Love, Scott


TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 Sat, Apr 28, 2018 6:30 PM
CC/DS, ASL for intro/Q&A
Isabel Bader Theatre Sun, Apr 29, 2018 10:15 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 Thu, May 3, 2018 9:15 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Canada
LGBT Cultures & Issues
Music & Musicians
People with Disabilities
By Program - Sort:Closed Captions & Full Subtitles
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Laura Marie Wayne
Producer(s):Annette Clarke
Executive Producer(s):Annette Clarke
Editor(s):Laura Marie Wayne
Marcos Caraballo
Writer(s):Laura Marie Wayne
Cinematography:Laura Marie Wayne
Composer:Sigur Rós
Sound:Mélanie Gauthier


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One night outside of a club, musician Scott Jones was stabbed twice in the back and slashed across the throat because he was gay. The brutal attack left him paralyzed from the waist down and forced him to confront a new reality with limited mobility. His assailant was never prosecuted with a hate crime. As both filmmaker and close friend to Scott, Laura Marie Wayne crafts an intimate, poetic and deeply moving story of transformation. Moving compassionately between their shared past and present, the conversations between the filmmaker and her subject are honest and healing. Scott's resilience in returning to the places he holds dear and sharing his musical talent with audiences shows that fear has no place in his life. He courageously shares his journey with the hope that his life can be a positive example for others facing their own challenges and reassure them they're not alone. Alexander Rogalski

Additional Information

Toronto Star - 3 Stars, "Sensitive...engaging."

CBC - "Hate crimes are still a major problem in LGBTQ communities — this new film wants to help change that."

POV - "A beautiful portait."

NOW - 3 Stars

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Original Cin - "Hot Docs: What to see during sprawling (and way cool) Documentary Festival."

Women and Hollywood - "Hot Docs 2018 Women Directors: Meet Laura Marie Wayne - "Love, Scott.""