West Oak Village presents Maurice Richard (The Rocket)

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Maurice Richard (The Rocket)

Director: Charles Binamé Run Time: 124min Genre(s): Drama, Sports

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Summary:

The Rocket traces the meteoric rise of hockey legend Maurice Richard (Dupuis), from his humble beginnings as a Montreal machinist during the Depression to star of the Canadiens and the greatest scorer in hockey.

But this is much more than a sports movie. Director Binamé frames the story in a cultural context: It isn’t until Richard, a man of few words, begins to speak his mind about the inequalities and prejudice directed toward French Canadians that he finds his voice.

Many feel that the riots caused by Richard’s suspension in 1955 were the spark that fuelled the Quiet Revolution in Quebec. This hockey blockbuster is chock-full of heart and history.

The Rocket was nominated for 13 Genie Awards and won nine.

Cast: Julie Le Breton, Patrice Robitaille, Roy Dupuis, Stephen McHattie
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - PG
British Columbia - PG
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - PG
Newfoundland and Labrador - PG
Nova Scotia - PG
Northwest Territories - PG
Nunavut - PG
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - PG
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - PG
Yukon - PG
Film language(s): English
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Address:
West Oak Village, 2370 3rd Line, Oakville, ON L6M 4E2
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Venue: West Oak Village

Date: April 19, 2017

Time: 1:30 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Event Accessibility: This venue is accessible.

Free Admission

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