Mark Hunter on The Cobrasnake: Y2Ks Archive

Author Talks / Indie Sleaze Nights


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Aug 27 8:15 PM
Film Info


Armed with just a Polaroid and a primitive website, legendary photographer Mark Hunter, aka The Cobrasnake, captured the party scenes of Los Angeles and New York during the hipster-glam heyday of the 2000s—and in doing so defined the look of a generation. Join Hunter for an exclusive look at his new book, The Cobrasnake: Y2Ks Archive, and get the inside scoop on his encounters with youth culture pioneers from Kanye West and Steve Aoki to Jeremy Scott, Katy Perry, and Virgil Abloh. Wear your sickest indie sleaze look, sip on specially-themed cocktails and relive the magic of a time before Instagram through Hunter’s amazing photos, projected live on our big screen. Kick off your Saturday night with one of the most influential tastemakers of the new millennium.

Moderated by the founder and administrator of @indiesleaze, the popular social media account celebrating the pop culture of the 2000s.

Mark Hunter's The Cobrasnake: Y2K's Archive will be available to purchase via our partners Flying Books at the event.

Event in partnership with Penguin Random House Canada.

Promotional Partners: Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) and PhotoEd Magazine.

Tickets: $15 | FREE for members! Under 25? Get your FREE Bronze membership 

All that party talk makes you want to keep the fun going? Join us and dance your Saturday night away to pure 2000s hipster- glam vibes at the Y2K Indie Sleaze Dance (Rock) Party at Sneaky Dee's. Dressing up is encouraged but never mandatory. Early bird tickets are just 5$. Get yours before they're gone at

Indie Sleaze Nights: Nostalgic for the days of trucker hats and skinny jeans? Still got your Strokes CDs and a janky polaroid camera? Hot Docs Cinema has you covered at its new Indie Sleaze night - a monthly evening of movies, music and capital v "VIBEZ", tuned to all things aughts.

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