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Wu-Tang Forever: The Art and Legacy of Shaolin's Finest

This summer, on the 25th anniversary of the iconic 1997 album, Wu-Tang Forever, explore the many faces of rap's ultimate supergroup in this specially curated tribute series.

Series runs Saturday, June 25 - Saturday, July 23
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Our Beautiful City

Our Beautiful City: explores the civic challenges and opportunities that face Toronto today—and the lessons we can learn from other cities.

Series runs Returns Sunday, June 5
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Human Rights Watch Film Festival

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival (HRWFF) bears witness to human rights violations in direct storytelling and exposé form, and creates a forum for courageous individuals on both sides of the lens to empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.
Series runs May 26 - June 2
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The Movie You Can’t Refuse: The Godfather at 50

“Leave the gun, take the cannoli”; “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse”: no movie is more embedded in our popular imagination than The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola’s legendary saga of an all-American crime family, the Corleones. To mark the 50th anniversary of the film’s release, Hot Docs is presenting this specially curated series exploring the enduring mystique and influence of this pop-cultural juggernaut. 

Series runs May 21 - June 26
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Indie Sleaze Nights

Nostalgic for the days of trucker hats and skinny jeans? Still got your Strokes CDs and a janky polaroid camera? Hot Docs Cinema has you covered at its new Indie Sleaze night – a monthly evening of movies, music and capital v “VIBEZ, tuned to all things aughts. 
Series runs Starting May 20
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Quiet Time: Mindfulness at the Movies

In an age of chronic distraction, work burnout, and stress, we all need a moment to refresh and decompress. Enter Quiet Time, a new series designed to nurture mindfulness at the movies. 
Series runs Starting May 22
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For Viola

Hot Docs' screening series centering Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC)-led stories and filmmakers, named in honour of Canadian civil rights icon Viola Desmond. This series seeks to affirm Hot Docs as a space of inclusion for BIPOC creators and audience members alike. To minimize barriers to audience participation, all screenings in this series are free of charge.

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