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.

WESTERN plays Hot Docs 2015WESTERN plays Hot Docs 2015

WESTERN plays Hot Docs 2015

The Ross Brothers deliver a huge documentary about two tiny towns.

The Ross Brothers deliver a huge documentary about two tiny towns.
LISTEN TO ME MARLON plays Hot Docs 2015LISTEN TO ME MARLON plays Hot Docs 2015

LISTEN TO ME MARLON plays Hot Docs 2015

When Kowalski speaks, it's hard not to sit up and listen closely.

When Kowalski speaks, it's hard not to sit up and listen closely.
THE WOLFPACK plays Hot Docs 2015THE WOLFPACK plays Hot Docs 2015

THE WOLFPACK plays Hot Docs 2015

What if film was our only window into the world? For the Angulo Brothers, that has been their reality their entire lives.

What if film was our only window into the world? For the Angulo Brothers, that has been their reality their entire lives.
PERVERT PARK plays Hot Docs 2015PERVERT PARK plays Hot Docs 2015

PERVERT PARK plays Hot Docs 2015

Behind every painful story, there lays another story. But do we have the guts to listen?

Behind every painful story, there lays another story. But do we have the guts to listen?
HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD plays Hot Docs 2015HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD plays Hot Docs 2015

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD plays Hot Docs 2015

If any long journey begins with a single step, watching this film should be what you do to inform the direction that step could go.

If any long journey begins with a single step, watching this film should be what you do to inform the direction that step could go.
THE CIRCUS DYNASTY plays Hot Docs 2015THE CIRCUS DYNASTY plays Hot Docs 2015

THE CIRCUS DYNASTY plays Hot Docs 2015

A Shakespearian drama plays out behind the scenes of one of the circus dynasties in Europe.

A Shakespearian drama plays out behind the scenes of one of the circus dynasties in Europe.
RAIDERS! plays Hot Docs 2015RAIDERS!  plays Hot Docs 2015

RAIDERS! plays Hot Docs 2015

Can you ever go back to Cairo after you've climbed out of a nuked fridge?

Can you ever go back to Cairo after you've climbed out of a nuked fridge?
THE QUEEN OF SILENCE plays Hot Docs 2015THE QUEEN OF SILENCE plays Hot Docs 2015

THE QUEEN OF SILENCE plays Hot Docs 2015

A genre-bending story of beauty, isolation, and poverty that dances to its own rhythm.

A genre-bending story of beauty, isolation, and poverty that dances to its own rhythm.
BLOOD SISTERS plays Hot Docs 2015BLOOD SISTERS plays Hot Docs 2015

BLOOD SISTERS plays Hot Docs 2015

A beautifully restrained portrait of a truly unbreakable bond,

A beautifully restrained portrait of a truly unbreakable bond,