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14 - 24 Nov. 2019



RIDM+, a monthly series of 5 screenings of unseen major auteur documentaries!

*unless othewise indicated

On the last Thursday of every month, the RIDM+ series, presented by the Montreal International Documentary Festival, gives film lovers the opportunity to see a high-quality unseen documentary. It is a rare chance to see these films on the big screen in Montreal, and an opportunity to meet the filmmakers or attend a special presentation given by an expert on a film’s subject matter. 

The RIDM+ series is presented by Télé-Québec.



Thursday, January 31, 7p.m., Cinéma du Parc

PUTIN'S WITNESSES directed by Vitaly Mansky

Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republic | 2018 | 102 minutes
In the original Russian version with English subtitles

By the early 2000s, Vitaly Mansky was an official videographer for the Russian government. Following the surprise resignation of Boris Yeltsin on the evening of December 31, 1999, Mansky was commissioned to film the presidential campaign through a portrait of young interim President Vladimir Putin, still unknown from the public. Benefitting from an access that would be unthinkable in our era, the filmmaker shot hours of material with the future Head of State, never hesitating to confront him on many issues.

Nearly twenty years later, Mansky is rediscovering his images in order to criticize them. Was he an involuntary accomplice to Putin? Was it possible then to foresee the rise of the soon-to-become political monster? Clearly assuming his role in history, the director offers a reflexion on collective responsibility towards the political system and a rare insight of the first steps of creation of one of the most powerful politicians of the 21st century.




Wednesday, February 27th, 7p.m., Cinéma du Parc

MINDING THE GAP directed by Bing Liu

United States | 2018 | 93 minutes
Original English Version

Synopsis and box-office shortly. 




Past screenings

June 2018 : The Dead Nation (Radu June)

May 2018 : Anote's Arch - L'Arche d'Anote (Matthieu Rytz)

April 2018 : The Other Side of Everything - L'envers d'une histoire (Mila Turajlic)

March 2018 : Last Days in Shibati - erniers jours à Shibati (Hendrick Dusollier)

February 2018 : Abacus, Small Enough to Jail (Steve James)

RIDM+ APRILUnder the Sun (Vitaly Mansky)

RIDM+ MARCH: The Sociologist and the Bear Cub - La Sociologue et l'Ourson (Mathias Théry et Etienne Chaillou) 

RIDM+ FEBRUARY: I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)

RIDM+ JANUARY: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (Bartek Dziadosz, Colin McCabe, Christopher Roth and Tilda Swinton)

August 2016: Stone Story (Jean-André Fourestié)

June 2016: Eat that question - Frank Zappa in his own words (Thorsten Schütte)

May 2016: Behemoth (Zhao Liang)

April 2016: Of Men and War (Laurent Bécue-Renard)

March 2016Uncle Howard (Aaron Brookner)

February 2016: Those Who Feel the FIre Burning (Morgan Knibbe) + Hotel 22 (Elizabeth Lo)

January 2016: Around the World in 50 Concerts (Heddy Honigmann)+ Le son du silence (Maxim Rheault)

August 2015: Welcome to Leith (Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker)

June 2015Dreamcatcher (Kim Longinotto)

May 2015: How To Change the World (Jerry Rothwell) 

April 2015IRIS (Albert Maysles)

March 2015: Seymour: An Introduction (Ethan Hawke)

February 2015: The Red Army (Gabe Polsky)

January 2015: Waiting For August (Teodora Ana Mihai)

August 2014: Tosca's kiss (Daniel Schmid)

June 2014: Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation With Noam Chomsky (Michel Gondry)

May 2014: Pine Ridge (Anna Eborn)

April 2014: The Unknown Known (Errol Morris)

March 2014: Jodorowsky's Dune (Frank Pavich)

February 2014: Master of the Universe (Marc Bauder)

January 2014When I Walk (Jason DaSilva)

September 2013El Otro Dia (Ignacio Agüero)

August 2013: The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (Tinatin Gurchiani)

June 2013A World Not Ours (Mahdi Fleifel)

Mai 2013: Fight Like Soldiers Die Like Children (Patrick Reed)

April 2013The Sheik and I (Caveh Zahedi)

March 2013The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)

February 2013The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (Sophie Fiennes)

January 2013Photographic Memory (Ross McElwee)

September 2012Planet of Snails (Seungjun Yi)

August 2012Walk Away Renée (Jonathan Caouette)

June 2012BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* (Fredrik Gertten)

May 2012L'été de Giacomo (Alessandro Comodin)

April 2012Crulic: The Path to Beyond (Anca Damian)

Mars 2012Whores' Glory (Michael Glawogger)

Février 2012Duch, le maître des forges de l'enfer (Rithy Panh)

Janvier 2012Bombay Beach (Alma Har'el)



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