For it's 20th year, Hot Docs is opening with the Guelph strip club tale called The Manor.
It's the first feature length documentary for Shawney Cohen about his families struggles with sex, drugs and family feuds after his parents bought a strip club/hotel 30 years ago.
Shawney's father is 400 lbs, and preparing to undergo stomach reduction surgery. His 85 lb mother refuses to admit she has an eating disorder, and his younger brother seems to be having difficulty running the family business.
While this is Shawneys first full length documentary, you might have seen some of his work as a special effects artists under the name Sean Cohen. His credits include A History of Violence ,Dawn of the Dead, Four Brothers, and Resident Evil: Apocalypse.
The Manor screens April 25 & 29th.
You can get tickets to The Manor at the Hot Docs website.
Check out the other Hotdocs review Fuck For Forest