B-movies & blockbusters at RIDM!

The 13th edition of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) takes place this coming November 10 to 21.
In collaboration with Fantasia, RIDM is proud to present two documentaries that lack no audacity. Have fun!

Machete Maidens Unleashed!

Blood, breasts and beasts. That’s what the B movies are all about, right? In the 1970s, the Philippines provided a low-rent set for a number of controversial American filmmakers, including the legendary Roger Corman. They came to make ultra-violent exploitation films for a fraction of the usual cost. And contempo- rary directors from Tarantino to Rodriguez owe much to the energy, daring, subversion—even feminism—of these jaw-dropping films. Machete Maiden Unleashed! is unbridled in its enthusiasm, deftly sequencing archival footage and interviews with the likes of Joe Dante and John Landis. A rollicking look at the stories, myths and heroes of a very profitable genre.

Directed by Mark Hartley
Australia, 2010
Tagalog, English
English subtitles

Wednesday, November 17, 8:30 pm, Grande Bibliothèque (475 de Maisonneuve East)
Saturday, November 20, 9:00 pm, NFB theatre (1564 St-Denis)

The People VS George Lucas

Not so long ago, in a galaxy very, very close by, lived the people known as the Star Wars Fans. All they wanted was to worship their glorious leader, the almighty George Lucas. Living peacefully in their time warp, the Original Masterpieces guided every facet of their simple, carefree lives. But then, in an apparent flip to the Dark Side, George Lucas diabolically re-edited the holy trilogy, releasing slightly different “special editions.” This was followed by the dreaded prequels–and the heinousness of Jar Jar Binks. Outraged and betrayed, the Fans cried out, “With all due respect to Mr. Lucas, it’s not just your dream… It’s a universe that we all live in now.”

Directed by Alexandre Philippe
United States, United Kingdom, 2010
Various languages
English subtitles

Thursday, November 18, 9:00 pm, Grande Bibliothèque (475 de Maisonneuve East), director will be attending


Special group rate : $6 / pers for 15 people or more. Includes one free ticket for 15 tickets purchased (reservation required)
Regular rate: $10
Student / senior rate: $8

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM) was founded in 1998 by documentary filmmakers who wanted to create a forum that would promote the emergence of new points of view and the presentation of unique perspectives. For more information, visit

For all reservations of group tickets, please contact Andreia Furtado, target audience coordinator:

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