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Documentary on Controversial Playboy Founder Marks Only Time Hefner Has Granted Full Access
Opens August 20, 2010 in San Francisco and Berkeley

Landmark Theatres in San Francisco, 1572 California Street, San Francisco (415) 267-4893
Tickets are $10.50 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors, students, and children
Showtimes (valid 8/20-8/26): Fri- Sat at 2:00, 4:40, 7:20, & 10:00 Sun at 2:00, 4:40, 7:20; Mon- Thu at 4:40 & 7:20
Opening night giveaways from Good Vibrations - attend 7:20 & 10:00 show for chance to win a Good Vibrations http://www.goodvibes.com, goodie bag valued at $150. First customers to 7:20 & 10:00 shows on Fri 8/20 will receive Good Vibrations sample giveaways and discount cards, one per customer while supplies last.

Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley (510) 464-5980
Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors, students, and children
Showtimes (valid 8/20-8/26): Fri- Thu at 1:40, 4:30, 7:20, 9:55

Advanced tickets available at: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets and theatre box office.


Presented by Phase 4 Films, HUGH HEFNER: PLAYBOY, ACTIVIST AND REBEL takes an intimate look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire. When Hugh Hefner launched Playboy magazine in 1953, he became a champion of the sexual revolution and, immediately, the forces of Church and State initiated a war against him that raged over the decades. Hefner is revealed both as a hedonistic playboy, and, more importantly, the man who's been a groundbreaking advocate and catalyst for civil rights, the First Amendment and human rights. With humor and insight, the film captures Hefner's fierce battles with the government, the religious right and militant feminists. Compelling interviews with a remarkable Who's Who of 20th Century American pop culture, along with rare footage, present a brilliant and entertaining snapshot of the life of an extraordinary man and the controversies that surrounded him. Directed by Brigitte Berman, Academy Award winner for the documentary feature Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got. Featuring Hugh Hefner, Jim Brown, Gene Simmons, Jenny McCarthy, Mike Wallace, Dick Gregory, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Tony Bennett, James Caan, Joan Baez, David Steinberg, George Lucas, Bill Maher, Pete Seeger.

“Entertaining eye-opener” – Redbook Magazine
“…epic look into the life of the world’s most famous playboy” – Fandango

“Utterly Fascinating” – Mike Sargent, WBAI Radio

“Put your preconceived notions aside for a moment” – CNN.com

The film’s running time is 124 minutes; and is rated R.

Added by landmark on August 17, 2010

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