Category Archives: documentary

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 […]

April 20

STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 @ HOTDOCS 2022 Documentary Featuring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin & Dabney Coleman.

Still Working 9 to 5 explores why workplace inequality is no laughing matter in the 40 years since the seminal comedy, 9 to 5, was released in 1980. Introducing New Duet of Original Theme Song 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton & Kelly Clarkson. The film 9 to 5 has taken its place in American […]

April 12

MIDWIVES a film written, directed and edited by Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

Midwivesa film by Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing  Canadian Premiere at Hot DocsA still from the film MidwivesShowtimes at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival:Sunday, May 1 –  8:15pm – Isabel Bader Theatre, TorontoThursday May 5  –  11:45am  –  Varsity 8, TorontoCanada-wide Online Streaming – begins Monday May 5, 9AM – for 5 days Tickets and More Info Here Midwives […]

April 12

Save The Date – UCLA’s Open Mind Film Festival on 4/28

Thursday, April 28 at 5:00PM PTHosted by singer/songwriter Grace GaustadGenerously sponsored byThe Friars Charitable FoundationJoin us for short films on mental healthproduced by high school students anda conversation with Liz Laugeson, PhDDesired RealityWinston VerdultSt. Margaret’s Episcopal SchoolSan Juan Capistrano, CADressesNayan SarmaFlintridge Preparatory SchoolLa Canada Flintridge, CAEverything ChangesGrace RynersonViewpoint High SchoolWoodland Hills, CAI’m Right HereStella FifeGeffen AcademyLos […]

April 12

The Art Of Silencea film by Maurizius Staerkle Drux  International Premiere at Hot Docs 

The Art Of Silencea film by Maurizius Staerkle Drux  International Premiere at Hot DocsMarcel Marceau from the film The Art of SilenceShowtimes at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival:Monday, May 2 –  2:45pm – Cineplex Varsity 8, TorontoSunday, May 8  –  8:30pm  –  TIFF Bell Lightbox, TorontoFor 5 days beginning Tuesday, May 3, 9AM – Canada-wide Online Streaming Tickets […]

April 11

An Ode To End-Of-Life -Objects In SCRAP

SCRAPa film by Stacey Tenenbaum WORLD PREMIERE at HOT DOCSSunday, May 1 – 2:00pm – Isabel Bader Theatre, TorontoWednesday, May 4 – 11:00am – Cineplex Varsity 8, TorontoMonday, May 2 – Saturday, May 7 – Canada-wide Online StreamingTickets and More Info Here The journey of junk ends in some surprising destinations. Must a disposable society throw out its memories along […]

April 05

In The Eye Of The Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis Premiering at Hot Docs on April 30th 

In The Eye Of The Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis follows Yanis’ personal journey from Academic to Politician to Whistleblower to Movement Builder. For a link to the series for editorial consideration, please respond to this email. I’ll ————————————————————–The Political Odyssey of Yanis VaroufakisSynopsis In the Eye of the Storm is a six-part documentary series […]

April 01

AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR AMY BENCH’S ACCLAIMED ANIMATED SHORT DOCUMENTARY MORE THAN I REMEMBER TO HAVE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE AT HOT DOCS 2022 THIS MONTH IN TORONTO

WATCH THE TRAILER NOWhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QaH5lxRpU8     WORLD PREMIERE & AWARD WINNER AT 2022 SXSW FILM IN THE TEXAS SHORTS COMPETITION Praise for the Film “Disarmingly bold and breathtaking.” “Emotionally insightful.”“The film’s florid depiction of Mugeni’s escape arouses all the senses as if survival depended on it, placing one in her shoes as she flees.” – Stephen Saito, The Moveable Fest “Stunning.” “Shows the […]