Thursday, March 1 at 7pm

SHUT UP AND SAY SOMETHING
Canada
Directed by Melanie Wood
In English
Documentary
82 Minutes
Rated PG: coarse & sexual language

ASSOCIATED EVENTS:
VIP Reception
Red Carpet
Q&A
Opening Mingle

Follows acclaimed BC spoken word artist Shane Koyczan, who many know from his performance at the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics, on an emotional road trip to reconnect with the father he never knew. Seen and heard by millions worldwide, Shane's poignant and powerful poems tackle everything from bullying to body image - but behind his larger-than-life stage persona is a private and awkward man. As Shane unravels the story behind his troubled childhood, we get a powerful and intimate look at how a master wordsmith mines the scars of his past for truth, acceptance and the most important poem of his life.

Quotes:

​​​​​​​​​"​​​A GUARANTEED FESTIVAL HIT"
- The Georgia Straight

“CANDID AND COMPELLING”
- Ian Bailey, The Globe and Mail

Awards:

Won Most Popular Canadian Documentary at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2017

7pm SHUT UP AND SAY SOMETHING
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