Doc Soup November: Not Going Quietly


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Nov 17, 2021 7:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Cinema Extra
Display Category:Special Events & Series
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Nicholas Bruckman


Winner—Audience Award, SXSW 2021

A rising star in progressive politics and a new father, 32-year-old Ady Barkan’s life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS. But after a confrontation with senator Jeff Flake on an airplane goes viral, catapulting him to national fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists ignite a once-in-a-generation political movement called Be a Hero. Together, they barnstorm across the country and empower people to confront their elected officials with emotional, personal stories to demand healthcare justice, and Ady holds groundbreaking interviews with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. Through his journey, Ady discovers that collective action and speaking truth to power offers hope for his family and millions of others.

Includes a post-screening Q&A with director Nicholas Bruckman.

Subscribers can view in-cinema on Wednesday, November 17. You will receive an email with instructions to reserve your seat.

Subscribers can view online from Thursday, November 18 to Sunday, November 21. During this time, the film will be available on the portal. Please sign in with your email and password.