me Deadly on July 16. For subsequent screenings, consult the event’s Facebook page where the films are announced a week in advance.

On Wednesday evenings from July 5 to August 30, Dante Park in Little Italy will host the screening of many films at sunset. This festival will highlight Italian cinema and will offer feature films with French or English subtitles. Comedies, historical films and many other genres will be offered throughout the summer. The film Sulla Giostra, a female opera directed by Giorgia Cecere, will open the ball. Before each performance, the public will be able to discuss with film experts, directors and actors present.

The Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal invites the public to the third Estival du nouveau cinema, which will take place from August 31 to September 3 on the Esplanade Tranquille in the Quartier des Spectacles. Beginning at 6 p.m. each evening, films (including The Banshees of Inisherin and August 32 on Earth) will be shown in high definition on what is described as “Montreal’s largest outdoor summer projection screen”. DJs, musical and dance shows, meetings with artists, tastings, catering and bar services will also be offered.

Cinéruelles returns for a third year. To bring the cinema closer to families, we offer free screenings in the heart of the alleys of the Plateau Mont-Royal and Rosemont districts. Until August 6, on Friday and Saturday evenings, animated films for children will be screened in 40 alleys. Among them are Quebec productions Katak, the brave beluga and Félix and the treasure of Morgäa. Note that popcorn will be offered free of charge at each performance.

The summer Cin’Hoch is back to liven up the evenings in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district. Every Friday evening from July 7 to September 1, the public is invited to the Dairy Queen parking lot located at 4545 Sainte-Catherine Street East. A wide variety of films will be shown, including Shrek (July 7), In a Galaxy Near You 2 (July 14), and Dune (August 25). We invite people to bring their chair or blanket.