POV Magazine - April 27, 2021

What’s Hot at Hot Docs: Programming director Shane Smith on this year’s festival.





Pat Mullen - The effect of screening films during COVID made some docs resonate more strongly, like Hot Docs’ opening night

selection, A.rtificial I.mmortality, directed by Toronto’s Ann Shin. The film is a personal exploration of the role that artificial intelligence and avatars play in our daily lives—a point that’s become especially salient as people transition to virtual workspaces and digital communication amid COVID.


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