HOT DOCS NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH CELEBRATES CULTURE DAYS
FREE FILMS IN RONCESVALLES, LITTLE ITALY AND DAVISVILLE NEIGHBOURHOODS
Toronto, August 30, 2011 – To celebrate Culture Days 2011, Hot Docs will host three free screenings at some of Toronto’s most beloved neighbourhood rep cinemas.
Hot Docs Neighbourhood Watch brings Festival award-winners to Roncesvalles Village, Little Italy, and Davisville neighbourhoods. Free screenings take place Friday, September 30, at the Regent (551 Mount Pleasant Road); Saturday, October 1, at the Royal Cinema (608 College Street); and Sunday, October 2, at the Revue (400 Roncesvalles Avenue). Free tickets will be available at the venue beginning one hour before the scheduled screening.
Screening titles, times, and venues appear below:
D: Linda Goldstein Knowlton | USA | 94 min
Winner – Hot Docs Sundance Channel People’s Choice Award, Hot Docs 2011
After adopting her own daughter from China, Linda Goldstein Knowlton follows four remarkable Chinese-born adoptees as they come of age between two cultures. Each girl seeks her roots and her own future in inspiring ways.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 7:00 PM, THE REGENT
IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY
D: Shelley Saywell | Canada | 90 min
Winner – Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2010
The tragic murder of Mississauga’s Aqsa Parvez is featured in this powerful and sensitive investigation into the killing of young girls in the name of family honour in North America. Heartbreaking stories expose the beliefs used to justify violence against women.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 7:00 PM, ROYAL CINEMA
AT NIGHT, THEY DANCE
D: Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault | Canada | 80 min
Winner – Special Jury Prize (Canadian Feature), Hot Docs 2011
Masters of direct cinema, these award-winning filmmakers sweep you into the chaotic and dangerous whirl of a clan of belly dancers in working-class Cairo whose art is in danger of disappearing.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 4:00 PM, THE REVUE
Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 19th annual edition from April 26 – May 6, 2012. An outstanding selection of 150+ documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum and The Doc Shop. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the recently acquired Bloor Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.
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