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Special Events

Check out these upcoming special events and screenings at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema!

Saturday, December 10, 7:30 PM

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The Grizzlie Truth

For die-hard fans of NBA franchise the Vancouver Grizzlies, the team’s abrupt move to Memphis in 2001 is much more than a sore spot: it’s an unsolved mystery.

Join director Kat Jayme, Vancouver Grizzlies 1999 #2 draft pick Steve Francis turned NBA Rookie of the Year and All-Star for the Houston Rockets, and former Toronto Raptor and member of the Fab Five, Jimmy King for an in-person Q&A.
  • D: Kat Jayme
  • Canada
  • 2022
  • 98 min
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Sunday, December 11, 1:00 PM

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The Allusionist Live: "Your Name..…..HERE..….."

Returning to Toronto for the first time since their sold-out shows at the Hot Docs Podcast Festival, take a fascinating and irreverent adventure into the chaotic world of words with this award-winning show.

Wednesday, December 14, 7:30 PM

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Canadaland presents: The Backbench: The Year in Review

Join host and Jeopardy super-champion Mattea Roach and special guests for an evening of sharp commentary on the year in review: from the Freedom Convoy to Justinflation.

Saturday, December 17, 7:30 PM

a man with glasses and a beard

Revival69: The Concert That Rocked the World

Discover the remarkable, behind-the-scenes story of how a little known, but life-altering Toronto music festival came together—against all odds.

Join director Ron Chapman, original concert promoter John Brower, Geddy Lee (Rush), Robby Krieger (The Doors - via Zoom) and Alan Cross (moderator) for an in-person Q&A after the Saturday, December 17 screening.

  • D: Ron Chapman
  • Canada & France
  • 2022
  • 97 min
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Friday, December 30, 8:45 PM

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Drop the Needle

This is the story of Play De Record—an unassuming family-run record store on Yonge Street that became a vital part of Toronto’s music ecosystem in the 90s. 

Join director Robert Freeman and co-producer/co-writer Neil Acharya for a live Q&A at the October 22 screening, moderated by Hot Docs programmer Mariam Zaidi.

  • D: Rob Freeman
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 112 min
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