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    10 Films You Must See From This Year's Hot Docs

    The 20th anniversary of Hot Docs -- the largest documentary film festival in North America -- comes to a close this weekend after a discovery-filled 11 days where many notable docs made their festival debuts ahead of what will surely be healthy stints on the circuit.

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    Guest Post: Aroused

    I never thought I would ever make a documentary film, let alone one where my leading cast would be some of the biggest names in the Porn industry. I am a photographer, and yes, I have always felt comfortable shooting nudes, having a keen sense of light and how it touches the body allowing the lines ...

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    Hot Docs Gets 'Lucky' With World Premiere of New Film About a Woman Overcoming Every Possible Odd

    "I felt like I had to trust somebody in order to be heard," Lucky Torres said after the world premiere of "Lucky," a documentary by Laura Checkoway that chronicles Torres' life. "That was the only way for others to know why I am who I am and what's happened to me in my lifetime. And it's going on ou...

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    Guest Post: Can Major League Dreams Defy Martial Law?

    In the face of daunting odds of gender, geography and living under the gun, women and girls are the power players in my new documentary - The Only Real Game.

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    Hot Docs: Technological Revolution, 'Total Disruption,' Stolen Privacy

    “Isn’t it ironic that I’m having all these technical problems when I’m supposed to be talking about technology?” director Ondi Timoner asked a very patient (for awhile) Hot Docs audience Monday. Well, yeah, but it’s hardly the only irony that’s been on display here in Toronto.

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    Hot Docs Wrap: Canadian International Film Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Winnows World's Best Docs

    Like a lot of people, the Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival (official name) is "trying to figure out who we are," according to program director Charlotte Cook: In other, trying to figure out where they’re going to go, now that the fest has hit its 20th year -- a convenient moment to reas...

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    Hot Docs Preview: Interview with Liz Marshall - Director of The Ghost in Our Machine

    The Ghosts in Our Machine is an extremely upsetting yet moving film about how we treat animals. It tells the story of Jo-Ann McArthur, a photographer, who has dedicated her life to showing the disturbing treatment of animals. After watching the film, there is no way you will look or thinks about a...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic' Leaves Out Insight

    It is perplexing to understand how a documentary about someone as funny, alive, honest, edgy, and brilliant as Richard Pryor can fall so flat. Marina Zenovich’s documentary on the comedian, "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic," premiering at Tribeca, testifies to the comedian's humor and brilliantly dark...

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    First Louisiana International Film Festival Opens With 'Twenty Feet From Stardom' and Star Merry Clayton

    I thought I was the canary in the coal mine, attending the First Louisiana International Film Festival, a first for Baton Rouge and for me: I've never before attended a film festival's inaugural iteration. But it turned out to be a fabulous four days, with more movies, parties, and panel discussions...

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    LatinoBuzz: G-DOG

    Father Greg Boyle, a white Jesuit priest, is affectionately known as 'G-Dog' by the homies he has come to know during the 25 years he has spent in East L.A. He founded 'Homeboy Industries', an organization that serves former gang members and convicts with a continuum of services such as job training...

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