On screen in Montréal from February 21 to 27, 2020

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Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

Discover the world on screen in Montréal through new cinema, augmented reality experiences, 3D spectacles and more this week.

Shifting virtual realities

See the world shift between realities at the Phi Centre's new exhibition Mirages & miracles by French company Adrien M & Claire B, with interactive virtual reality and augmented reality works that explore the relationship between nature, technology, the human body and art – the exhibition is also free for kids under 12.

Meanwhile, the Phi Centre's VR Cinema features program Black Narratives, four films with African viewpoints. Prepare for a mind-blowing experience at SAT Fest in the Society for Arts and Technology's 360° dome, where seven artists from around the world immerse audiences in their screen-and-sound creations until February 28.

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Big-screen stories

Explore the universe at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, featuring science-meets-multimedia shows Planet Nine, Secrets of Gravity, EXO, POLARIS, Continuum and Aurōrae as well as Mice and the Moon for younger kids. The Montréal Science Centre presents IMAX film Great Bear Rainforest 3D and hands-on science exhibitions for kids including the new Journey to space, exploring the life of astronauts.

Black LGBTQ film festival Massimadi Montréal runs from February 20 to 29 at the McCord Museum and other venues. Among Montréal's great indie cinemas, see art-house, documentaries, Québécois, cult films and more at Mile End's Cinéma Moderne, the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinéma du Musée at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and long-running Cinéma du Parc.

Things to do in Montréal from February 21 to 27, 2020

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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