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Not to be missed, Ève Lamont's excellent film, La Coop de ma mère, is in theaters this week. The documentary, shot in the St-Louis co-op in Gatineau, tells the story of what led Rachel, the director's mother, to choose to live in a co-op. Ève Lamont picks up bits and pieces of the stories of her cooperating neighbors and, through scenes from their daily lives, her discreet camera paints a portrait of the ties that bind the cooperative.

If you are you a candidate, the film will interest you because it gives a glimpse of what awaits you in a co-op.

If you already live in a co-op, see how things are done elsewhere!

Watch the trailer

Now playing:

  • In Montreal until October 21, at the Cinémathèque québécoise, 335 Boul. de Maisonneuve E, Montreal, QC H2X 1K1

  • In Gatineau, Tuesday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m., at the community hall of the housing co-op Les Artistes du Ruisseau (14 rue Morin, Gatineau, QC J8X 2M6). Preceded by a conference on the history of the cooperative movement by Raphaël Déry at 6 p.m.

  • In Quebec City, Sunday, November 14 at 3 p.m., at the Cinéma Cartier (1019 Avenue Cartier, Quebec City, QC G1R 2S3).

  • In Rimouski, Tuesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cinéma Paraloeil (Coop Paradis, 274 Michaud Street, Rimouski QC G5L 2A6)

For upcoming screenings, see the film's page

FHCQ-FECHIMM members can organize a screening in their coop by writing to

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