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.

Young Legends: RAIDERS! TrailerYoung Legends: RAIDERS! Trailer

Young Legends: RAIDERS! Trailer

For lovers of youth, lovers of film, and lovers of the truth.

For lovers of youth, lovers of film, and lovers of the truth.
Another Version of the Truth: Hot Docs 2015 Line-Up UnveiledAnother Version of the Truth: Hot Docs 2015 Line-Up Unveiled

Another Version of the Truth: Hot Docs 2015 Line-Up Unveiled

Like a robin hopping across the grass, the Hot Docs announcement is a surefire sign that spring has sprung.

Like a robin hopping across the grass, the Hot Docs announcement is a surefire sign that spring has sprung.
THE SHEIK plays Hot Docs 2014THE SHEIK plays Hot Docs 2014

THE SHEIK plays Hot Docs 2014

He will humble you...now that he's done being humbled himself.

He will humble you...now that he's done being humbled himself.
OUT OF MIND, OUT OF SIGHT plays Hot Docs 2014OUT OF MIND, OUT OF SIGHT plays Hot Docs 2014

OUT OF MIND, OUT OF SIGHT plays Hot Docs 2014

The winner of Best Canadian Feature Documentary from Director John Kastner, this film challenges our views on the mentally ill violent offenders of Brockville Psych, and paints a triumphant portrait of forgiveness, healing, and overwhelming empathy.

The winner of Best Canadian Feature Documentary from Director John Kastner, this film challenges our views on the mentally ill violent offenders of Brockville Psych, and paints a triumphant portrait of forgiveness, healing, and overwhelming empathy.
ART AND CRAFT plays Hot Docs 2014ART AND CRAFT plays Hot Docs 2014

ART AND CRAFT plays Hot Docs 2014

Who's the real master: The painter of the forger?

Who's the real master: The painter of the forger?
HAPPY VALLEY plays Hot Docs 2014HAPPY VALLEY plays Hot Docs 2014

HAPPY VALLEY plays Hot Docs 2014

When a legacy is tarnished, there are a lot of hands that get dirty.

When a legacy is tarnished, there are a lot of hands that get dirty.
“Are You Scared?” – Kate Bradford Interviews Barbara Kopple"Are You Scared?" - Kate Bradford Interviews Barbara Kopple

“Are You Scared?” – Kate Bradford Interviews Barbara Kopple

She was threatened, nearly run over, and even shot at as she captured the efforts of Appalachian miners to get a union contract. The result is one of the best documentaries ever made.

She was threatened, nearly run over, and even shot at as she captured the efforts of Appalachian miners to get a union contract. The result is one of the best documentaries ever made.
IN COUNTRY plays Hot Docs 2014IN COUNTRY plays Hot Docs 2014

IN COUNTRY plays Hot Docs 2014

War is Hell. If you'd like to play in Hell, that can be arranged.

War is Hell. If you'd like to play in Hell, that can be arranged.
FED UP plays Hot Docs 2014FED UP plays Hot Docs 2014

FED UP plays Hot Docs 2014

Think you know what's in your food and how it got there? Think again.

Think you know what's in your food and how it got there? Think again.