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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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