Oh Canada! Audio Review of ‘The Twentieth Century’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com features an audio review of the newly released “The Twentieth Century,” the debut of Canadian filmmaker Matthew Rankin. The film is a surreal retelling of Canadian history, specifically regarding former Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Dan Beirne is the real-life Canadian PM, recognized as one of the greatest prime ministers in Canadian history, having served 27 years non-consecutively in the role during the first half of the 20th Century – the most time in that office ever – including guiding Canada through the World War II years. In the film, he is shown at the beginning of his career in 1899, vying for first time political office against his rival Arthur Meighen (an icy Brent Skagford).

The Twentieth Century
Photo credit: Oscilloscope

Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviews “The Twentieth Century” on November 30th, 2020 …

“The Twentieth Century” is available now through Music Box at Home through MusicBoxTheatre.com. Check local listings for additional theaters and show times. For more information, click here. Featuring Dan Beirne, Brent Skagford, Louis Negin, Catherine St. Laurent and Sean Cullen. Written and directed by Matthew Rankin. Not Rated

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