The Guelph, Ontario strip club set documentary The Manor is an alternately amusing and heartbreaking look at a barely functional family that could have only made by someone who truly loves and cares for his subjects.
Hot Docs 2013 might have ended yesterday, but it's opening night film sees a theatrical release this coming Friday. Here's our talk with Shawney Cohen, director of The Manor to talk about his own personal experiences working with and documenting his family's ownership of a Guelph strip club.
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
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.