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Montreal fest opens with groupie doc

Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma, which runs from October 7 to 18, will open its 38th year with a doc about the fans of a Quebec crooner. Les Dames en bleu (Ladies in Blue) by Claude Demers, which documents a group of middle-aged women who followed and adored Quebec crooner Michel Louvain, is set to open the fest. Anther key doc making its Quebec premiere at the festival is EyeSteelFilms' Taqwacore, The Birth of Punk Islam, which was runner-up in 2008's MIPDOC/Realscreen MIPDOC Co-production Challenge. The doc covers the Muslim punk rock scene around the world and is directed by Omar Majeed.
September 24, 2009

Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma, which runs from October 7 to 18, will open its 38th year with a doc about the fans of a Quebec crooner. Les Dames en bleu (Ladies in Blue) by Claude Demers, which documents a group of middle-aged women who followed and adored Quebec crooner Michel Louvain, is set to open the fest. Anther key doc making its Quebec premiere at the festival is EyeSteelFilms’ Taqwacore, The Birth of Punk Islam, which was runner-up in 2008′s MIPDOC/Realscreen MIPDOC Co-production Challenge. The doc covers the Muslim punk rock scene around the world and is directed by Omar Majeed.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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