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The Audience Award
Hot Docs 2015: Women and the Arts
On the arts front, a handful of films (including ones I wasn’t able to see) feature artful interpretations of iconic artists. Some of these films go beyond mere biography or backstage behind-the-scenes footage, as films such as Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Listen to Me Marlon, and What Happened, Miss Simone? display a thrilling engagement with the art of documentary. These films use the intricacy of montage, research, and artistic interpretation to explore the minds of some of our best artists. Similarly, I love A Woman Like Me for offering such a candid and personal self-study through the relationship of form and meaning as director Alex Sichel puts her own approaching death in dialogue with drama with the help of a terrific performance by Lili Taylor.
"Best of the Fest"
What are your Hot Docs highlights?
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