Because we live in such a musical province many in our audience might already be familiar with the subject of this moving documentary about a young man felled by an attacker. Scott Jones is a Nova Scotia musician who was paralyzed from the waist down after a brutal homophobic attack. The brutality of the experience led him to assess his identity as a gay man and ponder the heaviest of questions about his life and purpose. Director Laura Marie Wayne gives us an intimate, tender portrait of Scott’s journey over several years, taking us along on his quest to make sense of what happened to him and go forward with acceptance and meaning. It is impossible not to be drawn into Scott’s story, so open and expansive is his relationship with the camera and, thereby, with us. Fresh from a successful festival run, Love, Scott has been picking up all the best prizes along the way. You will see why almost immediately. This is one of the most moving, beautiful docs we have ever seen.
Join director Laura Marie Wayne for a Q&A following the screening, presented with Doc35.
Director: Laura Marie Wayne
Producer: Annette Clarke
Runtime: 75 mins