City So Real, The Dilemma of Desire to stream at Hot Docs Festival Online

Hot Docs announced that it will launch Hot Docs Festival Online on May 28 to offer at-home viewers a rich array of titles from its 2020 official selection. Steve James' City So Real and Maria Finitzo's The Dilemma of Desire will be part of the more than 135 selections to be screened as part of the online festival. Ontario audiences will be able to stream films on the recently launched Hot Docs at Home TVOD platform, available at Hot Docs Festival Online will run from May 28 to June 6. After the Festival, a majority of titles will be made available for an extended viewing window until June 24, subject to availability.

Starting May 21, ticket package holders will be able to book their films and Hot Docs Members will be able to purchase single tickets at Single tickets will go on sale to the general public starting May 26. Tickets are $9 per film ($8 for Hot Docs Members). All films will be available to stream starting May 28. As at the live Hot Docs Festival, only a limited number of tickets are available for each film. Films will be geo-blocked to the province of Ontario.

Viewers will have to choose from 91 feature and mid-length titles and more than 45 short films and additional features that will be added to the slate in the upcoming weeks. During Hot Docs Festival Online, audiences will also have access to pre-recorded Q&As with filmmakers and subjects, hosted by Hot Docs programmers, and additional virtual live events are also being planned. All previously announced film programs will be represented with titles, with the exception of retrospectives and DocX.

The full list of participating films can be found here: Hot Docs Festival Online.

The annual Hot Docs Festival, which was slated for April 30-May 10, was postponed on March 13 due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. 

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