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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, September 26 - November 7, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Paris Style

Paris-based Curious Minds favourite Lisa Pasold leads this exploration of how Parisians created their see-and-be-seen city, from iconic fashion to innovative urban planning.
  • 120 min

Wednesdays, September 27 - November 8, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Satisfaction: The Story of The Rolling Stones

Explore the thrilling rise—and enduring legacy—of one of the world’s most exciting and influential bands with Curious Minds favourite music historian Mike Daley.
  • 120 min

Thursdays, September 28 - November 9, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Famous Paintings and Their Stories

From the Mona Lisa to The Scream, art historian Barbara Isherwood examines some of history’s most iconic paintings and explores how each fit into their context at the time.
  • 120 min

Fridays, October 27 - December 1, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Cucina Italiana: A Mouthwatering History of Italian Food

Dr. Teresa Lobalsamo leads this virtual journey across the Italian peninsula, surveying the distinct regional food traditions that have made the country a culinary mecca.
  • 120 min

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