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Hot Docs to simulcast Canadian premieres

Documentary festival Hot Docs is to simulcast the Canadian premieres of two films to cinemas across Canada, giving audiences in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec and Saskatchewan the chance to see China Heavyweight (pictured) and Indie Game: The Movie at the same time as Torontonians.
March 30, 2012

Documentary festival Hot Docs is to simulcast the Canadian premieres of two films to cinemas across Canada, giving audiences in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec and Saskatchewan the chance to see China Heavyweight (pictured) and Indie Game: The Movie at the same time as Torontonians.

The ‘Hot Docs Live!’ event will see 35 Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada premiering the two films on May 2 and 3 respectively, at 9:00 p.m. EST, 8 p.m. CT, 7 p.m. MT and 6 p.m. PT.

The simulcast screenings will feature interactive discussions with the filmmakers and special guests, live from the recently opened Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.

“Hot Docs is one of the first festivals in the world to present live cross-country screenings and filmmaker discussions,” said Chris McDonald, Hot Docs executive director. “Festivals are about creating communities and this is a fantastic opportunity to share the unique Hot Docs festival experience in real-time in communities across Canada.”

Anne Frank, Telefilm Canada’s interim regional director of industry promotion for the Ontario and Nunavut region, added: “Our participation underlines our objective to stimulate demand for Canadian screen-based content, including in the regions where the appetite for homegrown cinema is strong. ‘Hot Docs Live!’ is also a unique opportunity to promote our talented filmmakers.”

China Heavyweight and Indie Game both received their world premieres at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, earlier this year.

The full list of participating Cineplex cinemas follows below:

Alberta

Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Cinemas (Calgary)

Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton

Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas (Calgary)

Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge

British Columbia

Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall (Kamloops)

Cineplex Odeon International Village (Vancouver)

Cineplex Odeon Westshore Cinemas (Langford)

SilverCity Coquitlam

SilverCity Metropolis (Burnaby)

SilverCity Riverport (Richmond)

Manitoba

SilverCity St. Vital (Winnipeg)

Ontario

Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall (Windsor)

Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre (Toronto)

Cineplex Odeon Gardiner’s Road (Kingston)

Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square (Niagara Falls)

Cineplex Odeon Oshawa

Cineplex Odeon Queensway (Toronto)

Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande (Toronto)

Cineplex Odeon Westmount Cinemas (London)

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie

Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge

Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough

Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie

SilverCity Gloucester (Ottawa)

SilverCity Hamilton

SilverCity Mississauga

SilverCity Oakville

SilverCity Richmond Hill

SilverCity Sudbury

SilverCity Thunder Bay

Quebec

Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall (Cote St. Luc)

Colossus Laval

Scotiabank Theatre Montreal

Saskatchewan

Galaxy Cinemas Regina

Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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