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Sunny Days Ahead w/ Rabbit Hole, Home System, Intro To The Posse
20 August 2021 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$15.00
SUNNY DAYS AHEAD
Canada, 2021. Directed by Josh Loewen, Alex Sykes. 40 min. NR
It’s the end of highschool and best buds Walt and Pete are making a movie all about Walt’s life. It’s our pure joy, and pure fear of what the future could hold, through the eyes of a couple 12th graders with video cameras staring into their post graduation abyss. They explore a variety of genres from stop motion to western to try and figure out their futures. Also there’s a giraffe.
Filmmakers Alex Sykes and Josh Loewen, grew up in Niagara and continue to find inspiration in the forests and waters of the region. Niagara is an essential part of our work, it’s where we have grown as artists and we believe our work currently and in the future will always reflect that.
Sunny Days Ahead is presented in program with:
Canada, 2020. Directed by Derrick Glen. 7 min. NR
Two friends with a working rabbit’s foot witness a mob murder. The film was shot locally in St. Catharines, Stevensville and Welland, with cast and crew from across Niagara.
VIDEO HOME SYSTEM
Canada, 2018. Directed by Sharlene Bamboat. 19min. NR
Video Home System traces the convergence of popular culture and politics in Pakistan during the 1980s and 1990s. This video showcases the connections between pop culture and nationalism, and how bootleg economies kept the cinema industry alive during periods of censorship.
Sharlene Bamboat is an artist and filmmaker. Her works have exhibited internationally, including: the Sharjah Film Platform (U.A.E.), the Berlin Film Festival: Forum Expanded (Germany), Aga Khan Museum (Canada), BFI’s London Film Festival (UK), Malmo Queer Film Festival (Sweden) and Vasakh Film Festival (Pakistan). Sharlene is a graduate of Brock University’s Film Studies program and now resides in Tio’tia:ke/Montréal.
SUNSHINE EXPRESS PRESENTS: INTRO TO THE POSSE
Canada, 2021. Directed by Matt Jaekel. 10 min. PG
Sunshine Express, a local vaporwave and rock n roll band, have to sell a lot of tickets for their upcoming show at the big time Rock Show Club. No problem, right? Well, yes. Yes problem: the band has no fans, no money, and no clout–not even a single view on YouTube! Will the power of Posse be enough to pull the boys through? (Chapter 1 of a feature-length anthology series)
Matt Jaekel is a St. Catharines based musician, filmmaker, and multimedia artist. He recently founded the local record label Routine Exploits. Sunshine Express is a St. Catharines based vaporwave rock band.
Silver Spire United Church- outdoor courtyard
366 St Paul St. St. Catharines, ON
Fri 20 August 2021
Doors open at 8PM
Screening starts at sunset (approx 9:15PM)
Note: this venue is fully accessible at street level. Caution with potentially uneven lawn surface.