JANUARY’S DOC SOUP BRINGS CANADIAN PREMIERE OF A FRAGILE TRUST
DIRECTOR SAMANTHA GRANT IN ATTENDANCE
Toronto, December 9, 2013 – Hot Docs is pleased to announce that January’s Doc Soup will present the Canadian premiere of A FRAGILE TRUST (D: Samantha Grant, USA, 75 min.) Nominated for the Special Jury Award at the 2013 Sheffield/Doc Fest, A FRAGILE TRUST will screen on Wednesday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., and on Thursday, January 9, at 6:45 p.m. at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor St. West. Filmmaker Samantha Grant will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions following the screenings.
A FRAGILE TRUST tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time, and how he unleashed a scandal that rocked The New York Times and the world of journalism. In 2003 Blair was caught plagiarizing the work of other reporters and supplementing his own reporting with fabricated details in dozens of different stories published in the Times. The ensuing media frenzy surrounding the “Blair Affair” served sordid details in a soap opera-style tale of deception, drug abuse, racism, mental illness, hierarchy, white guilt, and power struggles inside the hallowed halls of The New York Times. Featuring an exclusive interview with Blair, and unprecedented access to his notes, reflections, and private email account, A FRAGILE TRUST is a compelling, character-driven narrative about an important chapter in the history of journalism, and a complex story about power, ethics, representation, race, and accountability in the mainstream media.
Single tickets for A FRAGILE TRUST are $15 and can be purchased in advance online at www.hotdocs.ca or in person at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema box office. In the event advance tickets sell out, a limited number of tickets may be available at the door on the night of the screening. Tickets and Student 6-Packs can be purchased online at www.hotdocs.ca, in person at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema box office, or by phone at 416-637-5150.
Upcoming screening dates for Toronto’s Doc Soup are February 5 and 6, March 5 and 6 and April 2 and 3. Doc Soup titles are announced at least one month prior to their screenings and, whenever possible, guest directors are in attendance.
The Doc Soup monthly screening series brings the latest Canadian and international documentaries to the big screen in Toronto and Calgary. Hot Docs also presents Best of Hot Docs weekends in Vancouver and Winnipeg.
Hot Docs is pleased to acknowledge City as the Presenting Partner of the Doc Soup and Best of Hot Docs series.
Doc Soup Toronto is sponsored by Rogers Group of Funds, Telefilm Canada and by print media sponsor The Globe and Mail.
Hot Docs (www.hotdocs.ca), North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 21st annual edition from April 24 – May 4, 2014. An outstanding selection of approximately 200 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker and The Doc Shop. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.
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