Goalie

Drama | PG | 118 min.

Showings

Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, May 16 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, May 16 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Screening
Rating:PG for mature content
Genre:Drama
Sports
Biography
Production Country:Canada
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Adriana Maggs
Cast:Mark O’Brien
Kevin Pollak
Georgina Reilly
Produced By:Daniel Iron
Screenwriter:Adriana Maggs
Jane Maggs

Description

"Director Maggs tells a tough, sympathetic story in an imaginative way that makes Goalie feel like a war story."
– Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail


The life of a professional hockey player was not always a glamorous one. For legendary goaltender Terry Sawchuk, each save means one more gash to his unmasked face and one more drink to numb the pain. Even with a wife and seven children at home, he is haunted by the void left from his childhood which he tried to fill with cheering crowds. Following Sawchuk from his youth in Winnipeg in the 1930s to Detroit, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York between 1950 and 1970, his 103 shutouts, and 400 stitches to his face, this is a man who lives, breathes, and dies a goalie.


The film is based in part on the award-winning book of poetry, Night Work, by Randall Maggs and the only authorized biography, Sawchuk: The Troubles and Triumphs of the World’s Greatest Goalie by David Dupuis. Goalie was filmed on location in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.



This program is sponsored by Busch Systems, Netgain, The Peggy Hill Team - Keller Williams Broker, Pilatez.ca, Restorations by Rodgers/Renovations by Rodgers, Stewart Esten LLP, Storage Mart, Venable Park Investment Council Inc., ZuZu Fashion Boutique


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