Canada Now 2019: Hugh Hefner's After Dark

Canada Now 2019: Hugh Hefner's After Dark

Full title: Hugh Hefner's After Dark: Speaking Out in America

From Brigitte Berman, Oscar-winning director of Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got (1985), comes this remarkable documentary of one of America’s most influential and controversial cultural icons, Hugh Hefner.

In addition to its considered portrait of Hefner as a man of his times who also transcended them, this film features an incredible array of archival footage from Hugh Hefner's landmark TV series, Playboy's Penthouse (1959–1960) and Playboy After Dark (1968–1970).

Amongst the martinis and bonhomie, Hefner’s shows offered urgent cultural and political commentaries from pop culture luminaries such as Lenny Bruce, Dick Gregory and Gore Vidal, as well as sensational live musical performances by Nina Simone, Joan Baez, Steppenwolf, Ray Charles and Sammy Davis Jr.

There will be no adverts or trailers at this screening, so please arrive at the scheduled time.


Brigitte Berman


Lenny Bruce, Dick Gregory, Gore Vidal, Nina Simone, Joan Baez, Ray Charles

Running Time:

101 minutes


Advised 15
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