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 whoâ€™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.