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2019 Oscars Spotlight

February 17 - 22

This year’s Academy Award finalists for Best Documentary are a testament to what is so powerful and important about the art of cinema. Featuring inspiring heroes, groundbreaking filmmaking, and vital steps forward in representation, Hot Docs is proud to celebrate and share these outstanding achievements.

Free Solo Series

Free Solo

  • USA
  • 100
  • STC
    Director:
  • Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
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Follow rock climber Alex Honnold on his daredevil quest to free scale the famed 900-metre El Capitan at Yosemite National Park.

Hale County Series

Hale County: This Morning, This Evening

  • USA
  • 76
  • STC
    Director:
  • RaMell Ross
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Filmmaker RaMell Ross captures small but precious moments in black lives over the course of five years. 

Minding The Gap Series

Minding the Gap

  • USA
  • 93
  • STC
    Director:
  • Bing Liu
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Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown.

Fatherssons Series

Of Fathers and Sons

  • Syria, Lebanon, Germany
  • 99
  • STC
    Director:
  • Talal Derki
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An exiled filmmaker returns to his homeland to follow one of the founders of al-Qaeda’s Syrian arm and his two adolescent sons.

Rbgseries

RBG

  • USA
  • 97
  • STC
    Director:
  • Julie Cohen, Betsy West
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An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Oscar Short Series

Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts

  • Various
  • 143
  • STC
    Director:
  • Various
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Discover this year’s extraordinary Oscar-nominated documentary short films on our big screen. 

Hot Docs Cinema Presenting Partner

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