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The Hottest Docs

As awards season heats up, Hot Docs brings you a selection of the most acclaimed and awarded documentaries of the year. Plus: meet the makers behind these exceptional films! Select screenings include a live or pre-recorded director Q&A. 
Series runs Starts Saturday, November 19

Opens Friday, December 9

a man playing the trumpet

Louis Armstrong's Black and Blues

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

  • D: Sacha Jenkins
  • USA
  • 2022
  • 104 min
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Tuesday, December 13, 4:00 PM

a woman getting photographed

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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