The Manor

Hot Docs 20 announces festival programming, opening night film

The Hot Docs documentary film festival is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year--from April 25 through May 4--and from what was unveiled at this week's press conference at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (a wonderfully restored movie house that is one of the only cinemas solely dedicated to documentary films in North America) the organizers and programmers have decided to make it a spectacular one.
Inside Lara Roxx

Hot Docs interview: Mia Donovan, director of ‘Inside Lara Roxx’

In the spring of 2004, 21-year-old Lara Roxx left her hometown of Montreal and headed to L.A to try to make tons of cash in the adult entertainment industry. Within two months of working in this industry she contracted the most virulent form of HIV while performing sex in front of the camera. Inside Lara Roxx, a documentary premiering at this year's Hot Docs film festival in Toronto, is about the adult movie industry and its impact on a young life.