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Film Festivals

In Handle With Care: The Legend of The Notic Streetball Crew, co-directors Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux and Kirk Thomas catch up with the titular Canadian phenoms 20 years after their dazzling skills first w…
Whether they're creating art or pursuing justice — or doing both at the same time — artists and activists have the potential to change the world for the better, as evidenced in these four films. And …
In The Quiet Epidemic, co-directors Lindsay Keys and Winslow Crane-Murdoch examine the controversial history of chronic Lyme disease diagnoses and treatment (or lack thereof) in the United States. We …
Sometimes at Hot Docs, you'll see films profiling subjects who tell stories through art (or tall tales), and other times it'll be directors telling the stories of key chapters (good and bad) with thei…
With Make People Better, director Cody Sheedy investigates the events surrounding a Chinese scientist's controversial experiment, which resulted in the world's first genetically designed babies... and…
One of my favorite things about this year's festival is the abundance of great films directed by women. Here are four fab films I'd suggest adding to your festgoing roster. African Moot (6/8) As I sa…
Director Gavin Fitzgerald's Million Dollar Pigeons explores the world of competitive pigeon racing, and the efforts of assorted "pigeon fanciers" from around the globe hoping to take home top prize at…
In Hunting in Packs, director Chloe Sosa-Sims follows a trio of women politicians from across the political spectrum — the UK's Jess Phillips, Canada's Michelle Rempel Garner and American Pramiya Jaya…
The great films keep right on coming! Here's another half-dozen we'd recommend. Handle With Care: The Legend of The Notic Streetball Crew (6/8) Back in the early 2000s, Canada was producing some of t…
Director Jackie Torrens' quirky doc, Bernie Langille Wants to Know What Happened to Bernie Langille, revolves around the titular subject, who uses miniatures to recreate the circumstances around (and …
Hot Docs is about to get underway, screening tickets will be going fast, so it’s time to share our picks for the best docs we’ve seen so far! Every Hot Docs regular knows that new must-see films emer…
Director Magnus Gertten's latest film is the beautifully poignant Nelly & Nadine, which uses 8mm home movies, old photos and long-lost diaries to piece together the decades-long relationship betwe…