Event type: All Ages
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival presents THE RISE OF JORDAN PETERSON
Director: Patricia Marcoccia
Runtime: 112 minutes
Lately, there have been few figures as polarizing as University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson. A chronicle of the recent events that placed Peterson at the centre of contemporary cultural politics, director Patricia Marcoccia’s film is a fascinating and clear-eyed character study that carefully balances the complex issues of free speech, hate, and discrimination, while giving a strong voice to the advocates who oppose him. With a nod to Marshall McLuhan, THE RISE OF JORDAN PETERSON also points out the way Peterson has leveraged YouTube, meme culture, and internet celebrity to reach millions, compelling audiences to consider not only his ascendance from relative obscurity to worldwide celebrity but the conditions that brought it about.
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March 11, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Cutoff is Friday, March 13, 2020 9:59 am EST unless it sells out earlier.