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Today in Toronto: Hot Docs, You Can’t Take It With You and more

A Florentine Tragedy and Gianni Schicchi A death-in-opera double bill. Composer Alexander Zemlinsky based his one-act tragedy on a play by Oscar Wilde that explores the restorative impact a murder might have on a failing marriage. Schicchi, Puccini’s sole, memorably tuneful attempt at operatic comedy, revolves around changing a dead man’s will. Find out more »

Hot Docs Oddsmakers, take note. Last year, North America’s biggest documentary fest screened two docs that went on to nab Oscars nominations, as well as all the films on the Genie Awards short list for the genre. This year’s edition, its 19th, will also be occasion for the unveiling of the recently revamped Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, which will screen non-fiction all year round. Find out more »

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VIDEO: The Real Housewives of Vancouver revealed—again, come on!

The cast of The Real Housewives of Vancouver includes a pop singer, a “domestic goddess” and a woman who lists two divorces as her primary source of income (she’s 29, allegedly). Take a look at what Vancouver has that Toronto apparently doesn’t in a primer video for the anticipated Slice show launching April 4. We said it before, and we’ll say it again: Toronto needs a Real Housewives franchise. We’d watch the Real Housewives of Rosedale or the Real Housewives of Forest Hill—heck, we’d even watch the Real Housewives of the Bridal Path.

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