Tag Archives: sports

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (Director: Brett Whitcomb): GLOW tells the story of the char­ac­ters and inner work­ings of the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling (GLOW), a syn­dic­ated tele­vi­sion pro­gram that aired in North America from 1986 … Continue read­ing

Posted in Documentaries, Film Festivals, Hot Docs | Tagged , , | Comments Off on GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

The Last Gladiators

The Last Gladiators (Director: Alex Gibney): Filmmaker Alex Gibney is clearly a very busy man. The Last Gladiators, in which he exam­ines the world of National Hockey League pugil­ists, focus­sing in on the story of former Montreal Canadiens enfor­cer Chris … Continue read­ing

Posted in Documentaries, Film Festivals, TIFF | Tagged , , | Comments Off on The Last Gladiators

Autumn Gold (Herbstgold)

Autumn Gold (Herbstgold) (Director: Jan Tenhaven): The very defin­i­tion of a crowd-pleaser, Autumn Gold was greeted with a stand­ing ova­tion and thun­der­ous applause at its world premiere screen­ing. It’s a can’t-miss for­mula. Follow five ath­letes, all over 80 years of … Continue read­ing

Posted in Documentaries, Film Festivals, Hot Docs | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Autumn Gold (Herbstgold)

Atletu (The Athlete)

Atletu (The Athlete) (Directors: Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew): Perhaps not every­one is as famil­iar with Abebe Bikila as I am. This remark­able man was the first African ath­lete to win an Olympic gold medal, and the first per­son to … Continue read­ing

Posted in Film Festivals | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Atletu (The Athlete)

Big River Man

Editor’s Note: I’ve decided to begin post­ing some reviews of films screen­ing at Hot Docs 2009 early, hope­fully help­ing any­one attend­ing make some decisions about what to see. Big River Man is screen­ing on Thursday May 7 at 7:00pm at … Continue read­ing

Posted in Documentaries, Film Festivals, Hot Docs | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments