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Hot Docs 2013

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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...

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

In Conversation with Director Kamila Jozefowicz

“Galumphing is the seemingly useless elaboration and ornamentation of activity. It is excessive, exaggerated, and uneconomical. We galumph when we hop instead of walk, when we take the scenic route instead of the efficient one..when we are...

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

In Conversation with Film Maker Sini Anderson

“I’m your worst nightmare come to life,” screams punk icon and feminist Kathleen Hanna,  as she stomps out spoken word in front of a captivated audience. “I’m a girl who can’t shut up…I’m going to tell everyone...

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

In Conversation with Photographer Film Maker Cheryl Dunn

Photographer and film maker, Cheryl Dunn, has worked with preeminent fashion and music magazines, Vogue and Vibe, and commercial brands like Adidas and Nike. Unaffected and boldly curious, she has made a career of seamlessly immersing herself within diverse...

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Hot Docs Expanded Review: Salma

There are documentaries that leave you asking yourself, “Could I survive that?” While others make you question, “Would I be that fearless in the face of such obstacles?” Salma, screening in the Hot Docs program, Special Presentations, will leave...

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

In Conversation with Kim Longinotto Part Two

CV: Do you ever edit things out of your films that you fear will cause problems for the woman you’re documenting? KL: The bit I would have taken out of Pink Saris [about Sampat Pal Devi, leader of...

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

In Conversation with Documentary Film Maker Kim Longinotto

Documentary film maker, Kim Longinotto has dedicated her career to shining light on some of the most oppressed yet fearless women in history. Her latest documentary chronicles Muslim Tamil poet, Salma. Confined to her family’s home and...

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Hot Docs Expanded Review: Tiny: A Story About Living Small

By: Claudia Sicondolfo Screening in the Hot Docs program, Rule Breakers and Innovators, Tiny: A Story About Being Small, is a small film, with big thoughts about home, freedom, and the current condition of the American Dream....

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Hot Docs 2013: The Winehouse Picks

Ballerina Ballerina Directed by Maja Friis International Spectrum  International Premiere “Having two lovers is a difficult art,” wrote legendary Swedish ballerina, Elsa Marianne von Rosen, in her autobiography. “A body that wants both. A body that wants two loves.”...