Toronto.com 5 queer Canadian films

In this documentary, Ottawa filmmaker Sarah Fodey speaks to survivors of Canada’s four decade long gay purge. Canada, like most of the Western world became increasingly occupied with national security after…

The CBC

Like too many Canadians, filmmaker Sarah Fodey had once never heard of “the fruit machine.” That changed in 2002, when she arranged to meet a man named George Hartsgrove to discuss a potential documentary about his failed attempt to open Canada’s first gay…

The Advocate Arts and Entertainment

Latest News The Advocate.com : Arts and Entertainment The new documentary The Fruit Machine draws its name from a machine developed to identify gay men (derogatorily known as “fruits”). The film explores how this machine was used as a weapon in a four-decade antigay…

NowToronto Inside Out Profile

Latest News NowToronto.com : Inside Out Profile What do you do in your industry? I mostly write (come up with ideas) and produce (figure out how to finance and execute said ideas), but the film premiering at Inside Out this year is my directorial debut…

Towleroad Blog Post

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently apologized on behalf of the Canadian government for its persecution of gays and lesbians, simultaneously announcing…

Bell Media CKTB 610

Larry talks to Sarah about what this day means to her and about her documentary,The Fruit Machine, a gay detecting device from the 1960’s. LGBTQ2 Apology From Trudeau.