Feb 8, 2014
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The Healthcare Movie, a documentary narrated by actor Kiefer Sutherland, will be screened at The Magick Lantern in Point Richmond on Feb. 15, Councilman Tom Butt said in his email newsletter Saturday.

The 65-minute-long film, which compares the Canadian and American healthcare systems during the last 50 years, will start at 2 p.m. and is free for all. The screening is presented by the Contra Costa County chapter of the nonprofit group Health Care For All, which is promoting a controversial healthcare system in California that is paid for solely by the government.

Interestingly, Sutherland is reportedly the grandson of Tommy Douglas, the founder of Medicare in Canada.

More information about the movie can be found here. Below is the trailer:


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.