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DEFENDOR

(2009)
95 mins | Offbeat Cinema | Social Justice |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandPG
Nova Scotia14A
P.E.I.14A
New Brunswick14A
Quebec13+
Ontario14A
Manitoba14A
SaskatchewanPG
Alberta14A
British ColumbiaPG
Northwest Territories14A
Nunavut14A
YukonPG

Director: Peter Stebbings

Writer(s): Peter Stebbings

Star(s): Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Sandra Oh, Elias Koteas

Synopsis:

By day, Arthur Poppington (Harrelson) works at a construction site; by night, he is Defendor, a costumed vigilante who keeps Hamilton safe from his arch nemesis, Captain Industry.

Outfitted in a homemade costume, Defendor has no special powers, but he’s dedicated to protecting the streets nonetheless. He battles a corrupt cop (Koteas), befriends the tough and streetwise Kat (Dennings) and schemes to bring down a local mob boss, all while a court-appointed psychiatrist (Oh) tries to get to the bottom of his conviction that he is a superhero.

“I have seen firsthand how the students get turned on and inspired by REEL CANADA.”
— Peter Stebbings, filmmaker

  • Mature 11-12

About the Director

Peter Stebbings

A longtime actor, Stebbings’ directorial debut was Defendor, and his second film, Empire of Dirt (p.23), was nominated for five Canadian Screen Awards. As an actor, notable credits include Citizen Duane (p.19), Murdoch Mysteries, The Borgias and Bates Motel. He is currently directing The Disappearance, a TV miniseries.

DEFENDOR

Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • Law - 11, 12
  • Philosophy - 11, 12
  • Social Science - 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Subtitles
  • English Language with French Dubbing

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