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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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