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A CHRISTMAS STORY AUSA,CHRISTMAS STORY Canada, 1974. Directed by Bob Clark. 94 min. PG

USA, Canada, DirectedSat by 22 BobDec Clark. A FILM HOUSE1974. TRADITION! 4PM94+ min. Mon PG 24 Dec 1PM A FILM HOUSE TRADITION! Sat 22 Dec 4PM + Mon 24 Dec 1PM Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd with large portions filmed in St. Catharines, Based on theholiday humorous writings ofthe author JeanofShepherd with large Parker portions filmed in St. Catharines, this beloved movie follows exploits youngster Ralphie (Peter Billingsley), who this beloved movie followsa the of youngster RalphieofParker (Peter Billingsley), spends mostholiday of his time dodging bullyexploits (Zack Ward) and dreaming his ideal Christmas gift, who a “Red spends his time dodging bullyhis (Zack Ward) dreaming of hisbut ideal Christmas a “Red Ryder airmost rifle.”ofFrequently at oddsawith cranky dadand (Darren McGavin) comforted bygift, his doting Ryder rifle.” Frequently at oddsstruggles with his to cranky McGavin) butglasses comforted by his doting motherair(Melinda Dillon), Ralphie makedad it to(Darren Christmas with his and his hopes intact. mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas with his glasses and his hopes intact. “It’s a nostalgic comedy featuring a family of eccentrics who lovingly celebrate the holidays and life “It’s comedy featuring family of- Rita eccentrics whoWashington lovingly celebrate itselfainnostalgic Midwestern America in thea1940s.“ Kempley, Post the holidays and life itself in Midwestern America in the 1940s.“ - Rita Kempley, Washington Post

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Canada, 1974. Directed byDec Bob9PM Clark. 87 min. 18A ONE NIGHT ONLY! Sat 22 ONE NIGHT ONLY! Sat 22 Dec 9PM It’s beginning to look a lot like...bloodshed! As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including It’s to lookand a lotthe like...bloodshed! AsBarb winter break Kidder), begins, abegin grouptoofreceive sorority sisters, including Jessbeginning (Olivia Hussey) often inebriated (Margot anonymous, Jess (Oliviaphone Hussey) and theeggs oftenthe inebriated Barb Kidder), begin to threateningly. receive anonymous, lascivious calls. Barb caller on, but(Margot stops when he responds Soon, Barb’s lascivious phone calls. Barbgoes eggsmissing the caller on,the butsorority stops when heand responds Soon, Barb’s friend Claire (Lynne Griffin) from house, a localthreateningly. adolescent girl is murdered, friend (Lynne Griffin) goes missing theloose. sorority and a localjust adolescent murdered, leadingClaire the girls to suspect a serial killer isfrom on the Buthouse, no one realizes how neargirl theisculprit is. leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But no one realizes just how near the culprit is. “It’s one of the creepiest and most unsettling horror movies ever made, and I just love it to bits.” “It’s one of the creepiest - Kyle Anderson, Nerdist and most unsettling horror movies ever made, and I just love it to bits.” - Kyle Anderson, Nerdist

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Destroyer We’re talking Duck Salad, notCover to beImage: confused with Duck Soup! One is delicious, the other a Marx Brothers farce. In the ‘Soup’, Groucho starred as Rufus T. Firefly, dictator of Fredonia living life high on the hog. This salad would meet


THE KING

Germany, USA, 2017. Directed by Eugene Jarecki.107 min. NR Tue 8 Jan 7PM / Sat 12 Jan 9PM / Wed 16 Jan 7PM

Fri 25 Jan 9PM / Sat 26 Jan 9PM / Sun 27 Jan 7 PM / Tue 29 Jan 7PM / Thu 31 Jan 7PM Fri 1 Feb 9PM / Sat 2 Feb 9PM

DESTROYER

USA, 2018. Directed by Karyn Kusama. 120 min. 18A Whilst a young LAPD detective, Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) was sent undercover with her partner Chris (Sebastian Stan) to infiltrate a crime gang headed up by the messianic Silas (Toby Kebbell). Almost twenty years later, the irreparable scars of what took place have left her a barely functioning human, estranged from

her husband (Scoot McNairy), despised by her daughter, and now Erin must confront her fears when the demons of her past begin to crawl out from the LA underbelly. “Kidman has always been a chameleon, but in this case, she doesn’t merely change her color (or don a fake nose, à la The Hours); she disappears into an entirely new skin, rearranging her insides to fit the character’s tough hide.” - Peter Debruge, Variety

Forty years after Elvis’ death, Eugene Jarecki’s new film takes the King’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America. From Memphis to New York, Vegas, and beyond, the journey traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind. A diverse cast of Americans join the journey, including Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather, among many others. Tue 8 Jan is Elvis’ Birthday!

WHERE THE UNIVERSE SINGS: THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF LAWREN HARRIS USA, 2018. Directed by Morgan Neville. 94 min. G Thu 10 Jan 7PM / Fri 11 Jan 6:30 PM / Sat 12 Jan 4PM

An intimate portrait of Canada’s most renowned artist, and the expansive landscapes that inspired him. Co-founder and leader of the legendary Group of Seven, Lawren Harris has become the most valued artist in Canadian history. His canvasses routinely sell at auction for several million dollars. Special event panel discussion with RiverBrink Art Museum at the Thu 10 Jan 7PM screening! “Gorgeous . . . Visually, it is lovely . . . The film has much to offer.” - John Doyle, The Globe and Mail

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THE INVISIBLE HEART

Canada, 2018. Directed by Nadine Pequeneza. 80min. G Sat 19 Jan 4PM

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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.

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DESIGN CANADA

Canada, 2018. Directed by Greg Durrell. 74 min. NR Wed 9 Jan 7PM Through the lens of graphic design, this documentary follows the transformation of a nation from a colonial outpost to a vibrant and multicultural society. The biggest question we ask ourselves as a country is “what makes us Canadian?” What defines a national identity, is it an anthem? A flag? Is it a logo or icon? In the 1960s and 1970s, these questions were answered by an innovative group of Canadian designers, who used design to unify the nation.

Part of the Architecture+Design Series supported by the Niagara Society of Architects

USA, 2018. Directed by Amy Scott. 90 min NR Wed 23 Jan 7PM + Wed 30 Jan 7PM Although Hal Ashby directed a remarkable string of acclaimed, widely admired classics throughout the 1970s—Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, Shampoo, Coming Home, Being There—he is often overlooked amid the crowd of luminaries from his generation. Amy Scott’s exuberant portrait explores that curious oversight, using rare archival materials, interviews, personal letters, and audio recordings to reveal a passionate, obsessive artist. Check out Shampoo playing at The Film House on Sun 20 Jan at 4PM


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UK, France, USA. Directed by Julian Schnabel. 110 min. NR Willem Dafoe illuminates Vincent van Gogh’s brilliance as famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh while he spends his final years in Arles, France, painting masterworks of the natural world that surrounds him.

“Schnabel, paying tribute to the founding visionary of modern art, a painter who inflected 19th-century landscapes and people and objects with 20th-century delirium, is in deep synch with Van Gogh’s spirit.” - Owen Gleiberman, Variety “A strong, valuable, and intelligent performance from Dafoe.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Canada, 2018. Directed by Gwaii Canada, 2018. Directed by Gwaii Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown. 100 min. PG Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown. 100 min. PG On the islands of Haida Gwaii off the On the islands of Haida Gwaii off the coast of British Columbia, in the 1800’s, coast of British Columbia, in the 1800’s, two families re-unite at their summer two families re-unite at their summer fishing camp. Soon conflict between a fishing camp. Soon conflict between a charismatic young nobleman, Adiits’ii, and charismatic young nobleman, Adiits’ii, and

his best friend Kwa, tears their interwoven his best friend Kwa, tears their interwoven families apart. When Adiits’ii’s recklessness families apart. When Adiits’ii’s recklessness causes the death of Kwa’s son, he flees into causes the death of Kwa’s son, he flees into the rainforest. Wracked with grief, Adiits’ii the rainforest. Wracked with grief, Adiits’ii transforms into Gaagiixid, a ravenous transforms into Gaagiixid, a ravenous supernatural being caught between worlds. supernatural being caught between worlds. Now while the community hopes to restore Now while the community hopes to restore Adiits’ii’s humanity, Kwa wrestles with his Adiits’ii’s humanity, Kwa wrestles with his deepest desire – revenge. deepest desire – revenge. Presented in Haida language with English subtitles. Presented in Haida language with English subtitles.

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USA, 2018. Directed by Spike Lee. 135 min. 14A From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 70s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself,

he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective recruits seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. “There are few filmmakers as consistently, burningly passionate as Spike Lee. This is vital and timely work that’s up there with his best, with a gut-wrenching sting in the tail.” - Helen O’Hara, Empire

Italy, USA, 2018. Directed by Luca Guadagnino. 152 min. 14A Guadagnino. 152 min. 14A A darkness swirls at the centre of a A darkness swirls at the centre of a world-renowned dance company, one world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up. nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

“A stunningly-crafted film with remarkable “A stunningly-crafted film with remarkable performances from Swinton, Goth, and Johnson.” performances from Swinton, Goth, and Johnson.” - Britt Hayes, Screen Crush - Britt Hayes, Screen Crush “A bold and beautiful vision of powerful women “A bold and beautiful vision of powerful women unleashing hell” unleashing hell” - Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects - Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects “Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria celebrates dance and “Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria celebrates dance and terror to masterful results” terror to masterful results” - Dan Caffrey, Consequence of Sound - Dan Caffrey, Consequence of Sound


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

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

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