Winnipeg General Strike Musical Heads to Major Theatres

Winnipeg General Strike Musical Heads to Major Theatres

May 15, 1919 might have started as a regular day in Winnipeg, but the six weeks that followed changed our country, and the world, forever. Over 30,000 workers participated in a what is now called the Winnipeg General Strike, walking off their jobs to protest massive unemployment, poor working conditions and poverty wages.

Stand! The Musical, follows Stefan, a Ukrainian refugee, and Rebecca, his Jewish suffragette neighbour, as they attempt to navigate love against a backdrop of deep inequality and racial discrimination. Returning soldiers are pitted against immigrants, while the rich continue to make off with massive wealth, until a movement develops that lets workers unite to fight for basic human dignity.

The United Steelworkers are proud to have been one of the sponsors for this movie.

Stand! premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival this past fall, and has now returned for a wider release starting November 29 in select Canadian cities:

VICTORIA Silver City
VANCOUVER International Village
  Silver City Riverport
MISSION Silver City
EDMONTON Scotia Bank Theatre
CHINOOK Scotia Bank Theatre
SASKATOON Scotia Bank Theatre
WINNIPEG Scotia Bank Theatre
  Cineplex McGillivray
TORONTO Yonge and Dundas
OTTAWA Scotia Bank Theatre
LONDON Westmount
WINDSOR Silver City
OSHAWA Cineplex
LAVAL Cineplex
ST. FOY Cineplex
HALIFAX Scotia Bank Theatre
ST. JOHN’S, NL Mount Pearl

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