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FILM+DINING GUIDE

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2019


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Film All Around Us The Film House prides itself on being the conduit between Hollywood and the enchanting universe of film but we were outdone this August when Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer arrived on the PAC doorstep with a crew of hundreds. Taking over the corner of St. Paul and James Streets, Spencer was here as the producer and star of an eight episode series about Madam C.J. Walker, a part of history that’s gone largely untold about the entrepreneur who became America’s first black, self-made female millionaire. If this brush with celebrity isn’t enough, the series is executive produced by none other than pro basketball’s GOAT LeBron James. Seeing the effort, energy, and scope of the production impressed anyone who visited the set and served as a reminder of all that goes into making every moment we experience on the big screen. The crop of films we’re bringing for September and October is a fine harvest of features, with a parade of outstanding docs and classics as complements. Stories of remarkable black lives also make contributions to our calendar with the poetic The Last Black Man in San Francisco and Toni Morrison; The Pieces I Am, a fresh doc about the literary powerhouse who passed this summer. The BUFS season begins with Thursday kick-offs of everything from dark comedy, The Art of Self-Defense, to the quirkiness of director Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go Bernadette?, and the documenting of a great romance, Words of Love, about the life-defining relationship between Marianne Ihlen and Leonard Cohen. Two mini-film festivals are on slate with indigenous film titles as part of Celebration of Nations in September and a sweet ‘n’ condensed festival of films for children coming in October. The calendar comes to a close with not a whimper but a scream with a slew of horror films for Halloween. Jim Jarmusch brings his latest with the star-studded The Dead Don’t Die, High Tension, a French slasher will splatter The Film House walls, and Stephen King’s classic high school prom gone wrong, Carrie, plays on all hallows’ eve. The set for Madam C.J. Walker may be struck and vanished from downtown but the fruits of filmmaking labour can be found at The Film House all year around. Stephen Remus Film Programming Group Niagara Artists Centre

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


Sun 1 Sep 7PM / Tue 3 Sep 7PM / Thu 5 Sep 7PM / Tue 10 Sep 7PM Fri 13 Sep 6:30PM / Sat 14 Sep 4PM

THE TOMORROW MAN

USA, 2019. Director Noble Jones. 94 min. PG Ed Hemsler (John Lithgow) spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner (Blythe Danner) spends her life shopping for things she may never use. When Ed sees Ronnie at a local grocery store he becomes intrigued and forces an introduction to her. Initially nonplussed, Ronnie and Ed begin to date which goes better than one might expect.

These two eccentric people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other’s stuff. “It’s never too late to fall in love. Blythe Danner’s The Tomorrow Man is an endearing movie about life’s second chances.” - Rex Reid, The Observer “Quirky, tender, and hopeful.” - Todd Gilchrist, The Wrap

Thu 12 Sep 7PM / Fri 13 Sep 9PM / Sat 14 Sep 9PM / Sun 15 Sep 7PM Tue 17 Sep 7PM / Fri 20 Sep 6:30PM / Sat 21 Sep 4PM

THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE USA, 2019. Directed by Riley Stearns. 104 min. 14A

After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense of

confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei’s mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality, and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor. “A witty and idiosyncratic takedown of machoism that doesn’t shy away from its uncomfortably terrifying aspects.” - Sandy Schaefer, Screen Rant


Thu 19 Sep 7PM / Fri 20 Sep 9PM / Sat 21 Sep 6:30PM / Tue 24 Sep 7PM Fri 27 Sep 6:30PM / Sat 28 Sep 4PM / Sun 29 Sep 7PM happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad.

THE FAREWELL

USA, 2019. Directed by Lulu Wang. 98 min. PG In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, US-raised Billi reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her

“This is a simple but genius film that sheds light on Chinese culture and philosophy while delivering a doozy of a paradigm shift.” - Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media

DISPATCH

386 ST. PAUL STREET / 289-273-2393 TZATZIKI $18 This simple, yet complex app is out of this world. Fermented with sheep’s milk yogurt (and lactose free!) every bite is a playground of contrasting textures with fermented cucumbers, crispy shallots and spiced brown butter. Served with Turkish bread made in-house, the attention to detail shows on both the plate and palette. [JY]

DANI’S BISTRO

259 ST. PAUL STREET / 289-362-0222 LOBSTER + SHRIMP BURGER $16 Roll up your sleeves and ask for extra napkins with this juicy bad boy. Served on a buttery brioche — the ideal vessel for shrimp and lobster — and topped with sesamedressed garden slaw and lemon sriracha aioli, it’s the seafood sandwich all others aspire to be. Better still, the greens are from Chef Pete Tindall’s garden. [TM]


Thu 26 Sep 7PM / Fri 27 Sep 9PM / Sat 28 Sep 9PM / Tue 1 Oct 7PM / Fri 4 Oct 6:30PM Sat 5 Oct 4PM / Sun 6 Oct 4PM

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO USA, 2019. Directed by Joe Talbot. 120 min. PG

Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. Joined on his quest by his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that

seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation. “The Last Black Man in San Francisco is an indelibly beautiful story of love, family, and loss in America from two childhood friends turned filmmakers. “ - Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes

Fri 4 Oct 9PM / Sat 5 Oct 6:30PM / Sun 6 Oct 7PM / Tue 8 Oct 7PM / Thu 10 Oct 7PM Fri 11 Oct 6:30PM / Sat 12 Oct 4PM

WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE

USA, 2019. Directed by Richard Linklater. 103 min. PG Based on the runaway bestseller, Where’d You Go, Bernadette is an inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox (Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett), a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative

passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette’s leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery. “The movie is a delightful escape with several laugh-out-loud moments. It’s definitely worth “girls night out” or “mom-and-daughter” trip to the movies.” - Melissa Yeager, Arizona Republic


Tue 22 Oct 7PM / Fri 25 Oct 6:30PM / Sat 26 Oct 9PM / Sun 27 Oct 7PM / Thu 31 Oct 7PM

THE DEAD DON’T DIE

USA, 2019. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. 104 min. 14A In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable, and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviors. News reports are scary, and scientists are concerned, but no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous

repercussion that will soon start plaguing Centerville: the dead rise from their graves and feast on the living, and the citizens must battle to survive. “The Dead Don’t Die is animated by the same mordant humor that has become Jarmusch’s trademark since making his debut a generation ago.” - Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

Thu 24 Oct 7PM / Sat 26 Oct 4PM / Tue 29 Oct 7PM / Fri 1 Nov 6:30PM / Sat 2 Nov 6:30PM

THE SOUVENIR

UK, 2019. Directed by Joanna Hogg. 119 min. PG A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and

concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. “The director’s semi-autobiographical, 1980s-set story may be small, but her impulses and vision are grand.” - Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail


doc spotlight TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

USA, 2019. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders 119 min. G From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own work. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Sun 1 Sep 4PM / Wed 4 Sep 7PM / Wed 11 Sep 7PM

PAVAROTTI

USA, 2018. Directed by Ron Howard. 104 min. PG Created from a combination of Luciano Pavarotti’s genre-redefining performances and granted access to never-before-seen footage, this film will give audiences around the world a stunningly intimate portrait of the most beloved opera singer of all time. Academy Award winning filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and career of famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Featuring Pavarotti, Spike Lee, Stevie Wonder, and Bono. Sat 14 Sep 6:30PM / Wed 18 Sep 7PM / Sat 21 Sep 9PM

HONEYLAND

Republic of Macedonia, 2019. Directed by Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov. 87 min. G The last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. This film is an exploration of an observational Indigenous visual narrative that deeply impacts our behavior towards natural resources and the human condition. Wed 25 Sep 7PM / Sat 28 Sep 6:30PM / Sun 29 Sep 4PM Wed 2 Oct 7PM

MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE

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et USA, 2019. Directed by Nick Broomfield. 102 min. PG mu he sic The documentary starts on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of community of expat artists, writers, and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait of 1960’s bohemia. It was a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016. Thu 3 Oct 7PM / Sat 5 Oct 9PM / Wed 9 Oct 7PM / Fri 11 Oct 9PM / Sat 12 Oct 9PM / Sun 13 Oct 7PM


DAVID CROSBY: REMEMBER MY NAME

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et USA, 2019, USA. Directed by A.J. Eaton. 95 min. 14A mu he A revealing and deeply personal documentary exploring sic the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby. A cultural force for over fifty years, Crosby faced an uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, Crosby forged a new path at the age of 77. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance, and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often-challenging journey with humor and bite. Wed 16 Oct 7PM / Thu 17 Oct 7PM / Sun 20 Oct 7PM / Wed 23 Oct 7PM Sat 26 Oct 6:30PM

BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE

USA, 2019. Directed by Pamela B. Green. 103 min. G When Alice Guy-Blaché completed her first film in 1896 Paris, she was not only the first female filmmaker, but one of the first directors ever to make a narrative film. Be Natural follows her illustrious 20-year career in France and the US, as the founder of her own studio and as writer, director, and/or producer of 1,000 films...after which she was veritably erased from history. Narrated by Jodie Foster, this film investigates the historical disappearance of one of early cinema’s foremost female filmmaking pioneers. Wed 30 Oct 7PM / Sat 2 Nov 4PM / Sun 3 Nov 4PM

CAFE GARIBALDI

375 ST. PAUL STREET / 905-988-9033 BACCALA ALLA PIZZAIOLO - $28 Nothing puts the glow of summer on your palette quite like an expertly made pomodoro sauce, named for the ‘golden apple’ yellow tomatoes traditionally used as its base. Flakes of tender, rich, baked cod are offset with the sweetness and spice of red peppers in this colourful dish. Family-run, Garibaldi’s has been honouring Italian cuisine at the east end of St. Paul for over 20 years. [SR]

WELLINGTON COURT

11 WELLINGTON STREET / 905-682-5518 HANGER STEAK $28 Classic hanger steak gets a 2019 makeover with kimchi vinaigrette, crispy onions and gochujang jus. Every thoughtful element is a reminder why Wellington Court has been a downtown dining cornerstone for more than 30 years.


CELEBRATIONS OF NATIONS AT THE FILM HOUSE 6-8 SEPT 2019

First Daughter and The Black Snake Canada, 2017. Directed by Keri Pickett. 94 min. NR When she learns that Canadian-owned Enbridge plans to route a new pipeline through her tribe’s 1855 Treaty land, threatening sacred wild rice lakes, Winona dreams of riding her horse against the current of oil, organizing a spiritual ride, “because a horse can kill a snake.” She and her community spring into action to save the sacred lakes and preserve their traditional Indigenous way of life. Presented in English and Ojibwe, with English subtitles. Fri 6 Sept 6:30PM + Sat 7 Sept 9PM Anthropocene – The Human Epoch Canada, 2018. Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky. 87 min. PG Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet. Fri 6 Sept 9PM + Sun 8 Sept 4PM Canadian Biosphere Reserves panel + screening of shorts (FREE EVENT) This series of short films reveals the participation of Indigenous peoples in UNESCO-designated biosphere reserves across Canada as they work to protect and preserve the natural world. Presented by the Canadian Biosphere Reserves Association (CBRA), representing Canada’s 18 biosphere regions, these short films highlight Indigenous efforts to maintain the wondrous beauty and breathtaking features nature has bestowed upon the land from coast to coast to coast. Sat 7 Sept 4PM Pikutiskaau (Mother Earth) + Weengushk Film Institute Shorts Pikutiskaau (Mother Earth) Directed by Shirley Cheechoo. 52 min. A feature-length documentary tracing the Cree philosophy of Mother Earth and the responsibilities of the Cree people to honour her and those who continue to give life to the Cree people. + Weengushk Film Institute Shorts: A selection of student shorts from Weengushk Film Institute (WFI), an organization dedicated to unlocking the creative potential of Indigenous youth. Sat 7 Sept 6:30PM + Sun 8 Sept 7PM Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre Shorts (FREE SCREENING) A series of short films created by the Fort Erie Friendship Centre community. Sun 8 Sept 10am


T H E S O N I C G LO W s o u n d + v i s i o n SUN 22 SEPT 4PM + 7PM / THE FILM HOUSE The Niagara Artists Centre, in partnership with Suitcase in Point Theatre Company, is pleased to present THE SONIC GLOW: A Series of Sound+Vision events in downtown St. Catharines. Live music, the spoken word, and sound poetry have been paired with the moving image for a weekend of events on NAC’s Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace (NAC’s rooftop), The Film House, the Silver Spire Church, and the Kwong Chow Restaurant.

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Join us at The Film House on Sunday 22 September at 4PM for an exclusive screening of the latest incarnation of the dystopic series of Mad Max films—screened in glorious black & white with an original score written and performed live by a bunch of punks called Wild Side.   A silent movie night follows with member musicians of The Gallery Players creating an improvised score to a classic silent film, another in their wildly popular series hosted by NAC and Film House Programming Group member Joan Nicks. For more information about THE SONIC GLOW and for a full listing of events visit www.nac.org

KULLY’S

223 ST. PAUL STREET / 905-684-1771 PEROGY GRILLED CHEESE $14.49 Elvis had his fried peanut butter and ‘nanner’ sandwich and Kully’s got an indulgent pleasure to rival it. A sandwich filled with perogies, cheddar, bacon, and sauteéd onions that comes served with a boat of sour cream cruising alongside. Straight-goods that wash down nicely with any one of the 21 beers Kully’s keeps tapped on their roster. [TM]

OLIV TASTING ROOM + ARTISAN KITCHEN 67 ST. PAUL STREET / 289-362-5550 MEDITERRANEAN PASTA $17

Noodles are comfort food in any season, and especially when they’re handmade. Add the freshness of blistered tomatoes, spinach, briny black olives, and sundried tomato pesto, and you have the best kind of homage to carbs. Vegan and gluten-free pasta options available. [TM]


KIDS FEST AT THE FILM HOUSE! Introducing young audiences to the world of cinema.

Friday 18 - Sunday 20 October Kids’ Festival Special: Purchase a bundle of four or more tickets for just $5 each!

FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER 6PM – Supa Modo Germany, Kenya, 2018. Directed by Likarion Wainaina. 77 min. PG / Ages 8+

8PM – MIRAI (Mirai of the Future) Japan, 2018. Directed by Mamoru Hosoda. 98 min. PG / Ages 9+

Presented by Tumbleweeds Film Festival!

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future. Presented in English.

A young girl’s dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by a terminal illness, inspiring people in her village to rally together to make her dream come true. Presented in Swahili and English language, with English Subtitles.

Mirai will also be playing SAT 12 OCT 6:30PM + TUES 15 OCT 7PM


SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER / afternoon 1PM – The Queen’s Corgi Belgium, 2019. Directed by Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen. 85 min. G / Ages 6-13. This is about the adventure of Rex, the British monarch’s most beloved dog, who loses track of his mistress and stumbles across a clan with dogs of all kinds confronting and fighting each other. During his epic journey to return to the Queen, Rex falls in love and discovers his true self.

4PM – National Film Board of Canada Shorts Program Featuring an assortment of new and classic Canadian short narratives from the National Film Board’s collection. This selection of films is geared to kids ages 4-10. Fun for the whole family!

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER / evening 6PM –In Search of Greatness USA, 2019. Directed by Gabe Polsky. 77 min. PG / Ages 9+

8PM – A Secret Path Canada, 2016. Directed by Gord Downie. 100 min. PG / Ages 10+

Through the eyes of the greatest athletes of all time, this groundbreaking feature documentary includes original interviews with Wayne Gretzky, Pelé, and Jerry Rice, and features Muhammad Ali, Einstein, David Bowie, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan among others.

Follows the escape of Chanie Wenjack from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School and the brutal winter conditions he faces on the outside. This animated film adaptation of Gord Downie’s album and Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel is divided into ten chapters, each a song from Downie’s musical retelling of Chanie’s story.


SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER 1PM – Where the Wild Things Are USA, 2009. Directed by Spike Jonze. 100 min. PG / Ages 6 -13.

4PM – The Painting - Le tableau France, 2011. Directed by Jean-François Laguionie. 77 min. PG / Ages 9+

An adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world—a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler. 10th Anniversary Screening!

In an attempt to escape their fate, half-drawn characters in a painting flee their canvas and tumble into their Painter’s studio, strewn with paintings, each containing its own animated world. They explore first one picture and then another, attempting to discover just what the Painter has in mind for all his creations. Presented in French with English Subtitles.

THE OFFICE TAP & GRILL 22 JAMES STREET / 905-984-4440 ZEN NOODLES $16

One of my favourite dishes of all time - or at least since this legendary downtown fixture has been around! So many delicious options on the menu, but I pretty well always stick with this sweet, spicy and colourful combination of beef tenderloin tips, red peppers, carrots, snow peas, Napa cabbage and giant teriyaki glazed udon noodles! A cherished moment of zen. [MC]

BOLETE

176 ST. PAUL STREET / 905-641-9559 TUNA AGUACHILE $18 A fresh and lively dish that balances itself out perfectly with melt in your mouth tuna as the star, supported by creamy avocado, and some added crunch via pickled red onion and cilantro. Packed with omega 3s, this dish is good for your mind, body, and soul. [AW]


RUSHMORE

USA, 1998. Directed by Wes Anderson. 95 min. 14A When a beautiful first-grade teacher (Olivia Williams) arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max (Jason Schwartzman), who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father (Bill Murray) of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another. Sun 15 Sep 4PM “A marvelous comedy from deep in left field.” - Jeff Giles, Newsweek

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“ A particular treat for its skewed, hilarious memories of a cut-throat boyhood...” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

USA, 1969. Directed by George Roy Hill. 112 min. PG The true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new lease on outlaw life in far away Bolivia. It is also a character study of a remarkable friendship between Butch - possibly the most likeable outlaw in frontier history and his closest associate, the fabled, ever-dangerous Sundance Kid. Sun 13 Oct 4PM “Just as the real outlaws they portray are said to have been, Paul Newman and Robert Redford are an incredibly charismatic team.” - Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media


HIGH TENSION (HAUTE TENSION)

France, Italy, Romania, 2003. Directed by Alexandre Aja. 91 min. 18A Presented in French, English, Italian and English Subtitles.

Fri 25 Oct 9PM

A beautiful young Frenchwoman, Alex (Maïwenn Le Besco), travels out to the country to visit her family and brings along her friend Marie (Cécile de France). Soon after they get settled in the secluded home, Alex’s parents are brutally attacked by a psychotic truck driver (Philippe Nahon), who proceeds to stalk the two women as well. When the killer kidnaps Alex in his truck, Marie hides in the back to try and rescue her, but the bloodshed is far from over. “Gruesome and knowingly derivative, High Tension delivers what it promises: bloody violence, bodies tense with pain and fear, and screaming victims.” - Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media

LATE N SCRE IGHT ENING

PHANTASM

USA, 1979, Directed by Don Coscarelli. 88 min. R

Sat 26 Oct 11:30PM

The residents of a small town have begun dying under strange circumstances, leading young Mike (Michael Baldwin) to investigate. After discovering that the Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the town’s mortician, is killing and reanimating the dead as misshapen zombies, Mike seeks help from his older brother, Jody (Bill Thornbury), and local ice cream man Reggie (Reggie Bannister). Working together, they try to lure out and kill the Tall Man, all the while avoiding his minions and a deadly silver sphere. “One of the most beloved horror movies of its era, precisely because it’s so different.” - Noel Murray, L.A. Times


REAR WINDOW

USA, 1954. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 102 min. PG

Sun 27 Oct 4PM

When professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg, he becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbours play out across the courtyard. When he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his glamorous socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events… ultimately leading to one of the most gripping endings in all of film history. “Flawless, essential viewing that would earn more than its five stars if only Empire would allow it.” - Kim Newman, Empire

HALLO WE NIGH EN T!

CARRIE

USA, 1976. Directed by Brian De Palma. 98 min. 14A

Thurs 31 Oct 9:30PM

In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious mother (Piper Laurie) at home. When strange occurrences start happening around Carrie, she begins to suspect that she has supernatural powers. Invited to the prom by the empathetic Tommy Ross (William Katt), Carrie tries to let her guard down, but things eventually take a dark and violent turn. “De Palma’s Carrie is an absolutely spellbinding horror movie, with a shock at the end that’s the best thing along those lines since the shark leaped aboard in Jaws.” Roger Ebert, Roger Ebert.com


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JEREMY DUTCHER THURS 3 OCT Sloan | WED 9 OCT Gord's Legacy | FRI 18 OCT The music of The Tragically Hip with guests Dala, Royal Wood, Tom Wilson, Twin Flames & more.

Bruce Cockburn | MON 21 OCT Max Weinberg’s Jukebox | THUR 24 OCT Manteca | WED 6 NOV Whitehorse | THUR 7 NOV Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Juliet & Romeo | THUR 14 NOV Sesame Street Live! | SAT 16 NOV Dan Mangan | WED 20 NOV Legendary Downchild Blues Band | THUR 21 NOV Rheostatics | WED 27 NOV Lee Rocker of Stray Cats | WED 11 DEC

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Film + Dining Guide (Sept/Oct 2019)  

Our Fall 2019 Film + Dining Guide contains all you need to know about downtown St. Catharines' only licensed cinema!

Film + Dining Guide (Sept/Oct 2019)  

Our Fall 2019 Film + Dining Guide contains all you need to know about downtown St. Catharines' only licensed cinema!

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