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April 30 - May 4

A Woman’s Work: The NFL’s Cheerleader Problem

Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

April 30 at 8:30 PM
May 2 at 9:00 PM
May 4 at 12:30 PM

The cheerleaders of the National Football League put themselves through strict regimens, measuring waistlines and muscle definition, rehearsing their acts to perfection and often paying out of pocket for all their outfits and paraphernalia. Their dedication, hard work and team loyalty generate an astounding profit for the multi-billion-dollar corporation that shamelessly pays them less than minimum wage. Determined to seek justice for years of astounding inequity and exploitation, a group of women file lawsuits against the NFL, alleging gendered wage theft and egregious employment practices. Risking their careers and reputations, and ostracizing themselves from a tight-knit community of current and former cheerleaders, the women uncover a culture that has complete disrespect and disregard for the real worth of a woman’s work.

More information and tickets

April 30, 8:30 PM (closed captions)
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto 4, 259 Richmond Street West

May 2, 9:00 PM (open captions)
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West

May 4, 12:30 PM (closed captions)
Fox Theatre, 2236 Queen Street East

Closed captions on April 30 and May 4. Open captions on May 2. More accessibility information is available on the Hot Docs website.

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
Wheelchair accessible. Accessing seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. List of Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Elevator/escalator access to all cinema levels. Accessible public transport & accessible parking lot within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas. Accessible water fountain on site.

Isabel Bader Theatre
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning, subject to availability. Low height ticket counter. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. List of Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible public transport within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. No food or drink inside theatre; bottled water only.

Fox Theatre
The Fox is not accessible (3 stairs once inside building + 3 stairs to washroom). Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning, subject to availability. List of Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Bike locking posts/racks available. Outdoor ticketholder & rush lines. Licensed concession offering beer & wine; tap water available from concession.