Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is
pleased to announce the return of the Beat Dox Sessions, now well
established as an essential part of the festival. The music program for the 22nd
annual RIDM, curated by Pomeline Delgado, invites us to dance to
infectious beats while discovering local and visiting artists at RIDM
Headquarters in the Cinémathèque québécoise (335 De Maisonneuve Blvd.
opening party will happen on Thursday, November 14 at 9:30 p.m., after
the screening of The
Disappearance of my Mother by Beniamino
Barrese. To celebrate the opening of the 22nd RIDM, several
artists will take the spotlight, including Annie Sama’s
Afro-Caribbean sounds, Fwonte and his electro-Haitian grooves,Montreal producer J.u.D.,and the eminently danceable Akpossoul.
POP Montreal will present some of its finest sounds on Friday, November 15 starting
at 9:30 p.m. Festivalgoers will
enjoy a sensual electro-pop set by NOVEMBER, the princess of
soul-pop, Sara Diamond and Gayancecapping off the night in style.
partnership with the SOIR festival, the evening of Saturday,
November 16 will deliver healthy doses of pop and psychedelia. Electro-pop
duo Bibi Club, Oodooo and DJ Raven
will thrill the audience starting at 9:30 p.m.
Cuban Hat Pitch, a colourful, festive activity on the Forum RIDM
program, will return for the 9th straight year
on Monday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. Selected project leaders will be
invited to defend their idea on-stage for the public and high-profile jurors as
they vie for the many prizes, totalling more than $40,000 in money and
services, donated by our 20 partners. Everyone will get to vote for their
Tuesday, November 19, the famous RIDM Karaoke Night will
start at 9:30 p.m., with the mic open to anyone who wants to sing their
November 21 at 9 p.m., the public is invited to join
comedians Thomas Leblanc and Tranna Wintour for a live recording of Chosen
Family, a CBC podcast exploring the intersection of art, identity and
sexuality through frank, freewheeling conversations. At 10 p.m., the night
continues with the sweet music of Titelaine, the heavy sounds of Caveboy
and Tallandskiiny’s eclectic mix.
Friday, November 22, M pour Montréal teams up with the RIDM again for
the festival’s penultimate party, featuring the captivating, upbeat sounds of LIA,
Ragers and DJ Nana Zen.
closing night for the 22nd RIDM, on Saturday, November 23,will start with a screening of Drag Kids by Megan Wennberg. At 9:30 p.m., RIDM Headquarters
will welcome the provocative and funky Big Sissy as well as DJ
focusing on music
of the films in this year’s festival highlight powerful and talented musicians.
the New Visions competitive section, the first feature film by Catherine
Dream and Variations invites us to
discover the creative and personal worlds of two Montreal artists who deftly combine
reality and dreams.
the Canadian Short and Medium Length competition, the talented Joannie
Lafrenière captures the life of an endearing and deeply committed Elvis fan
in the short film King Lajoie.
the UXdoc section, dedicated to interactive works, Bow’t Trail looks at the work of choreographer Rhodnie Désir
through the prism of African-descendant dance.
the Portraits section, Cunningham by Alla
Kovgan explores the vision of an utterly original artist, Merce Cunningham,
partner and collaborator of John Cage, with whom he revolutionized the art of
dance. In the same section, Narges Kalhor’s In the Name of Scheherazade or the First Beergarden in
Tehran includes numerous hip-hop sequences.
RIDM wishes to thank its Beat Dox Sessions partners: POP Montréal, SOIR
and M pour Montréal. This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the
Government of Canada and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-2019:
Education, Immigration, Communities.
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.
22nd annual RIDM will take place from November 14 to 24, 2019.
at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Centre
Pierre-Péladeau, Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin,
Cinéma du Parc, Cinéma Moderne and