After years of effort, the movie Stand!, a musical that tells the story of the Winnipeg General Strike, opens in theatres on Nov. 29.
Please share the attached message with your members and do all you can to help promote the movie on social media.
I would also encourage Locals to buy tickets and provide them to members free of charge, either to your whole membership or hold a free lottery for a limited number of tickets. Once tickets go on sale, around Nov. 1, I will provide you with a link to the Cineplex site.
President, CWA Canada
The Media Union
Dear Sisters & Brothers:
It is with much gratitude to the labour movement that I announce the Stand! movie musical Canada-wide release at the Cineplex theatres listed below – on Friday, Nov. 29th.
The movie, already called the “next Norma Rae”, is the result of a partnership between the labour movement in Canada and the United States, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the movie’s producers.
Tickets go on sale around Nov. 1. In order to maximize the impact of the movie, attendance at the first three days of the release – Friday, Nov. 29 to Sunday, Dec. 1 – is critical to being held over in theatres for a second or third week.
In the meantime, please consider sharing the movie now. The website www.stand-movie.com has a link to the trailer. You may also download the trailer or embed it online with this link: https://vimeo.com/363210881
Thank you in advance for helping to advance labour’s cause through the movie. It is an honour to bring this story to the world.
A list of theatres where Stand! will be playing (more being added daily):
Galaxy Nanaimo International Village
Vancouver Silvercity Riverport / Vancouver Silvercity Mission
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon
Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg / Cineplex McGillivray Winnipeg
Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa
CPX Hamilton Westmount London
CPX Vaughan Silvercity Windsor
Yonge & Dundas, Toronto
CPX St. Foy
Scotiabank Theatre Halifax
Mount Pearl – St. John’s NFLD