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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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