Doc Soup 2010 (Presented by Global Visions and Hoc Docs)

Hot Docs and Global Visions present: Doc Soup

Launched in 2001 in Toronto, Hot Docs’ monthly Doc Soup screenings have become must-attend events for Toronto’s film-loving public. The Doc Soup series has expanded to Edmonton and is presented by the Global Visions Film Festival and Hot Docs. To ensure the best available selection, Doc Soup films are programmed and announced a month prior to their screenings. Whenever possible, guest directors will be in attendance to introduce their films and to participate in post-screening Q&A sessions. In Edmonton, screenings are at Metro Cinema, once a month until May 2011.

Check the GlobalVisionsFestival.com or DocSoup.ca for more information.

Admission with a Doc Soup subscription; single tickets $10 at door. Metro passes are accepted.

Doc Soup: Cool It

Director: Ondi Timoner
USA 2010, 84 min
  • Oct 21 (2010) @ 7pm
Directed by Ondi Timoner, Cool It is an environmental documentary that looks at author Bjorn Lomborg who wrote the book The Skeptical Environmentalist and came under fire from the scientific community for his published views on the topic of Global... view more

Doc Soup: LennonNYC

Director: Michael Epstein
USA 2010, 112 min, Video
  • Dec 9 (2010) @ 7pm
As the world remembers John Lennon on what would have been his 70th birthday, and the 30th anniversary of his death, LennonNYC takes an intimate look at the time Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son, Sean, spent living in New... view more

Doc Soup: Sons of Perdition

Director: Tyler Measom & Jennilyn Merten
USA 2010, 85 min, DigiBeta
  • Jan 13 (2011) @ 7pm
In the remote desert of Utah hides Colorado City, the oldest polygamist compound in the United States, where men and their plural wives raise children by the strict code of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS).... view more

Music From the Big House

Director: Bruce McDonald
Canada 2010, 90 min, DigiBeta
  • Feb 18 & 20 (2011) @ 7pm
  • Feb 19 (2011) @ 9pm
Rita Chiarelli, an award-winning recording artist, takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary a.k.a Angola Prison. She never imagined that her love of the blues would lead her to a historic jailhouse performance... view more

Doc Soup: Armadillo

Director: Janus Metz Pedersen
Denmark 2010, 100 min, DigiBeta
  • Mar 10 (2011) @ 7pm
In February 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentary filmmaker Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and cameraman Lars Skree spent six months following the lives of young... view more
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