Zero Patience

1993
95.0'
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  • Strand Releasing
Synopsis

An agitprop musical tale of love and loss, sex and science, history and hysteria in the age of AIDS. Renowned Victorian Sir Richard Burton constructs a sensationalist multimedia museum display focusing on Patient Zero (Gaëtan Dugas), the gay Québecois flight attendant accused of bringing AIDS to North America, and an anachronistic trans-historical romance ensues. (1)

The title song for the film "Zero Patience" garnered a Genie nomination for director Greyson and composer Glenn Schellenberg. The film also won Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival.

(1)Longfellow, Brenda, MacKenzie, S. and Waugh, T. The Perils of Pedagogy: The Works of John Greyson. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2013. Print.

Premieres
September 11, 1993 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Major prizes
Best Canadian Feature at TIFF
Genie Awards Nomination for Best Original Song