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Hot Docs 2014


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...

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Hot Docs 2014: Before the Last Curtain Falls

♦ A Winehouse Mag must see. ♦ Before The Last Curtain Falls |Director: Thomas Wallner | 86 min Six aging Belgian cabaret actors whose dazzling youthful days are behind them, take part in the production Gardenia, directed by...

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Hot Docs Interview: Shield And Spear Director Petter Ringbom

The compelling documentary Shield and Spear had its world premiere at this year’s Hot Docs International film festival. New York-based director Petter Ringbom takes the viewer on an insightful journey into South Africa ─ 20 years into democracy ─ via the...

Sunday, April 27th, 2014


♦ A Winehouse Mag must see. ♦ LOVE & ENGINEERING | Director: Tonislav Hristov | Finland/Germany/Bulgaria| 85 min  “Are you ashamed of being engineers?” asks Atanas Boev. It’s an odd question but in the world of this group of...

Sunday, April 27th, 2014


♦ A Winehouse Mag must see. ♦ Penthouse North | Director: Johanna St Michaels | Sweden/USA |83 min All that glitters isn’t gold. Agneta Eckemyr’s story is one of glamour, triumph and quiet catastrophe. Agneta was once...

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Hot Docs 2014: COME WORRY WITH US!

♦ A Winehouse Mag must see. ♦ Come Worry With Us! | Director: Helene Klodawsky | Canada | 81 min There is an African proverb that says, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In the...

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Hot Docs 2014: MATEO

Mateo | Director: Aaron Naar | USA | 88 min If you see a redhead with a lobster tan, silver rimmed glasses and a sad array of dress shirts, that’s Mateo (aka Matthew Stoneman). In many ways...

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Hot Docs 2014: BINTOU

Bintou | Director: Simone Catharina Gaul | Germany | 64 min Twentysomething Bintou is an ambitious dressmaker from Burkina Faso. At the moment she makes a living crafting clothing for both African and European patrons, but dreams about one day becoming a...

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Hot Docs 2014: The Nose – Searching For Blamage

♦ A Winehouse Mag must see. ♦ The Nose ~ Searching For Blamage  Director: Paul Rigter | Netherlands | 53 min  Alessandro Gualtieri is a bit of a mad scientist in the perfume world. The self-proclaimed “crazy...

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