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April 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019

Willie

Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

April 29 at 6:30 PM
April 30 at 4:30 PM
May 3 at 10:15 AM

In a country filled with hockey heroes, Willie O’Ree stands amongst the greats. In 1958, he broke the colour barrier, becoming the first Black player in the National Hockey League. Sixty years later, his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame made history again. The youngest of 13 children and a descendant of escaped slaves, O’Ree rose from humble beginnings in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to a 22-year pro hockey career that intersected with the civil rights movement. His talent on the ice was only a fraction of his impact on the game; in 1998, he became the NHL’s diversity ambassador, with a focus on creating opportunities for kids who never had a chance to lace up a pair of skates. In Willie, everyone from his oldest friends to a new generation of players come together to honour a man dedicated to improving the world through a sport he loves.

More information and tickets

April 29, 6:30 PM (closed captions, audio description, Big Ideas screening)
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West

April 30, 4:30 PM (open captions, audio description)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West

May 3, 10:15 AM (closed captions, audio description)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West

Closed captions on April 29 and May 3. Open captions on April 30. Audio description on April 30 and May 3. 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.