The animated Canadian documentary feature ETERNAL SPRING (長春) wowed at its North American premiere Tuesday night, with filmmaker Jason Loftus in attendance for the film’s first showing before a local Toronto audience. Hot Docs Canadian programmer Alex Rogalski led a Q&A after the film with Loftus and film participant and artist Daxiong.
An overwhelming response from the crowd for the heist story/animation/human rights documentary saw ETERNAL SPRING (長春) the next morning at No. 1 in the Hot Docs Audience Award race.
The film plays one more time, Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. at TIFF Bell Lightbox and starting today (May 4) is available for streaming across Canada. Ballots for the Audience Award close Friday night at 11:59 p.m. ET.