Aug 23-29: The Dog Days of Summer are here and so is The Farewell, VIMFF, Gimme Shelter & more!

 

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The dog days of Summer are upon us and we're spending it with our Family! Hope you are, too! Catch movies with your family about family, mountain sports, the Rolling Stones and more! 

Opening Friday is the new hit indie film, The Farewell from Director Lulu Wang, starring Awkwafina! "The Farewell is an important exploration of the cultural limbo many Chinese-born Americans find themselves in, but its humor and heart will reach all." - CNET

Art lovers, unite! Our Exhibition on Screen series continues with a look into the life of YOUNG PICASSO! And if you love art and DOGS, you can't miss our New York Dog Film Festival screenings, supporting the Hamilton Burlingon SPCA. 

The Films of 1969 series trucks on with a rocking screening of the Rolling Stones live-concert film, Gimme Shelter on the 26th, won't that give you some satisfaction? Be on the look out for VIMFF as well, coming to the Playhouse for the very first time (Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival) on the 29th. 

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"Extraordinary on every level, Lulu Wang's The Farewell starring an award-caliber Awkwafina builds a funny, touching and vital film about what makes a family in any culture, leaving you with cathartic tears." - Rolling Stone

“‘Based on an actual lie’ is writer-director Lulu Wang’s way of introducing her (actually true) story; a sly title card to qualify the bittersweet dramedy of deception that follows.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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Bernadette Fox seems to have it all -- a beautiful home, a loving husband and a brilliant teenage daughter. When Bernadette suddenly disappears, her concerned family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone. Based on the best-selling novel.

“Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette stars Cate Blanchett  in the title role along with Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoë Chao and Laurence Fishburne.

No screenings currently scheduled.

STC

"Nothing can accurately describe basking in the unholy glow that is ‘Best F(r)iends’ — a dark, strange journey about loyalty and friendship that reminds you why we all fell in love with this amazing duo in the first place.” - Matt Shakman (Game of Thrones)

Double-bill with Best F(r)iends Vol 2, with special video introduction by Greg Sestero. “Lest you dismiss Tommy Wiseau as a one-trick pony, know that the writer, director, producer, and star of The Room is back with a new project.

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STC

Midnight madness

“More than 15 years since the cult phenomenon, The Room, premiered Tommy Wiseau is back with Greg Sestero in Best F(r)iends Volume One and Two. Technically this is just the one story split into two movies, but the return of the duo on-screen has been hotly anticipated by The Room fans for years.

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STC

“The Exhibition on Screen strand makes one of its occasional forays into the 20th century with this account of the early years of one of modernism’s founding fathers.

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STC

The NY Dog Film Festival is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people,  through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain, benefiting local animal welfare groups that bring people and pets together. Tracie Hotchner, a Vermont author and radio host, started the festival in 2015.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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"Taron Egerton embodies Elton with his pitch-perfect singing and captivating natural presence. With this performance and the overall film, it's hard to imagine a better tribute to such a singular icon." - Paste Magazine

"This fantastical take on musician Elton John is closer to the unconventional Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There than a straightforward chronicle, which is undoubtedly how the unconventional artist at its center wanted it to be. The story reshuffles reality, especially time and facts, and the film is more enjoyable for it.

No screenings currently scheduled.

STC

“It’s not an exaggeration to say Albert and David Maysles‘ famous documentary Gimme Shelter about the Rolling Stone‘s ill-fated free concert at the Altamont Speedway, is the best rock film ever made. It is.

No screenings currently scheduled.

Aug 29, 7pm. The VIMFF Best of Fest Tour brings the best films from the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival to Hamilton for one night only. A celebration of mountain sports and culture!

Each year, VIMFF takes award-winning and other selected films on tour around Canada and to various locations throughout the USA and around the world. Be part of the excitement!

Advance tickets $16.  At the door $20

Tickets on sale now!

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"If you want to feel joy, head straight to Yesterday. It’s a heartfelt and humorous tale from Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) and screenwriter Richard Curtis (Love, Actually) about a struggling musician (Himesh Patel) who wakes up in an alternate reality where he’s the only person aware the Beatles ever existed.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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"Remember his name? The dude is unforgettable, now more than ever thanks to this film's excellent, incandescent illumination." - Globe & Mail

“In David Crosby: Remember My Name, A.J. Eaton’s moving and elegiac rock-nostalgia documentary, David Crosby appears before us as an older and wiser hippie troubadour, his signature long locks and frontier mustache now white, his spirit chastened but still keyed to the muse of his holy boomer-rock self.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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