As economic disparity grows and the middle class evaporates, is guaranteed basic income such a crazy idea? Free Lunch Society takes a deep dive into the revolutionary concept that might not just be a utopian pipedream, but a necessary course of action that's gaining traction globally—including right here at home. Experts around the world factor in on this controversial debate and what it would take to make it a reality.
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Scottish musician Aidan Moffat is best-known as the frontman of cult indie rock band Arab Strap, but in 2014 he went in a new direction, embarking on an ambitious and divisive solo tour to perform modern re-interpretations of his country’s oldest folk songs.
With an unprecedented level of access to the inner workings of the White House, The Final Yeartakes you behind the scenes of Barack Obama’s last 12 months in office: a time that eerily already feels like ancient history. A testament to how advocates for change can make a difference, Obama and his foreign policy team, including Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Ambassador Samantha Power, work around-the-clock to try and bring their goals for the country to fruition against a constant series of obstacles.
Featuring rare never-before-seen footage from Bob Dylan’s Buffalo and Toronto performances in 1980, Trouble No More hones in on the musician’s gospel period. A unique moment in his storied career, Dylan produced three albums between 1979 and ’81 (Slow Train Coming, Saved, Shot of Love) that found him exploring a new spiritual side of both himself and of music. With actor Michael Shannon reciting sermons in dramatic sequences interspersed with the tunes, Trouble No More is an unforgettable concert documentary that takes you beyond the stage with Dylan and into his frame of mind.
In this Hot Docs hit, two brothers separated at birth are reunited in a moving quest to uncover their mother's family secrets. Izak Szewelwicz was born in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp in 1945 and sent for adoption in Israel. He connects with his birth mother years later, only to discover that there is even more to her story. Filmmakers Alon and Shaul Schwarz set out to find answers as Izak finally meets his brother Shep - both nearly 70 years old before taking him to visit their elderly mother, Aida, for the first time.
Travel the globe and visit some of the most gorgeous regions in the world in this ambitious exploration of our human fascination with mountains. An epic adventure scored by the renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra and narrated by Willem Dafoe, Mountain is a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience from director Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa). What compels us to conquer landscapes and to reach unfathomable heights? Mountains capture our imaginations and evoke awe like nothing else in nature.
Don’t miss a special screening of the 2003 comedy, The Hebrew Hammer with the Adam Goldberg (the star of the film) and Writer/Director Jonathan Kesselman in attendance.
A Jewish blaxploitation crime fighter known as the Hebrew Hammer must save Chanukah from the evil son of Santa Claus.
This screening is a fundraiser for the sequel to The Hebrew Hammer, The Hebrew Hammer vs. Hiter.
In the Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Avenue.
Join us for one of our most hallowed and wildest cinema traditions: the sixth annual Dude’s New Year’s event featuring The Big Lebowski! The Dude, Walter, Donny and the gang are back for another round of White Russians, Creedence and unforgettable hijinks. Hundreds of “Little Achievers” will ring in the New Year in style (sunglasses and bathrobes recommended). From the very first frame until well after the ball drops, even the nihilists will have something to believe in. Watch the countdown on the big screen and toast the New Year. Don’t forget to visit the White Russian express bar!
Every year, over 12,000 members of the global creative communications industries come together to screen the best advertisement work from around the world at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity. From the hundreds of ads selected for the festival, ranging from the hilarious and off-the-wall to the touching and unique, we’re screening the best of the best in a showcase of excellence from the realm of creative communications. Brought to you by The Globe and Mail, please join us at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema this holiday season to see this inspiring work once again.
It’s just not Christmas on Bloor Street without a visit to Nakatomi Plaza. This year, we’re blowing the roof off with a special quote-along edition. Kick off your Christmas with a night filled with audience participation, festive drink specials, a hilarious pre-show and more. That’s right, Hans, we have the detonators! Bring your friends and family (but leave the younger kids at home) for Die Hard on the big screen, with the sound cranked and subtitles for quoting along. Yippee ki-yay!
8:30 PM: Doors Open
9:30 PM: Screening