Hello Destroyer
Canada’s Top Ten Film Fest
Canada 2016, 110 min, Dir: Kevan Funk
Screenings:
  • Sunday January 22, 2017 at 1:30PM

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Timely, uncompromising, and devastating, Hello Destroyer raises deeply troubling questions about how we teach boys to become adults, particularly within the context of our national obsession: hockey. A new minor league recruit, Tyson Burr is an enforcer who when spurred on by his coach inadvertently injures another player. He soon discovers that our athletics system that forges young boys into weapons, quickly abandons them when they become inconvenient. (Steve Gravestock, TIFF)

FILM ARTICLE: “Hello Destroyer smacks of a hockey movie at first — but it’s actually a hell of a war film.” – Edmonton Journal 

FILM ARTICLE: “our willingness to indulge the worst that hockey has to offer right up until it goes wrong, at which point we isolate and dismiss the person we can blame.” – National Post

FILM ARTICLE: “The film’s real subject, which transcends the milieu of professional athletics, is the institutionalizing of male aggression.” – Cinema Scope


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