John Walker Films Featured at 2018 Hot Docs Focus On Retrospective
Hot Docs will pay tribute to filmmaker John Walker with this year’s Focus On retrospective, an annual program showcasing the work of a significant Canadian filmmaker. Hot Docs will screen a selection of Walker’s films in the Focus On program during the 25th annual Festival, April 26 to May 6, 2018.
Film to be screened are as follows…
A Drummer’s Dream
Seven world-renowned drummers gather in Ontario’s countryside for a once-in-a-lifetime drum camp to swap road stories, share philosophies and make soul, jazz, rock and soca music that will lift your spirit with pure joy.
Screening Date/Time: May 2, 2018 at 3:30 pm ET
The Fairy Faith
Transforming the mundane into the magical, this stunning cinematic journey into Celtic myth—with its age-old beliefs in fairies, sacred places and otherworldly powers—argues for an intermediary space between the physical world and the imagination.
Screening Date/Time: May 5, 2018 at 1:15 pm ET
Men of the Deeps
As the last coal mine in Cape Breton closes, a world-renowned choir of miners takes us deep underground and into their lives with powerful and uplifting songs that honour their traditions and history.
Screening Date/Time: May 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm ET
Cannibalism. False heroes. Racism. An epic multiple award winner, Passage challenges British imperial history surrounding the Franklin Expedition, unearthing alternative histories from Inuit statesman Tagak Curley, author Ken McGoogan and Charles Dickens’s great-grandson.
Screening Date/Time: May 3, 2018 at 12:15 pm ET
Strand: Under the Dark Cloth
A defining master of American photography, Paul Strand’s life and work is lovingly constructed through his photographs, scenes from his early documentaries, and interviews with contemporaries Georgia O’Keeffe, Fred Zinnemann, Leo Hurwitz and others.
Screening Date/Time: May 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm ET