Hot Docs 2013

EUFF 2013: Alcan Highway

Alcan Highway Hese is a 44 year-old Finnish man trying to solve the paradox of wanting to be constantly on the move and to find a home to settle down.  To this end, he plans to build a mobile home and find a place to turn off the engine for good.  He travels from Finland […]

Interview: Alex Winter

Dork Shelf sits down with director and actor Alex Winter to talk about his documentary about the rise and fall of the internet giant Napster, Downloaded which played at Hot Docs this year. (And yes, we brought up Bill and Ted and his proposed 3-D reboot of The Gate.)

Hot Docs 2013 Kicks Into High Gear

With Hot Docs 2013 in high gear after last night's opening we come back today with our biggest assembly of reviews yet. Here for your reading pleasure are a look at 17 more films playing this year at one of the biggest all documentary festivals in the world.

Hot Docs 2013 Preview: Canadian Edition

To honour the start of today's 20th anniversary of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, all of the films we look at today either take place or come from Canada, including a look at opening night film The Manor, Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children, 15 Reasons to Live, NCR: Not Criminally Responsible, The Auctioneer, The Ghosts in Our Machine, Occupy: The Movie, and Special Ed

Interview: Matthew Pond

Dork Shelf catches up with Matthew Pond, one half of the directorial team behind the heavily anticipated Hot Docs 2013 title The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne, to talk about filming the life story of one of the most prolific jewel thieves in American history.

Hot Docs 2013 Preview: Part 3

On Day three of our coverage of Hot Docs 2013 (which kicks off officially tomorrow) we take you guys on a bit of a world tour with looks at Continental, Junior, American Commune, I am Breathing, Chi, Fuck for Forest, The Garden of Eden, and The Last Black Sea Pirates.

Interview: Amy Finkel

Dork Shelf talks to Amy Finkel, director of the Hot Docs 2013 selection, Furever: a film about the preservation of the memory of dead pets. We talk about the stigma surrounding the grieving process, who stands to profit from it, her personal connection to the material, and why cremation might be the most suspect method of memorializing a pet shown in the film.

Hot Docs 2013 Preview: Part 2

On day two of our Hot Docs preview, we look at some films aiming to be showstopping spectaculars: We Always Lie to Strangers, The Great Hip Hop Hoax, Good Ol' Freda, Chimeras, Oil Sands Karaoke, Finding the Funk, and The Burger and The King

Hot Docs 2013 Preview Part 1

We kick off our coverage of the 20th anniversary of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival with looks a several of the films showcased in the high profile Special Presentations program: Blood Brother, The Unbelievers, Muscle Shoals, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, Remote Area Medical, and High Five: A Suburban Adoption Saga.

Hot Docs 2013 Line-Up Announced

The line-up for the 2013 - and 20th anniversary of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival came out this morning and here are some things to look forward to across the 205 selected films when it all gets underway on Thursday, April 25th through Friday, May 5th.