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DO DONKEYS ACT?

by jason smith for FILMbutton Rather than answer its question directly, Do Donkeys Act? answers it through a rich pastiche of images that engages the viewer emotively instead of cerebrally. Therefore, Do Donkeys Act? isn’t about facts; it’s about being. Instead of action, we have space. With dramatic – at times poetic – narration from […]

RUMBLE THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

“If you considered yourself a real rock ’n’ roll guitar player, you had to learn ‘Rumble,’” Robbie Robertson, the songwriter and guitarist, said in an interview. “It was raw and dirty, and had that rebellious spirit to it.” The single is at the heart of “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” a documentary directed […]

Interview w/ Alexandre Philippe Director of 78/52

Interview w/ Alexandre Philippe Director of 78/52

The interview w/ Alexandre Philippe the director of 78/52 about the shower scene from Psycho took place on May 6th, 2017 during the Hot Docs Documentary Festival in Toronto conducted by Shael Stolberg for FILMbutton. – Original Posted in May, 2017

24th Hot Docs Wraps w/ Audience Award To RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD & Record Breaking Audiences & Prizes

RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD WINS 50K ROGERS AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY AND TOPS THE RANKINGS TO NAB THE HOT DOCS AUDIENCE AWARD TORONT0 – Hot Docs has wrapped its 24th edition with record-breaking audience numbers reaching an estimated 215,000. The 11-day event featured 461 public screenings of 228 films on […]

Director of 78/52 Alexandre O. Philippe On Why He Made A Film About The Shower Scene In PSYCHO

Director of 78/52 Alexandre O. Philippe On Why He Made A Film About The Shower Scene In PSYCHO

Director Alexandre O. Philippe & Producer Kerry Deignan Roy after the screening of the documentary 78/52 about the shower scene in Hitchcock’s PSYCHO at it’s International Premiere on May 4, 2017 during Hot Docs. – Originally Posted May 5, 2017

Hot Docs 17 – GHOSTS OF OUR FOREST

Hot Docs 17 – GHOSTS OF OUR FOREST

Remaining Screenings: Fri, May 5 @ 1pm, Sat, May 6 @ 3:15pm In 1992, the pygmy Batwa people of Uganda were forcefully removed from their ancestral homes by the government to protect the habitat of the endangered gorilla population. Left with no compensation or resettlement plans, most Batwa people today live in poverty. They are […]

2017 Hot Docs Award Winners

2017 Hot Docs Award Winners

$67,000 IN CASH AND PRIZES GIVEN TO FESTIVAL FILMS AND FILMMAKERS $50,000 ROGERS AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY, MAY 7; HOT DOCS AUDIENCE AWARD TO BE ANNOUNCED POST-FESTIVAL TORONTO – Hot Docs is pleased to announce this year’s award-winning Festival films and filmmakers. The Hot Docs Awards Presentation, hosted by Garvia […]

HONDROS

HONDROS

Remaining Screening Times: Fri, May 5 @ 9:30pm, Sat, May 6 @ 9:15 PM In the aftermath of 9/11, award-winning Getty Images conflict photographer Chris Hondros became driven by a commitment to capturing the agony of war. A sensitive photojournalist, he worked with purpose and demonstrated an immense tolerance for personal risk and sacrifice before […]

Hot Docs 17 – 78/52

Hot Docs 17 – 78/52

Screening Times: Thu, May 4 @ 9:30pm, Fri, May 5 @ 3pm There may be no more iconic sequence in the history of cinema than the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterpiece Psycho. In 78/52, Hitchcock historians, horror aficionados, filmmakers, critics and actors—from Peter Bogdanovich and Guillermo del Toro to Elijah Wood—gleefully pick apart […]

Hot Docs 17 – BECOMING BOND

Hot Docs 17 – BECOMING BOND

Remaining Screenings: Thu, May 4th @ 3:45pm, Fri, May 5th @ 7pm Lazenby, George Lazenby. The only man to play James Bond just once, George shares the stranger-than-fiction story of how he lucked into the iconic role and later left it behind. Through a playful combination of re-enactments and a stellar sit-down interview, George relates […]

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