Posts tagged with "Hot Docs 2013"

Hot Docs 2013: Northern Light (2013)

Posted by Jessica Finch April 28, 2013 0 Comment 6274 views

Northern Light is a cinema verite documentary set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s a slow paced, but powerful look into the lives of three snowmobile racers and their families. Snowmobile racing is the glue holding this loose narrative together, with everyone and everything revolving around the next big race: the Annual I-500 in Sault Ste. […]

Hot Docs 2013: Buying Sex (2013)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 27, 2013 Comments are off 9229 views

The premise is simple. Progressives argue that prostitutes would be safer if the prostitution is decriminalized in Canada. Recently, the Ontario Superior Court struck down the existing laws. Of course, the fallout of such things is not nearly as simple, and Buying Sex from directors Kent Nason and Teresa MacInnes examines the issue in the most balanced way […]

Hot Docs 2013: I Am Breathing (2013)

Posted by April 27, 2013 1 Comment 6531 views

I AM BREATHING is the end tale of Neil Platt, a totally ordinary man who inherits his father’s terminal illness 20 years before its due date, mere months after the birth of his own son Oscar.  Neil tells it himself, literally and as screenwriter, because he resolved to document his journey by means of a […]

Hot Docs 2013: The Auctioneer (2013)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 26, 2013 0 Comment 7227 views

It’s no secret that family farms are struggling and failing. But how often do we think of the specifics of what that means, in practical terms? The Auctioneer is a glimpse into a rapidly vanishing prairie life, viewed through the lens of  Dale Menzak who specializes in helping families sell off bits and pieces of defunct farms. To make the symbolism even more […]

Hot Docs 2013: I Will Be Murdered (2013)

Posted by Brandy Dean April 26, 2013 0 Comment 7514 views

In 2009 Guatemalan lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg was shot to death with out for a Sunday morning bike ride. Rosenberg may have been chalked up as yet another victim of Guatemalan violence and extraordinary murder rates – until his friend stood up at his funeral and announced that anyone who wanted to know what really happened to Rosenberg should watch […]

Top 5 Docs to See at Hot Docs on Friday April 26

Posted by Brandy Dean April 26, 2013 0 Comment 3082 views

Today is the first full day of Hot Docs screening and it’s time to get into gear. To help guide you through the choices – so many choices! – here are the top 5 docs to see at Hot Docs on Friday April 26. The Burger and The King Fri, Apr 26 11:00 AM Isabel Bader Theatre […]

Hot Docs 2013: Brave New River (2013)

Posted by Pam April 26, 2013 0 Comment 5496 views

When Hydro Quebec began to build phase I of a huge hydro-electric power system on the Ruper River in 1973, no one could be sure how it would change the land or the lives of the Cree people living in the region. Brave New River explores this vast river network, and how it’s been transformed […]

Hot Docs 2013: Tiny: A Story About Living Small (2013)

Posted by Jessica Finch April 25, 2013 0 Comment 7897 views

Ever wanted to live small? For many people across the US, living in homes anywhere from 65 to 870 sq feet is a reality. Fuelled by the recession and an increased interest in eco-living, the tiny housing market has exploded in the US, and many are making the transition to smaller spaces. Christopher Smith chronicles […]

Hot Docs 2013: Here One Day (2013)

Posted by Sam Cooper April 25, 2013 0 Comment 7320 views

With Here One Day, director Kathy Leichter has created a lyrical, if searingly painful, documentary detailing the suicide of her mother, Nina. Married to New York senator Franz S. Leichter, Kathy’s mother had been dealing with the ups and downs of her bipolar disorder for eighteen years. Through boxes of audio recordings, writings, poetry and […]

Hot Docs 2013: Menstrual Man (2013)

Posted by Toyiah Murry April 25, 2013 1 Comment 10473 views

Amit Virmani’s Menstrual Man is an exemplary documentary that explores the hard work and extraordinary vision of A. Muruganantham. A business man and inventor, Muruganantham’s story is as empowering as it is unique. He is responsible for creating what he calls a “low cost sanitary pads movement” all over India. Initially shocked that his wife […]

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