McConnell Library presents Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows
April 19th National Canadian Film Day – Celebrate great Canadian films!
Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows 6:30 pm
(1998 Director/ Writer: Paul Jay, 93 mins.)
Bret Sergeant Hart—known in the professional wrestling world as Bret “The Hitman” Hart—was one of the greatest pro wrestlers in the sport’s history.
In 1997, at the Survivor Series in Montreal, Hart put his WWF (now WWE) title on the line against Shawn Michaels, where the two privately agreed to end the fight with a no contest conclusion.
Referred to in the wrestling community as the “Montreal Screwjob”, the agreement was believed to be a secret betrayal of Hart, who was one of the WWF’s most popular performers. In the end, Michaels won the match, and Hart lost his title.
Jay’s award-winning documentary is an honest engaging look at a world-famous careers of highs and lows.
** Join us for a behind the scenes look at professional wrestling, followed by a
discussion hosted by library staff member and long-time wrestling fan, Shelley Brown.
Sponsored by: REEL CANADA | Canada 150 | Ontario 150