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Hot Docs 2015 has a lineup with some fabulous documentaries this year and as I peruse the pickings, I see it's going back to some fundamentals. Over the years, North America's biggest documentary showcase has become a glossy panorama of over-produced, TV-centric films. This year, I'm finding a lot of personal films, focussing on individuals and their challenges, that harken back to basics.
Left in Love is a dating column for progressive daters who give a damn! Each month, Meghan Murphy matches couples looking for radical love and documents the date in this space. Our couple this month is Roz and Sam.
Roz is a 28-year-old student, support worker, visual artist and children's author. Creative/optimist.
Sam is 33-year-old professional musician, amateur cook and armchair scientist. Leggy/pensive.
I was privileged over the summer to be allowed to drop in on Toronto's Girls Rock Camp, hopscotching from room to room as various groups were working out songs. It was a marvel to witness girls teaming up musically:
"Well I think it might work better in F-sharp."
"You think so? Let's try it." (they jam)
"Or maybe we can try this chord?" (audio sample)
"Oh that works better!"