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Curious Minds at Hot Docs


(September 22, 2015 – Toronto, ON) The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema has announced the Curious Minds Morning Speaker Series. This new program launches in October with two exciting courses: Food for Thought—Inside the Minds of Great Chefs, featuring six top Toronto food writers and their favourite chefs; and Toronto on Film, a journey through the rich cinematic history of Toronto led by renowned film writer Geoff Pevere (The Globe and Mail).

Both courses will provide opportunities for participants to converse with some of the city’s leading cultural voices, including filmmaker Bruce McDonald, award-winning authors David Sax and Mark Schatzker, and internationally-acclaimed chefs like Roger Mooking and Bonnie Stern.

Food for Thought—Inside the Minds of Great Chefs
Tuesdays, October 6 – November 17 (no class November 3), 10 a.m. – noon

Special Guests
October 6: Food writer David Sax (Save the Deli) and cookbook author Bonnie Stern
October 13: Food columnist Corey Mintz (Toronto Star) & Ryan Donovan, Richmond Station’s butcher
October 20: Journalist Pay Chen (Newstalk 1010) & Roger Mooking, executive chef of Twist by Roger Mooking
October 27: Author Amy Rosen (Toronto Cooks) & Edulis owners Tobey Nemeth & Michael Caballo
November 10: Food/wine writer Eric Vellend (Food & Drink) & Corinna Mozo, executive chef of La Cubana
November 17: Radio columnist Mark Schatzker (CBC) & Top Chef Canada judge Jonathan Gushue

Toronto on Film With Geoff Pevere
Thursdays, October 8 – November 12, 10 a.m. – noon

Course Topics
October 8: The City as Movie, the City as Myth
October 15: Toronto: The Lost City
October 22: Dressing the Strip: Toronto and Its Landmarks
October 29: Coming Out: How Toronto Went From Dressing Up in Drag to Playing Itself
November 5: The City Interpreted: Bruce McDonald’s Toronto (with Bruce McDonald)
November 12: The Non-Fiction City: Toronto’s Documentary Legacy

Each six-week course is $60 (Bloor members: $50, $40, free). Participants can register at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema box office in Toronto (506 Bloor St. W.) or online.