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Cinema Eye Audience Choice Nominees

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is proud to partner with Cinema Eye to present their top Audience Choice Nominees for the Best Non-Fiction Feature Films from the past year. This prestigious prize recognizes films that engage, enrage, inspire, entertain and create intimate connections with audiences.

THU, DEC 25 - JAN 5, select dates and times. For a full list of the films, visit Event Details below.

Encore Screenings: Björk: Biophilia Live & Hermitage Revealed

Encore: Bringing back some of the hottest documentaries for an encore presentation.

BJÖRK: BIOPHILIA LIVE: Recorded live in London at Björk's Alexandra Palace show in 2013, this concert film captures the human element of Björk's multi-disciplinary multimedia project and is a vital piece of the grand mosaic that is Biophilia.

SUN DEC 14, 8:30 PM & TUE, DEC 16, 8:30 PM

Royal Opera House: L’elisir d’amore

Opera On Screen: Featuring the world's most celebrated operas.

Music by: Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

Cast: Vittorio Grigolo, Nemorino; Lucy Crowe, Adina; Bryn Terfel, Dulcamara; Levente Molna´r, Belcore

One of Donizetti’s most frequently performed operas L’elisir d’amore combines a touching love story and hilarious comedy with beautiful music, including the much-loved aria ‘Una furtiva lagrima.’ In Italian, with English subtitles. Performed at the Royal Opera House in November 2014. Includes one 10-minute intermission.

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: A Midsummer Night's Dream

"A dream performance." – The Times

Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.

SAT, DEC 27, 12:00 PM

Save the dates! The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is showing The Tempest on January 24, and The Taming of the Shrew on February 21.

Glastonbury

"A magical documentary." – BBC

Fuelled by the staggering range of music performances at the annual Glastonbury Festival in the U.K., this immersive film invites audiences to submerge themselves in the spirit, characters, music and madness of the times.

Arrive early as we kick off the party with Tim McCready and drink specials ($5 Steam Whistle Tall Boys)!

SAT, DEC 13, DOORS OPEN: 8:00 PM, SCREENING 9:30 PM.

2014 Cannes Lions Awards: The World's Best Commercials

One of the most prestigious honours in the advertising and communication industry, see some of the world’s best commercials including a selection of bronze, silver, gold and grand prix winners from the past year.

THU, DEC 25 - 29, select dates and times.

Sneak Preview
Join the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema for a special advance screening of the 2014 Cannes Lions, presented with The Globe and Mail on THU, DEC 11, at 6:00 PM.

Sound of Torture

"Moving." – The Hollywood Reporter

As hundreds of Eritrean refugees are kidnapped in the Egyptian Sinai Desert and taken to hidden camps, journalist and activist Meron Estefanos is making it her personal mission to create change, sharing their stories with the world.

TUE, DEC 16, 6:30 PM

The Wandering Muse

A joyous discovery of Jewish culture and music.

From ram’s horn to beatbox, from Argentina to Uganda, The Wandering Muse  looks into the kaleidoscope of Jewish identities through the ever-changing music of the diaspora.

National Gallery

By award-winning director Frederick Wiseman.

Award-winning director Frederick Wiseman takes viewers on a breathtaking journey to the heart of London’s renowned National Gallery, where more than 2,300 masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century are showcased.

FRI, DEC 26 - FEB 1, select dates and times.

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