The Stairs @ Winnipeg Cinematheque, Winnipeg [from 30 November to 3 December]

The Stairs

- 3
19:00 - 16:30

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Winnipeg Cinematheque
Main Floor - 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3
Directed by Hugh Gibson
2016, Canada, 95 min

Introduced by Director Hugh Gibson and Cinematographer Cam Woykin

“One of the best documentaries of the year, The Stairs, directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Hugh Gibson, is a profoundly empathetic look at three drug addicts cooperating with a harm reduction program at Toronto’s Regent Park Community Health Centre. Gibson follows these characters over the course of five years, and first and foremost lets the viewer get to know them as people rather than “users” — the film only shows them taking drugs long after we’ve grown to care for their personalities. One can sense the deep sense of trust between filmmaker and subject here, and how it organically emerged over time. Refreshingly devoid of the sort of drug porn you might find in lesser films, The Stairs has an intelligence and humanism reminiscent of Allan King, paying attention to people, their behaviour and self-articulation, without trying to fit the material into some convenient message-driven box.” – Adam Cook, Filmmaker

*Best Canadian Film 2016 / Toronto Film Critics Association

“One of the Year’s Best Docs.”
-The Globe and Mail and NOW Magazine

*Jury Prize Winner / Montreal’s RIDM Festival & Audience Award at Toronto’s Regent Park Film Festival.
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