Summer is soon here and the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to announce its free outdoor movies series!
From June to August, 7 free documentary screenings will enlighten Montreal’s summer nights in many city parks and unusual places.
A great way to enjoy the warm, think critically and discover films in tune with today’s world.
All screenings will begin at nightfall. Some will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker(s) in attendance.
Thanks to our partners: MURAL Festival, Cinéma sous les étoiles of Funambules Médias, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Station F-MR, Société des arts technologiques [SAT] and le Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles in collaboration with l'arrondissement de Ville-Marie.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14th, Parc du Portugal, 9 pm
OBEY GIANT by James Moll
United States | 2017 | 92 minutes | English with French subtitles
Presented in collaboration with MURAL Festival
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll (Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, and The Last Days) and Executive Producer James Franco, Obey Giant takes us deep into the underground world of street art, profiling the rise of artist Shepard Fairey from his roots in punk rock and skateboarding, to presidential politics-through his iconic Obama "HOPE" poster and the controversy that surrounded it.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18th, Parc Laurier, 9 pm
STATE OF EXCEPTION by Jason O'Hara
Brasil, Canada | 2017 | 89 minutes | Portuguese with French subtitles
The story of an indigenous resistance movement threatened with eviction by preparations for major sporting events held in Rio de Janeiro. An essential testimonial.
Magnus-Isacsson Award RIDM 2017
THURSDAY, JULY 19th, Parc Baile (Canadian Centre for Architecture), 9 pm
NO INTENSO AGORA (IN THE INTENSE NOW) de João Moreira Salles
Deutschland, France, Argentina | 2017 | 190 minutes | Portuguese with French subtitles
Presented in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)
A personal and brilliantly analytical film that combines archival footage of May 1968, amateur films of the Prague Spring and a tourist’s movies made during China’s Cultural Revolution.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, Parc de Normanville, 8:45 pm
BIRTH OF A FAMILY (NAISSANCE D'UNE FAMILLE) by Tasha Hubbard
Canada | 2017 | 79 minutes | English with French subtitles
The film will be preceded by the short film Three Thousand (Trois Mille) by Asinnajaq (Isabella-Rose Weetaluktuk).
Four indigenous siblings who grew up separately in adoptive families reunite after decades, in an emotional testimony to the tragedy of 20,000 children removed from their parents between 1955 and 1985.
Student Award RIDM 2017
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, Station F-MR, 8:40pm
ESPRIT DE CANTINE by Nicolas Paquet
Quebec | 2017 | 77 minutes | French with English subtitles
The film will be preceded by the short film Des grandes journées d'temps by Carla Turcotte.
Presented in collaboration with Station F-MR
Quebec’s summertime casse-croûtes or cantines are a unique part of our heritage. Esprit de cantine captures their ambiance and ponders their future.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, Parc du Pélican, 8:30 pm
SPEAK UP / MAKE YOUR WAY (OUVRIR LA VOIX) by Amandine Gay
France | 2017 | 140 minutes | French with English subtitles
What does it mean to be a black woman in francophone Europe today? This film brilliantly renews the art of the interview, letting the women in question tell their stories.
People's Choice Award RIDM 2017
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, Place de la Paix in the Quartier des spectacles, 9 pm
TASTE OF CEMENT by Ziad Kalthoum
Deutschland, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates | 2017 | 85 minutes | Arabic with English subtitles
The film will be preceded by the short film Turtles Are Always Home by Rawane Nassif.
Mesmerizing editing, superb cinematography and an engrossing soundtrack serve this account of an exiled Syrian worker’s life, toiling to rebuild his host country while his own lies in ruins.
Special Jury Prize - International Feature RIDM 2017