There’s nothing like watching a great documentary and Toronto audiences are particularly lucky because this city is home to one of the largest documentary festivals in the world: Hot Docs.
It’s a film fest that showcases a selection of more than 150 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe. This year’s edition runs from April 26 – May 6.
YouNxt has collaborated with Hot Docs for the past three years and we have Co-Presented a slate of memorable docs and hosted numerous meet-and-greet receptions with filmmakers.
This year we are extremely excited to Co-Present an American indie film, which has received some amazing buzz from critics and fans alike.
The film Only the Young is a story about two teenage best friends, Kevin and Garrison, who are Evangelical skateboarders in the midst of exploring the world of girls and enjoying their loving bromance.
This is what the Bearing News had to say about it:
“The magic of Only the Young is the characters are too relatable, the storyline too interesting, the film itself too honest to be a documentary. But of course it’s a documentary, because the characters are too well rounded, the storyline too realistic, the film itself too sincere to be anything but a documentary.”
The film is the work of CalArts alumni Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet who shot the film over the span of a year in Tippet’s Southern California hometown of Santa Clarita.
Here is a glimpse at a trailer/about the film video crated for the crowd funding website Kickstarter.
Only the Young will screen three times at Hot Docs on the following days:
Tuesday, May 1 @ 7pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Thursday, May 3 @ 5:30 pm
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Sunday, May 6 @ 4:30pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox
And if you’re feeling lucky we’re giving you a shot to win a pair of tickets to the film’s May 1 Hot Docs premiere.
To enter our ticket contest visit the film’s Hot Docs page and email us with the names of the film’s two PRODUCERS. Please email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for entry is midnight on April 27.
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