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30 Years of Hot Docs: Opening Night

Celebrate Hot Docs’ 30th anniversary with the biggest films that have kicked off the festival’s most memorable opening nights.

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Series runs Until August 23

a woman looking at a skeleton

A.rtificial I.mmortality

If you could create an immortal version of yourself, would you? Once the stuff of science fiction, AI experts now see it as possible. 
  • D: Ann Shin
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 75 min
  • Closed Captions
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The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution

It can take a brazen personality to excel in the competitive world of restaurant kitchens. Meet seven women chefs at the forefront of a "revolution."
  • D: Maya Gallus
  • Canada
  • 2018
  • 75 min
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League of Exotique Dancers

Vintage burlesque dancing is full of fun, frolic and feathers—along with poverty, racism and sexism that can be obscured under all that glitter.
  • D: Rama Rau
  • Canada
  • 2015
  • 90 min
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The Manor

An intimate portrayal of a peculiar Jewish family running a small-town strip club, while attempting to nurse their relations and themselves back to health.
  • D: Shawney Cohen & Mike Gallay
  • Canada
  • 2013
  • 80 min
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