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Seth gets animated at Hot Docs film festival

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Canadian cartoonist Seth will make a big-screen appearance at this year’s Hot Docs film festival in Toronto.

Directed by Luc Chamberland and produced by the NFB, Seth’s Dominion combines documentary footage with animated vignettes from some of Seth’s more autobiographical Palookaville comic-strips.

In September, the documentary won the grand prize for best animated feature-length film at the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival. Drawn & Quarterly creative director Tom Devlin told Q&Q after watching the film: “I feel like there’s so much to Seth that you could do several of those documentaries.”

Other literary-minded films at Hot Docs, which runs April 23 to May 3, include Hadwin’s Judgement, inspired by Vancouver author John Vaillant’s award-winning biography The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed (Knopf Canada); Love Between the Covers, a look at the billion-dollar romance novel industry; the biopic The Cult of JT LeRoy; and Lena Dunham’s It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise.