Win Tickets to Hot Docs Cinema’s Masterworks Series!

Genesis 2.0


2018 was a great year for documentaries and there are even more to come before New Year’s Eve! With hits like Won’t You Be My Neighbour?, RBG, and Free Solo dominating the box office, though, a few great docs might have slipped by.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema brings back some of the hidden gems of 2018 for audiences who might have missed them on the festival circuit. The Masterworks series offers some of 2018’s stand-out docs including this year’s winner for both the Audience Award and the Canadian Audience Award at Hot Docs, Transformer. The series kicks off Dec. 14 with the timely political doc The Silence of Others. Covering the film at Hot Docs, Liam Lacey wrote that The Silence of Others, “may serve to introduce international audiences to one of the twentieth-century‚Äôs horror stories.”

The series also features the powerful race between science and faith in Genesis 2.0 and the acclaimed dive into family history with 306 Hollywood. Doc fans can also catch the Toronto premiere of Austria’s Oscar bid The Waldheim Waltz, which Maurie Alioff, reviewing from RIDM, called, “a tightly constructed movie that strikes a balance between outrage and irony.” Doc fans can also catch an encore of Sundance winner/Hot Docs hit Of Fathers and Sons, a “powerfully disturbing film that transports you into the daily lives of a Syrian al-Qaeda family.”

Thanks to Hot Docs, we have 2 pairs of passes to for readers to see all six films in the Masterworks series. To enter, all you have to do is email info@povmagazine.com with the subject “Masterworks” and tell us the name of your favourite documentary so far in 2018!

Bonus entries go to anyone who shares this contest on Facebook and Twitter.

Contest closes Wednesday, Dec. 12 at midnight.

Masterworks runs Dec. 14 to 21 at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.