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April 28 - May 2

Toxic Beauty

Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

April 28 at 6:30 PM
April 29 at 12:45 PM
May 2 at 5:45 PM

Beauty products are a multi-billion-dollar industry. Despite public attention, companies continue to get away with harmful practices that leave the average consumer wondering which brand can be trusted. Toxic Beauty’s case in point is the landmark class action lawsuit brought by female cancer survivors against Johnson & Johnson, in the face of the company’s insistence that their baby talc products are safe. In exclusive interviews with scientists, whistleblowers and lawyers, the film reveals the ongoing lack of government regulation of cosmetics. To personalize the effects, the film enlists Mymy, a young medical student whose morning beauty routine includes more than 27 mainstream products. Her body is tested, then tested again after using clean beauty products; the results are shocking. The film ultimately concludes that without action, the greatest chemical disaster may be the one happening inside our bodies.

More information and tickets

April 28, 6:30 PM (closed captions, Big Ideas screening)
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

April 29, 12:45 PM (closed captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West

May 2, 5:45 PM (open captions)
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto 3, 259 Richmond Street West

Closed captions on April 28 and April 29. Open captions on May 2. More accessibility information is available on the Hot Docs website.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Hearing assist devices for all screenings & 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. Accessible public transit and accessible parking lot within 200 metres of venue. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed concession offering beer & wine. Accessible water fountain on site.

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

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.