Fantasia presents the 40th anniversary of Meatballs

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Director: Ivan Reitman Run Time: 93min Genre(s): Comedy, Family

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This ode to summer camp is a true Canadian classic and features Bill Murray in his first starring role. He plays Tripper, a prankster and a flirt who can’t help teasing his boss and the counsellors at the nearby rich kids’ camp.

Everyone, including Tripper, is sick and tired of perennially losing the Camp Olympics. It’s only by encouraging all campers to try their hardest — including young Rudy (Makepeace), who has self-esteem issues — that Tripper and his troops can hope to emerge triumphant. Full of wacky pranks, lively high jinks and a lot of touching moments, Meatballs is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

Meatballs won the Genie Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Actress (Lynch), as well as the Golden Reel Award, given to the film with the biggest box office gross of the year.

Cast: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Chris Makepeace, Jack Blum
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - PG
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - PG
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - PG
Yukon - PG
Film language(s): English

Venue: Cinema de Sève

Date: April 16, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Guest(s): André Link, Greg Dunning

Event Details:
Meatballs will be preceded by a screening of the classic NFB short Old Lady's Camping Trip on 35mm film.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with legendary producer André Link and Greg Dunning, the son of producer John Dunning.

To reserve seats in advance, please email:

Cinema de Sève, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W, Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8
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