RIDM 2013: A documentary reveals forgotten history of The Lebanese Rocket Society

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The Lebanese Rocket Society (the film) mixes history, humour, tragedy and espionage with generous helpings of “what if?”

I quite liked it myself, though I now see that there are several unenthusiastic review on the Internet. I’m glad that I did not see those reviews sooner, since they might well have scared me away from watching the film.

The Lebanese Rocket Society, directed by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, is 95 minutes long, in French, English and Arabic, with French subtitles. Director Khalil Joreige will introduce the films and answer questions after the screening, Saturday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m. at Cinema du Parc. It’s being shown as part of RIDM, Montreal’s documentary film festival.

There will be a free reading in connection with the film, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at the festival’s headquarters, 3450 St. Urbain St.

RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal) runs until Nov. 24, 2013. For more information about the festival, its films and guests, visit www.ridm.qc.ca

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