Hot Docs 2014: Art and Craft Review

Art and Craft Nightvision A wildly different and highly amusing kind of cat and mouse film, Art and Craft follows the overlapping timelines of a not so dangerous, but assuredly deceitful art forger and one overly obsessive investigator and former registrar that’s determined to take him down. Quiet, unassuming, and mentally challenged Mark Landis from […]

Hot Docs 2014: Before the Last Curtain Falls Review

Before the Last Curtain Falls Canadian Spectrum When the Belgian stage production Gardenia opened in 2010 it was a massive success: playing over 200 shows in 25 countries. The show is as much a performance art piece as it is cabaret, starring older gay and trans performers. The film follows the cast through their final […]

Hot Docs 2014: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case Review

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case Made in Denmark A fleet and funny look at a man under house arrest who has been deemed the most influential artist in the world, Andreas Johnsen’s look at the post-arrest and home imprisonment life of Chinese firebrand Ai Weiwei serves as a near perfect follow up to Alison Klayman’s […]

Hot Docs 2014: Advanced Style Review

Advanced Style Next The rare example of a fashion based documentary that doesn’t wallow in privilege or ageism, Advanced Style looks at the subjects of street style photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s blog devoted to stylish women over the age of 50. It isn’t particularly deep (most fashion docs aren’t), but the women being profiled are […]

Hot Docs 2014: Absences Review

Absences World Showcase The latest from award winning Canadian filmmaker Carole Laganière concerns the holes left by the various departures of others in our lives. Framed by Laganière’s own experience dealing with her mother’s Alzheimer’s and having to watch a loved one slip away before her eyes, she extends the definition of absence a bit […]

The Great Hot Docs Contest!

Three times a day, every day, we will be giving away pairs of tickets to some of the great films playing at this year's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival. Check this space often as we'll be giving away a pair of tickets to something different every few hours!

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