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Join Toronto True Crime as they drop the ‘Film Festival’ from their name and usher in a new era of exciting year-round programming at Hot Docs Cinema!

This unforgettable underdog story follows the adventures of Steve Glew, a small-town Michigan man who embarks on a risky and lucrative venture: smuggling rare European Pez dispensers into the United States by the thousands and making millions in the process. Will he finally be able to pull his family out of debt and quit his monotonous, mind-numbing job? Not if his arch-nemesis "The Pezident" (CEO of Pez USA) has anything to say about it!

Expertly crafted by the team behind Bitconned, Alabama Snake and The Legend of Cocaine Island, this film isn’t your ordinary true crime fare. The Pez Outlaw is a genre-bending, stranger-than-fiction documentary that is filled to the brim with colourful characters (including Glew playing himself in stylized reenactments of his escapades), dripping with irresistible charm, and more wild than the Wonka chocolate factory!

The Pez Outlaw received Special Jury Recognition at SXSW and was the winner of Fantasia Film Festival’s Audience Award for Best Documentary as well as Calgary International Film Festival’s Audience Choice Award in the International Documentary Feature section.

Join directors Amy Bandlien Storkel and Bryan Storkel for a post-screening Q&A (via Zoom). Moderated by Lisa Gallagher of Toronto True Crime.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10) | Under 25? Get your FREE Bronze membership 

10% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to Parkinson Canada.

Toronto True Crime Series: Toronto True Crime drops the 'Film Festival' from their name as they kick off a new series with screenings, talks and special events.

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  • Director(s)

    • Amy Bandlien Storkel
    • Bryan Storkel

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