Toronto red-carpet premiere this Friday, Andrew Harris documentary: Running Back Relentless

Courtesy: Upper Canada Films

This Friday, June 14, Andrew Harris hits the big screen in The Big Smoke.

Film buffs and football fans will be treated to the Toronto premiere screening of Running Back Relentless at Hotel X in The Six. The venue sits about a punt’s distance from where the four-time Grey Cup champion’s career ended at BMO Field last November.

There are limited tickets available for the screening, which kicks off at 7 p.m. EDT. In addition to fans and media, event organizers are expecting dignitaries from Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the Canadian Football League, and across the Toronto sports landscape to be in attendance.

The film chronicles Harris’ final season while in the double blue of the Toronto Argonauts and retrospectively explores his entire life story in this controversial and gripping behind-the-scenes documentary. It’s produced by Upper Canada Films and will become available on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, and Google Play on Thursday, June 20.

During his 12-year professional career with the B.C. Lions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and Argonauts, Harris rushed 1,952 times for 10,380 yards with 51 touchdowns, while recording 607 receptions for 5,489 yards and 32 touchdowns. He finished fifth all-time on the league’s rushing list behind only Mike Pringle, George Reed, Damon Allen, and Johnny Bright.

The 37-year-old has four CFL championship rings, including three straight from 2019 through 2022, as there was no season in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His final campaign finished with an upset loss this past November in the East Final, after the Argonauts tied the all-time single-season CFL record for regular season wins (16).

Fans can click here to purchase tickets to this one-of-a-kind event on Friday. At the screening inside Hotel X’s world-class cinema, attendees will be treated to complimentary champagne, popcorn, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, DJ, and a silent auction table, all of which support Sam’s Foundation. The event is supported by former University of Guelph Gryphon football standout and Yates Cup winner, Bill Vastis, leader of the Vastis Advisory Group of RBC Dominion Securities.