Canada Screens Vancouver presents 'The Trotsky'

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Canada Screens Vancouver presents
The Trotsky

Tuesday, May 11, 2010
District 319, Vancouver

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

"The Trotsky is a smartly-paced rib-tickler that wears its heart on the sleeve of its collectivist tunic."
-Screen Daily

"Showcasing the 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.

Although "The 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.


When: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
District 319 (319 Main Street, Vancouver)


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.

$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. Thank you.


15% off at Boneta Restaurant

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’.

Event Photography by Murielle Freoa


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