Sept 11-17: Not everyone loves Marineland: award-winning exposé opens with filmmaker Q&A; Juliette Binoche shines in the new French hit comedy, How to Be A Good Wife

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Not everyone loves Marineland. Winner of the Rogers Audience Award at Hot Docs, The Walrus and the Whistleblower opens this Friday! Opening night is going to be a special treat... we have the film's subject, Phil Demers (you should check out his appearances on Joe Rogan's podcast) and director, Nathalie Bibeau, in attendance for a Q&A! "A personal tale that plays out against the paradigm shift in our relationship with animals, and challenges us to be compassionate, toward humans and animals alike." - Get tickets! 

The desire for live music is REAL right now, so we're helping you out with two amazing concert / music docs this weekend. The Talking Heads' 1984 live concert film directed by Jonathan Demme, Stop Making Sense, is one of the best concert films ever. The energy of it just builds and builds...see it on the big screen to fully immerse yourself in the excitement. Rush fans also are in for a great night on Saturday with a screening of Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage in honour of drummer Neil Peart's birthday. The screening will begin with a listening tribute to their late, great drummer.

Juliette Binoche shows off her comedic talents in How to be a Good Wife (La Bonne Épouse), the 2020 hit comedy from France.  The film takes us back to the 1960s to show how far we've come with equality, while shedding light on how much more we need to do. Plus, it's a lot of fun. Starts Saturday and plays for 6 shows. Don't miss it! 

Digging into cult and classic screenings this week; Hitchcock returns to the Playhouse with Dial M for Murder. Grace Kelly on the big screen in this classic thriller? Yes. Please. On Sunday & Tuesday, we have Kevin Smith's 90s iconic debut, which inspired a generation of do-it-yourself filmmakers: Clerks. Later in the week, Tony Scott joins forces with Quentin Tarantino in a one-night-only screening of True Romance. Could be a great date night? Get tickets now!

See you at the movies this week! 

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Not everyone loves Marineland. Winner of the Rogers Audience Award at Hot Docs Festival

Phil Demers lives in a bungalow across the creek from MarineLand, the iconic amusement park in Niagara Falls, where he had his dream job as an animal trainer for over a decade. He swam with killer whales and ran the show, until he quit and blew the whistle, making claims of animal abuse and calling for an end to the near 60-year-old practice of keeping marine mammals in pools.

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This ain't no party! This ain't no disco! This ain't no foolin' around!

“‘We didn't want the clichés. We didn't want close-ups of people's fingers while they're doing a guitar solo. We wanted the camera to linger, so you could get to know the musicians a little bit,” former Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz says about Stop Making Sense, the band's influential 1984 concert film.

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A woman starts to question the suppressed status of females while running a housekeeping school for teenage girls in 1968 France.

Paulette Van Der Beck (Juliette Binoche) and her husband have been running the housekeeping school of Bitche in Alsace for many years. Their mission is to train teenage girls to become the perfect housewives at a time when women were expected to be subservient to their husband.

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A Hitchcock Classic... Returns to the Big Screen!

Based on the popular mystery play by Frederick Knott, Dial M For Murder is more talky and stagebound than most Hitchcock films, but no less enjoyable. British tennis pro Ray Milland suspects that his wealthy wife Grace Kelly is fooling around with handsome American Robert Cummings.

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We will have a single RUSH song played before the movie starts as a 'listening' tribute to Neil Peart on what would have been The Professor's 68th birthday.

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Just because they serve you doesn't mean they like you

"Kevin Smith's acerbic, authentic and peculiarly romantic debut is one of the funniest American movies of the 90s. Shot at night in the convenience store where Smith was working at the time - on a budget of $27,000 - Clerks is an era-defining portrayal of Generation X.

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“It’s Tarantino’s gutter poetry that detonates True Romance. This movie is dynamite.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

A rock ‘n roll adventure following two unlikely lovers who accidentally double cross the mob and hit the road towards Los Angeles. Featuring an all-star cast, slick direction from Tony Scott and an endlessly-quotable script by Quentin Tarantino, True Romance will have you saying “you’re so cool” all month long.

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"If you've read the novel, it's a glorious adaptation. If you haven't, it's still the first perfect comedy of 2020." - The Herald

"You don’t need to have read Charles Dickens' eighth novel to enjoy this fresh, contemporary, provocative and brilliantly comic adaptation, which is a marvellously nimble and accessible take on his weighty and most autobiographical book.

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Director Charles Wilkinson's evocative documentary beautifully explores how the artist Robert Davidson brought Haida culture back to its people.

In the 50 years since he carved his first totem pole and saw it raised on Haida Gwaii, Robert Davidson has come to be regarded as one of the world’s foremost modern artists. And yet, in the insightful interviews captured here, he retains a remarkably soft-spoken manner and a charming humility that belies what an influential figure he’s become in both the realms of art and activism.

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The Animation Show of Shows is the finest selection of award-winning animated shorts from the last 16 years

The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, a curated selection of the “best of the best” animated short films created by students and professionals around the world, returns to Ontario premiering for the first time in Hamilton at the Playhouse Cinema. Theatre staff, management and guests will adhere strictly to prescribed health and safety protocols.

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"Rosamund Pike's refreshingly untamed performance as two-time Nobel-winning scientist Marie Curie does full justice to a defiantly unconventional life." - Rolling Stone

Pioneer. Genius. Rebel.

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"An elegant, eerie drama of marital distress." - Hollywood Reporter

Life for an entrepreneur and his American family begin to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor.

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"It is a romance about those moments we all sometimes have when we think we see ourselves at a distance." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

With introduction by Hamilton filmmaker, Terrance Odette

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