The world premiere of the much-anticipated feature-length documentary Pushback on Peterborough's The Warming Room is May 23rd at Market Hall.
The doc by Matthew Hayes begins as staff and volunteers are closing up shop at the end of the season at the Warming Room—a homeless shelter of last resort in Peterborough that provides respite during the cold winter months.
The documentary follows five people connected to the shelter—four guests and a staff member—throughout the following summer and fall as they try to find steady footing without access to many of the supports the shelter provides.
Pushback is a portrait of people living with persistent homelessness and often inter-generational poverty in Peterborough, providing an intimate look into lives often ignored.
The full cast and crew will be in attendance at the screening May 23rd at Market Hall. The film (90 minutes in duration) will be followed by a Q&A. For tickets, go the Eventbrite page here.