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09 - 19 Nov. 2016

RIDM en plein air

RIDM en plein air

The world’s best documentaries outdoors, free, all summer!

The RIDM is announcing its free outdoor screenings for the summer of 2017. Working with several organizations and festivals, the RIDM will have a presence in several Montreal parks and other sites. Throughout the summer, the RIDM will present a diverse line-up of documentaries, for free, in unconventional locations. It’s a great way to enjoy the warm season while watching the world’s best documentaries. All screenings will start at nightfall.

Thanks to our partners : MURAL, Cinéma sous les étoiles by Funambules Médias, Village au Pied-du-Courant, Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournéeCinéma urbain à la belle étoile presented by Société des arts technologiques [SAT] and by Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles, in collaboration with Arrondissement Ville-Marie.

 

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June 14, 9:15pm, Parc du Portugal
Swagger by Olivier Babinet

France, 2016, 84 min, original French version with English subtitles

Presented in collaboration with MURAL

>> Young people attending a college on the outskirts of Paris confide their dreams, hopes and fears in a poignant, fantastical docu-fiction.

 

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July 02, 9:15pm, Village au Pied-du-Courant
Le goût d’un pays by Francis Legault

Director Francis Legault in attendance

Quebec, 2016, 102 min, original French version

Presented in collaboration with Village au Pied-du-Courant

>> The essence of today’s Québécois identity, as seen through the joy of making maple syrup. Featuring Fred Pellerin and Gilles Vigneault, among others, this is an odd, playful and relevant meditation on a land and a people.

 

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July 4, 9:15pm, Parc du Pélican
Gulîstan, terre de roses by Zaynê Akyol

Director Zaynê Akyol in attendance

Quebec, 2016, 87 min, original Kurdish version with French subtitles

A presentation of Cinéma sous les étoiles by Funambules Médias

>> In Kurdistan, the lives of women fighting for the PKK. Political thoughts, thirst for freedom and fierce feminism drive this tenderly filmed documentary. An unforgettable slice of life.

 

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August 10, 9:00pm, Place de la Paix
Raving Iran by Susanne Regina Meures

Switzerland, 2016, 85 min, original Farsi version with French subtitles

A presentation of Cinéma urbain à la belle étoile presented by Société des arts technologiques [SAT] and by Partenariat du Quartier des Spectacles, in collaboration with Arrondissement Ville-Marie

>> Two DJs from Iran’s underground techno scene fight to keep their music alive. Filmed with full access, we see the brave struggle of young people who refuse to be silenced.

 

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August 16, 8:30pm, Parc Laurier (Part 1/2)
August 23, 8:20pm, Parc Laurier (Part 2/2)
Combat au bout de la nuit by Sylvain L'Espérance

Director Sylvain L'Espérance in attendance

Quebec, 2016, 122 min (Part 1), 163 min (Part 2) original French and Greek version with French subtitles

A presentation of Cinéma sous les étoiles by Funambules Médias

>> An unconventional activist epic, tackling head-on the recent socio-political upheavals in Greece, positing the urgency of a fight that has only just begun.

 

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August 22, 8:30pm, Théâtre de Verdure
Le goût d’un pays by Francis Legault

Director Francis Legault in attendance

Quebec, 2016, 102 min, original French version

Presented in collaboration with Conseil des Arts de Montréal en Tournée

>> The essence of today’s Québécois identity, as seen through the joy of making maple syrup. Featuring Fred Pellerin and Gilles Vigneault, among others, this is an odd, playful and relevant meditation on a land and a people.

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