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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Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Not a clue...I'll have to check it out.

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Happy to share that our film is Yukon bound later this year!

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Happy to share that we'll have our East Coast premiere on July 14th in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Many thanks for Fierté Acadie Love for programming our film.

About Acadie Love:
Le Rendez-vous de la ... See more

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
10 Canadian LGBTQ stories that need to be made into films or TV series | CBC Arts

"Telling the stories of actual people and events in Canadian LGBTQ history on any sort of screen hasn't exactly been a regular occurrence. There have been some great documentaries (like this very ... See more

Jim Egan — whose story is at the heart of the first queer Heritage Minute — is far from the only history-making Canadian worthy of immortalizing on the screen.

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

I just had the privilege of seeing the Ottawa premiere of this great and important documentary by my friend Sarah Fodey. It surfaces a shameful part of Canadian history and celebrates the bravery of ... See more

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
The Fruit Machine

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Thrilled to be taking The Fruit Machine to the west coast in August!

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Congratulations on yesterday's premiere!

Friday, June 1st, 2018

is there a digital copy we can purchase of this some where or order?

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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 @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 #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.

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