March 15th, 2018

5 years. 65 events. 1 epic film to celebrate. Join HS Doc Club for our 5-year anniversary screening and party for Aim For The Roses followed by post-film Skype Q&A with director John Bolton. This screening will mark a hiatus for HS Doc Club so we’re making it one to remember! Join us for the[…]

February 26th, 2018

THE FILM: Travel the globe and visit some of the most gorgeous regions in the world in this ambitious exploration of our human fascination with mountains. An epic adventure scored by the renowned Australian Chamber Orchestra and narrated by Willem Dafoe, Mountain is a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience from director Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa). What compels us[…]

January 24th, 2018

Join us for a special screening event this month at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Global Citizen Canada has invited the HS Doc Club to the reception and screening of Unseen Enemy. ~ ~ ~ THE FILM: Written & Directed by Emmy Award winner, Janet Tobias, and narrated by Emmy & Golden Globe award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright,[…]

December 20th, 2017

“This movie, a testament to the power of seeing, provides a long and uncommonly vivid look at a human crisis that’s changing the face of our planet.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal **94% on Rotten Tomatoes** THE FILM: More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape[…]

November 15th, 2017

“Now we must redefine ‘tool’, redefine ‘man’, or accept chimpanzees as humans.” – Louis B. Leakey, in response to Jane Goodall’s observations of chimpanzees THE FILM: Famed primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall is the eponymous subject of “Jane,” a new documentary directed by Brett Morgen (“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”). “Jane” is carefully curated from[…]

October 26th, 2017

Following the announcement of Gord Downie’s terminal brain cancer, the final stop on the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour was seen by 11.7 million Canadians from across the country. The televised Tragically Hip concert on August 20 was an important moment for many Canadians. How did this event impact you? Join us on October[…]

October 30th, 2016

In her film Angry Inuk, Inuit director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Though most commercial sealing is conducted by Inuit in the Arctic, anti-sealing activism has created a perception of the industry that denies their central role in the sealskin market.[…]

July 3rd, 2016

Looking to wind down after a long week in this summer heat? Join the HS Doc Club on July 3rd at 6 PM for a casual outdoor screening of My Prairie Home (2013) that welcomes regular park goers and curious strollers alike, brought to you by the Christie Pits Film Festival. Building on the weekend’s celebratory[…]

May 19th, 2016

The HS Doc Club Presents is a three-part series that consists of some of our personal favourite docs handpicked for our members and any of you who would like to join us!  Following our monthly screening etiquette, we’ll be bringing special guests to speak with us afterwards and share their unique insights on a topic raised by[…]

April 21st, 2016

The HS Doc Club Presents is a three-part series that consists of some of our personal favourite docs hand picked for our members and any of you who would like to join us!  Following our monthly screening etiquette, we’ll be bringing special guests to speak with us afterwards and share their unique insights on a topic[…]

March 30th, 2016

Ever wondered who could be powerful enough to shut down Visa, force a standoff with Mexican drug cartels and take on the Church of Scientology–to name a few of their “ultra coordinated motherfuckery”? Join the Harvard Seal Doc Film Club on March 30th at 7:00 pm. for a private screening of We Are Legion–a documentary that follows the[…]

February 17th, 2016

‘Tis our pleasure to announce that this month’s doc night features a politically charged and bitterly gripping story that fuses tantalizing conspiracies, personal drama, and a great deal of historical investigation in this 81-minute debut film by Chad Garcia. The Russian Woodpecker borrows its name from a Soviet broadcast radio antenna whose tormenting clicking sound haunts nearby[…]

January 28th, 2016

Driven by an urgency to address and correct the violent disregard for the endangerment of our planet, Fractured Land is a documentary that offers an insightful and though-provoking study of the inhumane systems and processes that have caused severe climate change. Filmmakers Fiona Ryder and Damien Gillis follow the rise of an unexpected star, Caleb[…]

December 10th, 2015

This December, the HS Doc Club brings a special treat that you won’t want to miss! On Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 pm we will be gathering at the White House Studio Project (277.5 Augusta Avenue) to unveil the curtains and discover an incredible story that has yet to be told theatrically. Following secret screening etiquette,[…]

November 19, 2015

This month’s selection features a visually provocative documentary that follows the iconic Canadian band Arcade Fire– granting its audience a unique access to get up close and personal with its influential musicians. The hallucinatory musical séance directed by award-winning Kahlil Joseph, is more than a music video, more than a concert film, and more than[…]

October 15, 2015

Our next event features a politically charged documentation of America’s coming-of-age, bringing to the spotlight one of its most crucial histories of insurrection. Director Stanley Nelson explores the life and complex history of a movement that radically revolutionized the system – a story filled with poignant and visceral violence marked by its opposition to authority and[…]

September 28, 2015

Sixteen mustangs, four men, 3000 miles and the adventure of a lifetime. Top audience favourite at Hot Docs 2015, Unbranded follows Ben Masters, Jonny Fitzsimons, Ben Thamer and Thomas Glover as they ride border to border, from Mexico to Canada. Their companions on this trek are adopted wild horses, perfectly suited to the rocky and[…]

August 24, 2015

In his signature black turtleneck and blue jeans, shrouded in shadows below a milky apple, Steve Jobs’ image was ubiquitous. But who was the man on the stage? What accounted for the grief of so many across the world when he died? From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, ‘Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine’ is[…]

July 29, 2015

  Having watched ‘The Act of Killing’ years ago as a part of the Harvard Seal program, we are especially excited for the upcoming event featuring Joshua Oppenheimer’s companion piece ‘The Look of Silence’. Reopening unforgotten wounds and forcing the perpetrators out of the suffocating silence behind which they’ve been hiding for the past fifty[…]

June 11, 2015

Sunshine Superman is a heart-racing portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to even more spectacular feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience Boenish’s jaw-dropping journey in life and love, including the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE jumping[…]

April 26, 2015

Despite their nickname, the Angulo brothers were not raised by wolves, but by movies. Remember when your parents used to tell you not to watch too much TV? They don’t. Confined by the walls of their Lower East Side, New York apartment, these extremely creative young individuals were able to transform their playground into an[…]

March 15, 2015

From Oscar® nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmakers, RED ARMY is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia,[…]

February 7, 2015

During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens or risk being charged with treason[…]

January 16, 2015

Tonight we celebrate our two year anniversary and would love you to join us! CITIZENFOUR – January 16 at 9:00pm, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen[…]