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Canada’s Top Ten: Hurt

Fri & Sat, Jan 15 & 16 / 7 pm
Directed by Alan Zweig
2015, Canada, 84 min

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival was established by TIFF to honour excellence in short- and feature-length contemporary Canadian cinema and to raise awareness of Canadian achievements in film. In order to be eligible for Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, the film must be directed by a Canadian citizen or resident, Canada must be an official country of production on the film, and the film must have been released commercially or played a major film festival in Canada. The feature- and short-film selections are each chosen by a panel of filmmakers and industry professionals from across Canada.

Special Top Ten Pass: $55.00

Introduced by Alan Zweig

Steve Fonyo was 18 years old when he lost a leg to cancer and became both a national hero and the youngest recipient of the Order of Canada when he ran across the country to raise funds for research. His life since then hasn’t been a fairy tale: substance abuse, jail time, and the government’s decision to strip him of his Order of Canada left Fonyo publicly disgraced and forgotten. Though his story is transfixing, it is director Alan Zweig’s empathy and wit that lift this documentary to the level of contemporary classics like Crumb. Zweig shows us a Canada seldom seen onscreen—and rarely with such impact.

*Winner, Platform Prize, Toronto International Film Festival

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival is generously sponsored by IATSE 856 and Radio Canada Manitoba.

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Reviews

Five stars. A masterpiece. The very process of filmmaking and Zweig’s intervention as both artist and humanitarian offers the promise of healing and redemption….it wrenches tears. - Greg Klymkiw Phenomenal...Zweig probes Fonyo's ups and downs with sensitivity and courage...I saw many good and great movies in 2015, many of them Canadian, but there was none I was more affected by, and none I admired more than Hurt. - Steve Gravestock    
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