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Hot Docs 2016

Sadly, it’s that time again – time for me to bid adieu to all-day, all-night, wall-to-wall documentaries and line chats and post-film Q&As for another year. Happily, my final day of Hot Doc-ing fe…
One of the nice things about having a media pass to Hot Docs is the ability for the passholder to change his or her mind on the fly. Because there’s no need to book tickets in advance, you can just se…
After taking the previous night off to rest and recharge, I hit the ground running yesterday for a trio of films that, though it wasn’t planned, all tied together nicely in terms of theme. First up wa…
Here’s how you know it’s perhaps time to slow down and take a break: you’re a film-fest veteran who’s attended Hot Docs for the past 10 years (and TIFF for some 25+ years), but you nonetheless wind up…
Maybe it was the rain and grey skies, maybe it was the fact that it was a Sunday, but, man – it was like everyone forgot how to behave/work at Hot Docs yesterday. Every screening I attended started la…
After the excitement of last night’s awesome Hot Docs experience at the Strike a Pose screening (from which it took me a good couple of hours to decompress), I worried that maybe my 2016 fest peaked t…
Day one of Hot Docs filmgoing! YAAAAY! I got to the Bader with plenty of time to spare, met up with my filmgoing pals and snagged my fave seat. First up was Weiner (7/8), a behind-the- scandal glimpse…
As my Hot Docs 2016 gets underway today – see you in line! – here are a few of the films I managed to see at advance screenings. Ants on a Shrimp (3/8) Let me begin my saying: if you’d like to watch a…
It is with sheer unbridled enthusiasm that I say: I *lurrrrrrrve* Hot Docs! It’s my absolute favourite film festival... and I’m over the moon that it’s time for another installment! (Where did the las…