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19 June 2019 Beyond the fest

RIDM en plein air: 4 free outdoor screenings this summer!

Montreal, Monday, June 3, 2019 – Summer is back in Montreal, and so is the outdoor programming of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)! From July 10 to August 22, cinephiles are invited to attend four free outdoor screenings of documentaries that have made an impact in the past year. All screenings begin at nightfall, and all are followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

EXARCHEIA, THE CHANTING OF BIRDS by Nadine Gomez

In its original Greek version with French subtitles

Wednesday, July 10 at Parc Laurier – 9:15 p.m.

The Exarcheia district, in Athens, is the home of Greek anarchism. Over the course of a night, Nadine Gomez takes the pulse of an idealistic society and its paradoxes.

Presented in collaboration with Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias.

Trailer : vimeo.com/319938345

CITY DREAMERS by Joseph Hillel

In its original version in French and English with French subtitles

Friday, July 26 at MR-63 Peel/Ottawa – 8:30 p.m.

Inside the fascinating world of pioneering women architects: an invitation to rethink the city with professionals who have dedicated their lives to improving our environment.

Presented in collaboration with Télé-Québec / La Fabrique culturelle and MR-63.

Trailer : vimeo.com/324193176

DU TEWEIKAN À L’ÉLECTRO : VOYAGE AUX SOURCES DE LA MUSIQUE AUTOCHTONE by Kim O’Bomsawin

In its original English, French, Innu and Cree version with French subtitles

Tuesday, August 6 at the Place de la Paix in the Quartier des spectacles – 9 p.m.

Parallel profiles of three indigenous musicians who are energizing Canadian music by melding their traditional musical heritage with contemporary styles, including folk, reggae and electronica.

Presented in collaboration with Société des arts technologiques [SAT], le Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles and l’arrondissement de Ville-Marie.

AND WITH A SMILE, THE REVOLUTION! by Alexandre Chartrand

In its original Catalan, French and Spanish version with French subtitles

Thursday, August 22 at Parc Molson – 8:30 p.m.

A close look at the days before and after the Catalan independence referendum in 2017: a tribute to a popular movement, raising important questions about the idea of democracy.

*Magnus-Isacsson Award RIDM 2018

Presented in collaboration with Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias.

Trailer : vimeo.com/315902841

The complete RIDM en plein air program is now online:

ridm.ca/en/the-ridm-en-plein-air-are-back 

The RIDM thanks its partners : Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias, MR-63, Société des arts technologiques [SAT], le Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, in collaboration with l’arrondissement de Ville-Marie, and Télé-Québec / La Fabrique culturelle.

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 22nd annual RIDM will take place from November 14 to 24, 2019.

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Media contact : Caroline Rompré | pixelleX communications | 514-778-9294 | caroline@pixellex.ca

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