January 24, 2020
ABOUT THE FILM
University of Toronto psychology professor and bestselling self-help author Jordan Peterson went viral in 2016 with controversial YouTube videos lambasting political correctness – particularly regarding the use of preferred personal pronouns – provoking both righteous furor and cultish adulation. Dismissed by critics – who resort to draconian tactics to silence him – as a dangerous demagogue flirting with the alt-right, Peterson has become a somewhat reluctant messiah, appealing primarily to disaffected young men who see him as a heroic truth-teller and a motivational guru. This balanced, thought-provoking examination of a depressive and argumentative iconoclast explores the private side of a very polarizing public figure.