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Doc Soup

Featuring in-cinema screenings, plus online access, to some of the year's best docs followed by special guest Q&As. Plus, each subscription includes 12 tickets to the 2023 Hot Docs Festival. 

Subscription: $209 ($199 Hot Docs member)
Series runs October 2022 - April 2023
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For Viola

Hot Docs' screening series centering Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC)-led stories and filmmakers, named in honour of Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond. This series seeks to affirm Hot Docs as a space of inclusion for BIPOC creators and audience members alike. To minimize barriers to audience participation, all screenings in this series are free of charge.
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Watch List: The Price of Murder

This month we pay homage to the master of the American suspense novel, Patricia Highsmith, with an illuminating new doc and three gripping film adaptations of her work. 
Series runs October 3 - 7
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Watch List: Live Long and Prosper

This specially curated Watch List series celebrates Star Trek, one of the most beloved and influential sci-fi franchises of all time.
Series runs October 14 - 21
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Watch List: It Will All Come Out in the Wash

Showcased here are three counterexamples presented in Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power, Nina Menkes' powerful piece of cinema anaylsis and film history, that challenge fundamentally sexist mode of filmmaking that has dominated popular filmmaking for decades. The films in our Brainwashed Corrective Watchlist: It Will All Come Out in the Wash defy the male gaze and show us an alternative path forward; one that can help to level the playing field and abolish the mistreatment of women in film.
Series runs October 29 & 30
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Indie Sleaze Nights

Nostalgic for the days of trucker hats and skinny jeans? Still got your Strokes CDs and a janky polaroid camera? Hot Docs Cinema has you covered at its new Indie Sleaze night – a monthly evening of movies, music and capital v “VIBEZ, tuned to all things aughts. 
Series runs Returning Soon
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Quiet Time: Mindfulness at the Movies

In an age of chronic distraction, work burnout, and stress, we all need a moment to refresh and decompress. Enter Quiet Time, a new series designed to nurture mindfulness at the movies. 
Series runs Returning Soon

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