The musts according to Nadine Gomez
Nadine Gomez


close PHOTO CREDIT : Julie Artacho


Winner of Regard sur Montréal 2015

Montreal International Documentary Festival

3575, av. Du Parc

For the past four years already, monthly RIDM+ (formerly known as Docville) screenings have been premiering the year’s best documentary films in Montreal. This is a unique opportunity to see some excellent documentaries on the big screen. Since last year, Festival Fantasia has also developed this concept by offering genre films drawing critical acclaim. Soon there will be a passport available for admission to both festivals’ programming. By attending these sessions, you are also lending your support to these festivals, which offer activities throughout the year. Since Excentris closed, screenings now take place at the Cinéma du Parc. So, while you’re there, you can check out the programming of this film theatre, which is another big favourite of mine!

RIDM+ on the last Thursday of every month at 8 p.m, from January through August

Photo: Morgan Knibbe, Those Who Feel the Fire Burning


Cinémathèque québécoise

335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est

The Cinémathèque québécoise is a place of both reference and knowledge for everything produced by Québec cinéma. A thousand and one treasures are shown there, and it’s worth keeping a close eye on its wide-ranging programming. A must for film buffs, the Cinémathèque will soon be hosting the celebrations surrounding the 60th anniversary of the oldest film review in Canada: Séquences. For the occasion, the review’s writers will be offering a selection of essential works to be seen or seen again at the cinema.

The Cinémathèque will also be showing a retrospective of the work of Quebec filmmaker Francis Mankiewicz, as well as the films of Martin Duckworth.

In other words, this is a Montreal must for me. 

Photo: Martine Doyon

Festival TransAmériques

This year the FTA will hold its tenth edition from May 26 to June 8. A multidisciplinary festival, the FTA is an opportunity for us to enjoy the performing arts as part of a vibrant program of works by choreographers and directors from home and abroad. The FTA is our chance to see some bold and avant-garde works, strong, critical and visionary offerings. This event is a breath of fresh air that brings with it a range of artists both known and emerging. The FTA is a great place for performers and audiences to meet one another, a space for exchange, revitalization and inspiration.

Photo: Simon Hallstrom (Une île flottante, Christoph Marthaler)

Leave a comment (0 )