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The clean and friendly Canadian city is home to two of the biggest film festivals on the planet, the Toronto International Film Festival in the fall, and Hot Docs, currently underway, which is North America's largest nonfiction festival. With 210 documentaries from 44 countries, Hot Docs has an expansive range of nonfiction cinema, and like TIFF is to narrative cinema, it's almost impossible to pigeonhole the programming.
"We're such a large festival — our audience will hit 200,000 people," Hot Docs director of programming Charlotte Cook told Indiewire, "so we can show just about anything."
But while the scope of the festival demands an array of diverse documentaries, including a fair share of already proven pop-culture crowd-pleasers ("Tig," "Mavis!" "Raiders!" "Live from New York!") and the latest in accessible nonfiction journeys ("Unbranded"),...