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25 July 2019 Beyond the fest

RIDM en plein air - Outdoor screenings in the heart of the city!

Montreal, Monday, July 8, 2019 – The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) kicks off this week its free outdoor film series – RIDM en plein air, a selection of four outstanding documentaries released this year, to be screened in July and August. All screenings will begin at nightfall, and will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.


The series starts on Wednesday July 10 at Parc Laurier at 9:15 p.m. with the screening of documentary Exarcheia, The Chanting of Birds. The Exarcheia district, in Athens, is the home of Greek anarchism. Over the course of a night, filmmaker Nadine Gomez takes the pulse of an idealistic society and its paradoxes.


It will be presented in its original Greek version with French subtitles, in collaboration with Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias.


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Inside the fascinating world of pioneering women architects, City Dreamers by Joseph Hillel will also be screened in July. An invitation to rethink the city with professionals who have dedicated their lives to improving our environment.


The film will be presented in its original French and English version with French subtitles, on Friday, July 26 at MR-63 Peel/Ottawa at 8:30 p.m.,in collaboration with Télé-Québec / La Fabrique culturelle and MR-63.


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Du Teweikan à l’électro : voyage aux sources de la musique autochtone by Kim O'Bomsawin (Tuesday, August 6 at the Place de la Paix in the Quartier des spectacles) and And With a Smile, the Revolution! by Alexandre Chartrand (Thursday, August 22 at Parc Molson)will complete this summer’s schedule and be screened in August.


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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. Facebook -Twitter -Instagram




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