Bell Media Best of Hot Docs 2015 at Vancity Theatre


The Vancouver International Film Festival and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival are pleased to announce the return of the Bell Media Best of Hot Docs, a selection of documentary screenings taking place from June 12-16 at Vancouver’s Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street. The Bell Media Best of Hot Docs will celebrate the Vancouver premieres of ten outstanding films from this year’s Hot Docs lineup.

A 3-Pack ticket package is available for only $27.
$27 Ticket Package |  $12 Single Ticket

Screening times and descriptions for the Bell Media Best of Hot Docs selections appear below.


D: Kevin Pang, Mark Helenowski | USA | 2015 | 93 min
Friday, June 12 at 6:30 PM – From inspiration to opening night, For Grace follows renowned American chef Curtis Duffy as he strives to overcome adversity in his personal life to build his dream restaurant. “Essential.” – Toronto Film Scene

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D: Mitch Dickman | USA | 2015 | 79 min
Friday, June 12 at 8:30 PM – When Colorado legalized marijuana, the Denver Post hired the world’s first marijuana editor. Sit back as he and his pot reviewers, “high” mommy bloggers and grass-preneurs roll establishment and counter-cultures into a strange new canni-business. “Incredible energy.” – Scene Creek
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D: Bao Nguyen | USA | 2015 | 90 min
Friday, June 12 at 10:30 PM (repeats Saturday, June 13 at 10:30 PM)
Lorne Michaels couldn’t have guessed that his little sketch comedy experiment would become America’s highest temple of comedy. Saturday Night Live alumni Chase, Curtain, Newman, Samberg, Poehler and countless more, reflect on 40 years of television magic. “Fun and informative.” – Toronto Film Scene

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Winner, Vimeo On Demand Audience Award, Hot Docs 2015

D: Phillip Baribeau | USA | 2015 | 105 min
Saturday, June 13 at 4:00 PM (repeats Tuesday, June 16 at 8:30 PM)
Four young men embark upon an adventure of a lifetime. Traversing desert to mountain, they ride over 3000 miles from Mexico to Canada on adopted wild mustangs—a journey once a reality for western frontiersmen. “Spectacular cinematography.” – Twitch Film

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D: Amber Fares (Will be in attendance at the screening)
Palestine, USA, Qatar, Denmark, UK, Canada | 2015 | 80 min
Saturday, June 13 at 6:30 PM – Bold and fearless, the first all-female car racing team in the Middle East is burning rubber and tearing up tracks all over Palestine as they defy the odds and shatter stereotypes of Arab women. “An inspiring, lively story.” – Scene Creek

D: Timothy Kane, Annika Iltis | USA | 2014 | 90 min
Saturday, June 13 at 8:30 PM – With a secret application process, unknown start time and an ever-changing course, each year the Barkley Marathons tempt runners to rural Tennessee to test their limits in a gruelling trail race that’s seen only 10 competitors finish in 25 years. “Captivating and thrilling.” – Exclaim!
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D: Heddy Honigmann | Netherlands | 2014 | 94 min
Sunday, June 14 at 6:00 PM – Award-winning documentary veteran Heddy Honigmann follows Netherlands’ prestigious Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on an astounding musical journey as they perform 50 concerts on six continents to celebrate their 125th anniversary.
D: Julian Pinder, Billie Mintz | Canada, USA | 2014 | 80 min
Sunday, June 14 at 8:00 PM – In this cinematically stylish comedy, the Wichita foothills stand in for Jerusalem as a small Christian community that has re-enacted Christ’s Passion for 88 years grapples with the news that the paperboy playing Jesus is a Buddhist.
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D: Neal Broffman | USA | 2014 | 75 min
Monday, June 15 at 6:30 PM – The potential and perils of online vigilantism and crowdsourcing are starkly realized for a family searching for their missing son, when the theory that he is a terrorist behind the Boston Marathon bombings goes viral. “Eye-opening.” – POV Magazine

And the highly anticipated Sundance Film Festival U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner…


D: Crystal Moselle | USA | 2014 | 86 min
Monday, June 15 at 8:30 PM (repeats Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 PM)
Obsessively kept from the outside world by their father in a Manhattan apartment, six remarkable teenage brothers grow up inhabiting a world entirely shaped by movies, but newfound freedom offers a reality much different than what they imagined. “Fascinating.” – NOW Magazine

A 3-Pack ticket package is available for only $27.
$27 Ticket Package |  $12 Single Ticket 

The Bell Media Best of Hot Docs is generously supported by presenting partner Bell Media, sponsor Rogers Group of Funds and media sponsor The Georgia Straight.

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