Category Archives: documentary

June 24

Executive Producer Tennis Star Naomi Osaka and Academy Award®-Winning Director Ben Proudfoot (The Queen of Basketball) Team Up on the New Short Documentary MINK!

Executive Producer Naomi Osaka and Academy Award®-Winning Director Ben Proudfoot (The Queen of Basketball) Team Up on the New Short Documentary MINK! Released Today by The New York Times Op-Docs in Association with Osaka’s Hana Kuma  Told by Her Daughter Wendy, MINK! Chronicles the Remarkable Patsy Takemoto Mink, a Japanese American From Hawaii Who  Became the First Woman of Color Elected to the […]

June 01

The award-winning documentary, Struggle in Paradise, about his Faces of Homelessness portrait project 

Thursday, June 9 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM PTFaces of Homelessness Dare to see  Break the Barrier  Open Your HeartRegistration is required for this free live private Zoom event. Please join The Friends of the Semel Institute and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors for an Open Mind program with Stuart Perlman, PhD, Psychologist/Psychoanalyst/Artist, who made the award-winning documentary, Struggle […]

May 30

Wrestling Legend Susan “Tex” Green to Attend World Premiere of OUT IN THE RING at Toronto Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival

Toronto – After a 4 1/2 year production journey, the much anticipated documentary OUT IN THE RING, exploring the history of LGBTQIA+ wrestlers and queer representation in professional wrestling will have its world premiere as part of the prestigious line-up at the Toronto Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival on Friday, June 3rd at 4:45 p.m. […]

May 09

THE QUIET EPIDEMIC @ The Hot Docs Festival

By AJ Lam The “Quiet Epidemic”is the tragic story of those inflicted by chronic Lyme disease for whom the sluggish medical establishment has been slow to acknowledge and treat unlike those infected by more known diseases such as HIV and COVID, for which intense government and medical attention have been made. THE QUIET EPIDEMIC results from […]

May 09

Hot Docs 2022- “Dio: Dreamers Never Die” and “The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks – Tues., May 3rd,2022

Tuesday was a ”double header” for Hot Docs, as we looked forward to screening “Dio:Dreamers Never Die” and “The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks. “Dio: Dreamers Never Die” was a highly anticipated documentary about Dio (Ronald James Padavona his real name), from his classic rock days in Ritchie Blackmore‘s RAINBOW, to replacing the iconic lead singer Ozzy Osbourne in BLACK SABBATH, […]

May 09

HOT DOCS WRAPS 2022 FESTIVAL ETERNAL SPRING TAKING BOTH ROGERS AUDIENCE AWARD AND HOT DOCS AUDIENCE AWARD; TOP THREE CANADIAN FEATURES SHARE $50K PRIZE 

Hot Docs 2022 wrapped last night, bringing 225 films from 63 countries to audiences in Toronto cinemas and across Canada online. The 11-day hybrid festival featured 318 live screenings on nine screens at four venues across the city with 223 live filmmaker Q&As, and five special extended discussions with filmmakers and special guests as part of the […]

April 25

HOT DOCS 2022 – World premiere of ‘SAM NOW’ powerful documentary feature from director REED HARKNESS in INTERNATIONAL SPECTRUM SECTION

POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE SAM NOWFROM DIRECTOR REED HARKNESSTO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE AT HOT DOCS 2022IN THE INTERNATIONAL SPECTRUM SECTION Told by his sibling over 25 years through home videos, Super 8 films and contemporary videos, SAM NOW is an emotional, vibrant portrait of a mother and son’s relationship after she leaves him at 14 years old to start a […]

April 24

Award-winning filmmaker Emmett Adler’s feature documentary END OF THE LINE is a character-driven political drama about the New York City subway crisis  

END OF THE LINE DIRECTED, EDITED AND PRODUCED BY: EMMETT ADLER Executive Producer: Emmett Adler, Ian MayerProducers: Emmett Adler, Ian Mayer; Co-Producer Mariah Wilson OFFICIAL SELECTION: DOC NYC END OF THE LINE WILL BE RELEASED ON DIGITAL AND CABLE ON DEMAND PLATFORMS IN THE UNITED STATES ON TUESDAY, JUNE 14  VOD PLATFORMS INCLUDE: Apple/iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Vudu, Microsoft […]

April 24

Generation Africa at Hot Docs 2022

Two Generation Africa films selected for Hot Docs 2022 African Moot by Shameela Seedat celebrates its world premiereTwo documentaries from Generation Africa, an initiative by STEPS in South Africa, have been selected at this year’s Hot Docs in Toronto, running April 28 – May 8. African Moot by Shameela Seedat, who won the Special Jury Pize at the festival in […]

April 24

FRAMING AGNES – Hot Docs 2022

Click here to view the trailer.  The PREMIERE of FRAMING AGNES at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on MAY 1, 2022Story: The film follows a young trans woman named Agnes in the late 1950s, who participated in Harold Garfinkel’s gender health research at UCLA, to gain access to the gender affirming care she so willfully sought out. Her story was considered […]

April 23

World premiere of BEAUTIFUL SCARS, Musician Tom Wilson’s quest to uncover his true identity as a Mohawk man

CREAM FILMS’ STRANGER-THAN-FICTION FILM BEAUTIFUL SCARS REVEALS THE HIDDEN INDIGENOUS IDENTITY THAT ROCKED MUSICIAN TOM WILSON’S WORLD From Métis Director Shane Belcourt, The Documentary Will Have Its World Premiere Screening at Hot Docs on May 2 Run time: 87 minutes Premiere: May 2 5:15 PM Bell Lightbox 2 2nd Public: May 5 11:15 AM Bell Lightbox 2 Available for interviews: Shane Belcourt, Tom […]

April 23

The Friends Open Mind Sneak Preview, “Gratitude Revealed”

TUESDAY, MAY 107:00PM – 9:00PM PThttps://host.nxt.blackbaud.com/registration-form/?formId=3061811b-ec0c-4728-b9c2-e184bdb18fa1&envId=p-zCrdL4cOz0CZBvCOF9r06Q&bbeml=tp-zCrdL4cOz0CZBvCOF9r06Q.j9jUKog4ktk2udz27h35xXg.rMI-wbysNk06azoPUrupukQ.l_0ukSf6m-kWfv8qQAfVG1wUCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Board of Advisors in collaboration with the Jane and Terry Semel UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, is proud to present an in-person SNEAK PREVIEW of GRATITUDE REVEALED, the new feature film from award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer, Louie […]

April 22

AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR SHALINI KANTAYYA RETURNS TO HOT DOCS WITH TIKTOK, BOOM.

CANADIAN PREMIERE ON MONDAY, MAY 2 New film continues filmmaker Shalini Kantayya‘s engagement in the space where technology meets, amplifies, and opposes our humanity; Follows her acclaimed documentary feature Coded Bias     SYNOPSIS – TIKTOK, BOOM. Dissecting one of the most influential platforms of the contemporary social media landscape, TikTok Boom examines the algorithmic, socio-political, economic, and cultural influences and impact of […]

April 21

Hot Docs world premiere “How Saba Kept Singing” Exec. produced by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, David Wisnia’s final journey documented in this must see film

A Retro Report and HiddenLight Productions presentation, in association with Burnt Umber Productions Directed, Written and Produced by Sara Taksler Executive Produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton Run time: 78 minutes World Premiere Hot Docs screening  Sunday, May 1, 2022 @ 2:30pm ET at TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 Additional festival screenings as follows: Friday, May 6, 2022 @ 11:00 am […]

April 21

Handle With Care: The Legend of the Notic Streetball Crew and For Real@ Hot Docs 2022

 HANDLE WITH CARE: THE LEGEND OF THE NOTIC STREETBALL CREW (Hidden Histories) is a feature documentary that follows the rise, fall, and rebirth of a diverse, youth streetball team who caught a lot of attention during an NBA-sponsored outdoor tournament in 2001. Driven by a twenty-year quest to finish their mixtape trilogy, this doc charts how the group of […]