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Pushback [with Detroit Diamond and Goodbye, Hello]

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Workman Arts

651 Dufferin Street

Toronto, ON M6K 2B2

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Pushback

(Matthew Hayes, Canada, 2017, 90 minutes, World Premiere)

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In Peterborough they call it ‘the warming room.’ It’s a place where the city’s homeless can go for food and shelter during the winter, and while it’s hardly lavish in its comforts – it’s basically a the basement room of a church – it’s better than nothing when nothing is all you have. Pushback, the remarkable new documentary by Peterborough filmmaker Matthew Hayes, follows a group of current and former clients of the waiting room as they make their way through daily lives: trying to keep fed, trying to keep sober, trying to stay alive from one day to another. Set during those six months of the year when the warming room isn’t open and refuge is scarce, the film provides an intimate, urgent and unblinking glimpse into the experience – sadly, a universal one – of facing each morning as yet another test of sanity and survival.

*Playing with Detroit Diamond (Hamoody Jaafar, USA, 2017, 23 minutes) and Goodbye, Hello (Rayven Martinez & Karyn Dwyer)

*Director Matthew Hayes, producer Jon Hedderwick and subjects in attendance

Co-presented with Hot Docs, CAMH Wellness Centre and ReFrame Film Festival

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