Monday, 25 April 2011

Hot Docs 2011 Preview

Spring Film Festival Season is in Toronto in full force with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival opening this week and it's your sure fire way to satisfy all your documentaries needs. The festival kicks off with an film made entirely through advertising with the Opening Night Screening of POM Wonderful Presents: the Greatest Movie Ever Sold at the Winter Garden Theatre on Thursday April 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm with an introduction from filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me). That is some heavy hitting documentary goodness!

One of the things I love about Hot Docs is the wide variety of films to choose from and two of the ones I'm most curious about couldn't be more different: Fightville, centred on MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey. I mean, any festival that has high profile film on puppets and martial arts is a winner in my book.

More films on my radar include the club culture film Limelight, inspirational Dolphin Boy, Project Nim from James Marsh director Oscar winning film Man on Wire from Hot Docs 2008, and self-explanatory titled Boy Cheerleaders and Jig. So many films to look forward to over the festival 11 day run here in Toronto and I'm really looking forward to diving in.

Be sure to check back here at Movie Moxie for more Hot Docs previews and festival coverage.

The festivals has so much to offer, and you can check out more information on the individual programs, browse by subject (Sports & Competition, Performance & Performers and Animals & Wildlife are all categories I have my eye on) or see the festival schedule online at the Hot Docs website.

Festival Passes & Tickets are available for purchase and with many popular titles it's always wise to check the Rush Only Screenings if you are planning on heading down to the festival and taking your chances at the door. Need to know where you are heading? Check out the festival venue information. For more information on ticketing and box office check here on the Hot Docs website.

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival runs from April 28 - May 8, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Kurt Halfyard said...

Be sure to check out BEAUTY DAY, it's got crazy dumbass stunts and a pretty healthy outlook on how to live life in its ups and downs, follow you passion, follow you art. And it does all that in the absence of cliche or pandering.

Don't try that at home kids!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Oh yes, Beauty Day is on my to-see list during the festival! It's so awesome to see a familiar name in the festival guide, huge gratz to Jay!

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