THE FILM HOUSE FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
FILM+DINING GUIDE SEPTEMBER+OCTOBER 2018
Our Film House When the Niagara Artists Centre took the lead to develop a film program for the Performing Arts Centre we set out with a primary goal: to engage as many citizens as we could—from every corner of the community—through great films. The first sure step was to strike a programming committee with film experts who call St. Catharines home. NAC members Barry Grant and Joan Nicks, who ran the Brock University Film Series for years, were recruited and graciously agreed to step-up. Although we were advised that programming by committee would be fraught with complications—an American consultant with decades of experience operating art house cinemas and successful film festivals flatly told us it couldn’t be done—we were adamant that a committee was best-suited to respond to the interests of Niagara film-goers. The committee, known as the Film Programming Group, keeps a lookout for great films being from around the world, but we also have our ‘ears on’ for programming suggestions. The September/October calendar bears this out. A host of community groups and organizations have contributed to the development of our program, and this doesn’t include individuals we run into around town tapping us for a title or two. In the next couple months, The Resource Centre for Teens (RAFT) brings The Invisible Heart, a fundraising screening; the Terry Fox Run brings Into the Wind, directed by Steve Nash; Rodman Hall brings Unarmed Verses, in support of their exhibition Carry Forward; Jarico Films brings their fresh feature Fight!; and the Niagara Society of Architects brings Brasilia: Life After Design. We’re also screening seven remarkable films for the Celebration of Nations weekend Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September. Check the full details in this guide. The film community has further consolidated around The Film House as BUFS (the Brock University Film Society, formerly Series), begins hosting Thursday evening screenings of first-run features this September, a wonderful opportunity for film-lovers to dig deeply into the films on screen. There’s more on that in the following pages. We think the current calendar makes plain that The Film House is Our Film House, and the richness and diversity of the program is something we can all take pride in. Stephen Remus Film Programming Group Niagara Artists Centre Film+Dining Guide designed by Niagara Artists Centre Cover Image: Sorry to Bother You
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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.
BUFS at The Film House For over forty years, the Film Studies program at Brock University—one of the first programs of its kind in Canada—has kept film projector bulbs glowing brightly with BUFS, alternately the Brock University Film Society or Series. By screening great films at a variety of halls and theatres—on campus, at the old Towne Cinema downtown, and lately at the Pen Centre—BUFS preserved and nurtured film culture in Niagara. As founder Barry Grant says, “…BUFS was for many years the only venue for alternative, independent, and foreign films in St. Catharines.” Joan Nicks, who joined Barry as co-host in 1996, fondly recalls some of the innovative programs that BUFS presented, particularly, “…the screening of the original Peter Pan (1924), with accompaniment by a chamber orchestra from the Eastman School of Music.” Now supported by Brock’s Department of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film, BUFS reclaims its earlier name as the Brock University Film Society and will begin hosting the Thursday night premieres of first-run features at The Film House. As Scott Henderson of BUFS explains, “BUFS is a chance to talk film and keep the vibe of film culture alive in Niagara.” Look for a red ‘B’ marked on calendar Thursday nights indicating a BUFS-hosted screening. These nights will include occasional panel discussions, Q&As—and as always—lively discussion about great films.
September People’s Choice
The films of Juliette Binoche / Sun 23 Sept 4PM Celebrate one of the great actors of our time, Juliette Binoche, in anticipation of her latest film, Let the Sunshine In, screening at The Film House opening Thurs 27 Sept!
Chocolat UK, 2000. Directed by Lasse Hallström. 121 min. PG When a single mother and her six-year-old daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop— with Sunday hours—across the street from the local church, they are met with some skepticism.
Clouds of Sils Maria France, 2014. Directed by Olivier Assayas. 124 min.14A A veteran actress comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she agrees to take part in a revival of the play that launched her career twenty years earlier.
Code Unknown France, 2000. Directed by Michael Haneke. 117 min. NR A young man harasses a homeless woman, another man protests, the police arrest both, and the woman has to leave the country. What were their various story-lines leading up to this event?
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67 ST. PAUL STREET / 289-362-5550 MEDITERRANEAN PASTA $18 Spinach, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, olives, onions, fig, and feta swirl together in an incredibly flavourful wave of homemade noodles and delicate pesto. A touch of smokiness is added with the chef’s calculated pan flip. I honestly have NEVER felt this way about pasta before. If I could, I’d eat this every single day [JY]
Into the Wind
Presented in partnership with The Terry Fox Run
USA, 2010. Directed by Steve Nash and Ezra Holland. 51 min. NR Thurs 6 Sept 7PM - FREE SCREENING!
In 1980, Terry Fox continued his fight against bone cancer with the pursuit of a singular, motivating vision: to run across Canada. Three years after having his right leg amputated six inches above the knee after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, Fox set out to cover more than a marathon’s distance each day until he reached the shores of Victoria, British Columbia. Anonymous at the start of his journey, Fox steadily captured the heart of a nation with his Marathon of Hope. However the 21-year old BC native’s goal was not fame, but to spread awareness and raise funds for cancer research. After 143 days and two-thirds of the way across Canada, with the eyes of a country watching, Fox’s journey came to an abrupt end when newly discovered tumors took over his body.
Tue 11 Sept 7PM / Thu 13 Sept 7PM / Fri 14 Sept 6:30 PM / Sat 15 Sept 4PM / Sun 16 Sept 7PM Tue 18 Sept 7PM / Fri 21 Sept 6:30 PM / Sat 22 Sept 6:30 PM
USA, 2018. Directed by Bo Burnham. 94 min.14A Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year. Praised for Burnham’s script and direction and Fisher’s performance, the film has
garnered six wins including Audience Awards at the Chicago Critics Film Festival as well as the San Francisco, Seattle and the Dallas International Film Festivals. It was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. “Poignantly funny,wrenchingly wise and meltingly beautiful, Eighth Grade is a not-so-small miracle of independent filmmaking.” - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Thu 20 Sept 7PM / Fri 21 Sept 9PM / Sat 22 Sept 9PM / Sun 23 Sept 7PM / Tue 25 Sept 7PM Fri 28 Sept 9PM / Sat 29 Sept 9PM
USA, 2017. Directed by Paul Schrader. 103 min. 14A Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, Toller finds himself plunged into his
own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary. “This mesmerizing drama of a pastor’s crisis of faith feels like the movie Paul Schrader was put on this planet to make.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
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Tony’s Fish Market
379 ST. PAUL STREET / 905-684-3700 CHICKEN ROTI $5 (Get them while they’re still cheap!) The sign says Tony’s but in the neighbourhood it’s Major’s, Mary Jane could be behind the counter too. Saturdays, the meal deal is Major’s famous chicken roti. Dissertations have been written about roti, a mash-up of East Indian and Caribbean flavours, a delicious curry stew folded into a roti wrap. But skip the write-up—hip yourself to this treat and chow one down before or after a weekend matinee. [SR]
Thu 27 Sept 7PM / Fri 28 Sept 6:30 PM / Sat 29 Sept 6:30 PM / Sun 30 Sept 4PM / Tue 2 Oct 7PM Fri 5 Oct 6:30 PM / Sat 6 Oct 4PM
Let the Sunshine In
France, 2017. Directed by Claire Denis. 96 min. 14A Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in this deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film. Isabelle (Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of alltoo-flawed men who drift in and out of her
life. What reads like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed, in the hands of master filmmaker Claire Denis, into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the profound mysteries of love. Presented in French with English Subtitles “Deceptively rigorous, and about so much more than one woman’s quest to find The One.” - Emily Yoshida, Vulture
Thu 4 Oct 7PM / Fri 5 Oct 9PM / Sat 6 Oct 9PM / Sun 7 Oct 7PM / Tue 9 Oct 7PM Fri 12 Oct 9PM / Sat 13 Oct 9PM
Sorry to Bother You USA, 2018. Directed by Boots Riley. 104 min. 18A
In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, California, telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green’s career begins to take off, his
friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams. “Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You ambitiously pushes the envelope of the sci-fi and comedy genres for a wholly unique, refreshing, and hilarious film.” - Molly Freeman, Screen Rant
Thu 11 Oct 7PM / Sat 13 Oct 6:30PM / Sun 14 Oct 7PM / Tue 16 Oct 7PM Fri 19 Oct 6:30PM / Sat 20 Oct 6:30PM / Sun 21 Oct 4PM
USA, 2018. Directed by Josephine Decker. 93 min. NR Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop’s ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into
their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women’s lives. “One of the freshest and most exciting films of the 21st century.” - David Ehrlich , Indiewire
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Thu 18 Oct 7PM / Fri 19 Oct 9PM / Sat 20 Oct 9PM / Sun 21 Oct 7PM / Tue 23 Oct 7PM Fri 26 Oct 9PM / Sat 27 Oct 6:30PM
USA, 2017. Directed by Michael Noer. 133 min. 14A Based on the international best-selling books Papillon and Banco, and a remake of the 1973 classic film, Papillon is the epic story of Henri ‘Papillon’ Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal
colony on Devil’s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape. “It’s a visceral, emotional affair and a story that demands to be known – compelling from the off right through to the very end.” - Awais Irfan, thehollywoodnews
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Fri 26 Oct 6:30PM / Sat 27 Oct 4PM / Sun 28 Oct 7PM / Tue 30 Oct 7PM / Thurs 1 Nov 7PM Fri 2 Nov 6:30PM / Sat 3 Nov 6:30PM / Sun 4 Nov 7PM
Sweden, USA, UK. 2018. Directed by Björn Runge. 100 min. 14A Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly forty years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy
into the private role of a great man’s wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets, and betrayals. “The Wife is more than an actor’s showcase. The film itself is superb, a ticking time-bomb of simmering tension which benefits from the audience knowing as little as possible in advance.” - Jordan Ruimy, The Film Stage
The Film House Program
Reel Injun Canada, USA, 2009. Directed by Catherine Bainbridge, Neil Diamond & Jeremiah Hayes. 88 min. PG Fri 7 Sept 6:30PM In this feature-length documentary, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the portrayal of North American Indigenous people throughout a century of cinema. Diamond guides the audience on a journey across America to some of cinema’s most iconic landscapes and conducts candid interviews with celebrities like Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, and Jim Jarmusch.
Wind River USA, 2017. Directed by Taylor Sheridan. 107 min. 18A Fri 7 Sept 9PM Cory Lambert is a wildlife officer who finds the body of an 18-year-old woman on an American Indian reservation in snowy Wyoming. When the autopsy reveals that she was raped, FBI agent Jane Banner arrives to investigate. Teaming up with Lambert as a guide, the duo soon find that their lives are in danger while investigating the teen’s death.
Presented by Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) Sat 8 Sept 1PM + Sun 9 Sept 1PM
Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is a non-profit, artist-focused film and television-training centre, dedicated to unlocking the creative potential of Indigenous youth. While celebrating and sharing their voices, these emerging Indigenous artists learn market leading and life skills, as they begin their path towards inspired and sustainable futures. WFI is the first program of it’s kind to be accredited by a Canadian University, and is proud of their partnership with Brock University. Visit celebrationofnations.ca for a full list of films. Post screening Q&A with Dr. Scott Henderson, Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film at Brock.
> Visit celebrationofnations.ca for a full list of programming!
Spirit Game USA, 2017. Directed by Peter Baxter, Peter Spirer. 102 min. NR Sat 8 Sept 4PM + Sun 9 Sept 7PM This documentary follows The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team on the road as they compete in the 2015 World Box Lacrosse Championships. For the first time ever, the Championship Games were held on an Indian Reservation, in Onondaga in upstate New York, the Capitol of the Iroquois Confederacy. Post- screening talk with activist and orator of traditional Haudenosaunee philosophy, Oren Lyon on Sat 8 Sept at 4PM.
Birth of a Family Canada, 2016. Directed by Tasha Hubbard. 79 min. NR Sat 8 Sept 6:30PM In this deeply moving feature-length documentary, three sisters and a brother meet for the first time. Removed from their young Dene mother during the infamous Sixties Scoop, they were separated as infants and adopted into families across North America. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, and their family begins to take shape. Join us for a post-screening teaching with Dr Raven Sinclair and Darcy Belanger.
Before the Streets Canada, 2016. Directed by Chloé Leriche. 97 min. NR Sat 8 Sept 9PM Shawnouk, a native teenager, kills a man during a robbery and flees into the forest. Deciding to return to his village Atikamekw in Quebec, he tries to redeem himself using traditional cleansing rituals. Before the Streets celebrates the revival of native culture and its traditions. Presented in original Atikamekw language with English Subtitles.
Maker of Monsters Canada, 2016. Directed by LaTiesha Fazakas. 90 min. G Sun 9 Sept 4PM Maker of Monsters gives an intimate look into the life of one of Canada’s greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white cube world of contemporary art while never forgetting his roots. This film strives to capture the essence of Beau Dick and his mysterious enigma as an artist who symbolized Canada’s history with the First Nations and the ethical dilemmas faced in reconciling with that colonialist history. Beau was able to use his celebrity to call attention to the injustices done to his people and the environment.
Doc Spotlight The Invisible Heart Canada, 2018. Directed by Nadine Pequeneza. 80min. G Tues 4 Sept 7PM What happens when capitalism and charity intersect? From Wall Street to life on the street, The Invisible Heart tracks the birth of one of the fastest growing social innovations in modern history: social impact bonds. This burgeoning financial model promises to solve society’s most complex problems, from crime to homelessness — but is it delivering? Co-presented by the RAFT, Resource Centre for Teens.
Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy UK, Germany, 2017. Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer. 97 min. PG Wed 5 Sept 7PM + Sun16 Sept 4PM Leaning into the Wind follows British sculptor and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy on his exploration of the world and himself through ephemeral and permanent workings on the landscape, cities, and with his own body. Presented in English, Portuguese, French with English Subtitles.
Whitney USA, 2018. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. 120 min. 14A Sun 2 Sept 7PM / Wed 12 Sept 7PM / Sat 15 Sept 9PM Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive US Number One singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals, and death at age 48. Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the trajectory of Houston’s life. Part of the SEE THE MUSIC Series.
Unarmed Verses Canada, 2017. Directed by Charles Officer. 86 min. G Wed 19 Sept 7PM Presented in partnership with Rodman Hall Arts Centre, this feature documentary is a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society. Unarmed Verses is a cinematic rendering of our universal need for self-expression and belonging.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? USA, 2018. Directed by Morgan Neville. 94 min. PG Sat 22 Sept 4PM / Wed 26 Sept 7PM / Sun 30 Sept 7PM Fri 12 Oct 6:30PM From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbour: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. “A balm of kindness and empathy in these troubled, divisive times” - Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
Love, Gilda USA, Canada, 2018. Directed by Lisa Dapolito. 108 min. NR Wed 3 Oct 7PM / Sat 6 Oct 6:30PM / Sun 7 Oct 4PM In her own words, comedian Gilda Radner reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies, and diaries read by modern day comedians, Love, Gilda offers a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story. “Love, Gilda offers the kind of keen personal insight that few documentaries can pull off. - Kate Erbland, Indie Wire
Three Identical Strangers USA, 2018. Directed by Tim Wardle. 96 min. PG Sat 13 Oct 4PM / Wed 17 Oct 7PM / Thurs 25 Oct 7PM New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds’ joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but it also unlocks an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes beyond their own lives — and could transform our understanding of human nature forever.
Bad Reputation Germany, USA, 2018. Directed by Kevin Kerslake. 97 min. NR Wed 24 Oct 7PM / Sat 27 Oct 9PM / Wed 31 Oct 7PM Bad Reputation is a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning 70s punk scene and the rocky road to rock stardom decades on. Laced with amazing archival footage, the theme is clear: Even though people tried to define Jett, she never compromised. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it. Part of the SEE THE MUSIC Series.
Journey Through Turtle Island Six Short Films Sun 30 Sept 11AM- 3PM
Running continuously from 11AM - 3PM as part of Culture Days Free Program
Canada, 2017. Directed by Jay Cardinal Villeneuve. 13 Min Short Film Elder Lena Wandering Spirit recounts her time at Holy Angels Residential School, where hundreds of children were imprisoned. Her story is echoed in the dance of Phoenix, a young girl who is the same age now that Lena was during her captivity.
Keewaydah (Let’s Go Home)
Canada, 2017. Directed by Terril Calder. 9 Min Animation The moth’s transformational gifts can bring us from one world to the next. In this stunning work the moth brings home 12-year-old Chanie Wenjack and serves as a call for change in the often fraught relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canada.
Canada, 2017. Directed by Asinnajaq. 14 Min Short Documentary Artist Asinnajaq throws a creative net into the National Film Board of Canada’s audiovisual archive, weaving historic footage of the Inuit into a stunningly original animation. In 14 minutes of luminescent cinema, she recasts the past, present, and future of the Inuit in a surprising new light.
Canada, 2017. Directed by Sean Stiller. 10 Min Short Documentary As Shuswap elder Ralph Phillips walks through his territory picking sage, he reveals the sometimes difficult stories of his life that have impacted his journey, beginning with his time at residential school.
Canada, 2017. Directed by Asia Youngman. 9 Min Short Documentary Lelum' (the Hul'qumi'num word for ‘home’) portrays the strength and beauty of the land from the perspectives of Indigenous youth. Stunning aerial shots of BC landscapes are complemented with messages that speak to our inherent responsibility to protect and show respect for our home.
Canada, 2017. Directed by Caroline Monnet. 4 Min Experimental Six powerful Native women gather to celebrate a new beginning and the end of the world as we know it.
Canada, 2018. Directed by Jay Lupish. NR Fri 14 Sept 9PM + Sat 15 Sept 6:30PM Created by local film company, Jarico Films, Fight! follows a writer who pens a best-seller about a single mother struggling to support her family while getting caught up in the world of underground bare-knuckle fighting. Jarico Films is a St. Catharines-based film and television production company that produces entertaining and insightful content with a focus on drama and comedy. Their films have competed and won awards at festivals around the world. Fight! premiered with a red carpet gala at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre earlier this summer.
Part of the Architecture+Design Series
Brasilia: Life After Design
Canada, Brazil, UK, 2017. Directed by Bart Simpson. 88 min. G Wed 10 Oct 7PM In 1956, at the rebirth of Brazilian democracy, visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer and urbanist Lúcio Costa invented an urban plan and structures that would attempt to micromanage the daily activity of human life. The unabashed goal was to create the space that would birth “the new Brazilian citizen”. Now the stark beauty of the city acts as a backdrop to isolation, changing values, and the dynamic power and politics of today’s Brazil. Presented in English and Portuguese with English Subtitles. This film is presented in partnership and with the generous support of the Niagara Society of Architects.
Old Favourites The Wizard of Oz
USA, 1939. Directed by Victor Fleming. 102 min. G Sat 29 Sept 4PM When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help.
USA, 1973. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. 151 min. 14A Sun 14 Oct 4PM Convicted murderer Henri Charriere (Steve McQueen), known as ‘Papillon’ for his butterfly chest tattoo, is transported to French Guiana to serve his sentence in a work camp. Determined to escape, Papillon forms an unlikely relationship with the frail but notorious forger Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman), who reluctantly joins in the attempt. Despite the harshness of solitary confinement, brutal conditions, and constant threats of betrayal, Papillon leads a desperate escape off the island.
Don’t Look Now
Italy, 1973. Directed by Nicolas Roeg. 110 min. R Sun 28 Oct 4PM More than just a conventional horror story with supernatural overtones, Don’t Look Now is an evocative, moody, and disturbing tale of guilt, clairvoyance, and love. It is probably the most sophisticated and powerful horror film ever made.
The Silence of the Lambs
USA, 1991. Directed by Jonathan Demme. 118 min. R Sat 27 Oct 11:30PM - Late Night Screening! Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI’s training academy. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.
On the Fringe SEPTEMBER
USA, 1987. Directed by Woo-sang Park. 83 min. NR Sat 22 Sept 11:30PM Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound embark on a wreckwave of crime-crushing justice, clamping down on Florida’s narcotic trade. “Miami Connection is clearly the greatest film ever made — at least on whatever planet it came from. Hilarious yet oddly touching, goofy yet totally sincere, this is one of the most entertainingly bizarre movies I’ve ever seen; not so much so-bad-it’s-good as so-strangeit’s-brilliant.” - Matt Singer, Screen Crush
OCTOBER > PEOPLE’S CHOICE
Vote online for your favourite horror film to be screened Wed 31 Oct at 9PM!
USA, 2003. Directed by Rob Schmidt. 86 min. 18A A wrong turn leaves a group of young people trapped in the West Virginia wilderness — and hunted by cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through years of inbreeding. Unbelieveable makeup and creature effects created by Stan Winston and St. Catharines’ own Gary Robbins stars as the lead monstrous mountain man.
Phobe: The Xenophobic Experiments
Canada, 1995. Directed by Erica Benedikty. 81 min. NR An inspiring and ambitious work awash with impressive Roman candle pyrotechnics, alien predators, lightsaber battles, and mulleted space cops. Overflowing with the kind of creative spirit and indefatigable commitment to vision that’s only possible within the arena of outsider micro-budget filmmaking. Written, produced, and directed by Niagara filmmaker Erica Benedikty over the course of a year and with a budget of $250, Phobe became a local sensation and remains one of Canada’s most infamous cult hits.
USA, 1983. Directed by Robert Clouse. 87 min. NR A scientist genetically alters a colony of super rats, and as they breed and multiply, they must seek ever increasing amounts of food. They soon find a new source of nourishment — human flesh. The rats are adeptly played by Daschunds. “It’s a movie about giant rats.” - horrornews
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SONNY ASSU + BRENDAN TANG Show Room Gallery, Niagara Artists Centre / nac.org Opening Reception: Friday 7 September 2018 7PM On display until 7 December 2018 An art exhibit about the joys of gaming, sci-fi, and comics; About cultural identity, pop culture, and growing up a ‘geek’; Partly nostalgic for an adolescence spent living in rec-rooms of the 1980s and 90s; Also humourous, imaginative, and executed with a great level of craft; Two artists transform the Niagara Artists Centre this fall NAC welcomes these rising stars of contemporary visual art to Niagara and invites you to experience their work.
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Our fall Film + Dining Guide contains all you need to know about downtown St. Catharines' newest and only licensed cinema.
Published on Aug 23, 2018
Our fall Film + Dining Guide contains all you need to know about downtown St. Catharines' newest and only licensed cinema.