Published Mar 22, 2016We ere already feeling a little overwhelmed from the last two Hot Docs announcements, which revealed 29 films in its Special Presentation category. As if that weren't enough, they've now dropped their enormous full lineup.
The 2016 edition of Hot Docs runs from April 28 to May 8, and in that time there will be an overwhelming total of 232 titles spread across 12 different programs.
The festival kicks off with Rama Rau's League of Exotique Dancers — a film about burlesque culture.
Other highlights include Beth Murphy's What Tomorrow Brings, Tiffany Hsiung's The Apology, Joe Berlinger's Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, Ezra Edelman's O.J. Simpson: Made in America, Mike Day's The Island and the Whales, Juan Mejia Botero and Jake Kheel's Death by a Thousand Cuts and many, many others.
There are plenty of music-themed documentaries in the fest as well, including the Gary Numan documentary Android in La La Land, the Spirit of the West documentary Spirit Unforgettable and Strike a Pose, a documentary about Madonna's Truth or Dare back-up dancers. That's just scratching the surface of the music docs, all of which are presented by Canadian Music Week.
Breaking the mould a little, the festival also includes the mockumentary Operation Avalanche, a live rock doc from Sam and Brent Green, a handful of virtual reality films and some interactive installations.
There's plenty more to dig into for this year's Hot Docs. You can visit the festival's website here.