Media Room

Inside Lara Roxx

Screenings

Thu, May 5 7:30 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Fri, May 6 10:45 PM
Cumberland 2

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Sun, May 8 10:30 PM
The Royal Cinema

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81 minutes | Canada  | English  | World Premiere | Rating: 18A


In April 2004, a male porn star in L.A. tested positive for HIV, which lead to positive testing of three women who had performed unprotected scenes with him. Lara Roxx, a young, naïve Montreal girl, had only worked in the industry for two months but was the first woman diagnosed. The press exploited her story—and then forgot her. This raw, gritty and enormously tender story begins in a psychiatric ward in Montreal and follows five years of ups and downs as she tries to reinvent her life. Roxx returns to L.A. and Vegas to reconnect with the industry, attempts to establish a foundation for the protection of sex workers, and falls into crack addiction followed by rehab. Mia Donovan’s self-reflexive approach and handheld camera reveal the relationship between filmmaker and subject with all its complications of trust and narrative control. Lynne Fernie

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Media Coverage

Director(s)
Mia Donovan

Producer(s)
Mia Donovan
Bob Moore

Executive Producer(s)
Mila Aung-Thwin
Daniel Cross

Writer(s)
Mia Donovan

Cinematographer(s)
Mia Donovan
Carlos Luis Rodriguez

Editor(s)
Omar Majeed

Composer(s)
The High Dials

Sound
Kyle Stanfield

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