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Zappa
New Release

With unprecedented access to a personal vault of rarely seen home videos, filmmaker Alex Winter explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career of legendary artist and agitator Frank Zappa.
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Runtime:129 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
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Director(s):Alex Winter
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Mayor
New Release

Follow Musa Hadid, the charismatic mayor of the Palestinian capital of Ramallah, as he fights to build a city of the future in this engrossing, on the ground look at life under occupation.
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Runtime:89 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA, UK
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Director(s):David Osit
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Softie
New Release

One of Kenya's most outspoken photojournalists, Boniface “Softie” Mwangi's ideals are tested when he must choose between country and those closest to him while running for office. Opening Night Selection-Hot Docs 2020.
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Runtime:96 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada, Kenya
Rating:PG
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Director(s):Sam Soko
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Exhibition on Screen // Frida Kahlo
New Release

Who was the woman behind the bright colours, the big brows, and the floral crowns? Take a vivid journey through the life and art of a true icon in this in-depth look at the real Frida Kahlo.
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Runtime:90 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:UK
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Director(s):Ali Ray
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First We Eat
New Release

Putting food security to the test in Yukon, filmmaker Suzanne Crocker bans all store-bought groceries from her house in a year-long adventure in farming, fishing and foraging complicated by three skeptical teenagers, no caffeine and -40° temperatures.
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Runtime:101 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:G
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Director(s):Suzanne Crocker
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I Am Greta
New Release

Follow teen climate activist Greta Thunberg’s exhilarating journey from shy student to global environmental icon in this intimate, all-access portrait.
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Runtime:98 min
Copyright:Sweden
Country Listing:2020
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Director(s):Nathan Grossman
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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
New Release

Dive into the life and work of the legendary neurologist who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind.
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Runtime:114 min
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
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Director(s):Ric Burns
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Billie
Leaving December 12

Back by popular demand! The life of jazz great Billie Holiday, crafted from a treasure trove of newly-restored interviews and performances.
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Runtime:96 min
Copyright:2019
Country Listing:USA
Rating:PG
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Director(s):James Erskine
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Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President
New Release

Discover how a lifelong passion for music, and friendships with the likes of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, helped Jimmy Carter become the 39th President of the United States.
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Runtime:96 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
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Director(s):Mary Wharton
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Meeting The Beatles in India
Streaming until January 14

Join the Fab Four on their infamous spiritual journey to the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi through never-before-seen photographs.
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Runtime:79 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:Not rated
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Director(s):Paul Saltzman
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Dessert Person: Claire Saffitz on the Joys of Baking
Live Tuesday, December 15, 7:30 PM

Celebrate your sweet tooth with a true pastry savant! In this exclusive live event, perfectly timed to the holiday baking season, the former host of Bon Appetit’s Gourmet Makes discusses her first-ever cookbook with Iron Chef Canada judge Tara O’Brady.
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Robert Harris and Ben Macintyre on Bringing History to Life
Live Sunday, December 6, 3:30 PM (EST)

Celebrated for their high-octane wartime thrillers, UK novelists Robert Harris and Ben Macintyre come together to discuss their common passion for history, and their anticipated new books: V2 and Agent Sonya.
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Winds of Heaven: Emily Carr, Carvers & The Spirits of The Forest introduced by Adrienne Clarkson
New to Hot Docs at Home

Celebrate the wonders and achievements of trailblazing painter Emily Carr with former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, and explore how we can use her vision to foster a greater sense of civic identity.
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Runtime:87 min
Copyright:2010
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Michael Ostroff
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For Viola // Two Gods
Free for Everyone

After turning his own life around, a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer from Newark takes two young men under his wing to teach them how to live better live in this astonishing debut from Zehsawn Ali.
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Runtime:85 min
Copyright:2020
Country Listing:USA
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Director(s):Zeshawn Ali
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Beethoven's Hair with pianist Alexander Malikov & director Larry Weinstein
New to Hot Docs at Home

Larry Weinstein's acclaimed musical mystery traces the unlikely journey of a lock of Beethoven's hair from 1827 to the present day.
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Runtime:90 min
Copyright:2005
Country Listing:UK, Canada, Czech Republic
Rating:G
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Director(s):Larry Weinstein
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Peter Mansbridge and Bob Rae on Extraordinary Canadians
Live Thursday, November 26, 7:30 PM (EST)

In this live Hot Docs exclusive, Peter Mansbridge, the former anchor of CBC’s The National, joins Bob Rae to discuss his new collection of first-person stories about remarkable Canadians who embody the values of our great nation.
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Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas
New to Hot Docs at Home

A Hot Docs holiday favourite! Ring in the season with Larry Weinstein's fun and irreverent film about the Jewish songwriters who wrote the soundtrack to Christmas.
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Runtime:51 min
Copyright:2017
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:G
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Director(s):Larry Weinstein
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Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation
New to Hot Docs at Home

Explore the intriguing history of Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Família, conceived by visionary architect Antoni Gaudí and still under construction today.
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Runtime:90 min
Copyright:2014
Country Listing:Germany
Rating:13+
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Director(s):Stefan Haupt
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