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True Crime Tuesdays

Miscarriages of justice, hidden documents, planted evidence, blindness to prejudices and the elusive (always shocking) confessions let slip on camera: these are just come of the ingredients that make true crime one of the most exciting genres of documentary.

In this new series, we screen some of the greatest true crime documentaries (and the greatest documentaries bar none) on our big screen, followed by in-depth discussions with legal experts and filmmakers, all moderated by author, film critic and broadcaster Geoff Pevere.

Series Pass: $60 (Members: $54, $42, Free) - BUY NOW
Single Tickets: $16 (Members: $12, $10, Free) - see below


THE THIN BLUE LINE

D: Errol Morris | USA | 1988 | 103 min | PG

The Thin Blue Line

Billed as “the first movie mystery to actually solve a murder,” Errol Morris’s 1988 masterpiece created something beautiful out of a horrific real-life event—and went on to effect real change.

One of Canada’s leading lawyers Clayton C. Ruby will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

TUES, FEB 7, 6:00 PM - BUY TICKETS


CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS

D: Andrew Jarecki | USA | 2003 | 107 min | 14A

Capturing the Friedmans The Oscar-nominated first feature from Andrew Jarecki, the director of the true-crime smash hit The Jinx, introduces us to the Friedmans: an archetypal suburban American family.

Director Andrew Jarecki will participate in a post-screening Skype Q&A.

TUES, FEB 14, 6:00 PM - BUY TICKETS


I WILL BE MURDERED

D: Justin Webster | Denmark, Spain, UK, Guatemala | 2013 | 85 min | 14A

I Will Be Murdered In 2009, a Guatemalan lawyer recorded a video predicting that he would be murdered at the behest of the president. Mere days later, his bullet-riddled body was discovered.

David Ridgen of Someone Knows Something on CBC will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

TUES, MAR 7, 6:00 PM - BUY TICKETS


GIVE UP TOMORROW

D: Michael Collins | USA, UK | 2011 | 95 min | STC

Give Up Tomorrow Witness the Philippines’ “trial of the century,” a Kafkaesque extravaganza populated by flamboyantly corrupt public officials, frenzied journalism and clashing political interests.

Director Michael Collins will participate in a post-screening Skype Q&A.

TUES, MAR 14, 6:00 PM - BUY TICKETS


THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE

D: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns | USA | 2012 | 119 min | 14A

The Central Park Five Ken Burns’s calm and clear-eyed film presents a powerful indictment of both the law enforcement and the hysterical public that rushed to convict five black and Latino teenage boys from Harlem.

University of Toronto criminology professor Akwasui Owusu-Bemphi will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

TUES, MAR 21, 6:00 PM - BUY TICKETS


PARADISE LOST: THE CHILD MURDERS AT ROBIN HOOD HILLS

D: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | USA | 1996 | 150 min | PG

Paradise Lost Thanks to this landmark doc from Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, few criminal trials have left a mark in the public consciousness more than that of the West Memphis Three.

Director Joe Berlinger will participate in a Skype Q&A following the screening.

TUES, APR 4, 6:00 PM - BUY TICKETS