Hot Docs 2017: Catch Our 4 Film Premieres

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Will you be in Toronto for Hot Docs? If so, be sure to catch our 4 highly anticipated premieres at the festival.

The international documentary festival, which runs April 27-May 7 in Toronto, is premiering Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman’s A Better Man, Tasha Hubbard’s Birth of a Family, Marie Clements’ The Road Forward and Unarmed Verses, by Charles Officer.

Read on for show times and tickets.

(For a detailed look at the NFB’s presence at Hot Docs 2017, head here.)

A Better Man 

Illuminating a new paradigm for domestic-violence prevention, A Better Man offers a fresh and nuanced look at the healing and revelation that can happen for everyone involved when men take responsibility for their abuse.

Sunday April 30 at 6:30 PM

Monday May 1 at 1:15 PM

Saturday, May 6 at 4 PM

Birth of a Family 

Birth of a Family (Trailer), Tasha Hubbard, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard.

Tuesday, May 2 at 9 PM

Wednesday, May 3 at 3 PM

Saturday, May 6 at 6 PM

The Road Forward 

Road Forward (Trailer) ,The , Marie Clements, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today.

Sunday April 30 at 9:30 PM

Monday, May 1 at 12:45 PM

Saturday, May 6 at 8:45 PM

Unarmed Verses

Unarmed Verses presents a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society.

Monday, May 1 at 6:30 PM

Tuesday, May 2 at 3 PM

Friday, May 5 at 10 AM

Saturday, May 6 at 3:15 PM