Screening & Live Event
Sunday, April 15, 6:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room
With director Hugh Gibson in person
Dir. Hugh Gibson. 2016, 95 mins. Digital projection. Hugh Gibson's award-winning documentary takes us inside Toronto's Regent Park Community Health Center, and introduces a staff of social workers that includes both former and current drug users. The Stairs tells the story of Marty, Greg, and Roxanne, who each survived decades of street-involvement, using their experiences to help others while struggling to maintain their own stability. Told over five years, and persistently and nimbly captured on a variety of video formats, The Stairs is an unflinchingly honest, frequently entertaining, stereotype-defying study of life on society’s margins. "The Stairs isn’t a social worker’s manifesto or a recruitment ad; rather, it’s a serious effort to reckon with harm reduction as a storytelling strategy—a way of thinking about addicts, whether currently using or sober, as people with still-evolving narrative trajectories and voices worth hearing."—Angelo Muredda, Cinema Scope.
Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding online reservations.)
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