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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sunday, March 24th, 2019
The Fruit Machine | TAKE ONE | BFI Flare 2019

We enjoyed our European premiere this weekend in London at BFIs Flare. A first review from Take One:

“The film is a serrated knife of injustice and homophobia plunged deep into the golden heart of ... See more

THE FRUIT MACHINE plunges a serrated knife of injustice and homophobia deep into the golden heart of Canadian liberalism. Elle haywood reviews at BFI Flare 2019.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Went to see this yesterday evening at the London Film Festival.
How brave for all those who came forward and reveal what happened to them.
Glad they got the apology they all deserved.
Wont change ... See more

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Saw this in London this evening.
How brave for all who shared their story.
Thank you.

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

That pic is very telling, I consoled the woman behind me, she just couldn't stop crying.

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