Hot Docs Epilogues: For our 25th anniversary, we’re bringing back some of our all time favourite Festival films and checking in with their unforgettable subjects to learn how the films have impacted their lives.
When Eric “Roach” Denis burst onto screen in Daniel Cross’ S.P.I.T., he was a “squeegee kid” living in derelict buildings in Montreal, on the run from the police. Given a mini camera to document his world, he captured the DIY realities of street life with raw urgency and youthful rebellion. A groundbreaking, human portrait of street culture, S.P.I.T. is now considered a classic Canadian doc. The influential film has not greater impact than on Roach himself, who subsequently turned his life around, becoming an activist and a filmmaker in his own right.
Eric "Roach" Denis will join us via Skype for a post-screening discussion.