JACK tells the inspirational story of political icon Jack Layton and delves into the love story between Layton and his wife, NDP Member of Parliament, Olivia Chow. The movie follows the couple through their shared life in Toronto municipal politics, onto the national stage, through the last federal election campaign, to Layton’s tragic passing only weeks later from cancer.
JACK stars Rick Roberts (Still, Three Days to Jonestown, This Is Wonderland) as Jack Layton, Sook-Yin Lee (Shortbus, Year of the Carnivore) as Olivia Chow, Wendy Crewson (Revenge, 24, Airforce One) as Anne McGrath, Erin Karpluk (Being Erica) as Alison, Zachary Bennett (Road to Avonlea) as Brad Lavigne, Joel Keller (Cybergeddon, Blue Murder) as Karl Belanger, Judah Katz (Cra$h & Burn, Canada Russia 72) as Brian Topp, Victoria Snow (Cra$h & Burn) as Nancy Layton and Diana Ha (The X-Files) as Layton’s mother-in-law.
The film airs on CBC TV Sunday, March 8th, at 8PM.
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