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    Rick Springfield Heads To Hot Docs For 'An Affair of the Heart'

    Thirty-one years after "Jessie's Girl" made him an 1980s pop culture icon, Rick Springfield can still rouse a crowd. On Sunday night in Toronto, Sylvia Caminer's Springfield-centric doc "An Affair of the Heart" made its international premiere after winning awards at US fe...

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    Hot Docs Roundup: 'Despite The Gods' Fascinates, 'Beauty Is Embarrassing' Is Heartwarming & 'About Face' A Fun Look At Fashion

    Aussie filmmaker Penny Vozniak's "Lost in La Mancha"-esque documentary “Despite The Gods," following director Jennifer Lynch and her experiences making her third film in India, is a low budget docu-delight. Lynch is the beating, empathic heart of the film, an endearing combination of raw emotional h...

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    Hot Docs Review: 'Big Easy Express' A Rambling, Affectionate Tour Documentary That Should Make Fans Happy

    Director Emmett Malloy has returned with an excellent follow up to 2009’s “Under Great Northern Lights” with another winning concert documentary titled "Big Easy Express." In a tight 60-odd minutes, the film follows three bands, Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Mag...

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    The 10 Hottest Docs to Watch at Hot Docs

    The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival began in Toronto last night with the Canadian premiere of Sundance hit "Al Weiwei: Never Sorry." The screening, at the festival's newly renovated hub The Bloor Cinema, kicks off 10 days and nights of North America's largest d...

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    Hot Docs Announces Projects For This Year's Forum; Finalists For Doc Fund

    The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has announced 25 projects that will be presented in this year's Hot Docs Forum -- part of North America's largest documentary market. Taking place May 2 and 3, the projects were selected from 150 submissions from 15 different countrie...

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    Hot Docs Sets 189 Films For 19th Edition

    The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has announced its lineup for its 19th edition, to run April 26-May 6 in Toronto, Canada. From over 2,000 submissions, the festival set 189 titles from 51 different countries.

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    Bloor Hot Docs Cinema Opens Its Doors In Toronto

    Tonight in Toronto, the newly renovated Bloor Cinema will make its official debut as the "Bloor Hot Docs Cinema" -- the primary venue for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and a year-round showcase for documentary programming in the city.

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    Ted Hope and David Guggenheim Headline 2012 Hot Docs' Annual Conference

    The Hot Docs Festival has announced this year's annual documentary film conference, Doc to the Future. This year's conference will focus on how the internet is rapidly changing the ways in which documentary filmmakers and audiences are able to interact.

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    Hot Docs Names Charlotte Cook Director of Programming

    Last night at the opening edition of Hot Docs' year round Doc Soup screening series, the Toronto-based festival announced Charlotte Cook as their new director of programming. Cook comes to the festival from Frontline Club in London, UK where she was the head of film programming for the past two year...

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    Hot Docs Review: Le Tigre Doc 'Who Took The Bomp?' Is A Must For Riot-Grrrl Fans

    The documentary "Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour" is simple in that it captures what Le Tigre does best, and that was the furious bombast that was their live shows. Seeing them on stage in film format is, for fans of the queer-core female trio at least, bittersweet, since they’ve been on indefin...

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