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Duration: 79 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 12 08:30 pm

When Colorado legalized marijuana, the Denver Post hired the world’s first marijuana editor. Sit back as he and his pot reviewers, "high" mommy bloggers and grass-preneurs roll establishment and counter-culture into a strange new canni-business.

"Thorougly engaging." Consequences of Sound

Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 13 04:00 pm
Jun 16 08:30 pm

Four young men embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Traversing from desert to mountain, they ride over 3000 miles from Mexico to Canada on adopted wild mustangs - a journey once a reality for western frontiersmen.

Duration: 119 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney blows the lid off this secretive and sinister organization, a "religion" that incorporates the financial structure of pyramid scheme and bears all the hallmarks of a cult. Gibney talks to 8 former Scientologists, including Crash writer-director Paul Haggis and several senior officials now alienated from the organization. The film gives us the history of its bizarre founder L Ron Hubbard, and examines Scientology’s dubious dealings with the IRS and its disturbing exploitation of celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

"Jaw-dropping, scary, unnerving, even disturbingly funny." David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

"The cult is right to be scared. Going Clear is spectacular stuff." Bilge Eberi, New York magazine

"A heat-seeking missile that doesn’t take long to find the heat." Verne Gay, Newsday

Various

Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: Various,
Series:
WELLES 100

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May 31 07:00 pm

With Orson Welles, there is always the nagging feeling of "what might have been?". Schubert left us just the one Unfinished Symphony. But Schubert only need pen and ink to compose, a filmmaker needs so much more - and Welles left us with myriad incomplete films and projects, including several more stabs at Shakespeare, his long quest to make a movie of Don Quixote, and his film about the "new Hollywood", The Other Side of the Wind. What we are left with are tantalizing fragments, shards of brilliance…

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