opening night screening is Frederick Wiseman's latest offering Crazy Horse, a direct cinema look at the behind-the-scenes workings of the renowned cabaret/burlesque show that bills itself as "he best nude dancing show in the world." The festival will also present a retrospective selection of Frederick Wiseman's work and a masterclass with Wiseman vie Skype Frederick Wiseman: the Art of Watchfulness.
The closing night screening will be Stefano Savona’s Tahrir, Place de la Libération, which shows a first-hand account of the events in Cairo during the overthrow of President Mubarak.
In addition to showing 119 films from 32 countries, RIDM also presents numerous industry events and sessions. They will hold Master Classes, discussions, screenings & debates, and parties. They also host the market Doc Circuit Montreal, the only bilingual documentary market in North America. Doc Circuit Montreal supports doc filmmakers with training, pitching and networking opportunities with 75 invited decision-makers and panelists.
The 14th Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal runs until November 20 at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinema ONF, Cinema excentris, Grande Bibliothèque, Goethe-Institut and Université Concordia.
Opening of the 14th RIDM