100 minutes – Musical, Drama Language: English Release date: November 29, 2019 (Canada-wide) Production company: Frantic Films, Boomtalk Musical Productions Canadian distributor: Filmoption International
It is 1919. Stefan Sokolowski and his father Mike have fled Ukraine for the New World, where they struggle to earn enough to re-unite the family. Stefan is instantly smitten with the Jewish suffragette neighbour, Rebecca – but Rebecca’s brother Moishe and Mike oppose the would-be Romeo and Juliet romance. Meanwhile, soldiers home from the war are increasingly frustrated and angry at the lack of jobs. They violently threaten the city’s immigrants, including Emma, a refugee from racial persecution in Oklahoma. When a movement develops for workers to leave their jobs in protest, AJ Anderson, a wealthy lawyer, pits all against each other in a dramatic and inspirational final stand. Based in part on the famous Winnipeg Strike of 1919, the movie is an adaptation of Juno-award-winning composer Danny Schur & Rick Chafe’s hit musical Strike!
Stefan Sokolowski Rebecca Almazoff Emma Mike Sokolowski A.J. Anderson Cook Helen Armstrong Pumphouse Worker Ticket Agent Sewing Woman #2 Aleksey Vasiliev Police officer Beat Cop Striker #1 Terrified Woman Senator Gideon Robertson Policeman 1 Susan Anderson Prisoner Pumphouse Worker Ukrainian Mother Priest Ten Year Old Boy Jailed Striker Davey Bearded Prisoner Cook / protester Special Police Striker Worker