On screen in Montréal from March 6 to 12, 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 film festivals, augmented reality experiences, 3D spectacles and more this week.

Shifting virtual realities

See the world shift between realities at the Phi Centre's Mirages & miracles, with virtual reality and augmented reality works that explore the relationship between nature, tech, the human body and art – the exhibition is free for kids under 12. Meanwhile, the Phi Centre's VR Cinema features Black Narratives, four films with African viewpoints. Experience immersive, dreamlike ETHEREAL, exploring the multi-dimensional transformation of matter, in the Society for Arts and Technology's 360° dome from March 3 to 28.

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International film festivals

The Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma present a range of new and noteworthy Québec films, including Xavier Dolan's The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, Thomas Rinfret's Mad Dog & The Butcher - Les derniers vilains and more from February 26 to March 7. Montréal International Children's Film Festival screens new family films from around the world from February 29 to March 8. And the Festival Filministes screens films on contemporary feminist issues from March 4 to 8.

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Big screen experiences

Experience all the thrills of James Bond film Casino Royale in concert with a live orchestra on March 6 at Place des Arts. Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY features the 100-piece Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, big-screen projections and a visit by composer Yoko Shimomura on March 7 at Place des Arts. Explore the universe at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, featuring science-meets-multimedia shows like Planet Nine and Secrets of Gravity, 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 like the new Journey to space, exploring the life of astronauts.

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 March 6 to 12, 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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