Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows at Galaxy Cinemas North Bay

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Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998)

Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows

Director: Paul Jay Run Time: 93min Genre(s): Documentary

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Bret Sergeant Hart — known in the professional wrestling world as Bret “The Hitman” Hart — was one of the greatest pro wrestlers in the sport’s history.

In 1997, at the Summer Series in Montreal, Hart put his WWF (now WWE) title on the line against Shawn Michaels, where the two privately agreed to end the fight with a no contest conclusion.

Referred to in the wrestling community as the “Montreal Screwjob,” the agreement was believed to be a secret betrayal of Hart, who was one of the WWF’s most popular performers. In the end, Michaels won the match, and Hart lost his title.

Jay’s award-winning documentary is an honest and engaging look at a world-famous career of highs and lows.

Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - 14A
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English

Venue: Galaxy Cinemas North Bay

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Guest(s): Dann Jarris

Event Details:

About this free event:

“Local celebrity and professional wrestler Dann Jarris will join to talk about regional wrestling events and introduce the films […] a glimpse into the lives of professional wrestlers from some of wrestling’s beginnings in the early 1960’s and then from the 1990’s.”

Wrestling (1961, 27 min.)

A candid-camera view of professional wrestling as seen in the Montréal Forum, where some of the biggest bouts are staged, and in back-street wrestling parlors where the warriors practice their art. Nothing escapes the probing camera as well-muscled tyros grapple, punch, squirm, roar and grimace, adding their own variations of showmanship to amuse and excite the crowd.

Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (1998, 93 min.)

In this feature-length documentary, director Paul Jay was given unprecedented access to the world of Bret Hart and pro wrestling as his camera followed Bret “the Hitman” Hart for one year. Going behind the tightly guarded walls of wrestling’s spectacle and theatre, the film explores the meaning of today’s wrestling morality plays. As fantasy crosses into real life, the true story of Bret Hart’s struggle with Vince McMahon, the legendary owner of the WWE (formerly WWF), is revealed. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows climaxes with the tale of the biggest double-cross in pro wrestling.

Presented by Wawasayg Festival & Zakide Collective.

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.

Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, 300 Lakeshore Dr., North Bay, ON, P1A 3V2
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