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TORONTO, January 22, 2024 – Game Theory Films today announced the theatrical release dates for the critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary 'Someone Lives Here', directed by Zack Russell.

Following an outstanding festival run in Canada and the U.S. that garnered major awards, Someone Lives Here will screen as part of TIFF’s Canada Top Ten on January 27 with Zack Russell in attendance for a Q&A. The film will also screen at Toronto's Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema and Vancouver's VIFF Centre starting this month, in addition to Toronto's Revue Cinema in February.

The film won the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary and Bill Nemtin Award for Best Social Impact Documentary at Hot Docs 2023.

Someone Lives Here is a modern-day David and Goliath Story, set against the backdrop of North America's housing crisis. Carpenter Khaleel Seivwright built small life-saving shelters for unhoused people living outside in Toronto during the winter of the pandemic. His actions attracted international attention, but also staunch opposition from the local government.

Awards and recognition:

Hot Docs 2023: Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary

Hot Docs 2023: Bill Nemtin Award for Best Social Impact Documentary

VIFF 2023: Best Canadian Documentary

DGC 2023: Nominee for Best Picture Editing and Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary

TFCA 2024: Nominee for Rogers Best Canadian Documentary

Participating theatres:

Vancouver, BC:January 26 - February 7: VIFF Centre

Toronto, ON:January 27: TIFF Lightbox / Canada’s Top TenJanuary 28: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

February 18 - 20: Revue Cinema

Additional theatres and markets to be announced. 

(Poster/Photo/Video credit: Game Theory Films)

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