Livestream Q+A with director Wendy Hill-Tout starts at 6:55 pm
Canada only; February 28 at 5:00 pm until March 7 at 11:59 pm.
Director: Wendy Hill-Tout
Featuring: Kristin Booth, Greg Bryk, Julia Sarah Stone, Maxim Roy
Rating: most audiences; mature content
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In 1959, a jury in Goderich returned a verdict of guilty in the trial of Steven Truscott, a 14-year-old accused of the rape and murder of his 12-year-old classmate Cheryl Lynne Harper. Over the ensuing decades, Truscott’s case would gain national attention as a miscarriage of justice, arguably the most famous in Canadian history. Yet by shifting the focus to the tireless quest by Truscott’s wife Marlene to prove her husband’s innocence, director Wendy Hill-Tout’s remarkable new movie becomes a stirring love story as well as a riveting legal drama. Great performances by Kristin Booth and Greg Bryk add further power and richness to Hill-Tout’s effort to reveal a little-known side to the Truscott story.