The un-heartwarming story of two real-life little girls who nearly stabbed a classmate to death because they thought it would please a fictive bogeyman who's gained recent traction online.
This caper documentary investigates an embarrassing scandal that rocked the world of highest-end wine collectors and left as many as 40,000 "fake" bottles still circulating in their milieu.
Like watching a takedown of Hitler by a disillusioned Leni Reifenstahl, this insider's look at a real-life cult is one of the decade's strangest and most unsettling documentaries, especially given…
Stranger than fiction, this prankishly entertaining documentary is well-suited for people who think they don't like documentaries.
Talking a cool, calm look at an incendiary topic, Maria Arlamovsky's doc "Future Baby" surveys variably controversial issues around IVF, from designer babies to wombs-for-rent, to profit versus…
As much like a Guy Maddin movie as an anthropological dig, with a goldmine of archival materials complemented by beautiful animated sequences.
The concept of recovery, in both the political and personal realms, is explored in "The Peacemaker," Boston filmmaker James Demo's intimate portrait of international peace broker and author Padraig…
TORONTO — The 23rd edition of Hot Docs ignites Thursday night with the world premiere of Rama Rau's provocative romp "League of Exotique Dancers." Over the next ten days, 232 Canadian and…
Burning topics, boundary-pushing formats, and films by and about women take center stage at the 2016 edition of Hot Docs, North America's premier doc-cinema festival and confab, which raised the…
Between 1979 and 1985, cult director Trent Harris made three different films about a character he dubbed "Groovin' Gary," aka "the Beaver Kid," a small-town Utah dreamer with big Hollywood ambitions.
Domestic detective story "The Closer We Get," U.K. director Karen Guthrie's feature bow, has won the International Feature Documentary Award at the 2015 Hot Docs festival, where it had its world…