Opening Night Screening – Friday, November 6th – 7:45pm @ Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

When he was on his game as a professional hockey player, Sheldon Kennedy was in complete control: assured, aggressive, strategic and always in motion. Off the ice, however, Kennedy was living a secret nightmare. A victim of serial sexual abuse perpetrated by a coach, Kennedy was struggling with trauma, guilt and anger over something he kept perilously secret from those around him. Inevitably it all boiled over. It would be a journey that would initially plunge Kennedy from stardom to shame, but eventually resurrected the tortured athlete’s career as an internationally renowned spokesperson for people who had shared – and were trying to survive — the same ordeal. Directed by Joshua Rofé, Swift Current is a propulsive documentary account of Sheldon Kennedy’s extraordinary escape from darkness.

– Rendezvous with Madness Film Page

Filmmaker Joshua Rofé and Sheldon Kennedy will be in attendance following the screening to discuss the film and answer questions.