If you're a Canadian healthcare worker, you get to see Michael Moore's doc Sicko gratis - from today (Monday) till Thursday (July 26). This comes after 6000 Canadian nurses took up the offer from Alliance Atlantis earlier this month. Details below.
And hey, healthcare workers, just watch what you buy at those concession stands, okay? We need you to stay healthy.
ALLIANCE ATLANTIS* MOTION PICTURE DISTRIBUTION OFFERS CANADIAN HEALTHCARE WORKERS
FREE ADMISSION TO MICHAEL MOORE’S ACCLAIMED FILM SiCKO FROM JULY 23 to 26, 2007
EXPANSION OF TICKET OFFER MADE AFTER 6000 NURSES ACROSS CANADA SAW SiCKO FOR FREE IN JUST FOUR DAYS
TORONTO, ONTARIO – July 20, 2007 - All regulated healthcare workers across Canada presenting valid ID (as set out below) will be able to see SiCKO for free from Monday July 23 to Thursday July 26 to further encourage members of the public to see Michael Moore’s provocative and acclaimed film.
The offer comes after The United Nurses of Alberta purchased 150 tickets to distribute to the public. Filmmaker Michael Moore had congratulated the Union on their efforts and offered to reimburse the union for their action. Subsequently, Alliance Atlantis* Motion Picture Distribution extended the free admission offer to all card-carrying nurses in Canada. Over 6000 nurses accepted the invitation in just four days. The new initiative will allow all regulated healthcare workers to get into SiCKO for free from Monday July 23 to Thursday July 26 by bringing their practice permit, license or registration card to any Cineplex Entertainment, Empire Theatre, or Landmark Cinema showing the film.
Commenting on the expanded opportunity, Jim Sherry, Executive Managing Director of Alliance Atlantis* Motion Picture Distribution said, “we’re pleased to be able to both give the opportunity for more people to see this remarkable movie and to say thank you to the healthcare community for their important contribution to the well-being of all Canadians.”
When reached for comment, Michael Moore said, “I want to thank the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario for encouraging their members to bring your political leaders to go see SiCKO. It’s important to remind your elected officials how critical it is to protect your Medicare system established by Tommy Douglas, and the values and ideals behind it of taking care of everyone in society, no matter how rich or poor. And it’s not like your MPs and MPPs have anything better to do on a Friday night anyway.”