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SYNOPSIS

HURT is a documentary portrait of Steve Fonyo, who in 1985, at 19 years of age, completed his run across Canada, after having lost his left leg to cancer. At first denounced as a Terry Fox copycat and unable to generate many donations, it was an uphill battle until Steve ran past the spot where Terry Fox had been forced to stop. Suddenly, publicity picked up, donations poured in and by the time he reached the Pacific Ocean, he had raised $13 million for cancer research and was named to the Order of Canada. The next 30 years were straight downhill: petty theft, larceny, and drug addiction until the Order of Canada was rescinded in 2010. Steve Fonyo today is a mass of contradictions. Spend a year in the world of this one-time hero and see how the run has nothing to do with his life and everything to do with it.

PRESS KIT

Production notes — click to download PDF from Google Drive
Production stills — click to download hi-res JPEGs
Key art — TIFF Platform (JPEG + PDF)
Broadcast clips — 10+ clips (.MOV and .MP4)
Broadcast trailer — TIFF Platform (.MOV and .MP4)

Press Coverage

March 2017

03.21.2017
NOW Magazine (HotDocs 2017)

September 2016

09.27.2016
The Westender (Vancouver)

June 2016

06.06.2016
The Times Picayune (See The North, New Orleans)

April 2016

04.24.2016
Toronto Sun

04.20.2016
The Film Corner (National Canadian Film Day)

04.13.2016
Powell River Peak

March 2016

03.13.2016
Cinemabloger (Canadian Screen Awards)
Examiner.com (Canadian Screen Awards)
Voir.com (Canadian Screen Awards)
03.13.2016
Canoe.ca (Canadian Screen Awards) (picked up by Edmonton Sun and others)
ChinoKino (Canadian Screen Awards)
ET Canada (Canadian Screen Awards)
Journal Metro (Canadian Screen Awards)
Playback (Canadian Screen Awards)

03.11.2016
Canoe.ca (Canadian Screen Awards)

February 2016

02.18.2016
Kingston Whig-Standard

January 2016

01.29.2016
One Movie, Our Views (Best of 2015)

01.25.2016
The Peak (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)

01.19.2016
Realscreen (Canadian Screen Awards nomination)

01.18.2016
TV, eh? (Superchannel premiere)

01.14.2016
The Georgia Straight (Interview w/A.Zweig)

01.11.2016
VancityBuzz (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)

01.09.2016
CBC News (Winnipeg)
Fresh from the Theatre (Review)

01.08.2016
Face2Face Podcast (Interview w/A.Zweig)
Post City Toronto (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)
Toronto Star (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)
Vancouver Observer (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)

01.06.2016
Now Magazine (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)
The Globe & Mail (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)

01.04.2016
Toronto Life (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)

December 2015

12.23.2015
Georgia Straight (Best of 2015)

12.11.2015
Georgia Straight (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)
The Globe & Mail (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)

12.09.2015
CTV News (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)
Hamilton Spectator (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)
Montreal Gazette (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)
TheYoungFolks.com (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)

12.08.2015
Chino Kino (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)
Hollywood Reporter (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)
Playback (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)
The Globe & Mail (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)
Toronto Star (Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival)

October 2015

10.21.2015
Next Projection (Interview w/Steve Fonyo)

10.16.2015
Electric Sheep Magazine

10.16.2015
Sarnia Observer

10.08.2015
People’s World

10.01.2015
POV Magazine (Interview w/A.Zweig)

September 2015

09.30.2015
The Georgia Straight
Vancouver Observer

09.28.2015
CTV Vancouver. News at 5
CTV Morning Live
Hollywood North Magazine

09.26.2015
Post Media News (picked up by Edmonton Journal, The Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Province, Windsor Star)
Georgia Straight

09.25.2015
el popular
Times Colonist

09.23.2015
ArtInfo
filmcomment

09.22.2015
BeatRoute AB
Calgary Sun
Georgia Straight
LoudVision.it

09.21.2015
Indie London
Pitada de Cinema Cult
RealScreen
Toronto Savvy
Inhuanet

09.20.2015
Ariel Feliciano
Associated Press (picked-up by CBS Detroit,  The News & Observer and others)
blogTO
CBC.ca
Entertainment Weekly
Fandor
Hollywood Reporter
National Post
NOW Magazine
Playback
Post Media Network (picked-up by The Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Province)
The Guardian
Toronto Star
Toronto Sun

09.19.2015
Filmmaker Magazine (Review)
Post Media Network (picked-up by The Calgary Sun)

09.18.2015
CBC.ca 
CBC Radio “Day 6” (Interview w/S.Fonyo and A.Zweig)
CBC News “The National” (Interview w/S.Fonyo)
Toronto Film Scene (Review)
Vice.com

09.17.2015
Dork Shelf (Interview w/A.Zweig)
One Movie, Our Views

09.16.2015
Getty Images
Reel Screen

09.15.2015
Le Soleil
The Canadian Press (picked-up by 610 CKTBCTV News, Global NewsLa PresseMontreal Gazette, MSN.com, The Chronicle HeraldYahoo News Canada and others)
Toronto Sun
Toronto Sun (TIFF Day 6 photos)

09.14.2015
Dorkshelf (Review)
The Globe & Mail (3 films worth lining up for today)

09.13.2015
The Globe & Mail (Interview w/A. Zweig)

09.12.2015
Canadian Press (Interview w/A. Zwieg picked-up by CP24, CTV NewsLa Presse, Ottawa Citizen, Winnipeg Free Press and others)
Strictly Docs

09.11.2015
National Post (Feature story; picked up by Canada.com, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, The Star Phoenix, Vancouver Sun and others).
National Post
Torontoist
Toronto Star
The Globe & Mail

09.10.2015
Ici Radio Canada

09.09.2015
Calgary Sun

09.08.2015
The Canadian Jewish News

09.07.2015
Canadian Press (picked-up by 1310 News, CJAD Radio, CP24, CTVNews,Le Huffington Post, mySask.com and others)

09.05.2015
Canadian Running Magazine

09.04.2015
Ottawa Sun
Toronto Star
Toronto Sun (picked-up by Winnipeg Sun and other Postmedia publications)

09.03.2015
NOW Magazine — NNNN Listing
Toronto Star

09.01.2015
The Globe & Mail

August 2015

08.25.2015
The Film Corner
Westender Vancouver

08.24.2015
RealScreen
Reel West
Vancouver Observer

08.14.2015
Hollywood North Magazine
RealScreen

08.13.2015
Canoe.ca
CBC.CA
Chino Kino
Cinemablographer
Collider.com
Examiner.com
Deadline Hollywood
Exclaim.ca
Fandor.com
Film Pulse
Hollywood Reporter
ION Cinema
IndieWire “The Playlist”
Playback
Screen Daily
The Globe & Mail
The Wrap
TO411
Toronto Star
Toronto Star
Variety

08.12.2015
Canadian Press (picked-up by Calgary Herald, CJAD Radio, CTV, La Presse, Le Devoir, London Free Press, Toronto Sun, Winnipeg Free Press + others)