THE DEATH OF STALIN
Apr 27 - Apr 29, 2018
Fri/Sat 8 pm, Sun 6 pm
Directed by Armando Iannucci
Rated NR, 107 min.
Underwritten by Julie Hopkins Real Estate
Bitingly funny and wickedly irreverent (from the producer and writer of the hit series VEEP), this comedy depicts the frantic power struggle that ensued after the death of tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev, and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria. But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.
“There is one thing that power can't stand, and that is to be mocked: The social importance of this topical romp should not be underestimated.” ~ Globe and Mail