Get transported to the Golden Age of Canadian iconography and meet the innovative artists behind some of our most enduring symbols, from the CBC icon and the CN Railway, to the Roots logo. Charting the transformation of the country from a colonial outpost to a multicultural society, Design Canada shows how graphic design plays a pivotal role in shaping our national identity. Featuring design by Burton Kramer, Rolf Harder, Stuart Ash, Heather Cooper, and interviews with George Stroumboulopoulos, Douglas Coupland, Hannah Sung and more.
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Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000.
The 2018 Hot Docs Festival will run April 26 to May 6, 2018. Programs include:
RAFFTO showcases Canadian and International shorts, features, and docs about Deaf and disability cultures by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf.
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NEW! ReelEducation: A FREE resource for Ontario educators to teach students about equity and inclusion. ReelEducation kits include films to download and Ontario-curriculum aligned lesson plans.
Game Changers: Inspiring Women - From international icons to unsung heroes, we partner with Luminato Festival to celebrate revolutionary women who changed the rules in politics, art, civil rights and beyond.
Photographs by Liora Kogan
March 29 - April 26
Reception: April 16, 7:00 pm
An exhibition celebrating the country’s rich and diverse culture on its 70th Independence anniversary through the faces of Israeli newcomers.
Presented as part of Spotlight on Israel 2018
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Oftentimes when we remember our great heroes, we can gloss over important chapters of their story in order to create mythological narratives. In Sara Driver’s remarkable documentary Boom for Real, she details the pivotal years that preceded legendary American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s fame. A dazzling record of New York City's art world during the late 70s and 80s, discover how the magnetic Basquiat developed into a cultural icon.
Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre (427 Bloor St. West)
Nine years after the financial crisis has brought the economy to the brink of collapse, a rag-tag band of investors feverishly seek out high-return investments in the booming global markets—and find a goldmine in China. But the discovery of a massive web of fraud threatens to call the whole system into question. A riveting post-Recession heist story, Jed Rothstein’s eye-opening exposé rings the alarm on the need for transparency in an increasingly deregulated financial world.
Hot Docs Epilogues: For our 25th anniversary, we’re bringing back some of our all time favourite Festival films and checking in with their unforgettable subjects to learn how the films have impacted their lives.