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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 Hot Docs Festival. 
Series runs October - April
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Peel Back the Red Curtain: Dark Oz Weekend

We’re not in Missoula anymore, Toto. Click your heels and peel back the red curtain to see the connections between David Lynch and The Wizard of Oz
Series runs November 11 & 12
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Bidayyat [Beginnings] in Syrian Revolutionary Non-fiction

Three revolutionary nonfiction Syrian films from Beirut-based production hub Bidayyat, each followed by post-screening discussions with the filmmakers.
Series runs November 22 - 24
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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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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. Quiet Time is designed to nurture mindfulness at the movies.
Series runs Returns October 15
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Relaxed Screenings

Open to everyone, these screening offers a sensory friendly environment for those in the neuro-diverse community or for anyone who may benefit from a more informal viewing atmosphere.

  • Throughout the screening, house lights will remain on a low level and the volume will be slightly turned down.
  • No trailers will be shown.
  • Audience members will be free to move around, leave the theatre, or take a break in a designated “quiet”
Series runs Returning Soon

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