First Weekend Club: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

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The First Weekend Club presents Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel by Brigitte Berman this Thursday at the District 319 Theatre.

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel takes an intimate look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire. When Hefner launched Playboy magazine in 1953, he 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. Hefner is revealed both as a hedonistic playboy, but, more importantly, as the man who’s been a groundbreaking advocate and catalyst for civil rights, the First Amendment, and human rights… Read More

The event on Thursday will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30pm with wine and live music. The film starts at 7:30pm and there will be a post-screening party as well. You can get a great deal on dinner if you dine at Boneta in Gastown prior to the show. Boneta will offer 15% off your meal if you say the secret First Weekend Club code found here online.

If you would like to attend this week’s screening at District 319, I have two tickets available. Enter to win your way into this screening party by leaving a comment below with the name of someone born in Vancouver or BC that has appeared in Playboy (hint, one woman is mentioned in the trailer). I can only run this contest until tomorrow morning (Tuesday August 17th) so it will be a quick turnaround.

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel will then open at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas on August 20th

Update The winner is Kevin – enjoy the film!

First Weekend Club (founded in February of 2003 by Anita Adams) is a non-profit organization and cross-Canada movie club dedicated to promoting and raising awareness for great Canadian films.

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8 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Sean HagenMonday, August 16th, 2010 — 12:16pm PDT

    Pamela Anderson.

    Looks like a pretty awesome movie.

  2. EricMonday, August 16th, 2010 — 12:27pm PDT

    I’ve been hearing about this doc. Sounds interesting.

    Dorothy Stratten, 1980 playmate of the year, was born in Vancouver.

  3. KevinMonday, August 16th, 2010 — 12:46pm PDT

    Kimberley Stanfield

    I need something different other than Inception & Expendables :p

  4. BeckyMonday, August 16th, 2010 — 12:52pm PDT

    Pamela Anderson. It looks great!

  5. Teresa KMonday, August 16th, 2010 — 1:22pm PDT

    Pamela Anderson.

  6. MMarkeyMonday, August 16th, 2010 — 2:10pm PDT

    Pamela Anderson!

  7. AgaselMonday, August 16th, 2010 — 5:23pm PDT

    Pamela Anderson, whose left boob is bigger than my head.

  8. MichelleTuesday, August 17th, 2010 — 12:31am PDT

    Pamela Anderson. Would love two tickets to this.

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