Bill Murray wearing a baseball cap standing with a person giving a thumbs up

The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man

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“Bill Murray crashed my karaoke session.” “Bill Murray walked into my friend’s house party and washed all the dishes.” “Bill Murray photobombed our engagement pictures.” Reports of the comedy icon spontaneously interacting with complete strangers in unexpected situations are legion, inspiring dozens of websites, hashtags and memes. Beyond the hilarity of the stories themselves, filmmaker Tommy Avallone is fascinated by their contrast to the enigmatic celebrity. Why would someone so famously averse to publicity create scores of moments guaranteed to be instantly and wildly public? So begins this laugh-out-loud quest to discover which “Bill Murray stories” are true and, more to the point, what’s in it for the mythical man himself. An imaginative investigation turns up an inspiring lesson for everyone, whether famous or perfectly average: all we have is the fantastically strange and fleeting now. (Myrocia Watamaniuk)

April 30, 9:30 PM (closed captioning)
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

May 2, 10:30 AM (closed captioning, ASL interpretation for introduction and Q&A)
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West

May 5, 3:30 PM (closed captioning)
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

May 6, 10:00 AM (closed captioning)
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West

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