Jose Canseco To Headline Hot Springs Festival Event


Hot Springs, Ark.– The World Premiere of Jose Canseco: The Truth Hurts will anchor the 22nd annual Hot SpringsJose Canseco movie Documentary Film festival’s Closing Night on October 19th, with Jose Canseco and filmmaker Bill McAdams, Jr. in attendance.

No figure in recent sports history is as divisive as Jose Canseco. Millions of baseball fans remember him as a powerhouse slugger with the speed and agility to earn one of the sport’s rare statistics: 40/40 – 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a single season. But millions more remember him as the whistleblower whose admission to steroid ‘juicing’ exposed a scandal that overshadowed his own remarkable 16-year major league career, and led to congressional hearings that cast a pall over America’s greatest pastime.

Now, Jose Canseco finally speaks out to address some of the most controversial questions surrounding his life and career. What emerges is a nuanced portrait of a man driven by grief and a promise made – that he would be more than just a great baseball player, he would be the best. It was a promise he ultimately fulfilled, but it cost him a great deal more than he ever anticipated. Only time will tell whether history remembers Jose Canseco as a legend, a whistleblower or a scapegoat, but this candid documentary will leave you convinced of one inescapable fact: the truth hurts.

The festival will kick off October 11 with a champagne and popcorn reception at the Arlington Hotel to honor the festival’s Opening Night film, Ryan White’s Good Ol’ Freda.

One of only a few documentaries with the full support of the remaining living Beatles, and featuring original Beatles music, this film offers an insider perspective on the beloved band that changed the world of music. As a special guest of the festival, Freda will share personal stories, both onscreen and off, of her time with the Fab Four from their beginnings at the Cavern in Liverpool through their break up in 1970.

The 2013 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will take place October 11-20, 2013 at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas. For tickets and passes, visit

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