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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 23 - June 27, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Cultural Dynasties: The Art and Architecture of South Asia’s Glorious Medieval Kingdoms

Dr. Sudharshan Durayappah leads a journey through the fascinating art and architecture that flourished in the kingdoms of South Asia during the Middle Ages. 
  • 120 min

Wednesdays, May 24- June 28, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Italy’s Most Beautiful Cities

You know Roma. You know Milano. But what about the Italian cities beyond the tourist guides? Join Dr. Kenneth Bartlett for a colourful journey across Italy’s great regional cities. 
  • 120 min

Thursdays, May 25 - June 29, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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A Brief History of Satire

Journey from 19th Century England to the wild days of Rob Ford's Toronto with Curious Minds veteran Adam Nayman, examining the style and substance of contemporary satire. 
  • 120 min

Mondays, May 29 - July 3, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Toronto’s Golden Age: The Glittering City of the 1960s and 70s

Take a blast to the past in this lively journey through Toronto’s golden age and civic renaissance in the 1960s and ‘70s with Dr. Laura Carlson. 
  • 120 min

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