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Project Grizzly

This screening took place on
Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:00pm
Shipyards Park

Peter Lynch’s side-splitting documentary about the lifelong project of Troy Hurtubise, a North Bay man who is obsessed with developing a suit of armor that can withstand an attack by a grizzly bear. Troy James Hurtubise goes face to face with Canada’s most deadly land mammal, the grizzly bear. Troy is the creator of what he hopes is a grizzly-proof suit, and he repeatedly tests his armour – and courage – in stunts that are both hair-raising and hilarious. As a pop-culture phenomenon, Project Grizzly has gone where no Canadian documentary has gone before: Quentin Tarantino named it his favorite film of 1996, Harvard awarded Troy Hurtubise their Ig Nobel Prize in 1999 and in 2003 the ultimate compliment was paid as it was famously parodied on “The Simpsons”.
  • Directed by Peter Lynch
  • 1996, Canada
  • 72 minutes

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