Tour of Duty @ RIDM

tour of duty

Another entrant into the International Feature Competition is this 2013 film from South Korea by directors Dong-Ryung Kim and Kyoung-Tae Park called Tour of Duty.  The 2 and ½ hour documentary focuses its gaze on three South Korean woman – two of whom were “comfort” women for American soldiers during…

Holiday Family Classics: Two-Film Collection – The Thanksgiving Treasure + The House Without a Christmas Tree

the thanksgiving treasure and the house without a christmas tree

Part of many families’ holiday tradition is sitting in front of the television and watching holiday films together. It is rare that you can find one that is appropriate for everyone or all ages. This two-film collection will fit that bill. One is (U.S.) Thanksgiving themed while the other is…

Eric Burdon and the Animals @ L’Olympia – November 18, 2014

eric burdon and the animals

British Invasion legend Eric Burdon with his new line-up of the iconic group that launched him, The Animals, descended upon the Olympia Theatre Tuesday night for a trip down memory lane all the while leaving some room to make new memories. With multiple generations on hand to cheer him on,…

Cinemania 2014 Wrap-Up

cinemania 2014 wrap up

When the lights went down at the Imperial Theatre on Sunday evening at the start of the screening of the closing film, Party Girl by directors Samuel Theis, Marie Amachoukeli and Claire Burger, it signaled the end of another year for Cinemania, Montreal’s French language film festival.  It was the…

N – The Madness of Reason @ RIDM

n the madness of reason

A film that is part of the RIDM’s International Feature Competition is a Dutch, German and Belgian co-production by director Peter Krüger that in a very non-traditional and aesthetic way tells the tale of Raymond Borremans.  In a film that is part magical and totally mystical you see how Borremans…