Page 1

FILM+DINING GUIDE SUMMER > JUNE/JULY/AUGUST 2018

THE FILM HOUSE FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in Downtown St. Catharines


SUMMER CINEMA NOW Fair weather is here. Our windows and worlds open with the return of sunny days and The Film House is in lock step with three months of eye-widening cinema. There are a host of great feature titles on the way. Stand-outs include Wes Anderson’s whimsical Isle of Dogs, a stop-animation comedy winning audiences over; director Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth, and Anton Chekov’s The Seagull with stars Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening in lauded performances. These and over a dozen more engaging films will be on screen over the summer months. With warm evenings, film in the fresh air is back. Screenings are slated in the grassed-oasis called the Mann Raceway Plaza. This mini-park between the FirstOntario PAC and Brock’s Marilyn I. Walker School is a hidden sanctuary downtown and a great place to see a film. Have your say as to what titles light-up the outdoor screen. There are films in each of June, July, and August; choose heroes or super heroes (Karate Kid, Rocky, and Batman) or perennial crowdpleasers (Dirty Dancing, Footloose, and The Forbidden Dance). Votes are tallied on our website firstontariopac.ca. These titles are programmed with all ages in mind, and best of all, they’re free. Grab your picnic blanket and head down. The summer program also includes Late-Night screenings when three cult titles storm the screen for film-loving nighthawks: Pulp Fiction, The Room, and Birdemic: Shock and Terror. These are all classics, uh, in their own right. While Pulp Fiction needs no introduction, both The Room and Birdemic made their mark through parading norms (moments intended to be serious but due to poor execution, excessive melodrama, or plain absurdity became unintentionally funny). These are films so bad that they inspire plastic spoon throwing and sing-a-longs. The Room screened last winter and returns as we brace ourselves for director Tommy Wiseau’s next feature, Best F(r)iends, rounding out our June calendar. The roster of Wednesday night documentaries has been bolstered by the addition of monthly films that explore the world of architecture. These critically acclaimed films delve into how architecture and design impact our daily lives and are presented with the support of the Niagara Society of Architects. Watch for post-screening Q+As tied in with these presentations. Summer’s a time to relax and The Film House is ready to be part of your chill-out routine. Stephen Remus Minister of Energy, Minds, & Resources Niagara Artists Centre Film Programming Group

The Film House

The Film Programming Group is: Barry K. Grant, Joan Nicks, Sara Palmieri, Natasha Pedros, Stephen Remus, Kasia Smuga, and Annie Wilson

Film+Dining Guide designed by Niagara Artists Centre Cover Image: Kayak to Klemtu


Join a Community of Film Lovers

Film House Memberships are only $30 +HST and are valid for one year from date of purchase. Perks of membership include: A A A

A A A A

$7 entry to all films (2 tickets limit per membership) 15% discount off concession products, excluding alcohol Buy-one-get-one free tickets for 1st screening of 1st run feature films + receive a voucher to give to friends! (Please reserve the BOGO tickets via phone or in-person at the Box Office.) VIP access to meet and greets, artist chats, and receptions Exchange tickets, as needed Bi-weekly e-newsletter Direct to home mailing of your Film+Dining Guide

Film House Admission

$9 - general admission + HST or $7 - member / 13 and under + HST

Morsels: downtown eats

Shotgun reviews of great meals at restos in the core! Tiffany Mayer [TM], Jordy Yack [JY], Michael Chess [MC], and Stephen Remus [SR] share their favourite meals. Dinner and a movie’s never been better in downtown St. Catharines.


Sun 3 Jun 4PM / Tues 5 June 7PM / Thurs 7 June 7PM / Fri 8 June 6:30PM / Sat 9 June 4PM Sun 10 June 7PM / Tues 12 June 7PM / Sat 16 June 6:30PM

The Young Karl Marx

France, Germany, Belgium, 2017. Directed by Raoul Peck. 118 min. PG In 1844, the young Karl Marx meets Friedrich Engles and the world won’t be the same. Presented in English, German, French with English subtitles Winner of the Founders Grand Prize for Raoul Peck at 2017 Traverse City Film

Festival, the follow-up film to Peck’s landmark birography of James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro. “Scrupulously faithful to the biographical record, The Young Karl Marx, directed by Raoul Peck is both intellectually serious and engagingly free-spirited.” - A. O. Scott, New York Times

Fri 8 June 9PM / Sat 9 June 6:30PM / Thurs 14 June 7PM / Fri 15 June 9PM / Sat 16 June 9PM Sun 17 June 7PM / Tues 19 June 7PM / Fri 22 June 9PM / Sat 23 June 6:30PM

You Were Never Really Here

USA, 2018, Directed by Lynne Ramsay. 89 min. 14A A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares

overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening. “Ramsay is at the height of her filmmaking powers here, maximizing the impact of her brutal story. Phoenix is ideally cast as a force that’s unstoppable until the big case breaks his momentum.” - Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media


E FREEENING

SCR 21 June rs Thu 7PM

Thurs 21 June 7PM / Fri 22 June 6:30PM / Sat 23 June 4PM / Sun 24 June 7PM / Tues 26 June 7PM Fri 29 June 6:30PM / Sat 30 June 4PM / Thurs 5 July 7PM / Fri 6 July 6:30PM / Sat 7 July 4PM

Kayak to Klemtu

Canada, 2018. Directed by Zoe Leigh Hopkins. 90 min. PG 14-year-old Ella is determined to travel the length of the Inside Passage along the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest by kayak in order to testify against a proposed pipeline that would see oil tanker traffic through her beloved homeland waters. She’s prepared to

handle all of the challenges the wildlife, the weather, and the water offer up. The biggest challenge of all the dysfunctional family she has to bring with her: Her neurotic aunt, her cranky uncle, her wayward cousin, and the memory of her late uncle. They all come along for the ride to make an amazing adventure.

Join us for a late night screening of Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM SAT 23 JUNE 11:30PM

Sat 23 June 9PM / Thurs 28 June 7PM / Fri 29 June 9PM / Sat 30 June 9PM Tues 3 July 7PM / Fri 6 July 9PM / Sat 7 July 9PM / Sun 8 July 7PM

Best F(r)iends: Volume 1 USA, 2017. Directed by Justin MacGregor. 99 min. NR

Finally, the dynamic duo of Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero have reunited for a dream project that will send fans of The Room and The Disaster Artist into paroxyms of unabated joy once more, and send new fans into a journey of unprecedented comedic madness.

Based on a series of true-to-life anecdotes sourced from Greg and Tommy’s two decades of shared experiences, Best F(r)iends is a unique two-volume cinematic saga that interweaves mystery, intrigue, and more than a few dark laughs into the long-awaited reunion of The Room’s cult icons. “Classic...Bizarre & Charming.” - Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter


Sat 7 July 6:30PM / Tues 10 July 7PM / Thurs 12 July 7PM / Fri 13 July 9PM / Sat 14 July 6:30PM Sun 15 July 7PM / Fri 20 July 9PM / Sat 21 July 6:30PM

American Animals

US, 2018. Directed by Bart Layton. 116 min. R The true story of a 2004 art heist in Lexington perpetrated by college kids is both a thrilling heist film and an existential journey of four misguided young men searching in all the wrong places for identity, meaning, adventure, and the kind of life that movies are made about.

“In Layton’s smart, skittering, brilliantly constructed inquiry, each little steal is a reminder of the sleeker, sharper, ultimately too-far-fetched future that four otherwise ordinary college guys tried to sneak past a merely adequate fate.” - Guy Lodge, Variety

905 Eatz

30 CHURCH STREET / 905-684-3289 TOUCHDOWN SALAD $9/$12 This flagship salad scores with kale, greens, quinoa, black beans, avocado, bell peppers, feta and mixed nuts. Dressed with the house olive oil, lemon juice and mint dressing, and amped up with a lemon garlic aioli, this is guilt-free eating that feels indulgent. [TM]

Smoke’s Poutinerie

10 SUMMER STREET / 905-682-2873 PHILLY CHEESESTEAK POUTINE $10.50 You could keep it simple with their delicious chip-wagon style fries with traditional gravy and Québec cheese curd. But why, when you can add steak? This perfect combo also comes with roasted red peppers, sautéed mushrooms and cheese sauce. Please note that jalapeños can be substituted for caramelized onions for an extra boss kick. Perfect for lunch, dinner or 3a.m. breakfast! [MC]

> for a full listing of downtown restaurants visit mydowntown.ca


Sat 14 July 4PM / Tues 17 July 7PM / Thurs 19 July 7PM / Fri 20 July 6:30PM / Sat 21 July 4PM Sun 22 July 7PM / Tues 24 July 7PM / Fri 27 July 6:30PM / Sat 28 July 6:30PM

The Seagull

US, 2018. Directed by Michael Mayer. 99 min. PG The Seagull is the heartbreaking and funny story of friends and lovers, all of whom are in love with the wrong person. The movie is timely in its depiction of the tragic consequences of narcissism, particularly on young dreams and romantic love. Based on the play by Anton Chekhov.

“Mayer’s sensitive touch guides a superb cast to a fully realized take on Anton Chekhov’s classic play. Subtext is everything in Chekhov, and every moment feels full here.” - Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media

East Izakaya

129 KING STREET / 905-228-3688 SPICY SALMON CHIRASHI PART OF AN ALL-YOU-CAN EAT ORDER! A delicate tempura seaweed chip topped with edamame, avocado, crab, salmon sprouts and housemade spicy mayo. A new and inventive addition to an already tasty and fun all-you-can-eat experience. [JY]

N’ata Cosa Ristorante Pizzeria and Sociale

259 ST. PAUL STREET / 905-397-7474 MELANZANA ALLA PARMIGIANA (EGGPLANT PARMESAN) $12 This fresh take on a classic has all the makings of a legend. Substantial slices of perfectly cooked eggplant are hugged by a bright and rich tomato sauce given extra spunk with dollops of pesto, and just enough cheese to give it decadence without overwhelming. > for a full listing of being downtown restaurants [TM] visit mydowntown.ca


Sat 28 July 4PM / Sun 29 July 4PM / Tues 31 July 7PM / Thurs 2 Aug 7PM / Fri 3 Aug 6:30PM Sat 4 Aug 4PM / Sun 5 Aug 4PM

The Isle of Dogs

Germany, US, 2018. Directed by Wes Anderson. 101 min. PG When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbagedump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel

friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture. Recommended for ages 10+ “Wes Anderson’s ninth feature film (his 2nd in stop-motion animation) is his wildest and waggiest yet, expanding his wondrous, inventive vision while retaining his meticulous compositions.” - Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media

Thurs 26 July 7PM / Fri 27 July 9PM / Sun 29 July 7PM / Fri 3 Aug 9PM / Sat 4 Aug 6:30PM Sun 5 Aug 7PM / Sat 11 Aug 9PM

Eye on Juliet

Canada, France, Moracco, 2017. Directed by Kim Nguyen. 96 min. 14A A drone operator falls in love with a young Middle Eastern woman whom he encounters during a remote mission. He tries to help the girl who has been promised in marriage to a man she doesn’t love.

“Kim Nguyen’s latest film is dazzlingly original, an unconventional love story of sorts that never fails to surprise. The cinematography of Christophe Collette captures the stark, varied beauty of the African landscape and the score by Toronto band Timber Timbre captures the mood of tortured passion and longing.” - Bruce Demara, The Toronto Star


Thurs 9 Aug 7PM / Fri 10 Aug 6:30PM / Sat 11 Aug 4PM / Tues 14 Aug 7PM / Fri 17 Aug 9PM Sat 18 Aug 4PM / Sun 19 Aug 7PM

The Rider

US, 2017. DIrected by Chloé Zhao. 104 min. 14A After a tragic riding accident, young cowboy Brady, once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, is warned that his competition days are over. Back home, he finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt

to regain control of his fate, Brady searches for a new identity and tries to redefine what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. “In telling the story of a disappearing slice of America, Zhao has created a portrait of resilience, and the bonds that last even after the rodeo’s over.” - Emily Yoshida, Vulture

Hometown Ice Cream 142 ST. PAUL STREET / 905-988-6174 ICE CREAM SANDWICH $7

Start screaming. This is ice cream after all, and the best possible kind, made entirely from scratch in seasonal and everchanging flavours. This sandwich on homemade cookies of your choice (you can even mix and match) is pure indulgence and puts you in touch with your inner child. [TM]

Caffe Gatti

3 RACE STREET / 905-641-5009 PIZZA BY THE SLICE $4 Caffe Gatti brings modern European style, flair, and fare to downtown. Located in sight of the PAC with patio views of the 12 Mile Creek valley, house specialties include a variety of Roman-style focaccia pizzas freshly made with authentic toppings. This is not pizza that comes in a cardboard box. A splendid place to stop in before a weekend matinee. [SR]

> for a full listing of downtown restaurants visit mydowntown.ca


Tues 7 Aug 7PM / Fri 10 Aug 9PM / Sat 11 Aug 6:30PM / Sun 12 Aug 4PM / Thurs 16 Aug 7PM Fri 17 Aug 6:30PM / Sat 18 Aug 9PM / Tues 21 Aug 7PM

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot US, 2018. Directed by Gus Van Sant. 113 min. NR

After nearly dying in a car accident, the last thing Oregon slacker John Callahan intends to do is give up alcohol. He reluctantly enters a treatment program and discovers that he has a knack for drawing. The

budding artist finds himself with a new lease on life when his edgy and irreverent cartoons gain a national and devoted following. “Not since American Splendor explored the curmudgeonly everyman sensibility of comic-book artist Harvey Pekar has the complicated headspace of a cartoonist been entered with such infectious fondness as in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.” - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

Sat 18 Aug 6:30PM / Thurs 23 Aug 7PM / Fri 24 Aug 9PM / Sat 25 Aug 9PM / Sun 26 Aug 7PM / Tues 28 Aug 7PM / Fri 31 Aug 9PM / Sat 1 Sept 9PM

Boundaries

US, Canada, 2018. Directed by Shana Feste. 104 min. 14A

ijuana, Laura finally confronts Leonard—her dead-beat ex-husband.

Laura is a well-meaning single mother who is forced to drive her estranged pot-dealing father, Jack, from Texas to California, with her troubled son Henry along for the ride. While Jack uses Henry and the road trip to help him distribute a copious supply of mar-

“Christopher Plummer invests a crusty old man with the smoothest of sly-boots charisma in a touching and tasteful father-daughter road movie.” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety


Puzzle

USA, 2018. Directed by Marc Turtletaub. 103 min. 14A A woman who has a talent for assembling jigsaw puzzles sneaks away from her suburban town and goes to New York City, where she partners with a man for a puzzle tournament in Atlantic City. As she experiences independence for the first time, she begins to view her value and the pieces of her own life in a whole new light. “Puzzle is the second feature film from veteran producer-turned-filmmaker Marc Turtletaub (Gods Behaving Badly), and it’s just perfect.” -Alex Billington, Firstshowing

Fri 24 Aug 6:30PM / Sat 25 Aug 6:30PM / Thurs 30 Aug 7PM / Fri 31 Aug 6:30PM / Sat 1 Sept 6:30PM Sun 2 Sep 4PM / Tue 4 Sep 7PM / Thu 6 Sep 7PM

“Puzzle puts together a stunning drama with a remarkable Kelly Macdonald.” -Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

Musicals at The Film House this Summer! Singin’ in the Rain / Sun 10 June 4PM

USA, 1952. Directed by Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly. 103 min. G Don and Lina have been cast repeatedly as a romantic couple, but when their latest film is remade into a musical, only Don has the voice for the part. After a lot of practise with a diction coach, Lina still sounds terrible, and Kathy, a bright young aspiring actress, is hired to record over her voice.

West Side Story / Sun 15 July 4PM

USA, 1961. Directed by Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise. 153 min. G A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival’s sister.

All That Jazz / Sun 19 Aug 4PM

USA, 1979. Directed by Bob Fosse. 123 min. R When he is not planning for his upcoming stage musical or working on his Hollywood film, choreographer/director Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is popping pills and sleeping with a seemingly endless line of women. The physical and mental stress begins to take a toll on the ragged perfectionist. Soon, he must decide whether or not his non-stop work schedule and hedonistic lifestyle are worth risking his life.


ARCHITECTURE+DESIGN FILM SERIES

This film series is presented in partnership with the Niagara Society of Architects. Join them for post-screening discussions after select films!

Integral Man

Canada, 2017. Directed by Joseph Clement. 63 min. NR Wed 13 June 7PM He decided against Frank Gehry, considered Rem Koolhaas, and ultimately chose two young architects that would come to change contemporary architecture. The client is Jim Stewart, the most published mathematician since Euclid, a concert level violinist, calculus professor, philanthropist, and gay rights activist. He is a true polymath, a modern day renaissance man. “Integral Man is a story of passions doggedly pursued, from music and mathematics to political activism and philanthropy. It’s an absolute inspiration.” - Derek Jacobs, cinemaaxis

Big Time

Denmark, 2017. Directed by Kaspar Astrup Schröder. 93 min. PG Wed 18 July 7PM Big Time follows Bjarke Ingels during the course of seven years (2009-2016), while he struggles to finish his biggest project so far. We are let into Bjarke’s creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails. “Somewhat incredibly, the buildings come to life: Kaspar Astrup Schröder puts Ingels's remarkable communication skills to work through a series of sketches and chats, and then shows us the finished products.” - Alex Bozikoviv, The Globe and Mail

Sketches of Frank Gehry

USA, 2005. Directed by Sydney Pollack. 83 min. PG Wed 8 Aug 7PM Sketches of Frank Gehry was director Sydney Pollack’s first feature length documentary. The two men have been friends for many years, and Pollack completed the film over a period of five years, starting in 2000. Beginning with Gehry’s own original sketches for each major project, the film explores Gehry’s process of turning these abstract drawings, first into tangible, three-dimensional models, often made simply of cardboard and scotch tape, then into finished buildings of titanium and glass, concrete and steel, wood and stone. The dialogue between Pollack and Gehry, as intimate as that of any two friends of long standing, courses like a continuous melodic line through the film.


Our Favourites at The Film House

2001: A Space Odyssey

USA, 1968. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. 149 min. PG Sun 17 June 4PM An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship’s computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time. 50th Anniversary Screening!

Road Kill

Canada, 1989. Directed by Bruce McDonald. 80 min. 14A Sun 8 July 4PM, Sat 14 July 9PM The film stars Valerie Buhagiar as Ramona, an intern at a Toronto record label who is sent to Sudbury by promoter Roy Seth (Gerry Quigley) to track down the label’s star band, Children of Paradise, after they disappear on tour. “One of the most original films to emerge from the Ontario new wave of filmmaking of the late 1980s and early 1990s.” - Wyndham Wise, thecanadianencyclopedia

Valley of the Dolls

USA, 1967, Directed by Mark Robson. 123 min. R Sat 4 Aug 9PM, Sun 12 Aug 7PM An adaptation of Jacqueline Susann’s bestselling novel of Hollywood misery, Valley of the Dolls is set In New York City, where bright but naive New Englander Anne Welles (Barbara Parkins) becomes a secretary at a theatrical law firm and falls in love with attorney Lyon Burke (Paul Burke). Anne befriends upand-coming singer Neely O’Hara (Patty Duke), whose dynamic talent threatens aging star Helen Lawson (Joey Bishop) and beautiful but talentless actress Jennifer North (Sharon Tate). The women experience success and failure in love and work, leading to heartbreak, addiction, and tragedy.


Bollywood Film Series Neejar

India, 2016. Directed by Ram Madhvani. 122 min. 14A Presented in Hindi with English subtitles. Sun 24 June 4PM Neerja is the story of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986.

My Name Is Khan

India, 2010. Directed by Karan Johar. 160 min. PG Presented in Hindi with English subtitles. Sun 22 July 4PM Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, suffers from Asperger syndrome (a form of high-functioning autism complicating socialization). The adult Rizwan marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who mistake his disability for “suspicious” behavior. Following his arrest, he meets Radha, a therapist who helps him deal with his situation and his affliction. Rizwan then begins a journey to meet US President Obama to clear his name.

Billu Barber

India, 2009. Directed by Priyadarshan. 138 min. NR Presented in Hindi with English subtitles. Sun 26 Aug 4PM A barber named Billu (Irrfan Khan) and his wife (Lara Dutta) are struggling to make ends meet when a famous movie star, Sahir Khan (Shahrukh Khan), comes to their village to make a film. When Billu’s children lie to their friends, saying that their father is friends with the star, word travels and everyone wants to meet Billu’s famous childhood friend. After businessman Daamchand (Om Puri) demands to meet the star, and Billu fails to set up a meeting, the town turns against Billu.


Doc Spotlight Dreams So Real

Canada, 2018. Directed by T. Edward Martin, Jeff Rogers. 110 min. NR Sat 2 June 6:30PM A feature-length concert documentary, capturing Canadian rock group Metric’s last live performance of a year-long sold-out world tour. Their performance was recorded by 26 cameras with audio mixed by multi-Grammy winner David Bottrill. With plenty of arena-worthy moments, Dreams So Real is a stunning recreation of an incredible performance.

SEE THE MUSIC AT THE FILM HOUSE!

H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters

Austria, 2016. Directed by Nina Messinger. 100 min. NR Sat 2 June 9PM H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters is a life-changing documentary uncovering and revealing the effects of our typical Western diet on our health, the environment and animals. Featuring Jane Goodall, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Vandana Shiva, Melanie Joy, and many other experts, the film has a clear message: By changing our eating habits, we can change the world! Presented in partnership with Niagara Veg Fest.

Mountain

Australia, 2017. Directed by Jennifer Peedom. 74 min. NR Sat 16 June 4PM, Wed 20 June 7PM, Wed 27 June 7PM, Sat 30 June 6:30PM Mountain is an epic odyssey through the Earth’s most awesome landscapes, showing the spellbinding force of highplaces and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams. A unique cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTAnominated director Jennifer Peedom and narrated by Willem Dafoe.


The Road Movie

Belarus, 2017. Directed by Dmitrii Kalashnikov. 67 min. NR Russian language with English subtitles. Wed 6 June 7PM, Sat 9 Jun 9PM, Fri 15 June 6:30PM A mosaic of asphalt adventures, landscape photography, and some of the craziest shit you’ve ever seen, Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s The Road Movie is a stunning compilation of footage shot exclusively via the deluge of dashboard cameras that populate Russian roads. The Road Movie captures a wide range of spectacles through the windshield—including a comet crashing down to Earth, an epic forest fire, and no shortage of angry motorists taking road rage to wholly new and unexpected levels—all accompanied by bemused commentary from unseen and often stoic drivers and passengers.

Filmworker

USA, 2018. Directed by Tony Zierra. 94 min. NR Wed 4 July 7PM, Wed 11 July 7PM, Fri 13 July 6:30PM It’s a rare person who would give up fame and fortune to toil in obscurity for someone else’s creative vision. Yet, that’s exactly what Leon Vitali did after his acclaimed performance as ‘Lord Bullingdon’ in Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon. The young actor surrendered his thriving career to become Kubrick’s loyal right-hand man.

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Irish/UK/Germany, 2017. Directed by Sophie Fiennes, 115 min.14A Sat 21 July 9PM, Wed 25 July 7PM, Sat 28 July 9PM, Wed 1 Aug 7PM Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous—Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister, and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask.

RBG

USA, 2018. Directed by Julie Cohen, Betsy West. 97 min. NR Wed 15 Aug 7PM, Wed 22 Aug 7PM, Sat 25 Aug 4PM, Wed 29 Aug 7PM An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women. “This riveting, surprisingly touching documentary reveals how the quiet, intense Ginsburg became one the most iconic Supreme Court justices in American history.” - Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media


Late-Night Screenings at The Film House The Room Sat 23 June 11:30PM

USA, 2003. Directed by Tommy Wiseau. 99 min. 14A. NR Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again. The Room returns for ONE NIGHT ONLY, as part of a double bill with the premiere of Tommy Wiseau’s new film Best F(r)iends! Tickets sold separately.

Pulp Fiction Sat 28 July 11:30PM

USA, 1994. Directed by Quentin Tarantino. 156 min. R Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames); his actress wife, Mia (Uma Thurman); struggling boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis); master fixer Winston Wolfe (Harvey Keitel) and a nervous pair of armed robbers, ‘Pumpkin’ (Tim Roth) and ‘Honey Bunny’ (Amanda Plummer).

Birdemic: Shock And Terror Sat 25 Aug 11:30PM

USA, 2010. Written and Directed by James Nguyen. 93 min. NR Over the course of five years, Nguyen crafted the story of a sexy lingerie model (Whitney Moore) and a successful software salesman (Alan Bagh) on a weekend getaway to a quaint Northern California town. When the entire region is attacked by millions of homicidal birds, their picturesque paradise becomes a winged hell on earth. Can mankind survive the avian onslaught of Birdemic?

FRESH PASTA • HOUSEMADE SOUPS & SAUCES • TAPAS• BREADS • PANINI • PASTRIES

EXPERIENCE the art of

FLAVOUR

Before the performance, let your taste buds be tantalized by the taste of fresh pasta and gourmet tapas prepared in our Artisan Kitchen with the exquisite flavour of OLiV Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil & True Balsamic flavour straight from Modena, Italy.

DINE IN or TAKE OUT 67 ST. PAUL STREET artisankitchen@olivstpaul.com 289.362.5550 @OlivArtisanKitchen


18 HOT TICKET 19 SEASON THE JIM CUDDY BAND SERENA RYDER GORD’S LEGACY GINO VANNELLI SHAD FORTUNATE ONES KID KOALA ROYAL WOOD

KEVIN NEALON CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR! TARRAGON THEATRE LIGHTHOUSE LISA FISCHER NATALIE MACMASTER & DONNELL LEAHY FINGER ELEVEN & I MOTHER EARTH HOLLY COLE SING-A-LONG GREASE TORONTO MASS CHOIR WITH BEN HEPPNER LIZT ALFONSO DANCE CUBA

GOWAN THE ROBERT CRAY BAND ROCH VOISINE BIRDMAN: LIVE JAMES MULLINGER DANNY MICHEL & BEGONIA BALLET JÖRGEN - THE NUTCRACKER SUITCASE IN POINT MURPHY’S CELTIC LEGACY LISA BROKOP’S: LEGENDARY LADIES OF COUNTRY RUMBLE: THE CONCERT ESSENTIAL COLLECTIVE THEATRE MARK LALAMA TRIO ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE CAROUSEL PLAYERS LÚNASA ANANDI BHATTACHARYA TWITCHES & ITCHES THEATRE CIRQUE LE ROUX CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE LIGHTWIRE THEATER RED SKY PERFORMANCE JOHN MCDERMOTT

IRISH MYTHEN & CHRISTINE FELLOWS GIRLS NITE OUT THE MUSIC OF A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS OUTERBRIDGE CANADIAN JAZZ ALL-STARS INNER ELDER DJUKI MALA ALICIA SVIGALS - THE YELLOW TICKET THE JUST FOR LAUGHS ROAD SHOW ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE: DOGHOUSE ROSES + MANY MORE!

the

arts

live here

FirstOntarioPAC.ca

TICKETS ON SALE 28 AUG @ 10AM

OR BECOME A MEMBER TO ACCESS ADVANCE TICKETS TODAY!


dining in downtown 905 EATZ Downtown Amakara Japan Bansaree Authentic Indian Cuisine Beachwood Doughnuts Bella Noella's Pizza Blue Mermaid Seafood & Steakhouse Bolete Bull BBQ Pit Burrito Boyz Café Garibaldi / Savoy Room Café Luxe Caffe Gatti Chef Mi Chengdu Noodles Dani’s Bistro East Izakaya Encore Café & Bistro Fiddler’s Pour House Fine Grind Café Freshii Gord's Place Grand Yard Greek Garden Restaurant Green Lotus Thai Lao Cuisine Hambrgr Helen's Deli Hometown Ice Cream Hot Pot King Hub Café Huong’s Kitchen Jia Yuan Restaurant Kaz’s Pub Kenzo Express Kristina K’s Café (Library Atrium) Kully’s Original Sports Bar Kwong Chow Restaurant La Scala Ristorante Mahtay Café & Lounge Mansion House Mele Trattoria

30 Church Street 19 Geneva Street 342 St. Paul Street 165 St. Paul Street 159 St. Paul Street 10 Market Street 176 St. Paul Street 24 St. Paul Street 224 St. Paul Street 375 St. Paul Street 220 St. Paul Street 3 Race Street 104 King Street 71 King Street 259 St. Paul Street 129 King Street 301 St. Paul Street 149 St. Paul Street 37 James Street 281 St. Paul Street 84 James Street 219 St. Paul Street 459 St. Paul Street 55 St. Paul Street 233 St. Paul Street 50 James Street 142 St. Paul Street 239 St. Paul Street 80 King Street, main fl. 12 Queen Street 22 King Street 107 St. Paul Street 200 St. Paul Street 54 Church Street 223 St. Paul Street 310 St. Paul Street 9 Queen Street 241 St. Paul Street 5 William Street 26 Church Street

905-684-3289 905-684-0612 905-684-3411 905-682-6887 905-685-7510 905-684-7465 905-641-9559 905-397-3287 905-682-2699 905-988-9033 905-641-1056 905-641-5009 905-685-6888 289-362-2974 289-362-0222 905-228-3688 905-704-2324 905-346-1225 905-348-3214 289-434-5290 905-685-4673 905-348-8999 905-682-9882 289-362-1311 289-925-8128 905-685-0452 905-988-6174 289-312-2166 905-688-1717 289-362-4302 905-682-2300 905-687-6846 905-325-5826 289-990-1696 905-684-1771 905-682-5111 905-684-5448 905-685-4040 905-685-5651 905-685-6353


st. catharines Merchant Ale House Michi Ramen N’ata Cosa Ristorante Pizzeria Oddbird The Office Tap & Grill OLiV Tasting Room & Artisan Kitchen Patrick Sheehan's Irish Pub Pizza Pizza Red Hot Chili Pepper Bar and Grille Rise Above Sahla Thai Saucy Chicken Express Seasons Sushi Seoul Korean Cuisine Shawarma House Small Batch Co. Smoke's Poutinerie Sociale Ristorante Bar St. Catharines Club Sub Station & Bus Station Coffee Shop Subway Sunset Restaurant Sushi Ai Taibah Tim Hortons Donuts Touch of India Restaurant U Needa Pita Vulies Tea & Café Wellington Court Wind Japanese Thai The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro Yayee Thai Street Food Zapata Mexican Restaurant

98 St. Paul Street 12 King Street 259 St. Paul Street 52 St. Paul Street 22 James Street 67 St. Paul Street 101 St. Paul Street 137 St. Paul Street 1 St. Paul Street 120 St. Paul Street 270 St. Paul Street 115 St. Paul Street 55 Carlisle Street 249 St. Paul Street 79 King Street 204 St. Paul Street 10 Summer Street 259 St. Paul Street 77 Ontario Street 70 Carlisle Street 168 St. Paul Street 180 St. Paul Street 75 St. Paul Street 80 St. Paul Street 70 James Street 126 St. Paul Street 116 St. Paul Street 43 Church Street 11 Wellington Street 131 King Street 60 James Street 281 St. Paul Street, #B 22 Academy Street

905-984-4060 289-362-2033 905-397-7494 905-322-4043 905-984-4440 289-362-5550 905-687-7329 905-687-1111 905-684-9219 289-362-2636 905-984-4482 289-362-0344 905-688-6868 905-641-3636 905-397-7777 905-641-1097 905-682-2873 905-397-4176 905-684-1193 905-984-4312 289-362-4556 905-682-2287 905-397-7087 289-362-3582 905-687-9996 905-988-1155 905-682-7482 905-988-5060 905-682-5518 905-682-8838 905-685-9675 905-650-5477 905-685-6464

mydowntown.ca


Attention

Performing Arts Guests! Hungry & looking for something good to eat? Visit Swiss Chalet 4th Ave before or after the show and receive a

15

%

off

discount! Experienced in large group service.

Rotisserie Chicken • Fresh Cut Fries • Stir Fry, Pasta & Salads • Great Shareable Appetizers

Located at 420 Vansickle Rd, Fourth Ave. St. Catharines | 905.641.1802 ext. 2


Steps away from making this evening great!

Just across the street from the FirstOntario

PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE


SHOPDINEPLAY A EXPLORE AY

Spend some time discovering everything Downtown St. Catharines has to offer! Visit mydowntown.ca for upcoming events, to sign up to receive our newsletter and to access a complete downtown business directory.

ST. CATHARINES DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION 80 KING STREET, MAIN FLOOR, ST. CATHARINES | 905 685-8424

The Film House Film + Dining Guide (June/July/August 2018)  

Our summer Film + Dining Guide contains all you need to know about downtown St. Catharines' newest and only licensed cinema.

The Film House Film + Dining Guide (June/July/August 2018)  

Our summer Film + Dining Guide contains all you need to know about downtown St. Catharines' newest and only licensed cinema.

Advertisement