Love, Scott follows the life of openly gay musician Scott Jones, three years after he was the victim of an attack outside of a club in Nova Scotia. Now paralyzed from the waist down, Jones’s curiosity, charm and sense of humor remain intact, as do the family and community that surrounds him. While this documentary addresses small-town homophobia and the failings of the justice system (the assailant was never charged with a hate crime), Jones’s incredible resilience is very much the heart of the film. Using old family photos and moving music that includes a soundtrack by Sigur Rós, this is a tender tribute to the human spirit. From the first raw moments in the hospital to a disquieting trip back to the place he was attacked, Scott is constantly faced with the choice of losing himself in waves of grief or embracing love over fear. Filmed over three years, Love, Scott is an intimate and visually evocative window into queer experience.
Congratulations to director Laura Marie Wayne - Best Feature Documentary - Love, Scott
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