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Doc Soup Toronto

Enjoy the world’s hottest documentaries at Doc Soup, Hot Docs’ monthly screening series that presents Festival hits and award-winning docs at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), from October through April. Each Doc Soup screening includes a post-screening discussion with a special guest from the featured film.

2014-15 Doc Soup Dates

  • October 1 and 2, 2014
  • November 5 and 6, 2014
  • December 3 and 4, 2014
  • January 7 and 8, 2015
  • February 4 and 5, 2015
  • March 4 and 5, 2015
  • April 1 and 2, 2015

Below you can find information on the different Doc Soup subscriptions and tickets.


February’s Doc Soup!

D: Ian Cheney | USA | 2014 | 71 min | Toronto Premiere

THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO is a mouthwateringly entertaining film that travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery. General Tso’s chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a ubiquitous presence on restaurant menus across the United States. But who was General Tso and how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine? Director Ian Cheney journeys from Shanghai to New York to the American Midwest and beyond to uncover the origins of this iconic dish, turning up surprising revelations and a host of humorous characters along the way. Told with the verve of a good detective story, the film is as much about food as it is a tale of the American immigrant experience.

Director Ian Cheney will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions following the Wednesday screenings, and producer Jennifer 8. Lee will be in attendance for a Q&A at the Thursday screening.

Advance Tickets - BUY NOW
Wednesday, February 4 @ 6:30 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 5 @ 6:45 p.m.


Single Ticket: $15
Bloor Member Ticket: $12
Student Same-Day Ticket: $7.50 (with valid student ID, Wednesday 9:15 p.m. screening only)

  • Individual tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 416.637.5150, or at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) during regular business hours.

  • The box office is open from one hour before the first screening of the day until 15 minutes after the start of the last screening of the day.


Doc Soup subscriptions for the 2014-15 season are no longer available.

Doc Soup Dates

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Documentary Organization of Canada

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