Author Archives: Jay Kerr

Jay Kerr’s Hot Docs 2014

Hot Docs Film Festival is in full swing and runs until May 4. Here is a quick run­down of some films that I have watched so far. Rich Hill is a heart­break­ing por­trait of three teen­age boys that is beau­ti­fully … Continue read­ing

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Jobs

Jobs (Director: Joshua Michael Stern): Steve Jobs is the title Walter Isaacson gave to his author­ized bio­graphy of the former Apple CEO. It is thor­ough, hon­est and insight­ful. By con­trast, Joshua Michael Stern’s biopic is suit­ably titled Jobs. It provides … Continue read­ing

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Muscle Shoals

Muscle Shoals (Director: Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier): In the 1960s, Muscle Shoals, Alabama became a hot­bed for some of the greatest R&B and rock music ever recor­ded. How did a small town on the banks of the Tennessee River become a … Continue read­ing

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Radioman

Radioman screens on Monday April 30 at 9pm (Bloor Cinema), Wednesday May 2 at 11:45pm (Bloor Cinema) and Saturday May 5 at 4:15pm (Cumberland) Radioman (Director: Mary Kerr): How does a former New York City home­less man become a movie … Continue read­ing

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In Heaven Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery

In Heaven Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery (Director: Britta Wauer): In 2007, one of the best films I saw at Hot Docs was Forever, dir­ec­ted by Heddy Honigmann. It’s about the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris where so many fam­ous artists … Continue read­ing

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