Category Archives: Movie Reviews

April 19

The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences to stream from April 29 to May 9, 2021

The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences to stream from April 29 to May 9 Materials Composed entirely of videos uploaded to social media over the course of 2020, VIRAL tells the story of a rapidly changing world. Through the eyes of 7 protagonists in their early 20’s we follow a new generation, coming to age in […]

April 15

Integral Film Presents-Sex, Revolution and Islam

“ Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam Directed by Nefise Özkal LorentzenProduced by Jørgen Lorentzen World Premiere – 2021 CPH:DOXNorth American Premiere – 2021 SFFILM FestivalOfficial Selection – 2021 Hot Docs International Film FestivalOfficial Selection – 2021 DOXA Documentary Film Festival About “ Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam”In the 1960s, the hippies championed the […]

April 09

LOWELL returns to the spotlight with a much-anticipated film she co-wrote with her mother, producer Wendy Hill-Tout, that will stream nationally, and recently garnered 2 Canadian Screen Award (CSA) nominations for the film’s title song and score

Canadian sensation LOWELL returns to the spotlight with a much-anticipated film she co-wrote with her mother, producer Wendy Hill-Tout, that will stream nationally, and recently garnered 2 Canadian Screen Award (CSA) nominations for the film’s title song and score. Best in Original Score – Michele Osis and LowellBest in Original Song – Evan Bogar, Justin […]

April 02

CANNON ARM AND THE ARCADE QUEST**International Premiere** 2021 Hot Docs – NightVision International Documentary Festival **

CPH:DOX 2021 – NEXT:WAVE & POLITIKEN DANISH:DOX Competition Director:Mads HedegaardSynopsis: Kim Cannon Arm is not your average grandpa. With killer hand-eye coordination and a mean mullet, he’s a legendary fixture at Copenhagen’s Bip Bip Bar, and renowned for playing the 80s arcade game Gyruss for 49 hours straight on a single coin. With help from his […]

March 29

Academy Award® Nominated THE FATHER,Starring Olivia Colman And Anthony Hopkins,

Sony Pictures Classics ReleasesFlorian Zeller’s Academy Award® Nominated THE FATHER,Starring Olivia Colman And Anthony Hopkins, for PVOD on Eventive Sony Pictures Classics’ much-anticipated PVOD Release of Florian Zeller’s Academy Award® nominated THE FATHER is now available on Eventive, the leading platform in virtual cinema. The PVOD release comes on the heels of the film’s theatrical release […]

March 25

World Premiere**“LADY BUDS” Official Selection – 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

**World Premiere**“LADY BUDS”Official Selection – 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival LADY BUDS**World Premiere**Official Selection – 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Director:Chris J. Russo  Synopsis:  Following the widely praised 2016 decision to legalize cannabis in California, six courageous women emerge from the shadows to enter the new commercial industry. As farmers, entrepreneurs and […]

March 19

“COLLECTIVE” The two-time Oscar nominee everyone is talking about.Director: Alexander Nanau

Collective The two-time Oscar nominee everyone is talking about.DI rector: Alexander Nanau | 109 min | 2019 | Romania, Luxembourg | Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Already purchased?Click “Watch Now” & view the film. Streaming until April 29th  WATCH NOWGET CINEMA TICKETS When a catastrophic fire at a Bucharest nightclub leads to the mysterious death of […]

March 08

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CONVERSATIONABOUT NASRINSOTOUDEH AND HUMAN RIGHTS 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA, THE GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER, AND THE FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION PRESENT AP INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CONVERSATIONABOUT NASRINSOTOUDEH AND HUMAN RIGHTS  Banned Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi Will Present a Message During Panel “Nasrin Sotoudeh should win the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a hero of our time, bravelychallenging misogyny and dictatorship.”– Nicholas Kristof, The New YorkTimes RSVP:https://amnestyusa-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YupiS2O9TFOKuvWewnyJEw Monday, March 8, 2021 – New York, […]

March 07

Land of Big Numbers (Mariner, 2021), a collection of 10 short stories by Te-Ping Chen

In my junior year of college, I  had the chance to study abroad. I chose Rennes, France, because I wanted to live with a French family—I wanted to be forced to speak, think, dream in French. In the eight months leading up to the trip, I sweated and saved, packed and repacked, and conjugated verb […]

March 03

MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE and MTV DOCUMENTARY FILMS Presents-“76 DAYS”DIRECTED, PRODUCED & EDITED BY HAO WU PRODUCED BY JEAN TSIEN

76 DAYSDIRECTED, PRODUCED & EDITED BY HAO WUPRODUCED BY JEAN TSIENDIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITORHAO WU,PRODUCER JEAN TSIEN and DIRECTOR – DIVISION OF PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE ATCEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER PETER CHEN, M.D. ACADEMY AWARD® WINNING FILMMAKERFREIDA LEE MOCK 76 DAYS IS INCLUDED ON THE OSCAR® SHORTLIST OF FILMS NOW UNDER CONSIDERATIONFOR THIS YEAR’S ACADEMY AWARD® FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE “RIVETING. ASTONISHINGLY […]

March 02

ISLANDS-Directed and Written by Martin Edralin Produced by Martin Edralin, Priscilla Galvez

ISLANDS-Directed and Written by Martin EdralinProduced by Martin Edralin, Priscilla GalvezStarring Rogelio Balagtas, Sheila Lotuaco, Esteban Comilang,Vangie Alcasid, Pablo Quiogue, Isys Szuky, Maximus Szuky WORLD PREMIERE – 2021 SXSW Film Festival – Narrative Competition About ISLANDSJoshua, a timid, middle-aged Filipino immigrant has lived in the comfort of his parents’ home his entire life. He pleads with God to find […]

March 02

PERIODS DON’T STOP FOR PANDEMICS: AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ON PERIOD POVERTY HITS ALL MAJOR STREAMING PLATFORMS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

PERIODS DON’T STOP FOR PANDEMICS:  AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ON PERIOD POVERTY HITS ALL MAJOR STREAMING PLATFORMS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY  Urgent and timely Canadian film Pandora’s Box: Lifting the Lid on Menstruation, headed by female production team, releases on March 8th.Pandora’s Box: Lifting the Lid on Menstruation streams March 8th.March 1, 2021 (Toronto, ON) – From IR Films, a co-production company founded by Media One Creative and Diva International, makers of the DivaCup, and Canadian Screen […]

February 19

Now Transmitting: Highlights from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

The Circle Cinema Satellite Screen in Tulsa, Oklahoma. By Virginia YappWednesday, February 17th, 2021 In our 40 years as an Institute, we’ve never hosted a Sundance Film Festival quite like 2021’s. And that’s thanks in large part to you, our adventurous audiences from all 50 states and 120 countries, who joined us (and our friends at […]

February 01

A co-production of C35 Films, the Center for Asian American Media, and WORLD Channel, America ReFramed’s -FIRST VOTE Directed by Yi Chen

A co-production of C35 Films, the Center for Asian American Media, and WORLD Channel, America ReFramed’s FIRST VOTE offers unparalleled access to a diverse cross-section of politically engaged Chinese Americans. The film weaves their stories from the presidential election of 2016 to the 2018 midterms and explores the intersections between immigration, voting rights, and racial justice. Directed by Yi Chen, a […]

January 31

A-DOC: ASIAN AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY NETWORK AND OPEN YOUR EYES & THINK MF TEAM UP TO CELEBRATE A HISTORIC YEAR FOR ASIAN AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY AWARDS CONTENDERS

A-DOC: ASIAN AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY NETWORK AND OPEN YOUR EYES & THINK MF TEAM UP TO CELEBRATE A HISTORIC YEAR FOR ASIAN AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY AWARDS CONTENDERS A-DOC            http://bit.ly/adoc-youtubeOYEATMF      https://bit.ly/39u0iua ABOUT:  A-DOC:ASIAN AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY NETWORKA-Doc is a national network that works to increase the visibility and support of Asian Americans in the documentary field.  Asian American documentary filmmakers […]