'Last Woman Standing' Airs Tonight

Mary Spencer Shadow Boxing
If you missed Last Woman Standing at Hot Docs this year, you are in luck. Last Woman Standing, one of the best films from the festival, airs on CBC Documentary channel tonight. This film really is worth tuning in to, since directors Lorraine Price and Juliet Lammers deliver one of the most engaging, adrenaline-pumping sports docs of late. (Last Woman Standing made the top five for the audience award at Hot Docs and landed on my own list of the best of the fest.) Canuck viewers should be on the edge of their seats as they watch this tale of friends Mary Spencer and Ariane Fortin who become rivals as they face off as the top two competitors for Canada’s shot at Olympic gold.

Last Woman Standing is a solid film overall, so I’m a bit disappointed that it isn’t making a theatrical run. (It has stronger production value than most docs that make it to the big screen.) Regardless, a hat tip goes out to CBC for bringing this timely film to audiences so quickly. Tune in tonight, for Mary and Ariane offer a much better match than the Bruins and the Pens do!

Hot Docs review of Last Woman Standing here.

Last Woman Standing airs tonight on CBC Documentary at 7 pm. (Click for channel info.)