It's starting to get warm out, but not quite warm enough for our liking. So we're doing our part by heating this week's cinema program with two stand-out films from 2014s Hot Docs.
Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging. Based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate and colorful portraits of independent, stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, aging, and Western’s culture’s increasing obsession with youth.
Have a listen to the Q interview with Ari Seth Cohen and one of his favourite models, Joyce Carpati HERE. And see the doc the 11th, 12th, or 13th at 6:30pm.
The Backward Class is a feature-length documentary featuring the class of dalit – untouchable – caste students to attempt the Indian School Certificate exams and aspire to university.
Q also shone light on this heartbreaking, inspiring doc, interviewing director Madeline Grant HERE. And see the doc the 14th at 6:15pm, the 15th at 2:00pm, the 17th at 6:30pm, and the 18th at 9:00pm.