Doc Soup Tix By David Spowart

Doc Soup

Enjoy the series you know and love from the comfort of your home. Taking place once a month from October to April, the 2020-21 season features some of the year’s best docs followed by Q&As with special guests.


  • It’s online! Enjoy great docs and Q&As from the comfort of your home.
  • More exclusive! You must be a subscriber to access Doc Soup films. No single tickets will be available.
  • More flexibility! Each month, subscribers will have a one-week window to stream the film and pre-recorded Q&A.
  • More docs! Every subscription includes 12 tickets for the 2021 Hot Docs Festival, valid for online or in-cinema screenings.


Welcome to Paradise sign on fireOctober: REBUILDING PARADISE
Streaming October 19-25

From Academy Award–winning director Ron Howard, this moving story of resilience in the face of tragedy follows the community of Paradise, California, as they come together to rebuild after the devastating wildfires in 2018.
Includes Q&A with director Ron Howard.

Jonathan Scott on roof beside solar panelsNovember: JONATHAN SCOTT’S POWER TRIP
Streaming November 9-15

Energy freedom is possible, yet a powerful system is waging war against the solar industry and people’s rights. Filmmaker Jonathan Scott (HGTV’s Property Brothers) turns the camera on those responsible and those fighting back.
Includes Q&A with director Jonathan Scott.

Kenny Scharf in multicoloured bodysuitDecember: KENNY SCHARF: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
Streaming December 7-13

Dive into the world of Kenny Scharf, contemporary of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and discover the art of fun, as well as the remarkable impact of Scharf’s particular technicolour artistic vision.
Includes Q&A with Kenny Scharf, and directors Malia Scharf and Max Basch.

Scientist looking at test tubeJanuary: PICTURE A SCIENTIST
Streaming January 18-24

Meet some of the luminaries who are writing a new chapter for women scientists, as they share their experiences—ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights—and provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
Includes Q&A with directors Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney.

Scientist looking at test tubeFebruary: THE CHANGIN’ TIMES OF IKE WHITE
Streaming February 8-14

The unpredictable and moving story of Ike White, a music prodigy who was poised for stardom but disappeared for 40 years after being released from prison.

Includes Q&A with filmmaker Daniel Vernon.

Scientist looking at test tubeMarch: NO ORDINARY MAN
Streaming March 8-14

A groundbreaking look at the legacy of Billy Tipton—20th-century American jazz musician and trans icon—that is brought to life by a diverse group of contemporary trans artists.

Includes Q&A with the filmmakers.

Scientist looking at test tubeApril: WHIRLYBIRD
Streaming April 5-11

Through stunning aerial footage and home videos, meet Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur who captured some of Los Angeles’s most epic breaking news stories from a helicopter.

Includes Q&A with filmmaker Matt Yoka.


For the 2020-21 season, only subscribers have access to Doc Soup titles. And subscribers will have a one-week viewing window each month to watch the film and pre-recorded Q&A.

Save on subscriptions—become a member today!

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2020/21 Subscription

Includes 7 monthly screenings + 12 tickets for the 2021 Festival




**Member rates are available to those who hold an annual Hot Docs Membership.

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