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SASSYTIDBITS caught the following two films, Good Ol’ Freda and Our Nixon, at Hot Docs. Both films feature rarely seen footage, images and an insight into a specific time; The Beatles rise and demise, Nixon’s election and Watergate.
Good Ol’ Freda, Directed by Ryan White …
SASSYTIDBITS caught the following two films, The Punk Singer and Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer, at Hot Docs. Both films explore how the voice of young women can change the world.
The Punk Singer, Directed by Sini Anderson (80 minutes)
Quick Summary: Kathleen Hanna lead singer for Bikini Kill, Le Tigre & The Julie Ruin has influenced several generations of young women, by starting a punk rock band.
SASSYTIDBITS caught Elena and Wrong Time Wrong Place at Hot Docs. The tragedy in each film comes with a the message of love and the pain of healing.
Elena, Directed by Petra Costa (82 minutes)
Quick Summary: A young woman from Brazil pays tribute to her older sister in film. Petra’s life follows the similar footsteps of her older sister Elena to NYC. By being in the city and exploring the past, Petra is able to find the sister she lost and loves.
We had the good fortune to be able to secure a few advance screeners for some of our top Hot Docs film picks. Tonight the Les Blank Retrospective begins with the Maestros program which includes: Dizzy Gillespie, The Blues According to Lightnin’ Hopkins and The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists.