We are back again for the 2017 edition of the Hot Docs Film Festival reviewing films, and keeping an ear to the ground to see what has audiences buzzing. Last year’s festival screened two of the nominees for the 2017 Best Documentary Feature Oscar including the eventual winner OJ: Made in America, so there’s no doubt that once again the year’s best docs will be on full display.
Movies are an incredibly powerful medium. They have the ability to transport you to another world, spark your imagination, and bring us together. One of the greatest films to achieve this in the history of Hollywood has been The Wizard of Oz. It has delighted and entertained billions of people around the world. So it should come as no surprise that a pair of Dorothy’s ruby slippers is what created the entire industry of movie memorabilia collecting and are likely considered the quintessential piece to own. Director Morgan White’s documentary The Slippers chronicles the storied history of the shoes and their meteoric rise in value.