This year’s edition of the Hot Docs Film Festival begins in just under a month’s time and I’ve been thinking about what films I would possibly want to see a the festival. I’m not sure on the exact number I will be seeing at Hot Docs this year, though I hope to see at least one (though hopefully more).
Anyways, here are some films in this year’s line-up that interests me.
Indie Game: The Movie (James Swirsky, Canada) – Being a big fan of video games, this is the film that stuck out the most for me. I actually went ahead and purchased a ticket for this film yesterday, alas I subsequently realized that I will be starting a continuing education course that week, which conflicts with the screening. It’s a shame I won’t be able to see this, though I will still include it on this list.
Herman’s House (Angad Singh Bhalla, Canada) – An interesting looking film about a falsely-convicted man who spent over 40 years in solitary confinement.
GLOW: The Story Of The Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling (Brett Whitcomb, USA) – I am a big wrestling fan, so this film definitely stands out for me. This film is high on my “to watch” list for the festival.
Francophrenia (or: Don’t Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is) (James Franco, Ian Olds, USA) – A documentary about James Franco’s stint on General Hospital, which appears to have a bit of a fictional narrative weaved in.
No Room for Rockstars (Parris Patton, USA) – A film about the 2010 Vans Warped Tour
The Imposter (Bart Layton, UK) – A missing boy is found, yet seems different. This one sounds quite intriguing.
Radioman (Mary Kerr, UK) – A film about a homeless man with a radio, who is considered a bit of a Hollywood mascot. Should be interesting.
We Are Legion: The Story Of The Hacktivists (Brian Knappenberger, USA) – Hacktivists like Anonymous are a very current subject, so I believe that this would be a very interesting doc to see.
And those are some of the standouts for me at this year’s Hot Docs. I doubt I will see all these films at the festival, but it does seem like an interesting line-up.