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Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Hot Docs 2016: Check It

♦ A Winehouse Mag Must See ♦ Check It | Director(s): Dana Flor/Toby Oppenheimer |91 min The Check It documentary is one of the most important stories I’ve seen in a long time. Frankly, the youths who bravely share their stories of trauma, struggle and survival are too complicated and important to try to cover in a mere blog

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Hot Docs 2016: The Legacy of Frida Kahlo

The Legacy of Frida Kahlo | Director: Tadasuke Kotani |89 min   “The things people leave behind retain extremely personal feelings.” Miyako Ishiuchi   Prince has just died over a week ago and an iconic jacket that he wore...

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

4 Hot Docs Films to Catch Before Hot Docs 2015 Ends!

Hot Docs 2015 is rounding to a close! Nooooooo! But we still have time to catch some of the most buzzed about and important films. Here are the four films to catch before Hot Docs ends on May 3rd. Click...

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015


♦ A Winehouse Mag Must See ♦  DREAMCATCHER| Director: Kim Longinotto | 98 min “You got any dreams you want to catch?” This is the profound and difficult question asked by Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute, and now shero, who...

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Hot Docs 2015: Exotica, Erotica, Etc.

Exotica, Erotica, Etc.  | Director: Evangelia Kranioti | 73 min The opening scene of Exotica, Erotica, Etc. is magnificent: a sea port, dark waves crashing all around it, a looming jet black sky. We hear the voice of Sandy, a woman of...

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Hot Docs 2015: Leaving Africa – A Story About Friendship & Empowerment

♦ A Winehouse Mag Must See ♦ Leaving Africa | Director: Iiris Härmä   |89 min In parts of beautiful, lush, pastel coloured Uganda, poverty and limited opportunities affect many, particularly women (as with many parts of the world). But...

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Hot Docs 2015: The Circus Dynasty

♦ A Winehouse Mag Must See ♦ The Circus Dynasty | Director: Anders Riis-Hansen  | 93 min For many of us, the circus seems like an antiquated institution from bygone days. Today, when I think of the circus I think of...

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Hot Docs 2015 – Nicola Costantino: The Artefacta

♦ A Winehouse Mag Must See ♦ NICOLA COSTANTINO: THE ARTEFACTA | Director: Natalie Cristiani  | 75 min Two halves of a large skinned carcass hang from a studio ceiling — strung up like wings — as artist Nicola Costantino...

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Hot Docs 2015: Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow | Director: Tara Fallaux |39 min  As the Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger, says: “Everybody wants love, but not everyone finds it.” Then again, sometimes we find it when we least expect it. Leny had taken care...

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Hot Docs 2015: Original Copy ~ A Dying Art

♦ A Winehouse Mag Must See ♦ The power of S. Rehman banners once drove crowds to films that were deemed potential bombs. Today he is the last master of a dying art. Chaka V.  It’s hard not to wonder...

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