HOT DOCS 2017: MOTEL

Published On April 6, 2017 » 2042 Views» By Fernando Fernandez » DOCUMENTARIES, HOT DOCS 2017, Uncategorized
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As Niagara Falls transformed from honeymoon capital of the world to Las Vegas North, corporate hotel chains and casinos cast a long shadow over the independent motels that once populated the town. The Continental survived the transition by converting its rooms into affordable housing units, becoming a home for those with few places to go. The night manager, Brian, once a freelance photographer who survived the horrors of war in Vietnam, shares his duties with his colleague Linda. Together they manage both the Continental and the individual struggles of its tenants, providing more than a roof over the heads of those who live under their supervision. Bringing a fresh focus to one of the most photographed places on Earth, director and cinematographer Jesse McCracken develops an intimate and caring portrait of the residents of this modest micro-community set against the backdrop of neon-lit tourist attractions. Alexander Rogalski

SCREENING TIMES @HOT DOCS 2017

Saturday, April 29th @645Pm  @ScotiabankTheatre 4

Monday, May 1st @430PM @TIFF Bell Lightbox 4

Saturday May 6th@830PM @Innis Town Hall

www.jessemccracken.format.com

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Fernando Fernandez is a graduate of Environmental Studies at York University. He became passionate about the arts when interning for many internet startup magazines focusing on music and film. Inspired by the work of Stanley Kubrick, Fernando created FERNTV for everyone to become inspired and motivated about the arts and culture that surrounds them. As hard working as he is, Fernando still has time to be funny as Private Joker from Full Metal Jacket.

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