Three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep goes electric and takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in the uplifting comedy RICKI AND THE FLASH.  In a film loaded with music and live performance, Streep stars as Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, but is now returning home to make things right with her family.  Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, who plays her fictional daughter; Rick Springfield, who takes on the role of a Flash member in love with Ricki; and Kevin Kline, who portrays Ricki’s long-suffering ex-husband.

When Meryl Streep stars in a film, you pretty much always know it’s going to be a winner, but the role of rock-and-roll burnout mom, desperately trying to back pedal her way into her daughter’s life, is especially alluring, promising both hilarity and a wild tear-jerking emotional ride.

CONTEST! Win tickets to special advance screening!

RICKI AND THE FLASH opens in theatres on August 7, 2015; we’re so excited about it, that we’ve partnered with Sony Pictures to giveaway tickets to advance screenings on August 5th, all across Canada. We know you’ll love this film! Enter to win tickets to the premiere by tweeting:

“Dear @Shedoesthecity, I can’t wait to see Meryl Streep as a hard-rock mom in #RickiAndTheFlash! Please send me to premiere in YOUR CITY HERE.”

Screening details:


Wednesday, August 5th, 7:30PM @ Scotiabank Theatre  Note: 7:30PM screening time


Wednesday, August 5th, 7:00PM  @ Scotiabank Theatre


Wednesday, August 5th, 7:00PM @ Fifth Avenue


Wednesday August 5th, 7:00PM @ Scotiabank Chinook


Wednesday, August 5th, 7:00PM @ South Edmonton

Ricki and the Flash opens everywhere August 7th. Watch the trailer now.