Join us for an exclusive member-only screening featuring seven of the best short films from this year’s Hot Docs festival. Short films are some of the finest docs we screen each year, and we've selected our very favourites for you in this very special program.
Joe’s Violin director Kahane Cooperman will participate in a post-screening Skype Q&A.
Tickets: Members may reserve FREE tickets (one per Bronze member, two per Silver member, and three per Gold member) online or at the Bloor box office and can purchase one additional $8 ticket to bring a friend.
D: Amy Nicholson | USA | 15 min
Accidents and plain bad luck with obese factory chickens, a paraplegic possum and more unusual animals follow a quirky couple's darkly comic “fortune” caring for their pets.
Best Short Film, Hot Docs 2016
THE SHINING STAR OF LOSERS EVERYWHERE
D: Mickey Duzyj | USA | 18 min
The fascinating little-known story of racehorse Haru Urara is exquisitely animated to show how an underdog inspired Japan during economic depression and became a national symbol for perseverance.
D: Amber McBride | Australia | 5 min
A dancer recalls WWII and her harrowing escape from Communist Hungary in 1956. Follow her story as she leaves everything behind, including her filmmaker husband, and builds her life anew in Australia.
HANDSOME & MAJESTIC
D: Nathan Drillot, Jeff Petry | Canada | 12 min
Growing up in rural BC, teenaged Milan is like other boys his age: he likes sports, lasagna and playing with friends. But unlike others, he faces the struggles that come with a transgender identity.
ANDY BARRIE: THE VOICE
D: Lana Slezic | Canada | 14 min
The involuntary movements associated with Parkinson's disease left celebrated CBC host Andy Barrie withdrawn and isolated. Now, with the help of deep brain stimulation, he fights to get his life back.
D: Kahane Cooperman | USA | 24 min
In 1946, Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold exchanged a carton of cigarettes for a violin at a flea market in Germany. Seventy years later, he makes a simple decision about the violin that changes his life.