Thank You Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon: A tribute to the comedy giant, Del Close, who inspired the Upright Citizens Brigade improv group and taught such comedy icons as Amy Poehler and Bill Murray.
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You: A profile of the man behind groundbreaking sitcoms, including All In the Family.
Weiner: The Sundance Award winner about the ex-congressman's surprise comeback campaign in the New York mayoralty race that crashes and burns amidst new sexting allegations.
Gary Numan: Android in La La Land: This film follows the 80s electro-pop pioneer as he emerges from depression to return to the stage.
Strike a Pose: Features the dancers from Madonna’s 1991 concert doc Truth or Dare who open up about becoming queer icons at a young age.
What Tomorrow Brings: Optimism and excitement imbue a remote Afghanistan village’s first school to accept female students—an all-girls institution founded by an inspiring local woman. As U.S. troops depart, the next generation of Afghans study their past and dream of their future.
The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival runs April 28 to May 8, 2016. The full lineup will be announced on March 22.