Member Screening: Living Proof


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Jan 29, 2018 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:97 min
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Matt Embry


Twenty years after receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), documentarian and activist Matt Embry turns the camera on himself to examine the incurable condition. Along with his father, Dr. Ashton Embry, the two embark on a global journey to find and share hope for treatment. Instead, they discover a web of controversy, confusion--and even possibly collusion, between Big Pharma, who charges thousands of dollars for a month’s worth of medication, and the associations that endorse them. A gripping revelation of the politics behind MS, Living Proof spreads word that there may be another way.

Film subject and director Matt Embry will be joined by journalist Anne Kingston (Maclean's Magazine), Health reporter André Picard (The Globe and Mail), and more for a post-screening discussion moderated by Hot Docs president, Chris McDonald.

Additional Information

Tickets: Members may reserve FREE tickets (one per Bronze member, two per Silver member, and three per Gold member) online or at the Cinema box office and can purchase one additional $8 ticket to bring a friend. Learn more about membership.

Official Selection, TIFF 2017

"Powerful and hopeful evidence for change." – POV Magazine