Terry Fox doc headed to Toronto film festival

Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:49pm EDT
 
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By Etan Vlessing

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - NBA star-turned-filmmaker Steve Nash said his documentary about Canadian hero Terry Fox will receive its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

"In the Wind," a chronicle of cancer victim Terry Fox's charity run across Canada on one leg in 1980, will debut in Toronto before airing on ESPN as part of its "30 for 30" strand, Nash told the Globe and Mail newspaper.

A sudden return of cancer forced Fox to abandon his cross-country Marathon of Hope. His death nine months later in 1981 immortalized the young athlete.

Fox's story was earlier captured by the 1983 HBO/CTV movie "The Terry Fox Story," and a 2005 Canadian TV movie for CTV, "Terry."