Sundance Award Winners 'Dreamcatcher,' '(T)error' Headed to Hot Docs
The Toronto fest also booked documentaries about Kurt Cobain, white supremacy and 'Big Bang Theory' writer Rob Cohen's take on being Canadian.
The Sundance award winners Dreamcatcher, (T)error, How to Change the World and Western are headed to the Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Festival.
Hot Docs organizers, unveiling 17 special presentation titles on Wednesday, also booked a world premiere for The Big Bang Theory writer Rob Cohen's Being Canadian, where he meets up with Mike Myers, Seth Rogen and other Hollywood film and TV comedy veterans to rediscover their Canadian identity.
The Toronto festival will also give Canadian premieres to Kim Longinotto's Dreamcatcher, which earned the world cinema doc directing award in Sundance, Jerry Rothwell's How to Change the World, winner of a special jury prize for editing in Park City, and Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross’s Western, which nabbed Sundance's verite filmmaking prize.
There's also an international premiere for (T)error, which earned directors Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe a special jury prize for best breakout feature at Sundance for capturing an FBI investigation when the agents didn't know they were being watched.
Hot Docs also booked a world premiere for Violeta Ayala's The Bolivian Case, an international premiere for Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker's Welcome to Leith, about dangerous white supremacists in North Dakota, and a Canadian bow for Brett Morgen's Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, which bowed at Sundance.
Hot Docs, which is set to run from April 23 to May 3, 2015, will make additional lineup announcements in the coming weeks.