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April 25 - May 4

Well Groomed

Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

April 25 at 8:00 PM
April 26 at 12:45 PM
May 4 at 10:15 AM

Move over, Westminster Kennel, there’s a more colourful dog show in town! Creative dog grooming involves dyeing and sculpting dog fur into kaleidoscopic hues and gravity-defying shapes. Transforming an average poodle into the entire dinosaur cast of Jurassic Park, for instance, takes vision and a heck of a lot of hair spray. To make it in the competitive circuit, however, creative groomers have to amp up their ideas. Filmmaker Rebecca Stern follows four competitors and their trusty four-legged canvases as they express their artistry at regional events across the United States, all the way to one final glory-making show. This study of an unexplored medium also captures a rather inspiring and unmistakably female dynamic at work; here, camaraderie and mutual support trump any whiff of dog-eat-dog antics. From jaw-dropping styles to outrageous cuteness, this playful look at creative expression will leave you howling for more.

More information and tickets

THU, APR 25, 8:00 PM (closed captions, audio description)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West

FRI, APR 26, 12:45 PM (closed captions)
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West

SAT, MAY 4, 10:15 AM (open captions, audio description)
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

Closed captions on April 25 and April 26. Open captions on May 4. Audio description on April 25 and May 4. More accessibility information is available on the Hot Docs website.

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom on site. Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Elevator/escalator access to all levels. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. List of Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible parking lot within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas. Water fountain on site.

Isabel Bader Theatre
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning, subject to availability. Low height ticket counter. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. List of Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible public transport within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. No food or drink inside theatre; bottled water only.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. List of Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible public transit and accessible parking lot within 200 metres of venue. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed concession offering beer & wine. Accessible water fountain on site.