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Hot Docs 2014: Super Duper Alice Cooper Review

Super Duper Alice Cooper Special Presentations/Hot Docs Live Special Event Teaming Monkey Warfare director Reginald Harkema with rock doc royalty Sam Dunn and Scot McFayden (Metal: A Head Bangers Journey, Metal Evolution), this supposed first ever “rock doc” takes archival footage and sound bites to tell the story of Detroit born Vincent Furnier and his […]

53 Hot Tickets at Hot Docs 2014

The Measure of All Things The rarest ticket of the festival is this one night/one show only of Academy Award nominated filmmaker Sam Green’s live directed, conducted, narrated, and mixed documentary inspired by The Guinness Book of Records. With a soundtrack from The Quavers, the film blends traditional storytelling with performance for what’s sure to […]

Hot Docs 2014 Line-Up Announced

All 197 films for this year's 21st annual Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival were announced today, including opening night film The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

Interview: Georges St-Pierre

We talk to former UFC welterweight champion (and Montreal's own) Georges St-Pierre about the documentary Takedown: The DNA of GSP, an inside look into the fighter's process and comeback from a potentially career ending ACL tear. We also talk about revealing more of his personal life for the camera, his battles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the main reason why he stepped away from MMA for a while, why a $5 plate of spaghetti helps remind him of where he came from, how it’s boring to be a normal person, how he learned the hard way to not let his anger and arrogance get the best of him in the ring, and his upcoming appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Films in Brief: 1/31/14

Since mainstream new releases seem to have us singing the blues, here are a few neat classical and nostalgic options, with Cineplex continuing their annual Great Digital Film Festival and the TIFF Bell Lightbox showcasing the works of Paul Verhoeven and the unsung, pioneering African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.