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8 June 2017

RIDM en plein air: Free outdoor screenings all summer !

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Montreal, Monday, June 5, 2017 – The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to announce its free outdoor film series for the summer of 2017, from June 14 to August 26. In association with several other organizations, the RIDM will present five major documentaries at six unconventional outdoor venues in Montreal. It’s a great way to enjoy the summer while discovering original, topical films.

All screenings will begin at nightfall. Some will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker.

The series kicks off on Wednesday, June 14 at 9:15 p.m. in Parc du Portugal with Swagger by Olivier Babinet, in the original French with English subtitles.

In this joyful film, part documentary and part fiction, we meet young people from a Paris banlieue who tell us about their hopes, dreams and fears. The film is a dreamlike, fantastical, poignant and thoroughly original look at today’s youth.

The other four films in the series are: Gulîstan, terre de roses by Zaynê Akyol, Le goût d’un pays by Francis Legault, Raving Iran by Susanne Regina Meures and Combat au bout de la nuit by Sylvain L'Espérance.


The complete program is now online at:


The RIDM thanks its partners for the outdoor film series: the MURAL festival, Cinéma sous les étoiles presented by Funambules Médias, Village au Pied-du-Courant, Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée, Cinéma urbain à la belle étoile présenté par la Société des arts technologiques [SAT] et le Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, en collaboration avec l'arrondissement de Ville-Marie.

Quebec’s only film festival dedicated to documentaries, the Montreal International Documentary Festivalpresents the best reality‐based films, including the works of established directors and new talents.


The 20th annual RIDM will take place from November 9 to 19, 2017.

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For more information, please contact:

Caroline Rompré | publicist | 514-778-9294 |



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