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For She Does The City: My Top Female-Directed Picks for Hot Docs 2013

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April 24, 2013 · 2:11 pm

Hot Docs 2012: Brooklyn Castle, Life in Stills, Manhood, Pot Country, Smoke Traders, Faith and The World Before Her

Every year at She Does The City, we review
some of the best female-directed films at the Hot Docs Film Festival. Below are the films I reviewed this year.

Brooklyn Castle puts an engaging face to the struggle for adequately funded schools: the amazing IS 318 middle school Chess team. Continue reading

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For SheDoesTheCity: We talk to Kerthy Fix, director of Hot Docs film Who Took The Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour

Who Took The Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour is not your average touring movie, but that’s because Le Tigre are not your average band. Using footage from the girls’ final tour in 2005, director Kerthy Fix’s film captures the many facets of a band that, to many, were so much more than that. One minute, they’re speaking whip-smart on feminism and sexual identity, the next, they’re making a fake workout video in a hotel gym that will have you dry-heaving with laughter. In between, the energetic performances featuring handmade costumes, robot choreo, and video collages show how important this band really is to their fans. This doc will have you ready to kick ass and take names. Kerthy spoke with us about why young women are one of the most disrespected audiences in North America, and why “Le Tigre’s work fundamentally respects the language and iconography of girls, queers and women.” Click here to read the interview on SheDoesTheCity…

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For She Does The City: An interview with Louise Archambault, one of the fantastic directors from The National Parks Project

She Does The City: What do you hope people will take away from this film?
Louise Archambault: I hope the viewers will feel like sort of travelling in another space/time, and measure the immense beauty we have here in Canada. Maybe they’ll see that the wilderness of this Nordic land is more powerful than the human desire to dominate it (and hopefully it’ll stay that way).

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For She Does The City: Hot Docs To Watch

Aiiiie, the best time of year! Hot Docs starts this Friday, and so far we’ve reviewed films about National Parks, Riot Grrls, Veterans, Samba, and Jesus. Click a title below to read the review on She Does The City.

The National Parks Project.
I Am Jesus.
The Samba Within Me.
Poster Girl.
Who Took The Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour.

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