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5 July 2016 Beyond the fest

RIDM en plein air summer screenings

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RIDM en plein air summer screenings:

The best documentaries outdoors, free, all summer!

Montreal, Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 – The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to announce its program of free outdoor screenings for summer 2016, from June 16 to August 18. Working with several other organizations, the RIDM will present a selection of 12 top-notch documentaries in 10 Montreal’s parks and several unusual venues. It’s a great way to enjoy both the summer and the best of documentary film. RIDM en plein air series is presented by documentary channel Planète+.

 All screenings will start at nightfall, and most will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

 The very first screening will take place on Thursday, June 16, 9 p.m. at Parc du Portugal with the presentation of documentary The Roots Remain (Retour aux sources) by Jean-Sébastien Francoeur and Andrew Marchand-Boddy, in the original English, French and Khmer version, with French subtitles. Presented in collaboration with MURAL international public art festival, artist FONKi will attend the screening.

 Co-produced by Rithy Panh, The Roots Remain (Retour aux sources) follows mural artist FONKi back to Cambodia, where his family had fled during the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

 The screening will be accompanied by an on-site surprise activity, courtesy of Planète+.

 The following films will be part of the outdoor screenings series: Marinoni by Tony GirardinPipelines, pouvoir et démocratie by Olivier D. AsselinBienvenue à F.L. by Geneviève Dulude-De CellesLa Trilogie du départ: La MétropolitaineTaxi pour deux and  Île et aile by Dan PopaEverything will be by Julia KwanOncle Bernard, l’anti-leçon d’économie by Richard BrouilletteI'm Gone: A Film about Amy by Julie Bourbonnais et Geneviève Philippon, Maman? Non merci! by Magenta BaribeauInventionby Mark Lewis and two films that will be announced shortly.

The complete program is now online on the RIDM’s website:

 Thanks to our partners: MURAL, Les Amis de la Montagne, Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias, Cinéma Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Village au Pied-du-Courant, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Marché des possibles, the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), the Quartier des Spectacles and the borough of Ville-Marie.

 This initiative is made possible by the support of our presenter partner Planète+ and Telefilm Canada.

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

 The 19th annual RIDM will take place from November 10 to 20, 2016.

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For further information please contact: Caroline Rompré | publicist | 514-778-9294 |




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