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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)

Tuesdays, May 14 - June 11, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Great Buildings of the 21st Century: Architecture in a Time of Spectacle

Former Toronto Star architecture critic Christopher Hume returns to offer a spirited survey of the most stunning—and thought-provoking—buildings of the past two decades. 

*House of Music, Budapest photo credit: Lessormore (Attribution 4.0 International license)

  • 120 min
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Thursdays, May 16 - June 6, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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The Beatles and their World

Curious Minds favourite Dr. Mike Daley tracks the musical development of the Beatles, starting from the earliest days in Liverpool, through Beatlemania, psychedelia and their studio years.
  • 120 min
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Fridays, May 17 - June 7, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Roaming the Regions of Italy: An Up-Close Look at ‘Il Bel Paese’

Join professor Teresa Lobalsamo for a spirited journey across Italy and its multifaceted regions. Gain a deeper appreciation for the country’s distinctive histories, traditions and identities.

Wednesdays, May 22 - June 5, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Films That Shook the World

Lovers of pop culture and 20th century history will want to dig into author and New Yorker contributor Adam Nayman’s survey of dramatic flashpoints in the history of the movies.
  • 120 min
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