Hot Docs 2018: Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground

The brief career of experimental filmmaker Barbara Rubin is explored in Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground. In 1964, Barbra Rubin made her mark with the release of her experimental art-porn film Christmas on Earth. She quickly became a key member of the New York Underground, along with Andy Warhol and Allen Ginsberg, before unexpectedly deciding to […]

Hot Docs 2018: Bathtubs Over Broadway

A writer for The Late Show with David Letterman talks about his obsession with industrial musicals in Bathtubs Over Broadway. While collecting weird records to showcase on David Letterman’s talk show, writer Steve Young discovered obscure cast recording for Broadway-style musicals created by corporations like General Electric, McDonald’s, Ford, DuPont, Xerox. This opens up an obsession […]

Hot Docs 2018: The Night of All Nights

Four longtime couples reflect on that status of their relationships in The Night of All Nights. It can be easy to assume that when a couple gets married, that their relationship would last forever. That way of thinking is tested by a profile for four long term couples from around the world. This includes Hildegard & Heinz-Siegfried […]

Hot Docs 2018: Golden Dawn Girls

The women of Greece’s controversial Golden Dawn party take centre stage in Golden Dawn Girls. Over the last number of years, the ultra-nationalistic right wing party the Golden Dawn starting gaining more support in Greece, with critics labeling the Golden Dawn as Neo-Nazis. Following the murder of anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas, many members of the Golden […]

Hot Docs 2018: The Accountant of Auschwitz

The former bookkeeper of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp is placed on trial at the age of 94 in The Accountant of Auschwitz. Oskar Gröning made headlines in 2015 when he was placed on trial for the murder of 300,000 people at the age of 94. This trial was made possible by a new legal prescient that […]

Hot Docs 2018: Mr Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End

The story of one of the most fearless editorial cartoonists is told in Mr Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End. Dwayne Booth, better known by his pseudonym Mr. Fish, has been a freelance editorial cartoonist for 25 years, with his work appearing in publications such as Harper’s Magazine, Vanity Fair, and Truthdig.com. Mr. Fish is not afraid to […]

Hot Docs 2018: The Devil We Know

One of the biggest environmental scandals of all time is unraveled in The Devil We Know. The town of Parkersburg, North Virginia is home to the DuPont chemical company, which is best known for developing Teflon non-stick cookware. However, it is discovered that Teflon’s key chemical ingredient C8 is not only responsible for various health issues […]

Hot Docs 2018: Transformer

A world champion powerlifter’s transition from male to female is documented in Transformer. Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski was a world record holding bodybuilder and marine veteran, who was outed as transgender by a 2015 YouTube video. The outing effectively ends Kroc’s powerlifting career, though she begins the process to transition into Janae Marie Kroczaleski. However, with Janae sporting […]

Hot Docs 2018: Chef Flynn

A young cooking prodigy tries to prove himself in the culinary world in Chef Flynn. In 2008, Flynn McGarry opened a supper club at his home at the age of only ten years old. Flynn’s mother Megan is a filmmaker, who has been filming him since he was very young. As Flynn reaches his teenage years, […]

Hot Docs 2018: Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution

The story of the movement that combined the punk and queer subcultures is told in Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution. Rejected by both the local punk and queer scenes, Toronto-based experimental filmmakers Bruce LaBruce and G.B. Jones invented a hybrid that they promoted through their zine “J.D.s.” The movement soon spread to other areas of […]