Hot Docs 2010 Picks

Hot Docs 2010 kicks off in a few weeks and several popular films are already sold out. You still have time to get tickets to a lot of great films so check out their website and order away.

I’m still trying to decide on which films to review. Here are a few films that I don’t want to miss:

And Everything Is Going Fine
Director: Steven Soderbergh | USA | 90 min
I’m a self-confessed Steven Soderbergh fanboy and enjoyed Soderbergh’s earlier work about Splading Gray - Gray’s Anatomy. I’m looking forward to this film the most.

Teenage Paparazzo
Director: Adrian Grenier | USA | 101 min
Grenier is probably best known for his role in the television show Entourage, but this is his second documentary feature. Who knew?

Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work
Director: Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg | USA | 89 min
This one promises to be funny, honest and entertaining.

Director: Thomas Balmès | France | 79 min
This is the opening night film that has generated a lot of buzz.


Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage
Director(s): Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn | Canada | 106 min
How can you pass up an opportunity to see a doc about a hometown band? I’m not a huge Rush fan but I’m looking forward to learning more about the band in this musical bio.

Shadow Play: The Making Of Anton Corbijn
Director: Josh Whiteman | Australia | 90 min
I’m always interested in docs about creative professionals and how they work. Photographer Anton Corbijn is known for shooting photos of U2, Joy Division, Nirvana and his first feature film, Control.

Some of the other films I hope to screen are 12th & Delaware, Neighbors, Space Tourists, The Devil Operation, How I Filmed The War, A Film Unfinished, Gasland, The People vs. George Lucas, Cooking Up Dreams, Anne Perry - Interiors, Blank City, National Parks Project: Gros Morne, What’s In A Name, When I Rise.

Posted in Hot Docs at 2:51 PM