hot docs

Posts, podcasts, and ponderings from North America’s largest documentary film festival. While many of these films rank amongst the best I see in their given year, they are not rated in the writing that follows.

NUTS! plays Hot Docs 2016NUTS! plays Hot Docs 2016

NUTS! plays Hot Docs 2016

A strange moment in American history when radio, medicine, politics, and goats all intersected.

A strange moment in American history when radio, medicine, politics, and goats all intersected.
FEAR ITSELF plays Hot Docs 2016FEAR ITSELF plays Hot Docs 2016

FEAR ITSELF plays Hot Docs 2016

There is nothing to fear but fear itself...and the dark...and the silence...and isolation...and crowds...and...

There is nothing to fear but fear itself...and the dark...and the silence...and isolation...and crowds...and...
WEINER plays Hot Docs 2016WEINER plays Hot Docs 2016

WEINER plays Hot Docs 2016

If you've already been publicly disgraced once, what's the chances you'll get disgraced again?

If you've already been publicly disgraced once, what's the chances you'll get disgraced again?
CAMERAPERSON plays Hot Docs 2016CAMERAPERSON plays Hot Docs 2016

CAMERAPERSON plays Hot Docs 2016

From many images comes a singular emotional piece.

From many images comes a singular emotional piece.
STRIKE A POSE plays Hot Docs 2016STRIKE A POSE plays Hot Docs 2016

STRIKE A POSE plays Hot Docs 2016

Twenty five years after stuggling to express themselves, six men have lived to tell.

Twenty five years after stuggling to express themselves, six men have lived to tell.
THE SEER plays Hot Docs 2016THE SEER plays Hot Docs 2016

THE SEER plays Hot Docs 2016

Hot Docs 2016 brings us before Wendell Berry, and his plea for us to consider our choices.

Hot Docs 2016 brings us before Wendell Berry, and his plea for us to consider our choices.
LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD plays Hot Docs 2016LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD plays Hot Docs 2016

LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD plays Hot Docs 2016

Our Hot Docs 2016 coverage begins with Werner Herzog, and a question of whether androids dream of electric sheep.

Our Hot Docs 2016 coverage begins with Werner Herzog, and a question of whether androids dream of electric sheep.
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD plays Hot Docs 2015FROM THIS DAY FORWARD plays Hot Docs 2015

FROM THIS DAY FORWARD plays Hot Docs 2015

One change that affects an entire family.

One change that affects an entire family.
OUT TO WIN plays Hot Docs 2015OUT TO WIN plays Hot Docs 2015

OUT TO WIN plays Hot Docs 2015

Sometimes a moment in history is so transcendent, it must be documented immediately.

Sometimes a moment in history is so transcendent, it must be documented immediately.