Pick of the Day: The Trotsky

Didn’t get a rave review from Jorge in our June 17 issue, but the premise behind the film is certainly interesting. It’s about a relatively privileged young Westmount man (Jay Baruchel) who decides he’s the reincarnation of famed Bolshevik revolutionary Leon Trotsky.

The ice pick reference at the end of Jorge’s review, by the way, refers to how Trotsky was assassinated by a Stalinist agent while living in exile in Mexico in 1940.  The Trotsky plays tonight and Saturday night at the RPL Theatre at 9:15 p.m., and Friday and Sunday night at 7 p.m. Here’s the trailer. (YouTube)

And if you’re in the mood for a double-bill, Roman Polanski’s latest film The Ghostwriter is at the RPL tonight and Saturday night at 7 p.m., and Friday and Sunday night at 9 p.m. It’s about a writer who becomes involved in political intrigue when he signs on to ghost-write the biography of a retired British PM played by Pierce Brosnan. Here’s the trailer. (YouTube)

Musicwise, the Bull North are playing a free show on the Scarth Street Mall at noon. Tonight at O’Hanlon’s Pub, Calgary indie-pop band Jane Vain headline a gig that also features the Valleys. At the Exchange/Club, there’s a gig by a band called Caught Off Guard.

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