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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)

Health & Safety 

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

Mondays, January 30 - March 13, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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The Women Who Made Modern Art

Women have long been under-recognized in modern art. Join instructor Barbara Isherwood to celebrate the impact of iconic artists including Emily Carr, Yoko Ono and more.
  • 120 min

Wednesdays, February 1 - March 8, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Exploring Garden Cities

Can human society and the beauty of nature be enjoyed together? In this fascinating course led by Peter Harris, discover the promise of the Garden City movement.
  • 120 min

Thursdays, February 9 - March 16, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Living the Good Life: A Philosopher's Guide to Meaning and Happiness

Instructor Laura Carlson leads a survey of the diverse societies, thinkers and big ideas that have shaped how people around the world imagine living well.
  • 120 min

Tuesdays, March 14 - April 18, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Building the Bauhaus: The Movement That Transformed Modern Art and Design

Join instructor Natalie Ribkoff on a vivid, slide-illustrated journey back to the cultural hotbed of the Bauhaus, which created a new, quintessentially modern aesthetic.
  • 120 min

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