Tuesday, May 11, 2010
A "Hot-to-Trot" film
that will have you seeing red. Run, don't walksky, here comes...
Audience Award, Atlantic Film Festival, Tokyo
International Film Festival & Sofia International Film Festival
Trotsky is a smartly-paced rib-tickler that wears its heart on the sleeve
of its collectivist tunic." -Screen Daily
late-summer beauty of bilingual Montreal, the sharply designed production
package is everything it should be." -Variety
To say that
Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel, How to Train Your Dragon,
She’s Out of My League, Tropic Thunder, Fetching
Cody) is not your average high school student would be a massive
understatement. After all, not many would claim to be the reincarnation of
early 20th century Soviet revolutionary leader, Leon Trotsky. Nor would
they stage hunger strikes at their father's factory. When Leon's dad (Saul
Rubinek) sends him to a Montreal West public school as punishment for the
strike, Leon quickly begins to chart this new territory and joins the
"student union". He even takes on a great oppressor - the principal (Colm
Feore). Determined to live out his destiny and change the world (or at
least his school), on the way, Leon also falls in love with an 'older
woman' named Alexandra (Emily Hampshire) - just as Trotsky himself had.
Trotsky" is rife with humor and heart, director/writer Jacob Tierney brings
a greater depth and message that becomes evident as the film progress,
exploring the notion of apathy and boredom that seems to dominate these
days. "The Trotsky" made its world premiere at the Toronto International
Film Festival and has nabbed numerous Audience Choice awards at festivals
worldwide for its ability to both make audiences laugh and think. It is
distributed by Alliance Atlantis in Canada.
Tuesday, May 11,
Where: District 319 (319 Main Street,
6:30 PM: Pre show celebration and wine reception (complimentary glass of
wine) with live music by Colin Bullock.
7:30 PM: Film screening
followed by a post-screening party.
Cost: $15 in
advance only through PayPal or at[masked]-5373. Buy tickets online
Tickets must be purchased in advance by Friday,
May 7th at 5pm or until tickets sell out. Please arrive at screening by
7:20 pm to ensure entry. No Minors. Thank you.
Save money per
screening by buying Canada Screens Gift Cards in advance on our
web site, at Videomatica, BIZ Books or at the screening. All seats for Gift Card holders, Ambassadors,
Sponsors & Partners must be claimed by 7:20 pm after which unclaimed
seats will be released for rush sales. Gift Card holders please RSVP to [address removed] by
Friday, May 7th at 5pm and arrive at screening by 7:20pm to ensure entry.
DINNER & MOVIE
15% off at
Before the movie, visit Boneta Restaurant for
dinner and get 15% off dinner plus treats. #1 West Cordova St at Carrall
St, just a few blocks from the theatre. Tel 604 684-1844. Bring your
ticket printout or use the password: ‘Trotsky’.
Photography by Murielle Freoa
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