Thursday, April 28, 2011

Must-see Films at Hot Docs!


Hell and Back Again
D: Danfung Dennis / UK / 88 min

With supremely accomplished filmmaking, Danfung Dennis’ visually arresting and intimately powerful story of soldiers in Afghanistan and at home does the impossible: it shakes our shell-shocked senses with the realities of war.

Tue, May 3, 7:30 PM - TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
Thu, May 5, 4:00 PM - Isabel Bader Theatre

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/hell_and_back_again



Highway Gospel
D: Jaret Belliveau / Canada / 97 min

No guts, no glory! B.C. renegades race mountain highways on customized longboards, while a middle-aged skateboarder fights to keep his Ottawa skate park – and creaky knees – operational. These dudes make the X Games look like child’s play.

Sat, Apr 30, 9:30 PM - The Royal Cinema
Mon, May 2, 9:30 PM - The ROM Theatre
Sat, May 7, 11:45 PM - Bloor Cinema

http://www.hotdocs.ca//film/title/highway_gospel#



How to Make a Book with Steidl

D: Jörg Adolph, Gereon Wetzel /Germany / 90 min

In goes the idea. Out comes bound perfection. A glimpse into the private spaces and inspired collaborations between the world’s most brilliant art book publisher and such artists as Robert Frank, Karl Lagerfeld and Jeff Wall.

Fri, Apr 29, 6:00 PM - TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
Sat, Apr 30, 4:00 PM - Cumberland 2

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/how_to_make_a_book_with_steidl


Somewhere to Disappear

D: Laure Flammarion, Arnaud Uyttenhove / France Belgium / 55 min

In goes the idea. Out comes bound perfection. A glimpse into the private spaces and inspired collaborations between the world’s most brilliant art book publisher and such artists as Robert Frank, Karl Lagerfeld and Jeff Wall.
Thu, May 5, 7:00 PM - Cumberland 3
Sat, May 7, 1:15 PM Cumberland 2

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/somewhere_to_disappear



Wiebo’s War

D: David York / Canada / 94 min

The Alberta government and Big Oil brand convicted saboteur Wiebo Ludwig an eco-terrorist; he calls himself a devout Christian who is driven to defend his Trickle Creek community from the deadly effects of sour gas wells. You decide.

Sat, Apr 30, 7:00 PM - Isabel Bader Theatre
Tue, May 3, 7:15 PM - TIFF Bell Lightbox 4
Sat, May 7, 7:00 PM - The Regent

http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/wiebos_war


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