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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)

Thursdays, January 25 – February 29, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Power and Passion: The Couples Who Changed History

Historian and Curious Minds favourite Dr. Laura Carlson leads this course on the partnerships that forged empires, penned prize-winning prose and lit up the silver screen.
  • 120 min

Wednesdays, February 7 – March 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

a collage of three posters: an 18th century Parisian music poster, Uncle Sam and a 1960's psychedelic rock poster

The Graphic Arts Revolution

From Rosie the Riveter to Uncle Sam, immerse yourself in a colourful journey through history and witness the emergence of art posters with Curious Minds favourite instructor Peter Harris.
  • 120 min

Tuesdays, March 5 - April 16, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Banned Books and the Brilliant Authors Who Write Them

In this new series from University of Toronto English professor Ira Wells, we’ll take a lively romp through the colourful and sometimes downright hilarious history of book censorship.
  • 120 min

Thursdays, March 14 – April 18, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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From Rococo to Revolution: Art and Architecture of the 18th Century

In this new series from art historian and Curious Minds favourite Barbara Isherwood, we’ll take a dazzling tour of one of the most fertile periods in the history of Western art.
  • 120 min

Mondays, March 4 – April 15, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

a collage of three photos: Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr. and Angela Lansbury

The Stars of the Broadway Stage

Theatrical producer Michael Rubinoff, the executive producer of hit musical Come From Away, presents this lively celebration of the careers of Broadway’s brightest stars.
  • 120 min

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