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Heading Off To Hot Docs

  • Whitney Can I Be Me

Whitney: Can I Be Me?


27th April - 7th May 2017

British Council is happy once again to be at Hot Docs, one of the world’s leading documentary festivals whose 2017 line-up includes an impressive array of UK titles.

British titles include Special Presentations of Nick Broomfield’s revealing Whitney: Can I Be Me? and Adam Sobel’s compelling The Worker’s Cup. This year’s Outstanding Achievement Retrospective features the work of Tony Palmer, whose work documenting the world’s greatest artists, especially musicians, is unparalleled; he will one of the guests of honour.

Among the other delights on offer are no less than four world premieres: Adam Darke’s Forbidden Games, Dylan Howitt’s Out Of Thin Air, Chris Kelly’s A Cambodian Spring and Vanessa Stockley’s The Genius And The Opera Singer. We are also supporting the attendance of two filmmakers whose short form docs are screening: Hot Docs Festival favourite Charlie Lyne with his delightful Fish Story and Marie-Cécile Embleton with her poetic The Watchmaker.

More on Hot Docs at https://www.hotdocs.ca/p