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Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Netherlands, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 14 06:00 pm

Acclaimed documentary veteran Heddy Honigman follows the Netherlands’ prestigious Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on an astounding journey as they perform 50 concerts on six continents as they celebrate their 125th anniversary. With stunning passion and intellect, the masters perform and discuss their music.

"A magnificent tapestry of sounds and images." Ronnie Scheib, Variety

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 13 08:30 pm

With a secret application process, unknown start time, and an ever-changing course, the annual Barkley Marathons tempt long distance runners to rural Tennessee to test their limits in a grueling trail race that’s seen only 10 competitors finish in 25 years.

"Captivating and thrilling… Something to behold, in all its excruciating glory." Kevin Scott, Exclaim!

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 12 06:30 pm

From inspiration to opening night, For Grace follows renowned American chef Curtis Duffy as he strives to overcome adversity in his personal life to build his dream restaurant.

"If there were a Michelin guide for documentaries, Chicago filmmakers Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski likely would earn three stars for their fascinating portrait of master chef Curtis Duffy, an intensely driven perfectionist who devotes his heart and soul to designing, building, staffing and opening his own high-end restaurant. This is a slickly produced and shrewdly insightful piece of work, and the story behind the story of Duffy’s single-minded obsession provides uncommonly compelling emotional heft." Joe Leydon, Variety

"A masterful look at the demons that often drive the best. Go see this movie!" Steve Cavendish, Nashville Scene

"The surprising and disarming power of For Grace can’t be understated… tands head and shoulders above even its closest of comparable films." Andrew Parker, Toronto Film Scene

Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 15 06:30 pm

The potential and perils of online vigilantism and crowdsourcing are starkly realized for a family searching for their missing son, when the theory that he is a terrorist behind the Boston Marathon bombings goes viral.

"Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi is exceptionally moving as it pieces together a sensitive study of the victims of depression and mental illness. The essay on social media’s gale force becomes doubly powerful as one sees the family grief compounded by the inevitable online bullying that comes when people value instant gratification and immediate fame over facts. Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi demands audiences to separate what is trending from what is true, and this compelling doc is an urgent reminder to see the human face behind the hashtag. You’ll want to hug your loved ones after seeing it." Patrick Mullen, POV magazine

Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Canada, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 14 08:00 pm

In this cinematically stylish comedy, the Wichita foothills stand in for Jerusalem as a small Christian community that has reenacted Christ’s Passion for 88 years grapples with the news that the paperboy playing Jesus is a Buddhist.

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 12 10:30 pm
Jun 13 10:30 pm

Lorne Michaels couldn’t have guessed that his little sketch comedy experiment would become America’s highest temple of comedy. Saturday Night Live alumni reflect on 40 years of television magic.

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: 80 mins
Country of Origin: UK,USA,Canada,Palestine, 2015
Series:
Best of Hot Docs 2015

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Jun 13 06:30 pm

Bold and fearless, the first all-female car-racing team in the Middle East is burning rubber and tearing up track all over Palestine as they defy the odds and shatter stereotypes of Arab women.

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

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Jun 15 08:30 pm
Jun 16 06:30 pm

Obsessively cooped up in a Manhattan apartment by their father, six remarkable teenage brothers grow up understanding the outside world through the prism of movies - their reenactments of Tarantino have to be seen to be believed! Newfound freedom brings a reality very different from what they had expected.