Zero Patience

Canada | 1993 | 97 min |

“Juggling MTV-style numbers, intellectual in-jokes and very sexual politics,” (Variety), Zero Patience examines and refutes the urban legend of the alleged introduction of HIV to North America by a single individual. With defiant use of camp, melodrama and song, Canadian filmmaker John Greyson (Lilies) makes clear the ridiculous and paranoid story of “Patient Zero.” The musical tells its story against the backdrop of a romance between a time-displaced Sir Richard Francis Burton and the ghost of “Zero”.

Director: John Greyson
Cast: John Robinson, Normand Fauteux, Dianne Heatherington, Richardo Keens-Douglas
Music: Glenn Schellenberg


Join us after the film for a discussion between director John Greyson, composer Glenn Schellenberg, and Revue Cinema curator Anthony Oliveira via Zoom meeting.

Donations raised during the film and Q&A will benefit The Revue Cinema, Vtape, and Casey House.


This is a fundraising event. Donations are welcome.