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Academy Screens: Hot Docs Screening | HOPE

Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Toronto, ON


At the conclusion of the award-winning Hurt, a vicious home invasion left Steve Fonyo in a coma fighting for his life. In Hope, director Alan Zweig picks up where Hurt left off. Recovering in the hospital, Steve allows Zweig to follow him through his lows, hoping he might find a way to a better life. In the 30 years since he was a nation’s hero for his cross-country run on a prosthetic leg to raise funds for cancer research, Steve’s life has been a sequence of tragic events. Now in his 50s, Steve admits he needs to remove himself from his circumstances in Surrey, BC, to overcome his addiction and have a fresh start with his girlfriend. Bringing director-subject dynamics to the forefront, Zweig has created a rare and exceptional documentary sequel that attempts to look at the road forward and leave a troubled past behind.