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The Nomadic Cinema has taken to the road, rolling down Highway 55, for a seven screening stint in the idyllic setting of Stratus Vineyards. The Niagara Artists Centre has cultivated a finely-ripened crop of new and classic titles to be presented in this extraordinary outdoor and safely-distanced venue. Both Thursday night screenings are special Feast on Film events — bringing film and Niagara’s renowned culinary and wine-making arts together to please multiple senses. One of Niagara’s newest restaurants, Ruffino’s Pasta Bar & Grill of Naples-on-the-Lake, will match their farm-to-table fare and pair wonderful Stratus Wines with the screenings on Thursday 3 September and Thursday 10 September. The first, is a freshly-released documentary about famed Italian-born fashion designer and tastemaker Pierre Cardin, The House of Cardin. On the second Thursday, Big Night, a mid-90s comedy about the risks of being a restaurateur and a Louis Prima fanatic, hits the screen. Four other hand-picked titles will light up the outdoors at Stratus on every evening the next two weekends including two screenings of the legendary concert film, Jazz on a Summer’s Day.

3-6 Sept + 10-12 Sept 2020
Doors: 7PM  Screening: Twilight

Rain: In the event of rain, the screening will be canceled and tickets will be refunded

Lawn seats: $10
Patio seats: $15 includes table service
Feast on Film: $30 includes culinary and vineyard stylings by Ruffino’s Pasta Bar + Grill and Stratus Wines

Maximum of 5 people per group.

If you are planning to sit with other ticket holders, please let us know in the notes section when you purchase your tickets. This will help us layout seating in a Covid-responsible way. Thank you!

Stratus Vineyards – Film Schedule

Belly (1998)

Niagara Artists Centre 354 St. Paul St., St. Catharines

"Sanctimonious, silly, occasionally brilliant and exquisitely vivid, Hype Williams’s Belly crowned the decade in which hip-hop swallowed popular culture, and we never looked back." - Patrick Dahl, Screen Slate

Alice Sweet Alice

Niagara Artists Centre 354 St. Paul St., St. Catharines

" constantly keeps the audience on its toes with a wealth of incidental detail, excellent set pieces and technical versatility." - Time Out

Persian Cinema Night 1 – Taxi (2015)

Niagara Artists Centre 354 St. Paul St., St. Catharines

Banned from making movies by the Iranian government, Jafar Panahi poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.


Niagara Artists Centre 354 St. Paul St., St. Catharines

Albert Pyun is the Werner Herzog of the b-movie. Not in content, but in the overwhelming desire to make a movie work...even if that means constructing an entire cyber-dystopia out of nothing but abandoned buildings and 100 pairs of cool sunglasses. - Letterboxd

Persian Cinema Night 2 – Taste of Cherry

Niagara Artists Centre 354 St. Paul St., St. Catharines

When people call movies "poems" they're embarrassing themselves except if they said that about the kiarostami film Taste of Cherry. - Dylan Gulela, Letterboxd

Persian Cinema Night 3 – Certified Copy

Niagara Artists Centre 354 St. Paul St., St. Catharines

“What it comes down to is: we assume there’s more going on here than meets the eye, but maybe what meets the eye is all that’s going on, and there is no complete, objective reality. I can explain Blow-Up and L’Avventura to my own satisfaction. This is the best I can do with Certified Copy. Perhaps it was wrong of me to even try” -Roger Ebert

Anime Double Feature: Akira (1988) + Perfect Blue (1997)

"Akira's strangeness is very startling and sometimes bewildering. But there is a thanatonic rapture to its vision of a whole world ending and being reborn as something else." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian; "Perfect Blue's success lies in the twisted, self-referential storyline that intercuts reality with fantasy so fluidly that viewers inevitably take on Mima's shattered point of view, unable to distinguish the truth until the stunning conclusion." - Tasha Robinson, Sci-Fi Weekly

The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 (2011)

A brave, unofficial and impressionistic history of the Black Power movement that America at one point tried to suppress–an informal history that could only be told by outsiders. The Black Power Mixtape was shortlisted for the prestigious Grierson Award for Best Documentary at the London Film Festival and won the World Cinema Documentary Editing Award at the Sundance Festival. - Movie Metropolis

Mikey and Nicky

Niagara Artists Centre 354 St. Paul St., St. Catharines

"The movie grinds along its dark, mordant, and fascinating path until it culminates in one of the most emotionally harrowing scenes ever filmed." - Austin Chronicle


March Break Art Camp at NAC

Niagara Artists Centre 354 St. Paul St., St. Catharines

A week of photography, sculpture, painting, mixed media, and more for kids ages 5-10!