Deep dives that explore the world through the lens of documentary.
Hybrid film draws on the stylistic and narrative traditions of both documentary and fiction film to varying degrees.
Abbas Kiarostami’s hybrid films draw upon documentary, neo-realism, and dramatic filmmaking, and blur the lines of fiction/non-fiction.
Gary Marcuse's films are notable for humanitarian reason, emotional listening, contextualized historical references and humanist psychology.
Behind the scenes looks at Apocalypse Now, Fitzcarraldo, and Jodorowsky’s unfinished Dune reveal how docs about filmmaking can exceed the original films themselves.
Seth's Dominion, Finding Macpherson, and A Different Drummer: Celebrating Eccentrics bring unique characters to Hot Docs.
Music docs offer underdog tales of people whose ambitions were thwarted and whose gifts went unacknowledged in a tough industry.
It’s been 20 years since Steve James' Hoop Dreams reached North American movie theatres and the film has not lost its immersive power.
Of starfish and jellyfish“Isn’t it better to have a lot of people seeing films that convince them to make a little bit of change, instead of only a few people seeing films
Watching Marcel Ophüls’ films again was both a thrilling and enriching experience. There was still something new to discover in every one of them.