dir. Hugh Gibson / Canada / 2017 / 95 minutes
Winner of Best Canadian Film from the Toronto Film Critics Association, The Stairs tells the story of Marty, Greg and Roxanne, who each survived decades of street-involvement. Using their experiences to ease the paths of others, they perform social work in their old neighbourhood, while struggling to maintain their newly-found stability. Told over five years, The Stairs examines life on society’s margins. Defying stereotypes through intimate portraits, its remarkable subjects are surprising, funny, shocking and moving.
Read our review from the 2017 Atlantic International Film Festival.
Hugh Gibson will be present to introduce the screening and for a discussion afterwards.