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09 - 19 Nov. 2016

RIDM en plein air 2016

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 2015. 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, Les Amis de la Montagne, Cinéma sous les étoiles by Funambules Médias, Cinéma Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Village au Pied-du-Courant, Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA), Marché des Possibles, Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), Quartier des Spectacles and borough of Ville-Marie.

Theses screenings are presented by Planète +, documentary channel.

This initiative is made possible by the support of Telefilm Canada.

OPEN 2016 PROGRAM'S PDF

June 16, 9p.m. , Parc du Portugal
Retour aux sources by Jean-Sébastien Francoeur and Andrew Marchand-Boddy

Artist FONKi and director Jean-Sébastien Francoeur in attendance
Cambodia, 2014, 76 min, in the original English, French and Khmer, with French subtitles

Présenté en collaboration avec MURAL

>> Mural artist FONKi returns to Cambodia, which his family had fled during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. Co-produced by Rithy Panh, this is a powerful portrait of a youth culture determined to lead the way to the future.

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July 7, 9 p.m., Parc Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
Marinoni by Tony Girardin

Director Tony Girardin in attendance
Quebec, 2014, 87 min, in the original French, Italian and English, with French subtitles

Presented in collaboration with Cinéma Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

>> At 75, Giuseppe Marinoni is preparing to challenge a record for the longest distance cycled in one hour by a man of his age – a goal perfectly in character for this most intriguing man.

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July 9, 9 p.m., Beaver Lake Pavilion
A summer love by Jean-François Lesage

Présenté en collaboration avec Les Amis de la Montagne

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July 12, 9:15 p.m., Parc Saint-Gabriel
Pipelines, pouvoir et démocratie by Olivier D. Asselin

Director Olivier D. Asselin in attendance
Quebec, 2015, 63 min, in the original French

A presentation of Cinéma sous les étoiles by Funambules Médias in collaboration with the RIDM

>> An intelligent, nuanced account of the biggest environmental battle in recent years in Quebec, against the Energy East and 9B pipelines.

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July 17, 8:30 p.m., Village au Pied-du-Courant
Bienvenue à F.L. by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles

Director Geneviève Dulude-De Celles in attendance
Quebec, 2015, 75 min, in the original French

Presented in collaboration with Village au Pied-du-Courant

>> A portrait of the lives, dreams and challenges facing young people, as seen through the prism of a high school graduating class.

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July 21, 8:30 p.m., Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)
La Trilogie du départ : Taxi pour deux, La Métropolitaine, Île et aile by Dan Popa

Director Dan Popa in attendance
3 short films by Dan Popa |Quebec, 2010,2012 and 2014, 60 min, in the original French and English, with French subtitles

Presented in collaboration with the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA)

>> These three films, which Dan Popa shot over four years, represent a singular achievement in contemporary Canadian cinema. An exploration of human relations on different modes of transportation (trains, taxis, planes), taking the form of audio-visual poems worthy of Chris Marker. Three love letters to the beauty of the world and the resilience of its inhabitants.

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Cliquez ICI pour voir les bandes-annonces de Taxi pour deux et La Métropolitaine

July 28, 8:30 p.m., Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)
Everything will be by Julia Kwan

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Cambodia, 2014, 76 min, in the original English, French and Khmer, with French subtitles

Presented in collaboration with the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA)

>> Julia Kwan takes a humble, patient look at Vancouver’s Chinatown and the wrenching changes its residents are facing. A thoughtful reflection on modern society.

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August 3, 8:50 p.m., Parc Laurier
Oncle Bernard - l’anti-leçon d’économie by Richard Brouillette

Director Richard Brouillette in attendance
Quebec, 2015, 79 min, in the original French

A presentation of Cinéma sous les étoiles by Funambules Médias in collaboration with the RIDM

>> A fascinating and almost unedited interview with the late economic analyst for Charlie Hebdo, a tireless debunker of the myths of an ever more obscure market economy.

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August 6, 9 p.m., Marché des Possibles
I'm Gone: A Film about Amy by Julie Bourbonnais and Geneviève Philippon

Directors Julie Bourbonnais and Geneviève Philippon in attendance
Quebec, 2015, 82 min, in the original English, with French subtitles

Presented in collaboration with Marché des Possibles

>> Led by Amy, a recovering heroin addict in her 50s, the Montreal-based country band No Family hits the road to record its melancholy tunes on an island in Nova Scotia. A gorgeous and bittersweet ballad.

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August 11, 8:40 p.m., Parc Molson
No Kids for Me, Thanks! (Maman? Non merci!) by Magenta Baribeau

Director Magenta Baribeau in attendance
Quebec, 2015, 74 min, in the original French

A presentation of Cinéma sous les étoiles by Funambules Médias in collaboration with the RIDM

>> A refreshing, taboo-busting film about women who choose not to have children.

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August 16, 8:45 p.m., Place de la Paix
I Am The Blues by Daniel Cross

Director Daniel Cross in attendance
Quebec, 2015, 106 min, in the original English, with French subtitles

Cinéma urbain à la belle étoile presented by Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), borough of Ville-Marie and the partnership of Quartier des Spectacles in collaboration with RIDM

>> Far removed from the world of sequins and fancy soirées, Daniel Cross takes his camera to the heart of the blues, a unique musical genre at the heart of American identity. From tiny churches to community centres, from trailer parks to taverns, the filmmaker meets unforgettable people and pays tribute to legends such as Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn and Lazy Lester. The blues are alive and well, and Cross’s film proves it.

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August 18, 8:30pm, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)
Invention by Mark Lewis

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada

Canada, United Kingdom, 2015, 85 min, no dialogue

Presented in collaboration with the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA)

>> Filmed in Toronto, São Paulo and at the Louvre in Paris, an exploration of urban space in a remarkable visual style, by contemporary artist Mark Lewis.

 

Thanks to Planète+ for their collaboration and for the visibility they are giving to documentaries.

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