April 26th marks the start date of this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market! To celebrate, The Word On The Street is hosting a contest, in partnership with Hot Docs, to bring you tickets to the documentary The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche.
This documentary explores the mysterious life of one of the most successful, Canadian female writers, whose novel set in Northern Ontario, skyrocketed her to international fame in 1927. By the time of her death in 1961, 11 million copies of her books had been sold in 93 languages. Her novel also became the basis of a popular CBC television miniseries in the 1970s. Despite this fame, her personal life has remained unknown. In The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche her biographers, and fellow writers Marie-Claire Blais and Susan Swan, speculate de la Roche’s private life spent with her lifelong companion, Caroline Clement, and their adopted daughter.
You could be the lucky person to win two free tickets to the Sunday, April 29th screening of this film at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, showing at 4:45pm! Interested? I bet you are. To enter, answer the following trivia question:
What novel skyrocketed Mazo de la Roche to international fame in 1927?
Send the correct answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone who answers the above trivia question correctly will be entered to win two tickets to see The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche. One winner will be randomly selected. Contest closes on Wednesday, April 25 at 12:00pm, the winner will be contacted afterwards. Tickets are available for pick-up at The Word On The Street’s office located in Liberty Village near King & Dufferin.