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Generation Wealth

Artist-photographer-filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles_ has made a career chronicling the excesses of America’s image-obsessed culture. In her latest and most epic project to date, she holds up a mirror to the super-rich, brilliantly capturing the human consequences of the bust-or-boom economy. Follow Greenfield on a globe-spanning journey inside the lives of the international wealthy elite—from child beauty queens in Los Angeles to the nouveau riche in Moscow­.

Curious Minds Further Viewing: In the Name of All Canadians

Curious Minds - Further Viewing: Dive deeper into the fascinating subjects explored at our Curious Minds Morning Speaker Series.

Instituted by Pierre Elliot Trudeau in 1982, Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms gets six fresh perspectives with In the Name of All Canadians, a compilation of short documentaries commissioned by Hot Docs. From Indigenous rights to the controversial 'notwithstanding clause,' participating filmmakers take the Charter's key tenets off the page and into the lived experiences of the country we call home.

Curious Minds Further Viewing: Rebel Without a Cause

Curious Minds - Further Viewing: Dive deeper into the fascinating subjects explored at our Curious Minds Morning Speaker Series.

The Hollywood classic that immortalized James Dean as an angsty teen in an existential crisis, Rebel Without a Cause redefined stardom forever. In his iconic red jacket and white t-shirt, Dean doesn’t act in the movie so much as live in it and his real struggles and premature death posthumously imbue the film with authenticity and poignancy.

Pair with... Curious Minds: Starstruck: Fame and Celebrity in the Modern Age

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

This sensational exposé gives you view into a secret chapter of Hollywood's Golden Age. Based on his bestselling tell-all memoir, legendary hustler Scotty Bowers chronicles his decades spent as a sexual procurer to the stars. From a gas station on the edge of the studio lots, the dashingly handsome ex-Marine ran a covert matchmaking service, connecting his band of friends to the movie industry's glitterati—many of them gay and closeted. Discover a different side of Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner and more in this fascinating portrait of an unsung legend.

Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

With a legacy that only continues to grow, designer Vivienne Westwood has gone from igniting the punk movement to redefining British fashion to becoming an outspoken activist. This documentary brings you as close as possible to the fearless icon—although she's characteristically not always on her best behaviour. As Westwood continues to expand her bold vision and battles to maintain the integrity of her brand, she looks back on her journey and greatest accomplishments throughout her groundbreaking career.


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