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In-Cinema Courses

Dive into a diverse range of subjects presented by experts at Hot Docs’ wildly popular lecture series—now back in-person with enhanced safety precautions in place.

Course registration: $69 (Members: $60, $48, Free)

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Health & Safety 

Your comfort and safety is of the utmost importance to us. We have put the following enhanced measures in place for Curious Minds courses:
  • Mandatory masking (except while eating or drinking)
  • Physically distanced seating
View Hot Docs Cinema's Health and Safety Guidelines >>

Not ready to come back? Browse our library of virtual on-demand courses >>

Tuesdays, October 11 - November 15, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Fashion & Society

Peppered with historical and contemporary examples from across pop culture, this new series from culture journalist Nathalie Atkinson will take us on a globe-trotting, time-traveling journey through fashion history.

Wednesdays, October 12 - November 16, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Learning from Nature: A Bird’s Eye View

This new series from Curious Minds favourite Julia Zarankin will explore the magic of nature and how appreciating its winged inhabitants—their strange behaviors, odd names, extravagant plumages and hairdos—invariably leads to a greater sense of wonder.

Thursdays, October 13 – November 17, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel, Levon Helm

Classic Albums of the 60s and 70s

In this six lecture series, Curious Minds favourite Dr. Mike Daley delves into six classic rock albums of the 1960s and 70s, bringing to life the musical genius and irresistible tunes of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, The Band, Carole King and Simon & Garfunkel.

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