You are invited to a special advanced screening of:
“Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel”
A FILM BY ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER BRIGITTE BERMAN
George Lucas, Jenny McCarthy, Mike Wallace, Dick Gregory, Gene Simmons, Susan Brownmiller, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Joan Baez, Tony Bennett, James Caan, Jim Brown, Pat Boone, Dr. Ruth, Pete Seeger, Bill Maher and many more.
View trailer at: http://www.youtube.co...
Event: FREE advance screening of Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
Date: Wednesday, July 21
Location: Fifth Avenue Cinemas
*seating is first come, first serve - we recommend arriving at least 30mins early
About the Film:
The film will open in Toronto Theatres on Friday, August 6, 2010, with August 13 (TBC) and August 20th openings to follow in Vancouver and Montreal respectively. The Canadian theatrical opening comes after a July 30th US premiere in LA, New York and Washington that will immediately widen to other major US cities.
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel, reveals for the first time, not only the flamboyant, outspoken founder of the Playboy empire, but also Hugh Hefner’s many fierce battles with nearly all levels of the American government, the religious right, and militant feminists.
Hefner is revealed as a hedonistic playboy, but, more importantly, as a groundbreaking advocate and catalyst for civil rights, the First Amendment, and human rights.
When Hefner launched Playboy magazine in December 1953, the magazine achieved instant notoriety and astounding success. Its magnet was a nude centerfold of Marilyn Monroe. Hefner became a champion of the sexual revolution and, immediately, the forces of Church and State initiated a war against him that raged over the decades.
When Hefner agreed to participate in Berman’s film, he granted her unprecedented access to his vast. personal archives and agreed that she would maintain creative and editorial freedom – something he’s never done before. Compelling interviews with a Who’s Who of the decades, and rare footage, present an entertaining snapshot of the life of an extraordinary man.