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Innocence Lost

Closed June 23, 2018

A powerful portrayal of one man's struggle against a wrongful conviction

Why See Innocence Lost?

The Story That Rocked The Nation & Changed The Law

In the small Ontario town of Clinton in 1959, a shocking abduction and murder rocked the local community, but the handling of its case would reverberate into the realms of Canadian law for decades to come. Beverly Cooper's powerful drama explores the tragic story of victim Lynne Harper and Steven Truscott, the boy wrongly accused and convicted of her murder.

In the Summer of 59, Harper's body was found abandoned on a farm. Suspicions immediately fell on Truscott and in a few months he was tried, found guilty and became the youngest ever person ever sentenced to death. Throughout his incarceration the young man always maintained his innocence and at a time where opinions where changing about capital punishment, his sentence was transferred to life imprisonment in 1960. Over four decades later, new evidence overturned the ruling and Truscott was acquitted...

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Opening night: 14 May 2018


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