Hot Docs ’14: Two world premieres on the ClutchPR slate
Directed by Dennis Mohr
Mugshot is a feature documentary directed by Dennis Mohr investigating the cultural significance of the mug shot. Originally a law enforcement tool, the mug shot has deviated from its fundamental purpose as a source of criminal identification. It has been sensationalized through celebritydom, exploited by the leniency of freedom of information, and has captivated the attention of the art world. MUGSHOT explores the personal stories of those whose lives have been transformed by these iconic photographs.
This world premiere is accompanied by art exhibition of vintage mug shots, curated by Stephen Bulger at the Isabel Bader Theatre.
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Isabel Bader Theatre Mon, April 28 7:00 pm
Isabel Bader Theatre Tues, April 29 4:00 pm
Scotiabank Theatre, 3 Sat, May 3 1:00 pm
Dennis Mohr (director), Rob Ruzic (writer/editor), Charlotte Engel (producer), Mark Michaelson (special consultant)
Kung Fu Elliot
Directed by: Jaret Belliveau and Matthew Bauckman
Hot off its Slamdance Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, Kung Fu Elliot is heading home for its Canadian premiere at Hot Docs ’14. Kung Fu Elliot tells the story of Elliot “White Lightning” Scott, a man determined to become Canada’s first action hero, as he struggles to finish his latest martial arts epic, Blood Fight. With his supportive partner Linda Lum, and an outrageous cast of dreamers by his side, Elliot dives further and further into a world of make believe, testing the bounds of truth and friendship.
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Wed, April 30 6:30 pm Scotiabank Theatre, Cinema 3
Thurs, May 1 3:30 pm Scotiabank Theatre, Cinema 4
Fri, May 2 9:30 pm Scotiabank Theatre, Cinema 7
Jaret Belliveau (director)
Matthew Bauckman (director)
David Eberts (producer)
Hot Docs ’14 runs April 24 – May 4, 2014.