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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hot Docs 2016!

Yesterday, the full schedule of documentaries screening at this year's Hot Docs Film Festival was announced yesterday. As per usual, there are countless topics being covered from all around the world, but three genre titles caught my eye.

First, fresh off its run at this year's SXSW, Irene Taylor Brodsky's true crime doc Beware The Slenderman comes to Toronto.

This doc follows the lore of The Slender Man, from its beginning as an Internet meme through to the grisly crime committed in his name five years later.

Next, is the British doc Fear Itself by Charlie Lyne.

Using existing horror films, Lyne builds a narrative exploring the nature of fear and its place in cinema. I'm intrigued by this one, and worst case scenario it's just a big game of name-that-movie.

Lastly, Toronto native Matt Johnson returns with his new picture Operation Avalanche. A mockumentary about a film crew that uncovers a conspiracy while doing a story on NASA, the movie features footage Johnson stealthily acquired from inside the facility.

Hopefully, I get to check out at least one of these. For more info on this year's solid line-up, click here.

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