From April 23rd until May 3rd, the biggest documentary festival in North America returns to Toronto, presenting 210 titles from 45 countries. HotDocs stakes its reputation on showcasing unique stories from an extremely diverse number of subjects, and there’s always a wide variety of music documentaries to choose from.

This year’s programming highlights include a tribute to the late DJ AM, a portrait of tweenage metal band Unlocking The Truth, and the first authorized documentary about the life of Kurt Cobain.

Here are 10 music documentaries you need to see at this year’s HotDocs film festival. For the full schedule, and ticketing information, visit the HotDocs website.

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