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LG Canada x Hot Docs: Movers and Shapers Collection

We’ve teamed up with LG Canada to present the Movers and Shapers Collection, a free film series celebrating fashion, music, arts, culture, and sports.

Streaming is available August 7 to September 4

Plus, watch five inspiring films that will reshape your senses and find even more inspiration when we talk to all of the filmmakers live from our Instagram. Those who attend our live filmmaker Q&As will have the chance to win one of five brand new LG Velvet™ 5G smartphones!.

The recorded Q&As are available on YouTube after the live broadcast.


The Films

Streaming August 7 to September 4

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The Gospel According to André

  • USA
  • 93
  • PG13
    Director:
  • Kate Novack
WATCH Q&A

Chronicle the life and career of one of the most influential fashion icons of our times in this glittering portrait of André Leon Talley, the former editor-at-large of Vogue. Beginning with his roots in the segregated Jim Crow South, the film traces how he got his start in Warhol’s Factory in the 1970s before climbing the ranks of the New York fashion world, where he paved the way for African-American models and designers. Today, his judgment is sought by top designers, stylists, and celebrity clientele around the world. Weaving together a wealth of archival footage and interviews with industry luminaries, director Kate Novack peels away Talley's larger-than-life persona to reveal a man of true honesty, wit and resilience.

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In Search of Greatness

  • USA
  • 80
  • 13+
    Director:
  • Gabe Polsky
WATCH Q&A

Are great athletes born or are they made? Join Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Rice, Serena Williams and more of your favourite sports heroes as they dissect what it takes to be #1—it’s not what you think. Beyond routine and regimen, explore how everything from upbringing and coaching to philosophy, ingenuity, and, ultimately, creative freedom, helped get these legends to the top of their game. Through intimate conversations and captivating archival footage, award-winning filmmaker Gabe Polsky offers a thought-provoking and inspiring look at the nature of greatness, and how it can be cultivated in each and every one of us.

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A Life In Waves

  • USA
  • 74
  • PG13
    Director:
  • Brett Whitcomb
WATCH Q&A

Journey into the mind and sounds of electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, one of the first female composers to popularize the genre in the 1970s and 80s. From her successes in the world of New Age music to her work on countless iconic TV and radio commercials to her brief stint as Hollywood’s first female solo composer, follow the revolutionary artist as she recounts how she broke through the male-dominated classical milieu to become “America's first female synth hero.” A Life in Waves explores Ciani’s life and unsung innovations through her own eyes, offering a feminine glimpse into the world of electronic music.

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Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art

  • Canada
  • 96
  • PG
    Director:
  • Barry Avrich
WATCH Q&A

Explore the story behind the largest art fraud in American history in this wildly entertaining caper from Hot Docs favourite Barry Avrich. As the high-profile doyenne of Knoedler & Company, one of the country’s most powerful galleries, Ann Freedman sold masterpieces by the world’s most sought-after artists. But controversy erupted when the dealer unwillingly found herself at the centre of an elaborate con that flooded the market—and the collections of her prestigious clients—with $80 million worth of fake Pollocks, de Koonings and Rothkos. Featuring a cast of characters reminiscent of an Agatha Christie mystery, Made You Look exposes the truth behind the scheme, and the consequences that followed, in a fascinating look at the art of the con and why we fall for it.

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True North: Inside the Rise of Toronto Basketball

  • Canada
  • 89
  • 13+
    Director:
  • Ryan Sidhoo
WATCH Q&A

On the heels of the Toronto Raptors’ historic Championship and the record-setting number of Canadian draft picks in the NBA, the Toronto hoop dream is more alive than ever. In this riveting feature length version of his acclaimed docu-series, director Ryan Sidhoo shines the spotlight on 12-year-old Elijah Fisher, 15-year-old Keone Davis and 18-year-old Cordell Veira and more young hopefuls as they navigate the pressure-filled path to success. As fast-paced and as engaging as the game itself, this striking film takes us into the very heart of Toronto’s thriving basketball scene and what it really takes to make the ultimate hoop dream come true.

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