'God Bless Ozzy Osbourne' To Be Presented At To Participating Theaters Across Canada

October 18, 2011

Cineplex Entertainment, via their Front Row Centre Events, Omniverse Vision and Eagle Rock Entertainment today announced "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" will be presented at participating movie theatres across Canada for one night only. This acclaimed documentary tells the life story of Ozzy Osbourne, as seen through the eyes of his son Jack. This special presentation can be enjoyed on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

"Ozzy Osbourne continues to be one of the biggest names in rock music today after many years as the lead singer of BLACK SABBATH before embarking on a hugely successful solo career," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "Fans won't want to miss the opportunity to see this career-spanning documentary that features rare footage and live performances from around the world."

"God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" examines many vital moments of the famed performer's life beginning with his troubled youth, through his career with BLACK SABBATH, his battles with fame and addiction, and his life as a family man with Sharon. The documentary also provides unprecedented behind the scenes clips of Ozzy on and off stage as well as interviews with Tommy Lee and members of BLACK SABBATH.

Tickets for "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" can be purchased at participating theatre box offices, through the Cineplex mobile apps and online at www.cineplex.com/events.

"God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" premiered on April 24 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City and received a positive review from Entertainment Weekly, which said, "What could have been a glossy, fawning tribute to the most visible face in heavy metal music history especially considering it was co-produced by his son, Jack actually turned out to be a remarkably evenhanded look at Ozzy's monumental musical influence as well as his less exemplary life as an addict and often-absent father."

Critic Joseph Brannigan Lynch added, "'God Bless Ozzy Osbourne' may not answer the question 'What makes Ozzy act so... Ozzy-like?', but it's hardly a fluffy tribute. This documentary succeeds in offering a balanced portrait of a man who made many mistakes over the course of his addiction-riddled life and also happens to be one of the most influential hard rock singers ever."

Lynch also wrote that the film "starts with Osbourne's poor childhood in the cramped quarters of inner-city Birmingham, England, and goes up to his long-sought sobriety following the end of the water-cooler fodder reality series 'The Osbournes'."

While the movie does not delve into certain aspects of Ozzy's life such as his attempted strangulation of wife/manager Sharon years ago frank interviews with his five children "portray him as an absentee father even when he was physically present due to his mind-numbing abuse of pills, cocaine and liquor," according to Lynch.

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