Hot Docs Live!
Hot Docs and Cineplex Entertainment bring you Hot Docs Live!, which will screen the Canadian premieres of two Hot Docs 2012 Festival films CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT and INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE in 35 Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada.
These screenings, as well as special interactive discussions with the filmmakers and special guests, will be simulcast live from the newly opened Bloor Hot Docs Cinema via Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events to participating theatres across Canada.
Tickets for Hot Docs Live! can be purchased at participating theatre box offices and online
89 minutes | Canada, China | Sichuanese | Canadian Premiere | Rating: PG
Screening Wednesday, May 2 at 9:00 pm ET, 8 pm CT, 7 pm MT, and 6 pm PT
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CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT, directed by award-winning Yung Chang (UP THE YANGTZE), follows a master coach in central China as he recruits poor rural teenagers and turns them into Western-style boxing champions. The top students face dramatic choices as they graduate: should they fight for the collective glory of their country or for themselves? A metaphor for the choices everyone now faces in the new China.
The Q&A for CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT will be hosted by the Globe and Mail’s Liam Lacey
Special thanks to Canadian distributor KINOSMITH
INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE, directed by James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot, looks at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their creative visions with the world. The directors capture the tension and drama by focusing on these artists’ vulnerability and obsessive quest to express themselves through a 21st-century art form.
Screening sponsored by EB Games
Special thanks to Film Sales Company
Hot Docs Live! can be enjoyed in the following cities:
Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge
British Columbia: Burnaby, Coquitlam, Kamloops, Langford, Richmond, Vancouver
Nova Scotia: Halifax
Please note: Tickets for Halifax screenings can be obtained at www.empiretheatres.com
Ontario: Barrie, Cambridge, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Mississauga, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Oshawa, Ottawa, Peterborough, Richmond Hill, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Windsor
Quebec: Cote St. Luc, Laval, Montreal
Saskatchewan: Regina, Saskatoon
The Hot Docs Live! series is supported by Telefilm Canada and The Globe and Mail
Neighbourhood Screenings Program Presented in Partnership with Sun Life Financial.