i Weiwei: Never Sorry opens the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto; (the festival runs from April 26 through May 6). The documentary directed by Alison Klayman, (and winner of the Special Jury Prize, Documentary at Sundance), offers an unprecedented look at artist and activist Ai Weiwei, known for his architecture, subversive art, and his calls for greater transparency on the part of the Chinese state. (For Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, Legal: Robert I. Freedman for producer MUSE Film/TV. Marc H. Simon represents producer Adam Schlesinger).
Also at Hot Docs, and continuing to build momentum after its recent success at SXSW, the documentary The Imposter is the gripping story of a 13 year-old boy who disappeared in 1994. He returns home almost four years later to tell a shocking account, but all is not as it seems. (For The Imposter, Legal: Susan H. Bodine for A&E, Producer/Financier). Also at Hot Docs, the documentary Searching for Bill makes its North American premiere. (Legal: Susan H. Bodine for producer David B. S
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March 21, 2012