NEWS RELEASE – Women hockey players skate to centre ice at sport film festival

TORONTO, June 4, 2013 – The fifth annual Canadian Sport Film Festival opens this Friday night and women’s hockey will be front and centre. The festival opens with Lace Bite (Fri, June 7, 7pm), a profile of 40 remarkable Canadian women who come together to set a record by playing hockey non-stop for 10 straight days and raise awareness of cystic fibrosis at the same time. A day later, The Uluit: Champions of the North (Sat, June 8, 7pm) take the stage, profiling an indigenous women’s hockey team. Players from both teams, as well as the co-director of Lace Bite, will be in attendance.

The CSFF’s 2013 programme features 17 films from around the world. Headlining the CSFF, which takes placeJune 7-8 in Toronto at TIFF Bell Lightbox, are the opening night film, Lace Bite, and the closing night film, 9.79*, which revisits one of the most controversial moments in Canadian sport history: Ben Johnson’s positive test for steroids at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

The CSFF brings together the theatre of sport and the medium of film to tell unique, provocative and passionate human stories from around the world.  The Festival connects filmgoers to the story beyond the scoreboard, behind the camera and told with a critical lens.

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Russell Field, Executive Director, Canadian Sport Film Festival
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