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Opens Wednesday, November 23

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Descendant The Hottest Docs

Meet the descendants of the survivors from the Clotilda, the last ship that carried enslaved Africans to the United States, as they reclaim their story. 

Featuring a pre-recorded Q&A with director Margaret Brown after the screening.

  • D: Margaret Brown
  • USA
  • 2022
  • 109 min
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Tuesday, November 29, 6:30 PM

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CSDA/CCAD presents: Grethe Meyer: The Queen of Danish Design

The Canadian Society for Decorative Arts with the generous support of Hot Docs Cinema is hosting a free screening of Grethe Meyer: The Queen of Danish Design.
  • D: Isabel Bernadette Brammer & Vibeke Muasya
  • Denmark
  • 2022
  • 61 min
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Opens Tuesday, November 29

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Navalny The Hottest Docs

In this riveting and taut political thriller that won the audience award at Sundance, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny speaks out. 

Featuring a pre-recorded Q&A with director Daniel Roher after the Wednesday, November 30, 4 p.m. screening.

  • D: Daniel Roher
  • USA
  • 2022
  • 98 min
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Opens Wednesday, November 30

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Eternal Spring The Hottest Docs

Celebrated comic book artist Daxiong revisits the resilient story of when the spiritual group Falun Gong hacked China's state TV to expose brutal repression. 

Join director Jason Loftus for a live post-screening Q&A.

  • D: Jason Loftus
  • Canada
  • 2022
  • 86 min
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Opens Thursday, December 1

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All That Breathes

Against the darkening backdrop of Delhi's apocalyptic air and escalating violence, two brothers devote their lives to protect one casualty of the turbulent times: the bird known as the black kite.
  • D: Shaunak Sen
  • United Kingdom, India & USA
  • 2022
  • 97 min
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Opens Friday, December 2

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Sidney

An inspirational story from producer Oprah Winfrey, honouring the life and legacy of Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier. 

Featuring a pre-recorded Q&A with director Reginald Hudlin after the screening.

  • D: Reginald Hudlin
  • Canada & USA
  • 2022
  • 111 min
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Opens Friday, December 2

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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

From Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, this epic and emotional story follows artist Nan Goldin and her fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis. 

Join P.A.I.N. activists Megan Kapler and Harrison Cullen, who appear in the film, for a post-screening Q&A via Zoom on Friday, December 2, 6:15 p.m.

  • D: Laura Poitras
  • USA
  • 2022
  • 113 min
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Opens Friday, December 9

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Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues

Discover an intimate and revealing look at world-changing musician Louis Armstrong through archival footage and never-before-heard home recordings. 

Featuring a pre-recorded Q&A with director Sacha Jenkins after the screening, moderated by Hot Docs Cinema programmer David Knipe.

  • D: Sacha Jenkins
  • USA
  • 2022
  • 104 min
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Opens Friday, December 9

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Black Christmas

One part frosty Christmas atmosphere, one part stalk ‘n’ slash magnificence, and all parts awesome, Black Christmas is a timeless and terrifying holiday tradition. 

Tickets: Free (Maximum of two per person)

Bring a cash gift or non-perishable food item for The Stop.

  • D: Bob Clark
  • Canada
  • 1974
  • 98 min
  • 14A
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Opens Tuesday, December 13

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Gremlins

A young man inadvertently breaks the three essential rules concerning his new Christmas pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters. 

Tickets: Free (Maximum of two per person)

Bring a cash gift or non-perishable food item for The Stop.

  • D: Joe Dante
  • USA
  • 1984
  • 110 min
  • PG
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Tuesday, December 13, 4:00 PM

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Framing Agnes

After discovering case files from a 1950s gender clinic, a cast of trans actors turn a talk show inside out to confront the legacy of a young trans woman in its pages. 

Join director Chase Joynt for a post-screening Q&A via Zoom.

  • D: Chase Joynt
  • Canada & USA
  • 2022
  • 75 min
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Opens Friday, December 16

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White Christmas

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save a failing Vermont inn, culminating in a show-stopping performance on Christmas Eve. 

Tickets: Free (Maximum of two per person)

Bring a cash gift or non-perishable food item for The Stop.

  • D: Michael Curtiz
  • USA
  • 1954
  • 120 min
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Saturday, December 17, 1:00 PM

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Family Screening: The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve. 

Tickets: Free (Maximum of two per person)

Bring a cash gift or non-perishable food item for The Stop.

  • D: Brian Henson
  • USA
  • 1992
  • 85 min
  • G
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Opens Sunday, December 18

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A Christmas Story

Tag along with the eccentric Parker clan as they navigate the trials and tribulations of familhood at yuletide...but careful not to shoot your eye out! 

Tickets: Free (Maximum of two per person)

Bring a cash gift or non-perishable food item for The Stop.

  • D: Bob Clark
  • USA, Canada
  • 1983
  • 94 min
  • PG
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Monday, December 19, 1:00 PM

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Home Alone

Cheer on your fave 90s child star as he outwits the nefarious Wet Bandits in a series of genius Rube Goldberg-inspired hijinks. 

Tickets: Free (Maximum of two per person)

Bring a cash gift or non-perishable food item for The Stop.

  • D: Chris Columbus
  • USA
  • 1990
  • 103 min
  • PG
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Wednesday, December 21, 1:00 PM

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Love Actually

Love is all around—and so is heartbreak—as multiple couples navigate romance, family, weddings and airports at Christmastime.
  • D: Richard Curtis
  • United Kingdom, USA & France
  • 2003
  • 135 min
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Friday, December 23, 12:30 PM

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It's a Wonderful Life

An angel is sent from heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Tickets: Free (Maximum of two per person)

Bring a cash gift or non-perishable food item for The Stop.

  • D: Frank Capra
  • USA
  • 1946
  • 130 min
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Sunday, December 25, 7:00 PM

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Die Hard

Kick off the season with a big-screen viewing of a Christmas classic unlike any other. Watch detective John McLane coolly take down Hans and his gang of terrorists while spouting iconic line after iconic line. Yippee ki-yay, now that’s entertainment! 

Tickets: Free (Maximum of two per person)

Bring a cash gift or non-perishable food item for The Stop.

  • D: John Mctiernan
  • USA
  • 1988
  • 131 min
  • 18A
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