This summer in Toronto a whole lot of people are taking their movies outside. Here's a look at five local, summer long festivals to get you out of your sweaty apartment and out to the movies under the stars.
What sets Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern’s rock and roll documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits apart from other similar films isn’t necessarily the music of defunct post-rock pioneers LCD Soundsystem, but the willingness to explore a deeper human element behind the creative process rather than simply stroking the egos of the people involved.
Since we can't possibly cover all 180+ films at this year's HotDocs festival before it kicks off this coming Thursday, our Film and Performing Arts Editor dishes on what films we are most looking forward to catching once the festival hits.
Just after opening their brand new flagship theatre, the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival used the new/old building to announce their slate of 189 films for their 2012 festival. This year's festival, running from April 26th to May 6th features documentaries in 11 different programs from over 50 countries.