TORONTO — Documentaries about bullied teen Rehtaeh Parsons and former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams are among the high-profile titles heading to a Hot Docs festival bolstered by a record number of female directors.

Hot Docs president Chris McDonald says 40 per cent of the directors this year are women. That includes Rama Rau‘s “No Place to Hide,” about Parsons’ heartbreaking case, and Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York’s opening night film “Tig,” about comic Tig Notaro’s defiant spirit and humour in the face of a cancer diagnosis.

[su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#006699″] The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival runs April 23 to May 3.

SCREENINGS:

TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
Sun, Apr 26 7:30 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
Mon, Apr 27 1:15 PM

Royal CinemaSun
May 3 1:00 PM