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Documentary about murdered gay teen to screen at TIFF

Valentine Road is part of Human Rights Watch program

Valentine Road tells the story of Larry King, and openly gay teenager who was murdered in 2008 by a fellow student. Daily Xtra interviews Marta Cunningham, the director of the documentary. She was in Toronto for the 2013 Hot Docs festival.

Valentine Road, a heartbreaking documentary about Larry King, an openly gay 15-year-old killed in 2008 by a fellow student, will screen as part of TIFF’s Human Rights Watch program, which kicks off Feb 27. The festival is a collection of fictional and documentary films that bear witness to human rights violations around the world.  

In the above interview, Marta Cunningham, the director of Valentine Road, talks with Daily Xtra about how she became involved with the film.  

Valentine Road screens March 4 at 6:30pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Graeme Reid, director of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights program at Human Rights Watch, will introduce the film and will be available for a post-screening Q & A session.