Coverage from rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal aka the Montreal International Documentary Festival
Like Gus Van Sant’s Elephant, Tim Sutton’s Dark Night is a trance film inspired by mass murder.
Swagger isn’t about music, but it features musical moments and highlights a mélange of genres from hip-hop to samba.
Tadhg O’Sullivan’s The Great Wall provokes curiosity as a doc about the migrant crisis and the fortification European borders, based on a 1917 story by Franz Kafka
If you only watch one film this year about Holocaust education, make it this one.
RIDM 2016's retrospective of the films of Deborah Stratman displayed a breadth of techno-aesthetic approaches about landscapes and systems.
Korean filmmaker and artist Jero Yun’s Mrs. B, a North Korean Woman traces the complicated, dangerous life of its eponymous protagonist.
Havarie belongs within a broadly defined notion of the essay film genre, and also exhibits a true experimentalism, all while never compromising documentary integrity.
Raving Iran gets very touching when we see Anoosh and Arash ecstatically releasing themselves and partygoers during the desert rave and, after a big story turn, in Switzerland. They are “floating,” as
Eryk Rocha’s Cinema Novo avoids a pedagogical, talking heads approach to documenting the Brazilian New Wave filmmaking of the 1960s and 1970s.
A report on music-themed documentaries at the 2015 Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM).