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.

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.
GAYBY BABY plays Hot Docs 2015GAYBY BABY plays Hot Docs 2015

GAYBY BABY plays Hot Docs 2015

Argue amongst youselves what is and isn't moral. The bigger question is whether we can go to watch wrestling on Sunday night.

Argue amongst youselves what is and isn't moral. The bigger question is whether we can go to watch wrestling on Sunday night.
WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? plays Hot Docs 2015WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? plays Hot Docs 2015

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? plays Hot Docs 2015

Every now and then, for better and for worse, the most talented among us must wonder how they got to where they are.

Every now and then, for better and for worse, the most talented among us must wonder how they got to where they are.
LIVE FROM NEW YORK plays Hot Docs 2015LIVE FROM NEW YORK plays Hot Docs 2015

LIVE FROM NEW YORK plays Hot Docs 2015

Some things change, some stay the same. SNL has managed to do both through the years.

Some things change, some stay the same. SNL has managed to do both through the years.
DREAMCATCHER plays Hot Docs 2015DREAMCATCHER plays Hot Docs 2015

DREAMCATCHER plays Hot Docs 2015

The capacity for love that one woman has, and many lives that love affects.

The capacity for love that one woman has, and many lives that love affects.
LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERSLOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS

LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS

Fiction is hope, and sometimes hope springs for those who want to create fiction of their own.

Fiction is hope, and sometimes hope springs for those who want to create fiction of their own.
FRACTURED LAND plays Hot Docs 2015FRACTURED LAND plays Hot Docs 2015

FRACTURED LAND plays Hot Docs 2015

Witness the lengths one young man will go to be trustworthy and a strong representative for his people.

Witness the lengths one young man will go to be trustworthy and a strong representative for his people.
BEST OF ENEMIES plays Hot Docs 2015BEST OF ENEMIES plays Hot Docs 2015

BEST OF ENEMIES plays Hot Docs 2015

"Argument is sugar and all of us are flies"

"Argument is sugar and all of us are flies"