Oh, Morgan Spurlock. What mischief will you get into next?
If the mercury in your thermometer is going all wacky do not be alarmed, fellow Torontonians. It’s just the heat of the docs, raising the mean temperature across the city. Probably. We don’t know. To be honest, we haven’t a clue how thermometers or mercury work. Anyway, the 2011 Canadian International Documentary Festival kicks off tonight with two high-profile premieres at the Winter Garden Theatre (189 Yonge Street). And Torontoist‘s Suzannah Showler has reviewed them both.
First is prankster provocateur Morgan Spurlock’s POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever
Sold ( ), in which he tries to figure out if people with money will sponsor a movie as a means of promoting their products. Thursday night also marks the premiere of Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein’s “beautiful” film about amateur MMA combatants, the excellent Fightville ( ). More films will unspool Friday, and for a whole bunch of days after, so stay tuned for the daily scoop.
For complete coverage, including capsule reviews of most feature films, head over to our handy Hot Docs hub.