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THE GRIZZLIE TRUTH

Canada202298 minutesEnglishToronto PremiereDocumentary, Women Filmmakers

To most basketball fans, the late 1990s Vancouver era of the Grizzlies franchise is a minor footnote to the exciting and fast-rising current Memphis-based team. But to Grizzlies superfan and director Kat Jayme, the team means so much more to her and her hometown, even 20 years after its departure. 

Following her previous basketball documentary Finding Big Country (2018), Jayme embarks on an equally quixotic journey to find out why the Grizzlies abandoned Vancouver. Endearingly framed as a tongue-in-cheek detective-style mystery, Jayme chases leads, discovers clues, and surprisingly confronts a long-held villain. 

Not just for sports fans, The Grizzlie Truth speaks to the heart of an inferiority complex imbued in Vancouverites and Canadians. Through her journey, Jayme is able to commiserate and heal with fellow fans whose identities have been shaped by their love of—and betrayal by—a sports team.

– Aram Siu Wai Collier

Cast

Kat Jayme
Stu Jackson
Grizz

Recognitions

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Vancouver International Film Festival, 2022

AWARDS
Audience Award – Galas & Special Presentations, Vancouver International Film Festival, 2022

Director Bio

Kathleen Jayme

Kathleen Jayme is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver who is passionate about telling meaningful and personal stories. Her breakthrough documentary Finding Big Country was the winner of the 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival’s  People’s Choice Award and Best Canadian Film at Reel Asian.

13 Nov, 2022 7:30 pm

The screening for The Grizzle Truth will be shown at TIFF Bell Lightbox 2.

This feature film will also be shown as an online screening from Nov 14 – Nov 17.

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Rating

Rated G

Accessibility

This film is presented with open captions in-person and closed captions digitally.

Sponsors

Reception Sponsors

CENTREPIECE RECEPTION

Join us for a Q&A immediately after the theatrical presentation with director Kat Jayme, then join us to celebrate the film at the Centrepiece Reception. Just $5 at the door or FREE for badge-holders & ticket-holders of the Centrepiece Gala Screening.

9:30PM-12:30AM at CSI SPADINA

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