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Watch List: Blackberry Inspirations

To celebrate the release of Toronto-based filmmaker Matt Johnson's Blackberry, we present this series of films curated by Johnson and his collaborator Matt Miller. All films will include a pre-recorded intro from Matt Johnson.  
Series runs June 10 - 17
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Ryuichi Sakamoto Tribute

On March 28, 2023, Japanese musician, composer, and record producer Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一) passed away from cancer. 

To celebrate Ryuichi Sakamoto's remarkable legacy, join us at Hot Docs for the screenings of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, from his first acting and composing work to a revelatory glimpse into Sakamoto's later life as he continued his artistic pursuit after a cancer diagnosis.
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Indigenous Peoples Month

Across the month of June, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month. Join us in discovering new voices, hearing new stories and sharing in community.
Series runs June 1 - 30
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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 Returns June 18
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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 Returns June 19
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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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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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