HotDocs Film Festival


Sunday I visited the
box office (rather skillfully hidden in the facade of Honest Ed’s on
Bloor this year not down at Sonic Records) to pick up my festival pass
for this year’s show. If you are unaware, HotDocs is THE film fest for
documentaries in Canada (this year running April 19-29). This year I’ve
chosen the following films:

As of Sunday, only two shows were already on ‘rush’ but that won’t last
long so if you want tickets get moving! If you’re seeing any of the
films I’ve listed, drop me a message and we’ll see you there!

Mandarin Redeux
last Monday night was my last class for Mandarin Beginner and I got my
certificate, which, while really cool, does not (in any way) prove any
degree of mandarin proficiency. Monday, I began Mandarin
Intermediate with poems, no less. Below is the poem I must memorize for
next week (with my scrawls on it).


click to enlarge

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6 Responses to HotDocs Film Festival

  1. willariah says:

    yay! congratulations. i don’t believe how fast time flew re: course! YAYY!  re: let’s hate toronto that sounds so interesting. if i’m free that night i’ll try to get rush tix.

  2. You have it easy. I don’t speak or understand Mandarin at all. My parents sent me to Chinese school when I was 6 to learn Mandarin. Turns out that the school only taught how to write in, not speak, Chinese. The worst part was that everyone spoke Mandarin!!! So I was pretty much trying to learn a language at a school that only taught writing and assumed that everyone spoke the language I was trying to learn! It was probably the most embarrassing and difficult experience of my life.

  3. Fatcat723 says:

    I hate to say I can’t read your poem. I do applaud you for learning another language.

  4. CurryPuffy says:

    Hahah~~the poem sounds so cute…it’s a vegetarian delight!!

  5. brooklyn2028 says:

    OH NO! I wanted to see Helvetica but it’s only rush now!! AGH!I was just about to email you and tell you I’m going to see Super Amigos and that’s it! Too bad it’s not on your list.

  6. Anonymous says:

    That poem is too cute. Do you know what it means?

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