Documentary

Alone Up There

The stand-up comedian is a special breed, both an artist and an artisan. They work by painstakingly developing a persona, scripting and editing an act, and revising it on the spot to suit the energy of a given audience. If the audience does not grasp the countless hours crafting the routine, and the empathic micro-calculations, then the act was a success... well, as long as it was funny.

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Oscar Nominee! Best Original Song.

“Aesthetics and eco-advocacy are a perfect match in Chasing Ice, a documentary so stuffed with eye-soothing images one prays it can seduce a climate-change skeptic or two.

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“William Wilson wasn’t just any guy with a thirst for liquor; he founded Alcoholics Anonymous, which now counts about 2 million members. This is the inspiring story of the man behind the 12 steps. Wilson was born in 1895 and downed his first drink in his early 20s. For the often-depressed Wilson, imbibing seemed like a cure-all.

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20 Feet From Stardom

Filmmaker Morgan Neville pays homage to some of the greatest vocalists you've never heard of in this documentary.

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14A

Oscar Nominee! Best Documentary Feature

The Gatekeepers

“The Gatekeepers tells the story of Israel's internal security service, Shin Bet. Director Dror Moreh manages to get all six of the surviving former heads of the organization to discuss in detail the evolution of Shin Bet since the 1967 Six-Day War.

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G

HotDocs Presents

The Fruit Hunters

Robin Smith, head programmer of the Bloor HotDocs Cinema will introduce this screening.

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14A

A gripping thriller straight out of real life

“In 1994, a 13-year-old boy named Nicholas Barclay was reported missing from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later, he turned up in Spain. Or did he? Who this person is and how he insinuated himself into the lives of unsuspecting strangers is the subject of The Imposter.

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In January of 2011, The Sheepdogs were an unknown rock band from Saskatoon, Canada. They were touring in a broken van, playing a brand of vintage rock music that everyone told them would never get radio play. But after winning a place on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, everything changed.

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Rainforest: The Limit of Splendour

Presented by A\J, Canada’s Environmental Voice

Winner of the Mark Haslam Award at 2012’s Planet in Focus film festival

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