The Fruit Machine
Some softened by age and sadness, others loud and angry, the voices of the survivors of Canada’s public service homosexual purge are now united, and determined. They are torqued by decades of silence, years of being ignored. They demand justice, and they want to be heard.

Theirs is a story of betrayal that is both national and deeply personal. Men and women who dedicated their lives to public service, some signing oaths of allegiance and servitude; casualties of a political tapestry woven in the fibers of acute security measures that somehow became normalized.

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Monday, October 1st, 2018

This documentary gave “courage” a new meaning for me. Thank you. Outstanding. Thank you.

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Today's the day! Who's planning on watching our world broadcast premiere tonight at 9pm EST on TVO or at TVO.org? And for those interested, join the conversation on Twitter during the broadcast using ... See more

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
TVO Presents: The Fruit Machine

Please join us tonight in Toronto for a special screening with TVO at Hot Docs cinema at 6pm. Use the code "FRIEND" to get 50% off the $10 ticket price thanks to Pride Toronto.

You are invited to a special screening of The Fruit Machine. Canada treated its LGBTQ community very differently in the 1950s and 1960s than it does today, both in society and in public policy. ... See more

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
The Fruit Machine

For those in Winnipeg, please come join us in a few weeks! Oct 9th at 9pm.

The Fruit Machine       Dir. by Sarah Fodey 81 min, Documentary, 2018, Canada, English Some softened by age and sadness, others loud and angry, the voices of the survivors of Canada’s public ... See more

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Parker & the Picture Shows

A recent review from Jordan Parker out of Halifax.

A harsh look at the federal military system in Canada and the gay purge that began in the 1940s outlines The Fruit Machine. The film has come out following a June 2018 ruling that reconciliation and ... See more

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
TVO Broadcast Trailer

Enjoy TVO's trailer which includes the URL for those out-of-province asking how to view the film online.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
TVO Original documentary The Fruit Machine explores a dark chapter in the history of Canada and the LGTBQ+ community

Feel free to share TVO's press release on our upcoming premiere! We hope you'll be able to tune in opening weekend. Thanks for all the support.

Toronto, Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TVO presents the World Broadcast Premiere of TVO Original documentary The Fruit Machine September 29 at 9 pm ET, and will also be available to stream on ... See more

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

My mother saw a commercial for our documentary tonight on a Windsor station. Said she looked up and there I was, she's looking forward to watching it on September 29.

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Film Review: The Fruit Machine

It was the estimable Pierre Trudeau who, in 1967, boldly announced that the government had no place in the bedrooms of the nation. Two years later, as Prime Minister, he spearheaded the decriminali…

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Queerguru reviews @TFMfilm a captivating on how the Canadian authorities purged the #LGBTQ community after WW2 : screening at @BFIFlare this month https://t.co/F9XCopNF9s @ILoveGayMovies

@NRCan @sandbayent @sarahfodey @WE_MVMT @TVOdocs This was my 2nd time watching #TheFruitMachine, and it was just as powerful and as painful to watch. Thank you for organizing this event, so important to bring this awareness to our workplace

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#Canada Must Cancel Vehicles Sales to #Saudi Arabia; #UN: Saudi anti-terror laws stifle #dissent; Watch The Fruit Machine; US lawmakers sign pledge to end #foreverwars; UK & US bombs killed 1,000 civilians in #Yemen & more https://t.co/LP3GzIsvwr #cdnpoli

Great and emotional documentary. A MUST SEE. Thank you @sarahfodey and @WE_MVMT for joining us. It was an honour to have been part of organizing this screening. https://t.co/b6CfEQ6mTP

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