In 1979, a low-budget Canadian film starring Bill Murray and a host of up-and-coming Canadian actors transformed into an unforgettable cult classic. Who could forget that absurdly charming sleeper hit, Meatballs? Just in time for the movie’s 35th anniversary, indulge your appetite for nostalgia and help a great cause.

Action Against Hunger Canada is bringing together an intimate, one-time reunion of some of the movie’s most memorable actors and friends. All funds raised go directly to Action Against Hunger – a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting hunger around the world.

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Film Screening & Celeb Reunion

Join us for a screening of the film, plus a lively panel discussion where the movie’s stars will walk down memory lane and share stories of behind-the-scenes hi-jinx.

Saturday Night Live and SCTV alumnus and accomplished Canadian actress Robin Duke will lead a panel discussion featuring

  • Dan Goldberg, writer and producer of Meatballs; produced hit movies like The Hangover and Due Date.
  • Don Carmody, production executive of Meatballs; produced over 100 feature films including Oscar and Golden Globe winner Chicago.
  • Harvey Atkin, played camp director Morty in Meatballs; cast member on hit TV shows Cagney & Lacey and Law and Order; appeared in over 75 films.
  • Chris Makepeace, played young underdog Rudy in Meatballs; appeared in a variety of TV shows and movies including My Bodyguard.
  • Kristine DeBell, who played A.L. in Meatballs; she has since starred in many TV films and The Young and The Restless.
  • Robert Wertheimerproduction assistant on Meatballs; now a successful television and film producer.
  • Len Blum, writer of Meatballs along with Dan Goldberg and Harold Ramis; he is a Canadian screenwriter, film producer, and film composer.

PLUS: We are offering a select number of VIP tickets for an exclusive reception where you’ll mingle with our panel participants and other surprise VIP guests, including Shannon Tweed (who played the Love Goddess in Meatballs III), while enjoying an open bar and food.

When: Wednesday June 4th, 2014

VIP reception starts at 6 pm

Screening starts at 7:30 pm followed by panel discussion at 9:00 pm

Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre

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Regular Tickets: $35 includes:

  • Screening of the movie followed by the panel discussion
  • Tax receipt for $20
  • Thank you gift from our generous sponsors

VIP Tickets: $150 includes:

  • Access to the VIP reception which includes an open bar and appetizers PLUS a chance to mingle with the cast, crew and panel moderator
  • Screening of the movie followed by the panel discussion
  • Reserved seating
  • Tax receipt for $100
  • Thank you gift from our generous sponsors

Funds raised from this event will support Action Against Hunger programs. Our life-saving efforts prevent and treat severe malnutrition among children in countries around the world.

If you have any questions about the event please call Zoe at 416-644-1016 ext. 206 or email

Thank you for your support!

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